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Aéroport Avignon-Provence is in Caumont, 8km southeast of Avignon, and has direct flights to London, Birmingham and Southampton in the UK.

Transport Options

From the airport, TCRA bus 30 (25 minutes) goes to the post office and LER bus 22 (www.info-ler.fr; €1.50) goes to the Avignon bus station and TGV station.

Taxis cost about €35 to €40.

Bus

Avignon's bus station is a major bus hub for the Vaucluse département. Long-haul companies Linebus and Eurolines have offices at the far end of bus platforms and serve places like Barcelona. TransVaucluse (www.vaucluse.fr) offers regional bus services in the Avignon area.

Aix-en-Provence €18, LER Line 23, 1¼ hours, six daily Monday to Saturday, two on Sunday

Arles €7.80, LER Line 18, 50 minutes, five daily

Carpentras €2.10, TransVaucluse Line 5, 45 minutes, 11 daily Monday to Saturday, six on Sunday

Orange €2.10, TransVaucluse Line 2, one hour, hourly Monday to Saturday, three on Sunday

Train

Avignon has two train stations: Gare Avignon Centre, on the southern edge of the walled town, and Gare Avignon TGV, 4km southwest in Courtine.

Local shuttle trains link the two every 15 to 20 minutes (€1.60, six minutes, 6am to 11pm). Note that there is no luggage storage at the train station.

Eurostar services operate one to five times weekly between Avignon TGV and London St Pancras (from €78, 5¾ hours) en route to/from Marseille.

TGV Services

Aix-en-Provence €12.50 to €21, 25 minutes

Marseille €12.50 to €19, 40 minutes

Marseille-Provence airport Vitrolles station, €12 to €21, one to 1½ hours

Nice €36 to €62, 3¼ hours

Paris Gare du Lyon €45 to €90, 3½ hours

Non-TGV Services

Arles €8, 17 minutes

Nîmes €9.90, 30 minutes

Orange €6.60, 22 minutes