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17 Easy Day Trips From Avignon, France (2024)

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Looking for the best day trips from Avignon? We’re sharing our top picks in this guide.

Avignon is a beautiful medieval city known as the “Gateway to Provence.” With its historical sites, popular summer theater festival, and Provencal charm, this is one of the most popular destinations to visit in Southern France.

While there’s no shortage of wonderful things to do in Avignon, the city’s central location makes it convenient for day trips around the region within a 1-2 hour train ride or drive.

We have spent over two months in Provence, France discovering the most charming towns and unique destinations to visit. From Roman ruins to amazing coastal hikes, we’ve narrowed down our list of favorites in this day trip guide.

Additionally, in this guide, we’re sharing tips on what to do in each place and advice on how to get there via train, bus, or car.

Read on to discover the 17 best day trips from Avignon, France.

17 Best Day Trips from Avignon

1. Pont Du Gard

Travel time:
Distance from Avignon by car: 30 minutes
Distance from Avignon by bus: 35 minutes

The Pont Du Gard is an ancient Roman aqueduct that was constructed in the 1st century AD. It was built to supply water to the nearby city of Nîmes from Uzès.

Originally 50km long, this historic site stands at 50 meters tall and is one of the most well-preserved Roman aqueducts in all of Europe.

Today, you can visit the aqueduct and admire the incredible craftsmanship of the people who built it almost 2,000 years ago.

The Pont Du Gard is open all year to visitors. Purchase your tickets at the visitor’s center and then it’s just a quick walk down to the river and aqueduct from there.

Once you arrive at the aqueduct, you can hike up the hill and enjoy the amazing views. Additionally, you can head down to the Gardon river for a swim or picnic under the bridge.

If you are feeling adventurous, rent a kayak in a nearby town and row down the Gardon river to the Pont Du Gard. You can find more information about boat rentals and tours here.

Plan your day trip from Avignon to the Pont Du Gard

How much time: Plan for a half day trip if you’re just visiting the Pont Du Gard. You’ll need a full day if you are doing the kayaking tour as well.

How to get here:

Bus: Taking the bus from Avignon to the Pont du Gard is easy and straightforward. Catch the #115 bus in Avignon and get off at the Vers-Pont-du-Gard – Rond Point Pont du Gard stop. You can check the schedule here. Select “Gard” and then “Ligne 115” for the full schedule. The bus ride takes 35 minutes each way.

Car: Renting a car is more convenient but it takes the same time as the bus. Plan on a 30-minute drive each way. Parking is available near the museum and visitor’s center.

Tour options:

2. Uzès

Photo credit: clodio / Getty Images

Travel time:
Distance from Avignon by car: 40 minutes
Distance from Avignon by bus: 45 minutes

Uzès is one of the most beautiful towns in the South of France. With its stone facades and cobblestone streets, it’s like stepping into a fairytale.

Uzès is only a 15-20 minute drive from the Pont Du Gard, so we recommend combining this with your day trip if you have a car.

Plan your visit to Uzès on a Wednesday or Saturday, so you can visit the quintessential French market. The market is located in the Place aux Herbes and has a variety of vendors selling everything from fresh produce to local linens.

Wednesday’s market (8am-12pm) mainly has fresh produce and other food-related vendors. Saturday’s market (8am-1pm) has more vendors, including crafts and other local goods.

Plan on spending the rest of your time exploring the quaint streets or pay a visit to Castle of Uzès to climb the tower for spectacular views over the city.

Plan your Uzés day trip from Avignon

How much time: You only need a half day for Uzés. If you combine your trip with the Pont du Gard, plan on a full day.

How to get here:

Bus: Take the #115 bus in Avignon and get off at one of the stops in the center of Uzés. You can check the schedule here. Select “Gard” and then “Ligne 115” for the full schedule. The bus ride takes 45 minutes each way. You can also get to the Pont du Gard on the same bus line.

Car: The drive from Avignon to Uzès takes 40 minutes each way.

