Train Lyon → AvignonFrom AU$ 23
- Departure station : Lyon part dieu (5, Place Charles Béraudier 69003 Lyon)
Lyon perrache (14, cours de Verdun 69286 Lyon cedex 02)
- Arrival station : Avignon centre (Boulevard St Roch BP 175 84008 Avignon cedex)
Avignon tgv (Chemin du Confluent La Courtine 84008 Avignon)
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Main stations in Lyon and Avignon
Lyon Part Dieu Train Station
Address: 5, Place Charles Béraudier 69003 LyonOpening hours: Monday to Wednesday : 5:15am to 10pm
Thursday to Friday: 5:15am to 11pm
Saturday: 5:15am to 10pm
Sunday: 5:15am to 11pm Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Intercity trains, Regional trains (TER)
SNCF rail agents, Lost and found, Police station, Lockers, Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Lyon Perrache Train Station
Address: 14, cours de Verdun 69286 Lyon cedex 02Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5am to 12:45am
Saturday and Sunday: 5am to 12:45am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER)
SNCF rail agents, Tourist Information Office, Lost and found, Toilets, Waiting rooms, ATM and Public Payphone.
Avignon TGV Train Station
Address: Chemin du Confluent La Courtine 84008 AvignonOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 6am to 11pm
Saturday and Sunday: 6am to 11pm
Public holidays: 6am to 11pm
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV)
SNCF rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Avignon Centre Train Station
Address: Boulevard St Roch BP 175 84008 Avignon cedexOpening 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.
Travel inspiration in Lyon and Avignon
Besides being known for its culinary and architectural heritage, Lyon is also renowned for its effervescent cultural scene. You can enjoy a show in the beautiful National Opera which offers prestigious ballets all year round.
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.
Reviews & ratings Lyon - Avignon
great way of getting to your destination, the seats were very comfortable, carriage nice and quiet and the train was on time.
We took six train trips in September 2013, a mixture of first and second class tickets. The train journeys were very enjoyable. It was far less stressful than driving while following GPS directions and watching for road signs in French. The only negatives were the last minute posting of the platform number for the train and the confusing order of the carriages. Sometimes the carriage number signs on the carriages did not match the signs on the platform display. Both these contribute to a free-for-all rush carrying luggage up and down stairs.
We had the tickets, but I was concerned that I had to do more with them, get them stamped or something, but information told me I was good to just board and use them. With these trains, you just wait in the area near the platforms (voies) and wait until the boards show which one your train will board from. Then there is a mad rush as everyone heads down a platform and onto a train. If you're coach 12, that can be a long way down the platform. Good smooth travel, quiet and fast.
The trip was only a couple of hours. Safe, comfortable, clean and on time. Great value for money. Beats driving hands down.
Had difficulty finding station from which train departed due to confusing (to us) signage -no English language signs,.
We enjoyed the trip though we left a bit late due to some troubles elsewhere on the line. Apart from this train travel in France, and this trip in particular, was good. Our only complaint would be that there doesn't seem to be quite enough room for cases for people who have a case or two that they are travelling with.
we were really enjoy the trip!
We found the TGV service very good once we had located the area we need to validate our pass. Our next challenge was to take our luggage to the upstairs platform. None of that was too difficult although taxing due to lack of lift facilities that we could locate easily. We manage all of it but we very disappointed to find that we were upstairs and had to leave our luggage downstairs in the corridor. I realise that tickets are allocated automatically - however, I am sure that one should be able to choose where one wants to sit - downstairs for instance if with heavy luggage.
met our expectations and needs
I had booked 1st class as good value only a little more than 2nd class and worthwhile as had only arrived from long haul flight day before. Very comfortable and cafe on train a welcome respite. Toilets nice and clean and plenty of luggage space. Enjoyed the good fast journey. French trains always on time.
This was our first trip by TGV and it lived up to everyone's recommendations. Much better that airports and plane travel.
We liked the convenience of the transit bus and the beautiful station at Avignon. The train was very slow to load as a lot of people boarded but there was no directions about luggage so everyone stopped just inside the doors and struggled to find space to stow their bags. Some diagrams about the train layout at the station or with our tickets or instructions from porters would have helped a lot with the boarding process. Once we were in, the seats were spacious and comfortable.