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Train transfer in Arles

We are a party of 6 traveling from Bordeaux to Avignon. We will be traveling in March and the schedule shows a 6 minute transfer time between our train from Bordeaux and the one leaving for Avignon. Is this doable with luggage?

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Arles is a small station but that transfer requires your group to be organized and hop off immediately with luggage in hand. The regional train may or may not wait if your long-distance train arrives late. The next departures from Arles to Avignon after 16:01 are usually a bus/train combo, then a bus, then a reserved TGV, then at 18:01 another regional train of the same type as you're planning to take. Your regional train ticket would not be valid on the more expensive TGV.

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As I remember it is a very small station. The train arrived, we got off, and someone was waving us over to another track with a waiting train. We got on and we off. My guess is that the regional will wait a few minutes. If an half hour or more later then probably not. A lot of people made that transfer that day.