Tour options:

3. Arles

Roman Amphitheater is one of the best things to do in Arles

Travel time:
Distance from Avignon by car: 45 minutes
Distance from Avignon by train: 17-25 minutes

From ancient Roman ruins to the places that inspired many of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings, Arles is one of the most wonderful day trips from Avignon to get lost in art and ancient history.

Arles became an important Roman colony in the 1st century BC. During this time, many Roman structures were built and 6 of them are still standing today, including the Roman amphitheater. All of these monuments are within walking distance around Arles.

To visit these, you can either get a ticket at each site or you can buy a discount pass. The discount pass is only worth it if you plan to at least visit 4 of the monuments.

You can buy these passes at the tourist office in Arles when you arrive. We recommend buying the Pass Liberté for your day trip – we’ve done this and it covered all of the sights for the day.

Additionally, Vincent Van Gogh lived in Arles for 14 months. He painted over 300 works of art during his time in Arles, including the famous paintings “Le Cafe La Nuit” and “Starry Night Over the Rhone.”

We recommend the self-guided Van Gogh walking tour. You can download the walking tour guide here.

Feel free to check out our article on how to spend One Day in Arles for more information about your day trip to Arles.

Plan your day trip from Avignon to Arles

How much time: One full day

How to get here: The train is the best and fastest way to get to Arles from Avignon. It only takes 17 minutes each way. The train station in Arles is about a 10-minute walk from the center.

Tour options:

  • Arles & Camargue Half-day tour | This small group tour from Avignon takes you on a walking tour of the sights in Arles and to Le Parc Ornithologique in the Camargue.
  • Van Gogh Tour from Avignon | This half-daytour takes you to Arles, Les-Baux-de-Provence, and Saint-Remy-de-Provence to visit all of the Van Gogh sights.

4. Nîmes

Nimes, France
Photo credit: Michel Viard / Getty Images

Travel time:
Distance from Avignon by car: 45-50 minutes
Distance from Avignon by train: 30-35 minutes

Nîmes is known as the “Rome of France” for its incredible Roman history and ruins.

On your day trip from Avignon, make sure to visit the Roman amphitheater, which was built in the 2nd century AD. It was one of the largest arenas built during the Roman empire.

Next, make your way to the Maison Carrée to learn about one of the most well-preserved Roman temples.

A few other notable sites to visit include the Temple of Diane, the Jardins des Fontanes, the Carrée d’Art (contemporary art museum), and the Tour Magne for some excellent views of Nîmes.

Plan your day trip from Avignon to Nîmes

How much time: Plan to spend a half day in Nîmes. You can combine it with a day trip to Arles if you’re short on time.

How to get here: The train is the quickest and most convenient option. It takes 30-35 minutes each way from Avignon.

Tour options:

5. Marseille

Photo credit: Jonny_Joka / pixabay

Travel time:
Distance from Avignon by car: 1 hour 10 minutes
Distance from Avignon by train: 35 minutes – 1 hour 20 minutes

Sitting on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Marseille is the second most populated city in France. With a history dating back to 600 BC, today Marseille is a culturally vibrant city with many incredible sights to see.

Just a quick train ride from Avignon, Marseille is the perfect day trip to escape the countryside and enjoy a day of sun and sea.

Start your day off by making your way from the Vieux Port (Old Port) to Notre Dame de la Garde. This basilica sits atop a hill with gorgeous views overlooking Marseille and sea.

It’s about a 40-minute walk from the Old Port, so we suggest taking the tourist train or bus #60 to save time.

Head back to the Old Port and wander around until eventually making your way to Le Panier (Old Town). While in Le Panier, you can visit the Cathedrale de la Major and MuCEUM – an excellent museum focusing on the history of Mediterranean civilizations. Plus it has a great view of the sea from the top of the building.

Plan your day trip from Avignon to Marseille

How much time: One full day

How to get here: The train is the best way to get to Marseille from Avignon. We do not recommend driving, as it is a hassle to find parking. The journey takes about 35 minutes each way on the high-speed train.

