Arles, a city known for inspiring some of Vincent Van Gogh's most famous paintings, is a little over 40 miles (65 km) from Aix-en-Provence. If you're looking for family fun, this 12-day itinerary specially designed for families takes you through the Rhône Valley, traveling through Lyon, Avignon, and Arles down to Aix-en-Provence and finally Marseille. If you prefer a self-driving tour, check out this 11-day road trip through the region. 

By Private Transfer

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Several companies offer door-to-door private transfers from Aix-en-Provence to Arles. This is the most expensive but also the most convenient option. 

By Rental Car

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

If you opted to do a self-guided tour of Provence, driving from Aix to Arles on the A8 highway, which connects to the A54, is fast and easy. There aren't any must-see stops along this route, so you can travel straight to Arles and explore further from there. 

By Train

Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours, depending on layovers

There are no direct trains from Aix-en-Provence to Arles; most routes require changing trains at least once, in Marseille, and some twice. But the train is still pretty fast and affordable, especially if you don't plan on renting a car and don't want to book a private transfer.

Aix's TGV train station is a bit outside the city, but a 40 shuttle bus departs from the central bus terminal to the TGV train station every 20 minutes. The Arles train station is centrally located, and you can take a taxi or private transfer from there to your destination. 



Map of How to Get from Aix en Provence to Arles
Map of How to Get from Aix en Provence to Arles