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The Tarascon railway station (Gare SNCF) is located at the south end of Place du Colonel Bérrurier, which is at the southeast end of the long Cours Aristide Briand. The tracks are elevated here, relative to the town. The ticket office and platforms are up 2-3 flights of steps from the street, and there's no elevator, so not convient for people with limited mobility. There is a street (Ave de Marly) at the upper level on the south side, but we didn't see any signs or notices about it anywhere.

Main Line (Grande Ligne)

The Marseilles-Paris rail line includes: Marseilles, Miramas, Arles, Tarascon-sur-Rhône, Nimes, Clermont-Ferrand, Vichy, Nevers, Paris.

regional train service (TER) running between Miramas and Marseilles-St-Charles, includes stops at:

St-Chamas, Berre, Rognac, Vitrolles, Pas-des-Lanciers, Istres, Rassuen, Fos-sur-Mer, Port-de-Bouc, Crois-Sainte Martigues, Ponteau-st-Pierre, La Couronne, Sausset-le-Pins, Carry-le-Rouet, La Redonne-Ensuès, Niolon, L'Estaque, Séon-St-Henry, St-Louis-les-Aygalades, Le Canet, St-Barthélemy.

From Miramas on the Marseilles-Paris rail line you can connect to:

Marseilles, Arles, Tarascon-sur-Rhône, Nimes, Clermont-Ferrand, Paris.

Boat Tours

Various Rhone-rive boat tours are available, stopping at Arles, Tarascon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape and the Camargue.

Arles, Tarascon, Avignon Bus

  • There are about 8 buses a day between Arles (gare SNCF), Tarascon (gare SNCF), Avignon (TGV station) and Avignon town (bus station - gare routière). The trip is 1 hour from Arles to Avignon.

Bus E51: Nîmes, Beaucaire, Avignon

  • Gard department bus line E51 connects Nîmes and Avignon.
    The complete route is: Nîmes, Rodilhan, Manduel, Redessan, Jonquières-St-Vincent, Tarascon, Beaucaire, Vallabregues, Aramon, Theziers, St Pierre-de-Mezoargue, Boulbon, Vallabregues, Barbentane, Rognonas, Avignon.
    Approximate trip time is: Nîmes - Avignon 1h30.
    Bus route map, Nîmes area-3 (Beaucaire, Tarascon, Avignon) is available on (flash)
    Bus schedules are on E51, Nîmes, Avignon