Tour options:

6. Cassis & The Calanques

Travel time:
Distance from Avignon by car: 1 hour 30 minutes

Cassis is one of the most beautiful coastal towns in the Provence region. This picturesque fishing port is renowned for its charming harbor, colorful houses, and as a gateway to Calanques National Park.

The Calanques are a series of stunning limestone cliffs and inlets that stretch along the coast from Marseille to Cassis. You can hike the Calanques and visit Cassis both in a day.

We suggest arriving to Cassis early in the morning to get a decent parking spot near the Calanque de Port-Miou. From here, you’ll follow the trail to Calanque de Port-Pin and finally to Calanque d’En-Vau. The entire hike is 4.1 miles and takes more than half the day to complete.

This is one of our favorite hikes in Europe, and the views are incredible the entire way. Make sure to pack a lunch, a waterbottle, and to bring your swimsuit.

After the hike, wander around Cassis, grab some dinner, and enjoy the sunset near the harbor.

If you prefer to not hike but still want to see the Calanques, then we highly recommend booking a boat tour in Cassis to visit the Calanques from the water.

How to plan Cassis day trip

How much time: For both Cassis & The Calanques (hike or boat tour), plan on a full day. If you only want to visit Cassis, then a half day is enough time.

How to get here: You need to rent a car to get from Avignon to Cassis. The drive takes 1.5 hours each way.

Tour options:

7. La Roque-Sur-Cèze & Cascades du Sautadet

La Roque Sur Ceze

Travel time:
Distance from Avignon by car: 1 hour

La Roque-Sur-Cèze is located in the Gard region and is one of “the most beautiful villages in France.” This charming village is perched on a hill surrounded by vineyards and can be explored in less than an hour. Wander the narrow streets and enjoy the views from the top of the hill.

After exploring the La Roque-Sur-Cèze, follow the path to Cascades du Sautadet. It’s about a 15-minute walk.

This series of waterfalls and rapids on the Cèze River have carved their way through limestone rocks, creating a dramatic and unique landscape.

Cascades du Sautadet

You can swim in the lower part of the cascades, otherwise swimming is prohibited in the more dangerous areas. Although you will still find plenty of people jumping off rocks in these areas anyways.

Once you are done visiting the cascades, we recommend driving 25 minutes to Goudargues. Another small village with a lovely canal running through the center. You can dine at one of the cafes along the canal, or take a quick stroll through town.

After Goudargues, make your way to Montclus – one of our favorite villages in the region. There aren’t any shops here, but it’s a quiet and peaceful spot to enjoy the afternoon. During the summer, you can swim in the Cèze river here.

Plan your day trip from Avignon

How much time: If you follow our full itinerary above, then you’ll need a full day.

How to get here: You need to rent a car for this day trip. If you visit La Roque-Sur-Cèze, Goudargues, and Montclus, the total round-trip driving time from Avignon is 2.5 hours.

8. Luberon Valley

Travel time:
Distance from Avignon by car: 45 minutes – 1 hour

When you think of Provence, the villages in the Luberon Valley are often what comes to mind. This region is famous for its charming hilltop villages, vineyards, and Provencal cuisine. It is an essential day trip from Avignon.

Our favorite way to visit the Luberon region is to rent a car and spend the day driving around to a few of the villages. Keep in mind, there are a lot of villages, so choose 3-4 that you want to see.

A few of the famous Luberon villages are Gordes, Roussillon, Ménerbes, and Bonnieux. Gordes is wonderful for the views and the rest are nice to walk around, grab some food, and shop at some local boutiques.

Plan your day trip to the Luberon Villages

How much time: One full day

How to get here: You need to rent a car to get the most out of your day trip, or book one of the tours from Avignon below.

Tour options:

9. Lavender Fields in Valensole

Avignon to Valensole by car: 1 hour 30 minutes
Avignon to Abbaye de Senanque by car: 50 minutes

If you are visiting Southern France between late June to the beginning of August, then make sure to take a day trip to the world famous lavender fields.

