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Take the train from Marseille to Arles in 43 minutes

If you want to travel from Marseille to Arles by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Marseille to Arles by train to take around 1 hour 24 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 43 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 27 trains per day running on this route, which spans 74 km. There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Arles. SNCF is the main train company operating on this route, as they are the national rail operator in France. You're likely to be hopping onto either a regional TER or Intercités service, both of which have plenty of space for luggage and modern comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Marseille to Arles start from $10.97 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Marseille to Arles by train

It takes an average of 1h 24m to travel from Marseille to Arles by train, over a distance of around 46 miles (74 km). There are normally 27 trains per day traveling from Marseille to Arles and tickets for this journey start from $10.97 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 43m
PriceFrom $10.97
Distance46 miles (74 km)
Frequency27 trains per day
First train05:20
Last train21:41
Departure stationMarseille
Arrival stationArles
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF

Marseille to Arles train times

Check out the next trains departing from Marseille to Arles for Tuesday Dec 13th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
08:35 10:07 1h 32m, 2 changes
09:41 10:45 1h 4m, direct
10:24 11:07 43m, direct
10:41 11:47 1h 6m, direct
10:54 12:09 1h 15m, 2 changes
11:22 12:14 52m, direct
11:55 12:50 55m, direct
12:41 13:48 1h 7m, direct
13:41 14:48 1h 7m, direct
14:41 15:48 1h 7m, direct

Intercités, TER and SNCF trains from Marseille to Arles

You can travel from Marseille to Arles on Intercités, TER and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoThierry80, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

Intercités is the classic service of SNCF. The Intercités lines are an important part of the French rail network. Trains make more stops and are cheaper than TGVs, and run at speeds of up to 100 mph (160 km/h). Two comfort classes are offered aboard Intercités – First Class and Second Class. Intercités by night allows you to travel at night on certain routes, in sleeper cars.

PhotoSmiley.toerist, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Marseille to Arles

The price of train tickets from Marseille to Arles starts at $10.97 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Marseille to Arles by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Marseille to Arles

Want to know more about your journey from Marseille to Arles? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Marseille to Arles take?

The average journey time by train between Marseille and Arles is 1 hour and 24 minutes, with around 27 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Marseille and Arles by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Marseille to Arles is 43 minutes.

How much does the train from Marseille to Arles cost?

Train tickets from Marseille to Arles can start from as little as $10.97 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Marseille to Arles?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Marseille to Arles without having to change trains. There are 21 direct trains from Marseille to Arles each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Marseille to Arles leave?

The first train from Marseille to Arles leaves at 05:20. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Marseille to Arles leave?

The last train from Marseille to Arles leaves at 21:41. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Marseille and Arles by train?

Trains travelling from Marseille to Arles cover a distance of around 46 miles (74 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Arles to Marseille.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Marseille to Arles for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/13/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/25/2023 for travel on 01/25/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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