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Getting there You can get to Avignon from Brussels, Paris CDG Airport and Geneva. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 02:36 AU$40
From Nice 02:54 AU$32
From Frankfurt 07:07 AU$78
From Brussels 04:34 AU$142
From Paris Cdg Airport 03:09 AU$64
From Geneva 03:03 AU$93
From Lyon 01:00 AU$24
From Marseille 00:27 AU$24
From Toulouse 04:00 AU$75
From Montpellier 01:07 AU$28
From Dijon 02:46 AU$45
From Lille 04:04 AU$94
From Rennes 05:37 AU$59
From Aix En Provence Tgv 00:19 AU$24
From Strasbourg 04:53 AU$32
From Rouen 04:53 AU$146
From Mannheim 06:28 AU$78
From Mulhouse 04:02 AU$56
From Colmar 04:44 AU$32
From Metz 06:02 AU$112
From Massy 03:12 AU$115
From Besançon 03:17 AU$90
From Carcassonne 02:58 AU$59
From Marne La Vallee 02:56 AU$48
From Selestat 08:45 AU$85
From Nancy 05:21 AU$70
From Toul 04:59 AU$114
From Castelnaudary 03:21 AU$65
From Collioure 03:24 AU$66
From Arras 04:09 AU$158
From St Pierre Des Corps 04:14 AU$66
From Nantes 05:40 AU$131
From Le Mans 04:06 AU$126
From Baden Baden 05:33 AU$94
From Tgv Haute Picardie 03:44 AU$213
From Le Havre 05:48 AU$202
From Angers 05:02 AU$74
From Antibes 02:34 AU$32
From Perpignan 02:28 AU$24
From Rognac 00:54 AU$26
From Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 00:54 AU$28
From Lunel 00:49 AU$22
From Livron 01:02 AU$29
From Toulon 01:07 AU$24
From Sete 01:30 AU$34
From Tain Lhermitage 01:25 AU$37
From Salon 00:48 AU$17
From Montelimar 00:36 AU$17
From Cavaillon 00:31 AU$14
From Bollene La Croisiere 00:26 AU$15
From Nimes 00:31 AU$16
From Valence 00:31 AU$24
From Miramas 00:35 AU$18
From Pierrelatte 00:34 AU$18
From Bellegarde 02:31 AU$61
From Beziers 01:38 AU$34
From Chalon Sur Saone 02:10 AU$53
From Bourg En Bresse 02:08 AU$67
From Narbonne 02:11 AU$49
From Cannes 02:22 AU$24
From Tarascon Sur Rhon 00:12 AU$14
From Port La Nouvelle 02:26 AU$53
From Vienne 02:01 AU$48
From Hyeres 02:01 AU$46
From Agde 01:44 AU$38
From Les Arcs 01:41 AU$32
From Macon 01:46 AU$24
From Orange 00:13 AU$14
From St Raphael 01:57 AU$24
From Niolon 01:56 AU$32
From Arles 00:16 AU$14
From Lyon St Exupery Airport 01:31 AU$24
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 03:39 AU$70

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

To Hyeres 01:35 AU$41
To Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 01:40 AU$28
To Niolon 02:05 AU$32
To Valence 02:05 AU$24
To Beaucaire 02:13 AU$14
To Aix En Provence Tgv 02:20 AU$24
To Marseille 02:30 AU$24
To Orange 02:56 AU$14
To Cavaillon 03:06 AU$14
To Bollene La Croisiere 03:07 AU$15
To Pierrelatte 03:15 AU$17
To Beziers 03:23 AU$34
To Salon 03:28 AU$16
To Montelimar 03:31 AU$16
To Miramas 03:32 AU$18
To Tarascon Sur Rhon 03:33 AU$14
To Les Arcs 03:43 AU$32
To Arles 03:44 AU$14
To Toulon 03:46 AU$24
To Nimes 03:48 AU$14
To Livron 03:48 AU$29
To Lunel 03:53 AU$22
To Lyon St Exupery Airport 04:09 AU$43
To Montpellier 04:10 AU$21
To Perpignan 04:13 AU$24
To Tain Lhermitage 04:21 AU$33
To St Raphael 04:25 AU$32
To Macon 04:32 AU$32
To Sete 04:33 AU$27
To Antibes 04:33 AU$32
To Le Creusot Mo Tgv 04:34 AU$68
To Castelnaudary 04:44 AU$67
To Lyon 04:44 AU$24
To Agde 04:47 AU$32
To Carcassonne 04:48 AU$46
To Port La Nouvelle 04:55 AU$53
To Vienne 05:00 AU$40
To Cannes 05:03 AU$24
To Chalon Sur Saone 05:05 AU$53
To Narbonne 05:16 AU$37
To Besançon 05:23 AU$59
To Nice 05:28 AU$32
To Marne La Vallee 05:32 AU$59
To Massy 05:34 AU$96
To Baden Baden 05:43 AU$120
To Paris Cdg Airport 05:43 AU$48
To Collioure 05:49 AU$38
To Menton (localite) 05:53 AU$48
To Bourg En Bresse 05:58 AU$44
To Toulouse 06:00 AU$49
To Monaco 06:07 AU$45
To Cerbere 06:10 AU$60
To Tgv Haute Picardie 06:14 AU$125
To Paris 06:17 AU$40
To Dijon 06:20 AU$45
To Le Mans 06:27 AU$66
To Bellegarde 06:31 AU$51
To Arras 06:41 AU$91
To Geneva 07:06 AU$66
To Mannheim 07:20 AU$62
To Brussels 07:25 AU$86
To Lille 07:29 AU$64
To Laroche 07:31 AU$87
To Bordeaux 07:34 AU$77
To Karlsruhe 07:48 AU$78
To Rennes 07:52 AU$56
To Ashford 08:13 AU$295
To Toul 08:32 AU$86
To Belfort 08:33 AU$72
To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 08:33 AU$72
To Frankfurt 08:44 AU$62
To London 08:51 AU$295
To Amsterdam 08:57 AU$210
To Rouen 09:02 AU$102
To Mulhouse 09:18 AU$40
To Nancy 09:26 AU$64
To St Pierre Des Corps 09:37 AU$56
To Le Havre 09:56 AU$127
To Colmar 09:56 AU$40
To Angers 10:19 AU$125
To Metz 10:21 AU$80
To Selestat 10:25 AU$80
To Strasbourg 10:46 AU$50
To Nantes 11:02 AU$134