The Valensole region is known for its lavender fields that turn the countryside a vibrant purple during the summer. Tourists flock from around the world to see this magnificent site.

If you don’t want to drive as far to see the Valensole lavender fields, then you can go to the Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, which is a famous abbey with beautiful a beautiful lavender field surrounding it.

Plan your day trip to the lavender fields

How much time: One full day

How to get here: Renting a car is the only way to see the lavender fields, unless you book a day tour from Avignon.

Tour options:

  • Full-Day Lavender Day Tour from Avignon | This small group day tour takes you to some of Provence’s most famous lavender fields with stops to some of the Luberon villages as well. Only available from June to August.

10. Ardèche Region

Gorges d'Ardeche

Travel time:
Distance from Avignon to the Pont d’Arc: 1 hour 20 minutes

The Ardèche region of France is filled with many natural gems. From caves to the gorges of the Ardèche river, there is so much to love about this region.

There are two ways that you could spend your day in this region: either kayaking down the Ardèche river or visiting a few of the sights.

The kayaking tours start near the Pont d’Arc and end in a small town called Sauze. The tour takes around 5 hours from start to finish covering a total distance of 24km.

On the tour, plan to spend the day kayaking through the gorge, picnicking on a sandbar, and enjoying river views.

Check out this tour company if you’re interested in doing the kayak trip.

If you don’t want to kayak, then we recommend driving to a few different sights in the area. Start at the Pont d’Arc – a natural bridge over the Ardèche river. Then make your way to see one or two of the caves in the area – the Grotte Saint Marcel and Grotte Chauvet.

After the caves, stop in the medieval village of Aiguèze for an aperitif and spectacular views overlooking the Ardèche River.

Plan your day trip to the Ardèche region from Avignon

How much time: One full day

How to get here: You have to rent a car from Avignon in order to do this day trip.

11. Aix-En-Provence

Cours Mirabeau aix-en-provence

Travel time:
Distance from Avignon by car: 1 hour
Distance from Avignon by train: 20 minutes – 1.5 hours

Aix-En-Provence is a charming Provencal city located between Marseille and the Luberon region. It is considered the “Gateway to Provence” for its nearby access to many of Provence’s villages.

Aix-En-Provence was the home of the famous artist Paul Cezanne. You can visit his atelier or take a self-guided walking tour to many of the sites that inspired his paintings.

Aix is also known for its grand Provencal markets with local foods, crafts, clothing, and more. The main market is located along the Cours Mirabeau every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

If you aren’t visiting Aix-en-Provence on one of the main market days, you can find the daily food market in Place Richelme or the daily flower market at Place de l’Hôtel de Ville.

Check out our guide on how to spend one day in Aix-en-Provence to get more ideas for your day trip, including food and restaurant recommendations.

Plan your day trip to Aix-en-Provence from Avignon

How much time: One full day

How to get here:

  • Car: The drive from Avignon to Aix-en-Provence takes one hour. There are several parking garages located around the city center.
  • Train/bus: The quickest way to get to Aix-en-Provence is to take the train from Avignon TGV station to Aix-en-Provence TGV station. The high-speed train takes only 20 minutes. The Aix TGV station is located 11 miles (18km) from the city center, so you need to take a Navette bus from the station to the city center. This takes 15 minutes each way and is an additional cost of €3.50.

Tour options:

  • Aix-en-Provence Walking Tour | This 2.5 hour walking tour takes you to the city’s main attractions with a local guide.
  • Food Walking Tour | Enjoy a taste of Aix-en-Provence while learning about the history of the city on this gourmet walking tour.

12. Les Baux-de-Provence

Travel time:
Distance from Avignon by car: 40 minutes

Named one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in France”, Les Baux-de-Provence is a hilltop town located in the Alpilles mountains. This village dates back to the year 6,000 BC and is one of the most unique places to visit in southern France.

Wander through the charming streets of the old town with its ancient houses and cobblestone streets.

