Vélopop Shared-bicycle service, with 17 stations around town. Membership is €1/5 per day/week.

Provence Bike Rents out city bikes, mountain bikes, scooters and motorcycles.


The free shuttleboat runs from near the base of Pont St-Bénézet to Île de la Barthelasse.


TCRA tickets (€1.30) are sold on board. Buses run from 7am till about 8pm. The main transfer points are Poste (main post office) and place Pie. For Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, take bus 5.

Autocars Lieutaud runs tours to vineyards around Avignon.

Car & Motorcycle

Find car-hire agencies at both train stations (reserve ahead, especially in July). Narrow, one-way streets and impossible parking make driving within the ramparts an absolute horror: park outside the walls.

The most convenient car park for the town centre is Parking Palais des Papes, but it tends to fill up quickly on busy summer days. Thankfully, there is plenty of free parking available: 900 free spaces at Parking de L'Ile Piot, and 1150 at Parking des Italiens, both under surveillance and served by the free TCRA shuttle bus.

On directional signs at intersections, 'P' in yellow means pay lots; 'P' in green, free lots. Pay Parking Gare Centre is next to the central train station.