Travel from London to Avignon and discover why Avignon has become a favourite amongst artists, sun-seekers and wine-lovers. Although we can’t take you there directly for the foreseeable future, you can still get to Avignon by taking a Eurostar train to Paris or Lille and changing on to a connecting TGV InOui train.
As we’re a member of Railteam, you’ll have the peace of mind that you can benefit from the ‘Hop on the next available train’ feature if you face delays en route. If you miss your TGV InOui connection, you can hop on the next available train with no extra charge.
Rendez-vous at St Pancras International at the recommended arrival time shown on your ticket for security and passport checks. Then you can settle in on board as we speed you to France.
You’ll need to change train in Paris or Lille onto a direct train to Marseille.
In Paris, it’s a 30-minute transfer from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon, direct on RER line D. Check our page Connecting in Paris for more information.
In Lille, just head up to the departure hall and change platforms. Find more information on how to change trains at Lille Europe here.
For great value tickets, book a seat in Standard. There’s plenty of leg room and space to move around, and you can curb your hunger at Café Métropole, our onboard bar buffet. In Standard Premier and Business Premier, we’ll serve a meal en route at your spacious and comfortable seat.
If you’re a Standard Premier or Business Premier traveller who is hopping on a TGV InOui in Paris, you can sit in First Class for the second part of your journey. So sit back, relax and enjoy watching the scenery pass by.
TGV InOui trains arrive at Avignon-Centre or Avignon TGV.
If you’re arriving at Avignon TGV station, it is just 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.
On the return journey
Check your ticket to see whether you need to board your TGV train from Avignon TGV or Avignon-Centre.
You’ll need to go through security and passport control before boarding your Eurostar train at Paris Gare du Nord or Lille-Europe. Please check your ticket for the recommended arrival time so you arrive at our Eurostar stations in plenty of time to go through these checks.
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.
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May: Nuit des Musées
June: Fête de la Musique
July: Avignon, Avignon Off and Avignon jazz festivals
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