A visit to the Château des Baux-de-Provence, at the top of the hill, is a must-see during your day trip to Les Baux-de-provence. Explore the ruins of this medieval castle and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Alpilles mountain range.

Carrières de Lumières: After you’ve spent the morning in Les Baux-de-Provence, head down the road to the Carrières de Lumières. This is an art show set in a former quarry that projects famous artworks onto the walls of the caves. From Vincent Gan Gogh to other famous French artists, this is definitely worth visiting.

Tip: This day trip can be combined with Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. We recommend visiting Saint-Remy in the morning, renting e-bikes from Sun E-Bike, and riding to Les Baux-de-Provence.

We did this and it’s one of our favorite activities to do in the Provence countryside.

Plan your day trip from Avignon to Les Baux-de-Provence

How much time: Plan on a little over a half day for your visit to Les Baux-de-Provence and the Carrières de Lumières. If you combine it with Saint-Rémy-de- Provence, then you’ll need a full day.

How to get here: You need a car to access Les Baux-de-Provence from Avignon. Alternatively, you can drive to Saint-Remy-de-Provence, park your car, and take an e-bike here as we previously mentioned.

Tour options:

  • Full-day Provence tour | This small group tour takes you to Les Baux-de-Provence, plus other important sights, such as the Pont du Gard.

13. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Travel time:
Distance from Avignon by car: 30 minutes

One of our favorite day trips from Avignon, Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a charming town located in the heart of the Alpilles region. Known for its bustling market and beautiful landscapes, this is an especially popular destination in the summer months.

If you can, try to visit on a Wednesday so you can visit the famous market. You’ll find everything here – from soaps and clothes to fresh produce and ready-made meals. It’s an experience not to be missed.

Another highlight of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is the Saint Paul de Mausole Monastery. This once asylum was the place that Vincent Van Gogh lived and worked for a year. He created some of his most famous artworks here.

Ever heard of the painting “The Starry Night” by Van Gogh? That is a painting of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. During your visit to the monastery, you can see the room where Van Gogh stayed and also explore the grounds and gardens.

Just up the road from the monastery is the archaeological site called Glanum. This is an ancient Roman city with well-preserved ruins. We spent about an hour wandering around this site before making our way back to the city center.

Additionally, take some time to wander around Saint-Rémy and visit many of the art galleries and local shops.

Plan your Avignon to Saint-Rémy-de-Provence day trip

How much time: One full day. You can also combine this with a visit to Les Baux-de-Provence.

How to get here: Renting a car is the easiest way to get here. The drive takes around 30 minutes.

Tour options:

14. Camargue

Travel time:
Distance from Avignon by car: 1 hour

The Camargue is a vast natural region located between the Mediterranean Sea and the two arms of the Rhône River delta. It’s known for its unique landscape and rich biodiversity.

Home to the iconic white Camargue horses, this breed has been around for thousands of years, and you can still find them wandering the land today. You can go horseback riding on one of this beautiful horses at one of the stables at the Camargue Regional Nature Park.

Here are a few stables that offer horse riding:

Another wonderful activity is to see the flamingos at Ornithological Park of Pont de Gau. This is a haven for birdwatchers, since there are many types of birds here year-round.

We visited in the summer and there were tons of flamingoes walking and flying around the marshy lands. There are a couple of boardwalk trails you can choose from – one is much longer than the other.

Additionally, if you have time, you can visit the town of Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, which is the capital of the Camargue with sandy beaches. Or you can head to the salt flats around Salin de Giraud and learn more about the salt production in the area.

Plan your Camargue day trip from Avignon

How much time: Depends on what you want to see. If you want to go horseback riding, see the flamingoes, and enjoy the beaches – plan on a full day. There is plenty to do here.

How to get here: You need a car to get to the Camargue if you want to make the most of your day trip from Avignon. It takes about 1 hour to get to the Ornithological Park from Avignon.

