Trains to Avignon

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Infants can travel for free on an adult’s lap and just need a passport. You can only take one infant per adult.

Take the train to Avignon

Eurostar trains to Avignon leave St Pancras International in the morning and arrive in Avignon just after lunch. You’ll need 30 mins to clear security, then you can find your seat and settle in for the journey.

Whichever travel class you choose – Standard or Standard Premier – Eurostar is the comfortable, hassle-free way to get to Avignon. 

On the return journey

You won’t need to  arrive at Avignon TGV station 30 minutes before departure as we do check-in, security and immigration checks later in the journey at our hub station in Lille. On arrival at Lille Europe station, our on board and station teams will be on hand to help you.

What’s on board?

Seats are spacious, comfortable and ideal for watching the scenery as you speed to Avignon in just 5 hrs 49 mins.

Standard Class passengers can enjoy hot meals, tasty treats and a range of drinks from Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet.

Standard Premier passengers will be served two complimentary meals en route and can charge their devices at their seat.

Arriving at Avignon TGV

Eurostar trains arrive at Avignon TGV station, a short hop from the city centre and the surrounding areas.

Take the escalators down to the main level where you’ll find buses and a shuttle train to the centre, which takes just five minutes. Heading further afield? Pick up a rental car and hit the road.

How do I get from Avignon TGV station to the city centre?

If you’re travelling on our direct train to Avignon TGV, your Eurostar ticket also allows you to take the shuttle train – La Virgule - to Gare d’Avignon-Centre. This departs from platforms A and B and only takes around six minutes.

You can also take the shuttle back to Avignon TGV to catch your return Eurostar train. You’ll need to have your Eurostar ticket with you when you travel.

Amazing Avignon

Its beautiful location and gentle climate have made Avignon a favourite among artists, sun-seekers and wine-lovers. It’s not to be missed.

Around Avignon

St Remy de Provence, where Van Gogh painted The Starry Night, is just 20km away.

Orange, with its fabulous Roman theatre and summer opera festival, is only 30km from Avignon.

 

Avignon on a budget

  • Bask in the gardens of Rocher des Doms
  • Window-shop at the galleries along Rue des Teinturiers
  • Watch the sunset turn the Palais des Papes orange

What’s on in Avignon?

During the summer, Avignon buzzes with opera, theatre, circus and jazz.

May: Nuit des Musées

June: Fête de la Musique

July: Avignon, Avignon Off and Avignon jazz festivals