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Taking the train from Avignon to Paris

You can’t go to France without stopping in Paris and there’s no French city quite like Paris. Just 2.5 hours away from Avignon by spacious OUIGO or high-speed TGV trains (free WiFi and first- and second-class options available), you can go from idyllic provincial living to a Parisian urbanite in no time at all!

Once you get off at Paris Gare de Lyon, head to the Eiffel Tower, or the Arc de Triomphe (because this whole trip is a triumph thanks to trains, right?) or admire the art at the Louvre Museum. An evening stroll along the Seine is a lovely way to end an evening, after all, you want to be up early for some of those glorious French croissants! Fancy something a bit different? Why not pay a visit to the Paris Catacombs or a day trip to the Palace of Versailles. Paris is known for its food, so check out our guide to the top restaurants in Paris for inspiration.

Fabulous France awaits, so read on for more details and book your train trip from Avignon to Paris with our handy fare finder!

Avignon TGV to Paris by train

It takes an average of 3h 39m to travel from Avignon TGV to Paris by train, over a distance of around 360 miles (579 km). There are normally 23 trains per day travelling from Avignon TGV to Paris and tickets for this journey start from €19 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 40m
PriceFrom €19
Distance360 miles (579 km)
Frequency23 trains per day
First train05:57
Last train20:51
Departure stationAvignon TGV
Arrival stationParis
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsOUIGO, SNCF

Avignon TGV to Paris train times

Check out the next trains departing from Avignon TGV to Paris for samedi 13 août 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:38 Avignon TGV10:18 Paris Gare de Lyontgv inoui 6106 SNCF Get tickets2h 40m, direct
08:00 Avignon TGV11:19 Paris Gare de Lyon7838 SNCF Get tickets3h 19m, 1 change
08:48 Avignon TGV12:09 Paris Gare de Lyontgv inoui 9583 SNCF Get tickets3h 21m, 1 change
09:43 Avignon TGV12:21 Paris Gare de Lyontgv inoui 6112 SNCF Get tickets2h 38m, direct
10:07 Avignon TGV13:04 Paris Gare de Lyon7822 SNCF Get tickets2h 57m, direct
10:40 Avignon TGV13:52 Paris Gare de Lyon7842 SNCF Get tickets3h 12m, 1 change

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Avignon TGV to Paris

You can travel from Avignon TGV to Paris 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 brand of French rail company SNCF, who operate trains in France and Spain. In France, all seats on OUIGO are Second Class and tickets can only be purchased online. You can also pay for additional extras, such as reserving a seat in the ‘quiet area’, at-seat power sockets and extra luggage. OUIGO has been operating in Spain since May 2021, and their trains include an onboard bar and a premium class of service called OUIGO Plus.

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 Avignon TGV to Paris

The price of train tickets from Avignon TGV to Paris starts at €19 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 Avignon TGV to Paris 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Avignon TGV to Paris? 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 Avignon TGV to Paris take?

The average journey time by train between Avignon TGV and Paris is 3 hours and 39 minutes, with around 23 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 Avignon TGV and Paris by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Avignon TGV to Paris is 2 hours and 40 minutes.

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

Train ticket prices from Avignon TGV to Paris can start from as little as €19 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Avignon TGV to Paris?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Avignon TGV to Paris without having to change trains. There are 14 direct trains from Avignon TGV to Paris each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Avignon TGV to Paris leaves at 05:57. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Avignon TGV to Paris leaves at 20:51. 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 Avignon TGV and Paris by train?

Trains travelling from Avignon TGV to Paris 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 Paris to Avignon TGV.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Avignon TGV to Paris for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/13/2022. 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 10/04/2022 for travel on 10/04/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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