Tour options:

  • Camargue Full-Day trip | This full-day trip takes you to see the flamingoes, visit Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, Aigues-Mortes, and so much more.
  • Arles & Camargue Half-day tour | This small group tour from Avignon takes you on a walking tour of the sights in Arles and to Le Parc Ornithologique in the Camargue.

15. L’Isle Sur La Sorgue & Fontaine de Vaucluse

Travel time:
Distance from Avignon by car: 35 minutes
Distance from Avignon by train: 37 minutes (Only to L’Isle Sur La Sorgue)

A visit to L’Isle Sur La Sorgue & Fontaine de Vaucluse is one of the best day trips from Avignon if you’re looking for a mix of antique shopping, cute towns, and nature.

L’Isle Sur La Sorgue, often referred to as the “Venice of Provence,” is a charming town famous for its canals and antique markets. You’ll find shops selling antiques around the town throughout the week. However, the Sunday market here is one of the best in all of Provence.

Selling antiques, local produce, crafts, food, vendors from all over come to participate in this market. Try to visit on Sunday, but make sure to arrive early to get parking!

Apart from antiques, L’Isle Sur La Sorgue has many lovely cafes, art galleries, and canals to explore. You can easily spend half a day here.

After a stroll through L’Isle Sur La Sorgue, make your way to Fontaine de Vaucluse. This popular tourist spot is located at the source of the Sorgue river. It is famous for being the largest spring in France and one of the largest and most powerful springs in the world.

You can visit the vibrant blue pool that is surrounded by tall cliffs. Fontaine de Vaucluse is a small village that features many touristy shops and restaurants. Stop in for a drink at one of the riverside cafes, or if you’re feeling adventurous, rent a kayak for an hour or two.

Plan your day trip to L’Isle Sur La Sorgue & Fontaine de Vaucluse

How much time: Full-day for both, or a half day trip for each town.

How to get here:

  • Car: You need a car to visit both places. Overall, plan on a 1.5 to 2 hour drive round trip to see both towns from Avignon.
  • Train: You can get to L’Isle Sur La Sorgue by train from Avignon. This takes 37 minutes each way. You cannot access Fontaine de Vaucluse by train.

16. Châteauneuf-du-Pape & Vineyards

Travel time:
Distance from Avignon by car: 20 minutes

Located in the Rhône valley, Châteauneuf-du-Pape is a famous and historical wine region in southern France. This is one of the best day trips from Avignon if you’re a wine lover!

The Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation has over 8,000 acres of vineyards, and the main grape variety is Grenache. The region primarily produces red wines that are rich in flavor with a high alcohol content – the minimum is 12.5% and average is 14%.

You can rent a car and visit some local wineries on your own, such as:

Otherwise, there are plenty of fantastic tours from Avignon that you can choose from as well. Here are a few tours we recommend:

Plan your Avignon to Châteauneuf-du-Pape day trip

How much time: It really depends on how many wineries you want to visit. For a visit to just a couple of wineries plan on a half day trip from Avignon. Otherwise, you could book a full day tour.

How to get here: The easiest way to explore the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape is by car. Booking a tour is a great option if you don’t want to rent a car.

17. Mont Ventoux & Dentelles de Montmirail

Travel time:
Distance from Avignon by car: 1 hour

For those in search of mountains and nature, then this is one of the best Avignon day trips for you! Mont Ventoux is the tallest mountain in Provence, standing at 6,270 feet. It’s famous for being one of the most difficult cycling routes in France, which has been part of the Tour de France several times.

It’s a pilgrimage for cyclers from all over the world and a huge accomplishment if you make it to the top.

Unless you’re interested in biking to the top of Mont Ventoux, the best way to get here is to drive for your Avignon day trip. Make your way to Station Mont Serein at the top of the mountain for amazing panoramic views of the Rhône Valley.

There are many hikes in Mont Ventoux Regional Nature Park, otherwise you can just visit for the views.

On your way back to Avignon, we recommend heading to the Dentelles de Montmirail. These rocky, jagged mountains are surrounded by beautiful villages and vineyards. You can go on a hike, taste some wines, or simply explore the area.

