Head to the home of Popes (well, once upon a time) and experience the best of Provencal culture by taking the train from Barcelona to Avignon. Travelling from the Catalan capital to Avignon couldn't be much easier, with plenty of trains available on a daily basis. So make some time to visit one of France's most appealing cities.
Trains from Barcelona to Avignon usually require one change along the way - usually in Valence or Nimes. However, there is one daily direct service which reaches Avignon in just 4h 14m. Sit back and enjoy the view! SNCF and Renfe combine to provide the majority of services, and both companies look after their customers well, offering comfortable carriages, on-board WiFi, and plenty of dining options.
When you get to Avignon, you won't be disappointed. This sun-soaked ancient city is full of appealing attractions within walking distance of the station, from the lavish Palace of the Popes to the art-filled Petit Palais and the half-finished Saint Bénézet Bridge. Dine on Provencal specialities like socca pancakes, try a few glasses of local vintages, and unwind in style. Ready to go? Use our Journey Planner above to book train tickets in advance.
Renfe-SNCF trains are the result of a collaboration between France and Spain to bring the two countries together via a network of high-speed trains. There are two comfort classes – Turista (or Second Class) and Preferente (or First Class). Both classes have power sockets and comfortable seating. Luggage security checks are in force at all Spanish stations before boarding. It's also advisable to travel with your identity card for border control.
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 Barcelona to Avignon by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Barcelona and Avignon is 6 hours and 0 minutes, with around 5 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Barcelona to Avignon is 4 hours and 16 minutes.
Train tickets from Barcelona to Avignon can start from as little as €14.50 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Barcelona to Avignon without having to change trains. There are 1 direct train from Barcelona to Avignon. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Barcelona to Avignon leaves at 07:30. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Barcelona to Avignon leaves at 16:36. 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.
Trains travelling from Barcelona to Avignon cover a distance of around 222 miles (358 km) during the journey.