Train Marseille → AvignonFrom AU$ 22
- Departure station : Marseille st char (Square Narvik 12232 Marseille cedex 1)
- 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 Marseille and Avignon
Marseille Saint Charles Train Station
Address: Square Narvik 12232 Marseille cedex 1Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 1am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:30am to 1am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER), Intercity trains (Téoz)
SNCF rail agents, Lost and found, Luggage storage, Bank and Currency Exchange, Lockers, Police office and SOS Voyageurs, Travellers’ Aid facility, Air-conditioned waiting room, Tourist Information Point, Assistance for disabled persons, Car Parking, Toilets, 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.
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.
Travel inspiration in Marseille and Avignon
The oldest city of France, with its new cultural attractions, is the hotspot Mediterranean destination. Basked in a mild weather all year round, Marseille will charm you with its old village atmosphere, its fishing port and typical local cuisine.
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 Marseille - Avignon
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.
This trip was one of 3 we took using Rail Europe and was on average quite good. Had expected food and water to be provided in First Class but it was not. I would advise anyone travelling in France during the summer months to book their reservations as early as possible as thousands of people are using them during this time. We were unable to book our Paris to Avignon TGV reservations prior to leaving Australia and had to take the 5.50am train instead of our prefered 12.00noon train. Not happy about this situation at all. The third leg of our trip using RailEurope was from Marseille St Char to Nice using the local SNCF train. There aren't any First Class trains on this line. This was the worst of any train journey we have ever taken. The train was overcrowded with the isles filled with people having to stand for most of the 3h 55min trip. The airconditioning could hardly cope with the number of people and it became very uncomfortable for everyone. If you have to make this trip get on the train early, especially if you have luggage, or you may not get a seat. Where First Class travel on the TGV trains is available they are great. Comfortable seats much better than most aircraft economy seats, very fast trains that get you to your destination quickly and quietly.
The booking process (from Australia) was more complicated that it should be - I was never confidant as to whether I had actually booked what I wanted. I accidentally ended up with duplicate bookings and the 'helpline' in Melbourne were not able to assist in resolving the issue. It was eventually sorted out. Also I did not know that I had booked a seat that resulted in us travelling at 300km whilst facing backwards! I assumed (incorrectly that all seats faced in the direction of travel. The actual travel was excellent, good ride, clean train. Difficult to find a convenient place to leave suitcases (carry bags are OK - plenty of room).
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.