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

  • "Nimes - Carcassone by TGV"    
    Interesting trip - usual TGV comfort and smoothness once we had found our way through the mountain of large suitcases and the milling mob in the entry to the carriage. Most surprising was the Amazon who appeared from out of the mob with her two very large dogs... not sure how there was space for all three of them. Carcassone station also well located on the edge of town just over the Canal.  
  • "Avignon - Nimes by intercity"    
    Showing the composition of the train is very helpful in finding your car, particularly when the stop is brief. Second class is quite comfortable and roomy, and more than acceptable. Avignon railway station very well located close to the old town, and very accessible.  
  • "Good tain journey"    
    We missed the train to Las Spezia that we were booked on but because it was due to the late arrival of the train from Como we were able to get on another one 2 hours later at no extra charge. The staff at the station were excellent and as we did not have a seat booked we were able to sit in a 6 seater carriage which we had all to ourselves. It was a very pleasant journey  
  • "Train to Brussels "    
    A comfortable journey a very helpful and pleasant chap in the food carriage made the journey more enjoyable he went out of his way to find out a question I had asked well done  
  • "Exceptional efficiency "    
    The booking system was easy and efficient and a small glitch with a payment system was resolved smoothly. The European train system is amazing. So efficient with staff carrying out duties professionaly and proudly. Comfortable, fast and timely. An absolute pleasure and wonderful experience. The best way to travel and enjoy the scenery at its best.  
  • "All was well"    
    I missed my original train but it was my fault. TVG accommodated me on a later train, although the original tickets could not be honoured. No complaints at all.  
  • "Train delayed - no English Exp"    
    Unfortunately our trip was delayed for nearly an hour. As we were not fluent French speakers we had no idea as to how long our train would be delayed and what the problem was. Even though we were in first class, no guard came along until well after the delay had occurred to give any information. Surely with the number of English speaking passengers on these trains, information could be given clearly in English especially as many were travelling to catch international air flights.  
  • "Great way to see countryside"    
    We booked for convenience and got that and more! Punctuality, reliability, clean trains, professional staff.....and enjoyed the scenic positives as well!  
    Due to a death in the family, we were unable to use our tickets. We experienced superb customer service in arranging a refund for all of our tickets. Thank you.  
  • "Marseille-Avignon"    
    The train service was reasonably comfortable and efficient despite the slashed seats and grafitti.  
  • "Nice-Marseille"    
    The train service was comfortable and efficient.  
  • "Paris to Avignon"    
    Very convenient.  
  • "So easy"    
    We booked online and everything worked perfectly. Such a comfortable, easy way to get from Avignon to Girona.  
    Everything was excellent except for one thing — we, and many other travellers, had never used the TGV service before and were not familiar with the boarding procedure. As most people had large luggage the first people to board took up all the space in the entrance while they tried to stow their luggage near the entrance rather than taking it into the carriage and stowing it at the rack provided there. This meant that other passengers could NOT get on in the short period of time allowed before the doors are shut and the train leaves the station. On our trip 10 plus passengers were left behind. Perhaps entry to the carriage by seat number would make sense?  
  • "Nice - Avignon"    
    Train was on time, clean and comfortable. Very convenient way to get from Nice to Avignon.  
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