The first thing you wonder when you want to visit a city is how to come. We will explain how to come to Avignon.
Mean transport to come to Avignon
Avignon, because of its geographical situation, is a city very well served by the different public transport.
There is a motorway that passes near Avignon, the A7. There are two exits: Avignon Sud and Avignon Nord.
If you come from Orange, the best exit is Avignon Nord because it is 15 minutes from the city centre.
For people coming from Marseille or Aix en Provence, it is currently more interesting to go out in Avignon Nord. This exit is 8 kilometres from Avignon Sud. It offers you the advantage of avoiding traffic jams caused by the work of the Tram. The only exception, if you have to go to Montfavet, this exit remains the best no matter where you arrive.
Come to Avignon by car
If you come from Nimes, you must go out at Remoulins. Follow the indications and you will be in the centre of Avignon in 20 to 30 minutes depending on the traffic.
Come to Avignon by car
Avignon is on the Eurovelo route. In Tarascon there are two roads: Route 8 and Route 17. This connection allows you to come to Avignon by bike from the south of Spain, Athens or Geneva directly to Avignon.
The proximity of Avignon with the Mont Ventoux, legendary stage of the Tour de France makes it an ideal destination for cycling holidays.
Since June 1, 1851, Avignon is connected with Paris, Lyon and Marseille by train. Since 1981, one can go to Avignon from Paris or Marseille by TGV. In 1992, a new TGV line made it possible to make a Paris Avignon in 2.5 hours. Finally, since 2013, it is possible to come to Avignon from Madrid or Barcelona.
To this must be added a good connection with regional trains coming from Occitanie, Auvergne Rhône Alpe and PACA.
There are two train stations in Avignon: Avignon centre and Avignon TGV. The first, as the name suggests is located in the centre of Avignon in front of the ramparts. The second is 5 kilometers from the city centre. Two buses serve the TGV station, the line 10 which takes you to the centre and the line 14 which goes to Pontet via the ring road.
Since the law of liberalization of the lines of buses, there exists a multitude of lines which allow you to go to Avignon. You can find the list of lines here.
In summer only you can travel from Southampton or Birmingham to Avignon by plane. The only airline present at the airport is Flybe. Attention, the airport is 10 kilometers from the city centre and only one bus line, number 4, dessert.
On a boat:
There are many cruises that leave Avignon or make a stop in Avignon. You can consult the site of Croisierenet or Croisieurope or Rhone cruise
No matter which transport you choose, we hope your stay in Avignon will be memorable. Do not hesitate to discover the night owls of Avignon.