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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 HK$250
From Nice 02:54 HK$200
From Frankfurt 07:07 HK$490
From Bruxelles 04:34 HK$890
From Aeroport C De Gaulle 03:09 HK$400
From Geneve 03:03 HK$580
From Lyon 01:00 HK$150
From Marseille 00:27 HK$148
From Toulouse 04:00 HK$468
From Montpellier 01:07 HK$172
From Dijon 02:46 HK$280
From Lille 04:04 HK$590
From Rennes 05:37 HK$370
From Aix En Provence Tgv 00:19 HK$148
From Strasbourg 04:53 HK$200
From Rouen 04:53 HK$910
From Mannheim 06:28 HK$490
From Mulhouse 04:02 HK$350
From Colmar 04:44 HK$200
From Metz 06:02 HK$700
From Massy 03:12 HK$720
From Besancon 03:17 HK$560
From Carcassonne 02:58 HK$366
From Marne La Vallee Ches 02:56 HK$300
From Selestat 08:45 HK$530
From Nancy Ville 05:21 HK$440
From Toul 04:59 HK$710
From Castelnaudary 03:21 HK$407
From Collioure 03:24 HK$413
From Arras 04:09 HK$990
From St Pierre Des Corps 04:14 HK$410
From Nantes 05:40 HK$820
From Le Mans 04:06 HK$790
From Baden Baden 05:33 HK$590
From Haute Picardie Tgv 03:44 HK$1,330
From Le Havre 05:48 HK$1,260
From Angers 05:02 HK$460
From Antibes 02:34 HK$200
From Perpignan 02:28 HK$150
From Rognac 00:54 HK$165
From Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 00:54 HK$172
From Lunel 00:49 HK$137
From Livron 01:02 HK$184
From Toulon 01:07 HK$150
From Sete 01:30 HK$215
From Tain Lhermitage 01:25 HK$232
From Salon 00:48 HK$105
From Montelimar 00:36 HK$104
From Cavaillon 00:31 HK$90
From Bollene La Croisiere 00:26 HK$94
From Nimes 00:31 HK$97
From Valence 00:31 HK$150
From Miramas 00:35 HK$111
From Pierrelatte 00:34 HK$111
From Bellegarde 02:31 HK$380
From Beziers 01:38 HK$215
From Chalon Sur Saone 02:10 HK$330
From Bourg En Bresse 02:08 HK$420
From Narbonne 02:11 HK$307
From Cannes 02:22 HK$150
From Tarascon Sur Rhon 00:12 HK$90
From Port La Nouvelle 02:26 HK$332
From Vienne 02:01 HK$301
From Hyeres 02:01 HK$285
From Agde 01:44 HK$240
From Les Arcs Draguignan 01:41 HK$200
From Macon 01:46 HK$150
From Orange 00:13 HK$90
From St Raphael 01:57 HK$150
From Niolon 01:56 HK$203
From Arles 00:16 HK$90
From Aeroport Lyon-saint Exupery 01:31 HK$150
From Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 03:39 HK$440

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

To Hyeres 01:35 HK$255
To Marseille Vitrolles Aeroport 01:40 HK$172
To Niolon 02:05 HK$203
To Valence 02:05 HK$150
To Beaucaire 02:13 HK$90
To Aix En Provence Tgv 02:20 HK$148
To Marseille 02:30 HK$148
To Orange 02:56 HK$90
To Cavaillon 03:06 HK$90
To Bollene La Croisiere 03:07 HK$94
To Pierrelatte 03:15 HK$108
To Beziers 03:23 HK$212
To Salon 03:28 HK$102
To Montelimar 03:31 HK$102
To Miramas 03:32 HK$111
To Tarascon Sur Rhon 03:33 HK$90
To Les Arcs Draguignan 03:43 HK$200
To Arles 03:44 HK$90
To Toulon 03:46 HK$150
To Nimes 03:48 HK$90
To Livron 03:48 HK$184
To Lunel 03:53 HK$137
To Aeroport Lyon-saint Exupery 04:09 HK$270
To Montpellier 04:10 HK$132
To Perpignan 04:13 HK$150
To Tain Lhermitage 04:21 HK$209
To St Raphael 04:25 HK$200
To Macon 04:32 HK$200
To Sete 04:33 HK$167
To Antibes 04:33 HK$200
To Le Creusot Mo Tgv 04:34 HK$425
To Castelnaudary 04:44 HK$419
To Lyon 04:44 HK$150
To Agde 04:47 HK$199
To Carcassonne 04:48 HK$285
To Port La Nouvelle 04:55 HK$332
To Vienne 05:00 HK$248
To Cannes 05:03 HK$150
To Chalon Sur Saone 05:05 HK$330
To Narbonne 05:16 HK$230
To Besancon 05:23 HK$370
To Nice 05:28 HK$200
To Marne La Vallee Ches 05:32 HK$370
To Massy 05:34 HK$600
To Baden Baden 05:43 HK$753
To Aeroport C De Gaulle 05:43 HK$300
To Collioure 05:49 HK$240
To Menton (localite) 05:53 HK$301
To Bourg En Bresse 05:58 HK$273
To Toulouse 06:00 HK$305
To Monaco 06:07 HK$280
To Cerbere 06:10 HK$377
To Haute Picardie Tgv 06:14 HK$780
To Paris 06:17 HK$250
To Dijon 06:20 HK$280
To Le Mans 06:27 HK$410
To Bellegarde 06:31 HK$320
To Arras 06:41 HK$570
To Geneve 07:06 HK$410
To Mannheim 07:20 HK$390
To Bruxelles 07:25 HK$540
To Lille 07:29 HK$400
To Laroche 07:31 HK$541
To Bordeaux 07:34 HK$482
To Karlsruhe 07:48 HK$490
To Rennes 07:52 HK$350
To Ashford 08:13 HK$1,843
To Toul 08:32 HK$540
To Belfort 08:33 HK$452
To Belfort-montbeliard Tgv 08:33 HK$452
To Frankfurt 08:44 HK$390
To London 08:51 HK$1,843
To Amsterdam 08:57 HK$1,310
To Rouen 09:02 HK$635
To Mulhouse 09:18 HK$250
To Nancy Ville 09:26 HK$400
To St Pierre Des Corps 09:37 HK$350
To Le Havre 09:56 HK$792
To Colmar 09:56 HK$250
To Angers 10:19 HK$783
To Metz 10:21 HK$502
To Selestat 10:25 HK$502
To Strasbourg 10:46 HK$310
To Nantes 11:02 HK$840

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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