IMPORTANT: We’re sorry not to be able to operate our direct Summer service to Lyon South of France for the foreseeable future. Although we can’t take you there directly, you can still get to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille by taking a Eurostar train to Lille or Paris and changing on to a connecting TGV train:
London to Avignon is possible in under 6 hours, connecting through Paris or with a simple change at Lille Europe.
Eurostar is a member of Railteam, which means travellers can benefit from the ‘Hop on the next available train’ feature should they experience any delays or cancellations on their journey, providing peace of mind when connecting between trains.
Eurostar trains to Avignon leave St Pancras International in the morning and arrive in Avignon just after lunch. You’ll need to get to the station 45-60 minutes before departure 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 don’t need to arrive at Avignon TGV station too far before departure as we do 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.
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.
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.
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.
Its beautiful location and gentle climate have made Avignon a favourite among artists, sun-seekers and wine-lovers. It’s not to be missed.
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.
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
Typically, the train journey from London to Avignon takes 5hrs 49mins. When you view the available tickets, you will be able to see the length of the train journey for each departure time.
Eurostar tickets from London to Avignon can be booked up to 180 days before your return travel date, however, there are a few exceptions depending on engineering work or when you book. Have a look at our booking calendar and available days will show in black while the greyed-out dates are not available for sale just yet.
You can take liquids on the Eurostar and there is no volume limit, so you can bring all your toiletries and even a bottle of bubbly!
There are no food restrictions, so you’re allowed to bring your own food from home on the Eurostar.
You should get to London St Pancras International 60 minutes before departure in order to pass the customs and security checks before your train departs.
Between London and Avignon, the high-speed lines allow our trains to drive at a maximum speed of 186 miles per hour (300 km/h).
In addition to our trains from London to Avignon, we also offer tickets to Avignon from Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International, as well as tickets from cities in the UK that require a change in London.
Standard adult tickets allow you to bring two pieces of luggage that are up to 85cm long, and one small piece of hand luggage such as a handbag or briefcase. You can find out more information about luggage allowances here.
Pets are not allowed to travel on the Eurostar, apart from guide and assistance dogs which are welcome onboard. Have a look here to read more about what to do if you are travelling with a registered guide or assistance dog.
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