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Take the train from Paris to Avignon

Travel in style on TGV high-speed trains from the French capital of Paris to Avignon in the sunny South of France. In just over two and a half hours, it’s one of the quickest and most convenient ways locals and tourists can travel between these two cities – and much less stressful than driving!

Want to make the journey even more enjoyable? TGV First Class offers wider reclining seating and the choice of sitting in a private cabin. Once you arrive into Avignon TGV station, a short walk about the charming cobbled streets will lead you to the Palais des Papes – Europe’s largest medieval fortress. Ready to book your train to Avignon? Keep reading for information about train types, ticket prices and journey times.

Paris to Avignon by train

It takes an average of 4h 22m to travel from Paris to Avignon by train, over a distance of around 359 miles (577 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Paris to Avignon and tickets for this journey start from €19 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 38m
Price€19 - €299.90
Distance359 miles (577 km)
Frequency20 trains per day
Departure stationParis
Arrival stationAvignon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Paris to Avignon train times

Check out the next trains departing from Paris to Avignon for Tuesday 7th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
15:24 Paris Gare de Lyon18:03 Avignon TGVTGV INOUI 6163 SNCF Get tickets2h 39m, direct
15:39 Paris Gare de Lyon18:19 Avignon TGVTGV INOUI 6117 SNCF Get tickets2h 40m, direct
16:38 Paris Gare de Lyon19:19 Avignon TGVTGV INOUI 6121 SNCF Get tickets2h 41m, direct
17:36 Paris Gare de Lyon20:19 Avignon TGVTGV INOUI 6123 SNCF Get tickets2h 43m, direct
17:41 Paris Gare de Lyon21:17 Avignon CentreTGV INOUI 6195 SNCF Get tickets3h 36m, direct
17:50 Paris Gare de Lyon21:11 Avignon TGVTGV INOUI 6627 SNCF Get tickets3h 21m, 1 change
19:38 Paris Gare de Lyon22:17 Avignon TGVTGV INOUI 6129 SNCF Get tickets2h 39m, direct
20:08 Paris Gare de Lyon07:14 Avignon CentreTGV INOUI 6281 SNCF Get tickets11h 06m, 2 changes
20:08 Paris Gare de Lyon07:21 Avignon CentreTGV INOUI 6281 SNCF Get tickets11h 13m, 1 change
20:33 Paris Gare de Lyon07:36 Avignon TGVTGV INOUI 6633 SNCF Get tickets11h 03m, 1 change

TGV, OUIGO and SNCF trains from Paris to Avignon

You can travel from Paris to Avignon 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

Train tickets from Paris to Avignon start at €19 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €120.91.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price106.99
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price108.99
on the day
avg. single price120.91

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 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Paris to Avignon? 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 take?

The average journey time by train between Paris and Avignon is 4 hours and 22 minutes, with around 20 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 by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Paris to Avignon is 2 hours and 38 minutes.

How much does the train from Paris to Avignon cost?

Train tickets from Paris to Avignon can start from as little as €19 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?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Paris to Avignon without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Paris to Avignon. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Paris to Avignon leaves at 07:34. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Paris to Avignon leaves at 21:47. 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 by train?

Trains travelling from Paris to Avignon cover a distance of around 359 miles (577 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Avignon to Paris. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Paris to Avignon.
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.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Paris to Avignon for a typical week day using timetable data for 07/07/2020. 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 29/06/2020 for travel on 02/09/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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