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Getting there You can get to Avignon from Bruxelles, Aeroport c de gaulle and Geneve. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 02:36 $43
From Nice 02:54 $34
From Frankfurt 07:07 $84
From Bruxelles 04:34 $153
From Aeroport C De Gaulle 03:09 $69
From Geneve 03:03 $100
From Lyon 01:00 $26
From Marseille 00:27 $25
From Toulouse 04:00 $81
From Montpellier 01:07 $30
From Dijon 02:46 $48
From Lille 04:04 $101
From Rennes 05:37 $64
From Aix En Provence Tgv 00:19 $25
From Strasbourg 04:53 $34
From Rouen 04:53 $157
From Mannheim 06:28 $84
From Mulhouse 04:02 $60
From Colmar 04:44 $34
From Metz 06:02 $120
From Massy 03:12 $124
From Besancon 03:17 $96
From Carcassonne 02:58 $63
From Marne La Vallee Ches 02:56 $52
From Selestat 08:45 $91
From Nancy Ville 05:21 $76
From Toul 04:59 $122
From Castelnaudary 03:21 $70
From Collioure 03:24 $71
From Arras 04:09 $170
From St Pierre Des Corps 04:14 $71
From Nantes 05:40 $141
From Le Mans 04:06 $136
From Baden Baden 05:33 $101
From Haute Picardie Tgv 03:44 $229
From Le Havre 05:48 $217
From Angers 05:02 $79
From Antibes 02:34 $34
From Perpignan 02:28 $26
From Rognac 00:54 $28
From Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 00:54 $30
From Lunel 00:49 $24
From Livron 01:02 $32
From Toulon 01:07 $26
From Sete 01:30 $37
From Tain Lhermitage 01:25 $40
From Salon 00:48 $18
From Montelimar 00:36 $18
From Cavaillon 00:31 $15
From Bollene La Croisiere 00:26 $16
From Nimes 00:31 $17
From Valence 00:31 $26
From Miramas 00:35 $19
From Pierrelatte 00:34 $19
From Bellegarde 02:31 $65
From Beziers 01:38 $37
From Chalon Sur Saone 02:10 $57
From Bourg En Bresse 02:08 $72
From Narbonne 02:11 $53
From Cannes 02:22 $26
From Tarascon Sur Rhon 00:12 $15
From Port La Nouvelle 02:26 $57
From Vienne 02:01 $52
From Hyeres 02:01 $49
From Agde 01:44 $41
From Les Arcs Draguignan 01:41 $34
From Macon 01:46 $26
From Orange 00:13 $15
From St Raphael 01:57 $26
From Niolon 01:56 $35
From Arles 00:16 $15
From Aeroport Lyon-saint Exupery 01:31 $26
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 03:39 $76

Getting around From Avignon, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Hyeres 01:35 $44
To Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 01:40 $30
To Niolon 02:05 $35
To Valence 02:05 $26
To Beaucaire 02:13 $15
To Aix En Provence Tgv 02:20 $25
To Marseille 02:30 $25
To Orange 02:56 $15
To Cavaillon 03:06 $15
To Bollene La Croisiere 03:07 $16
To Pierrelatte 03:15 $19
To Beziers 03:23 $36
To Salon 03:28 $18
To Montelimar 03:31 $18
To Miramas 03:32 $19
To Tarascon Sur Rhon 03:33 $15
To Les Arcs Draguignan 03:43 $34
To Arles 03:44 $15
To Toulon 03:46 $26
To Nimes 03:48 $15
To Livron 03:48 $32
To Lunel 03:53 $24
To Aeroport Lyon-saint Exupery 04:09 $46
To Montpellier 04:10 $23
To Perpignan 04:13 $26
To Tain Lhermitage 04:21 $36
To St Raphael 04:25 $34
To Macon 04:32 $34
To Sete 04:33 $29
To Antibes 04:33 $34
To Le Creusot Mo Tgv 04:34 $73
To Castelnaudary 04:44 $72
To Lyon 04:44 $26
To Agde 04:47 $34
To Carcassonne 04:48 $49
To Port La Nouvelle 04:55 $57
To Vienne 05:00 $43
To Cannes 05:03 $26
To Chalon Sur Saone 05:05 $57
To Narbonne 05:16 $40
To Besancon 05:23 $64
To Nice 05:28 $34
To Marne La Vallee Ches 05:32 $64
To Massy 05:34 $103
To Baden Baden 05:43 $130
To Aeroport C De Gaulle 05:43 $52
To Collioure 05:49 $41
To Menton (localite) 05:53 $52
To Bourg En Bresse 05:58 $47
To Toulouse 06:00 $52
To Monaco 06:07 $48
To Cerbere 06:10 $65
To Haute Picardie Tgv 06:14 $134
To Paris 06:17 $43
To Dijon 06:20 $48
To Le Mans 06:27 $71
To Bellegarde 06:31 $55
To Arras 06:41 $98
To Geneve 07:06 $71
To Mannheim 07:20 $67
To Bruxelles 07:25 $93
To Lille 07:29 $69
To Laroche 07:31 $93
To Bordeaux 07:34 $83
To Karlsruhe 07:48 $84
To Rennes 07:52 $60
To Ashford 08:13 $317
To Toul 08:32 $93
To Belfort 08:33 $78
To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 08:33 $78
To Frankfurt 08:44 $67
To London 08:51 $317
To Amsterdam 08:57 $225
To Rouen 09:02 $109
To Mulhouse 09:18 $43
To Nancy Ville 09:26 $69
To St Pierre Des Corps 09:37 $60
To Le Havre 09:56 $136
To Colmar 09:56 $43
To Angers 10:19 $135
To Metz 10:21 $86
To Selestat 10:25 $86
To Strasbourg 10:46 $53
To Nantes 11:02 $145

While you're there

Avignon, the city of Popes

Avignon is located in the Provence region, on the left flank of the Rhône River and is home to more than 500,000 people. Avignon can be reached from main cities like Paris (2h40 trip), Lyon (1h trip) or Marseille (30 minutes trip).