Plan your day trip to Mont Ventoux & Dentelles de Montmirail

How to get here: You need to rent a car to visit both of these sights.

How much time: Half-day for each, or a full day if you visit both.

Avignon Day Trips Overview

Best day trips from Avignon by train

  • Arles
  • Nîmes
  • Marseille
  • Aix-en-Provence
  • Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
  • L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Best day trips from Avignon by car

  • Cassis & The Calanques
  • La Roque-sur-Cèze
  • Luberon Valley
  • Valensole Lavender Fields
  • Ardèche Region
  • Les Baux-de-Provence
  • Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
  • The Camargue
  • Châteauneuf-du-Pape
  • Mont Ventoux & Dentelles de Montmirail

Best day trips from Avignon by bus (or car)

  • Pont du Gard
  • Uzès

May of Day Trips from Avignon

To help you best navigate your way around the region, here is a map of all of the Avignon day trips listed in this itinerary.

To save the map to Google Maps on your phone or computer, click on the star next to the title. Once you do this, you’ll be able to find the map in your “saved maps” list on your phone.

To see a list of all the items on the map, click the box with arrow on the left. To enlarge the map, click the box on the right.

Avignon Transportation Guide

Traveling from Avignon by Train

Traveling by train in France is convenient and affordable. If you plan to travel by train for your day trip from Avignon, use the official SNCF website to book your tickets online. You can either save the mobile ticket to your phone or print it out. Either works.

Alternatively, you can purchase tickets from one of the kiosks at the train station in Avignon. For a more user-friendly experience, we recommend downloading the SNCF Connect app.

We recommend purchasing your tickets at least the night before online to ensure there are tickets available, particularly for the high-speed trains. Regional trains usually have tickets available all the time.

Important: There are two train stations in Avignon: Avignon Centre and Avignon TGV.

Avignon Centre is located in the city center and is for regional trains. Avignon TGV is located outside the center and is for high-speed trains. Make sure to double check which train station you depart from on your ticket because it can get confusing sometimes.

To get to the TGV station, take the 5-minute train ride from Avignon Centre to Avignon TGV. It costs around €2.30 for the ride and the train runs every 30 minutes.

Traveling from Avignon by Car

Renting a car is easy and affordable in Avignon. We have rented a car from the Avignon TGV station a couple of times for a road trip around Provence.

There are two places where you can rent a car in Avignon: the TGV train station or Avignon downtown. There are usually more options at the TGV train station.

We recommend booking your car through Discover Cars, our go-to car rental site.

Where to Stay in Avignon

Luxury Hotel: La Mirande | A gorgeous 5-star hotel with stylish rooms located in the center of Avignon next to the Palais des Papes.

Boutique Hotel: Hotel De L’Atelier | A wonderful boutique hotel with affordable rooms located in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon across the river.

Mid-range Hotel: Les Jardins de Baracane | A fantastic Provencal hotel located in the center of Avignon with a lovely pool and garden.

Budget Hotel: Hotel Boquier | A budget-friendly hotel located near the center with charming rooms.


France Travel Insurance – Should you get travel insurance for France? YES! We always purchase travel insurance before all of our trips just in case anything happens. Check out Safety Wing to find the best plan for you.

France Rental Cars – Is it safe to rent a car in France? Yes! We’ve rented a car in France too many times to count, and it’s definitely the most convenient way to get around the countryside. We rented our car through Discover Cars (our go-to rental agency), which helps you find the best rates no matter where you are traveling.

France Phone Plans – If your phone plan does not offer free coverage in France, then we suggest getting an eSIM. We used Airalo during our trip to France, and we had fantastic coverage the entire time. It’s easy to download and you can even top up via the app if needed.

France Hotels – Wondering where to book your accommodations for France? We’ve been reserving all of our hotels through Booking for years. Their messaging tool makes it easy to communicate with the hotels, and there are endless options to choose from

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