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Travelling from Paris to Avignon by train

Thinking of taking a trip to Provence and need more information about how to travel from Paris to Avignon by train? Start your journey with us! 

On average, the journey from Paris to Avignon takes around 3h 47m, but can take just 2h 37m on the fastest TGV INOUI services. With around 11 direct trains on this popular route each day, you don’t need to worry about changing along the way. Once you’ve boarded the train, you can sit back, relax and enjoy the onboard amenities including free WiFi and comfortable seats.  

When travelling on this route, you’ll jump on a train at Paris Gare de Lyon and head south, reaching speeds of up to 198mph. After travelling through 360 miles of picturesque French countryside, you’ll arrive at Avignon TGV station. If you prefer to travel in style, why not upgrade to TGV First Class? You’ll enjoy larger and adjustable seats, as well as fold-down tables and electrical power sockets.  

Known as the Gateway of Provence, Avignon is a city rich with culture, history and character. Once you’ve exited the station, a short stroll through the charming, cobbled streets will take you to the Palais des Papes, the largest medieval fortress in Europe. From here, you can walk to Pont d’Avignon, a ruined medieval bridge spanning the Rhone.  

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets from Paris to Avignon in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. Need more information first? Keep reading for train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

Paris to Avignon TGV by train

It takes an average of 3h 14m to travel from Paris to Avignon TGV by train, over a distance of around 360 miles (579 km). There are normally 24 trains per day traveling from Paris to Avignon TGV and tickets for this journey start from $21.03 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 37m
PriceFrom $21.03
Distance360 miles (579 km)
Frequency24 trains per day
First train06:00
Last train20:48
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationAvignon TGV
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, SNCF, BlaBlaCar Bus

Paris to Avignon TGV train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Avignon TGV for Sunday Dec 4th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:00 Paris Gare de Lyon08:42 Avignon TGV7829 SNCF Get tickets2h 42m, direct
06:14 Paris Gare de Lyon09:27 Avignon TGV7871 SNCF Get tickets3h 13m, 1 change
07:39 Paris Gare de Lyon10:19 Avignon TGVtgv inoui 6103 SNCF Get tickets2h 40m, direct
08:43 Paris Gare de Lyon11:50 Avignon TGVtgv inoui 6221 SNCF Get tickets3h 7m, 1 change
09:39 Paris Gare de Lyon12:19 Avignon TGVtgv inoui 6107 SNCF Get tickets2h 40m, direct
10:26 Paris Gare de Lyon13:03 Avignon TGVtgv inoui 6165 SNCF Get tickets2h 37m, direct

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Paris to Avignon TGV

You can travel from Paris to Avignon TGV on TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoErmell, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

PhotoCramos, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

OUIGO is the low-cost, high-speed train service operated by the French national train company SNCF. Despite having only one class on board, OUIGO trains offer the same comfort as Second Class seats on TGV trains, although OUIGO tickets are only available to purchase online. To make your journey as smooth as possible, arrive at least 30 minutes before departure and bear in mind that there's an additional fee for bringing a suitcase with you, having a seat with power sockets and travelling with a stroller/buggy.

PhotoCtruongngoc, under licence CC BY-SA 3.0

SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Paris to Avignon TGV

The price of train tickets from Paris to Avignon TGV starts at $21.03 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Paris to Avignon TGV by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Paris to Avignon TGV

Want to know more about your journey from Paris to Avignon TGV? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Paris to Avignon TGV take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Avignon TGV is 3 hours and 14 minutes, with around 24 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Paris and Avignon TGV by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Avignon TGV is 2 hours and 37 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Avignon TGV cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Avignon TGV can start from as little as $21.03 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Paris to Avignon TGV?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Avignon TGV without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Paris to Avignon TGV each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Paris to Avignon TGV leave?

The first train from Paris to Avignon TGV leaves at 06:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Paris to Avignon TGV leave?

The last train from Paris to Avignon TGV leaves at 20:48. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Paris and Avignon TGV by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Avignon TGV cover a distance of around 360 miles (579 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Avignon TGV to Paris.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Avignon TGV for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/04/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 01/29/2023 for travel on 01/29/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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