Avignon invites you to share its lifestyle and superb heritage. With its bridge, the Palace of the Popes, testimony to its prestigious past as Capital of Christianity in the Middle Ages, Avignon offers grandiose architecture, with several monuments ranked among UNESCO’s World Heritage. Avignon offers numerous possibilities for sightseeing, activities and events. Tourists can also discover plenty of attractive shops, Provençal cooking, local specialities and the Côtes du Rhône wines… The Mont Ventoux, the lavender fields and all the beauty of Provence is on the doorstep of Avignon.

The unavoidable landmark in Avignon would be the Palais des Papes which was the Popes’ residence in the 14th Century. It is the most important gothic palace in Europe and is ranked by UNESCO as a World heritage site. Visitors can discover 25 different rooms: reception halls, cloister, chapels and the Pope’s private apartment with invaluable frescoes. The Palais des Papes is located in the old quarter, in the heart of Avignon. Next to it, you will discover the Musée du Petit Palais, a unique museum in Europe with over 300 Italian paintings from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. While you are there, do not miss the visit of the Rocher des Doms garden, which overlooks the Rhône River and offers a scenic view. Behind the Musée du Petit Palais, you will find the Pont Saint Bénézet, a bridge of legend, built in the 12th century before the common era and also classified as a UNESCO World heritage site.

The originality and the diversity of events characterize the Avignon way of life. When you arrive, ask for Rendez-Vous, the monthly events calendar of Avignon published by the Avignon tourist office. You will find in it all the current events: exhibitions, concerts, festivals, lectures, walks and of course theatres. Avignon has an opera and many permanent theatres which offer quality shows all year round.

In the summer, Avignon has been the international meeting point for contemporary creation for over 60 years. The Festival d’Avignon is one of the oldest and most famous theatre festivals in the world.

Avignon possesses treasures of craftsmanship and small shops that offer a wide selection of olive oils, honey from Provence, nougat, chocolates and Côte du Rhône wines. Don’t forget to taste the speciality of the city - the Papalines, a delicacy composed of chocolate and oregano liqueur.

You are in Provence! Markets are part of the lifestyle. Open in the morning, Tuesday to Sunday, the covered market, les Halles, is a place where you will find local products: fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, olive oil and other cookery specialities of Provence. You can also walk round a refreshing and charming flower market or an antique market on one of the squares.

Avignon tourist office
41, cours Jean Jaurès BP8
84004 Avignon cedex 1
Tel: + 33 (0)4 32 74 32 74

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train Station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Avignon can be found.

Avignon railway station(s)

Avignon Centre Train Station

Avignon Centre Train Station

Address: Boulevard St Roch BP 175 84008 Avignon cedex

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 11:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 5am to 11:30pm
Public holidays: 5am to 11:30pm

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV) , Regional trains (TER)
SNCF rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Customer reviews

  • "Diana and David trip"    
    We enjoyed our train journey and found the whole experience a fantastic package...a bit confusing however for overseas tourists like us who weren't aware that Avignon has TWO train staions. We nearly went to the wrong one i.e. TGV Station.  
  • "A pleasant trip"    
    Counter staff friendly and helpful especially that they can spek English.  
  • "Luggage bin too small"    
    It was fast but there were just too many stops on the way to Marseille. The luggage storage was too small for the number of passengers in the coach, especially with some travellers who have big suitcases.  
  • "TGV Avignon to Paris"    
    Family of three, mother and two adult daughters enjoyed the efficiency of the TGV from Avignon Centre to Paris. The train was on time, it was comfortable, and fast.  
  • "Excellent"    
    We thought the train service was excellent and the train was very comfortable. One suggestion is that you have a help line which is well publicised. We had a query and struggled to get assistance in English.  
  • "Excellent service"    
    Perfect to suit my schedule and budget  
  • "euro trip by train"    
    excellent in all aspects. full 5 *s  
  • "Flawless"    
    Beautiful train station in Paris. Easy to figure out which train to board. On time and comfortable. Great experience. Best of all was able to book it all online.  
  • "Good"    
    Comfortable trip. The toilets could be cleaner  
  • "Good punctual service"    
    I travelled second class on TER from La Brillanne Oraison to Briancon. It was a punctual, efficient service. The second class carriage was sufficient but not luxurious.  
  • "Easy trip in France."    
    Its easy to order the tickets online. And no problem to get on the train at all. 簡單,方便,快捷 Traveller from HKG.  
  • "Very Efficient"    
    The train was a good value and was on time, comfortable and easy for a non-French speaking customer.  
  • "Value for money"    
    The price of the tickets we got were very good deals. The train was comfort and convenience.  
  • "Great way to Travel "    
    Everything was great except for no wi-fi on train  
  • "Helped by Good Staff"    
    A big thank you to TGV staff as I had made a mistake with our booking and instead of departing from Avignon Central, we had departed from Gare TGV in Avignon. I did not know there were 2 stations. Staff managed to get us on the next TGV from Gare TGV and all went very well. The trip was fast and good. It is a highly recommendable mode of transport!  
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