The slope leading up to voie/platform 4 at Avignon TGV

How to take the train from Lyon to Avignon

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Lyon to Avignon by train

When taking a train from Lyon to Avignon there is a choice between:

(1) Taking TGV trains, which use the high speed line between the two cities and arrive at the aptly named, Avignon TGV station; which is located 6 km from the city, but it is connected to the edges of the city centre by local trains and buses.

  1. Taking less frequent TER trains which are around an hour slower because they don't use the high speed line.
    But if your final destination is near the central area, those trains have the advantage of arriving at Avignon Centre station, which lives up to its name!

Routes you can take to go from Lyon to Avignon

When travelling between most cities by train there is only one logical option, though on other journeys there is a choice between different trains or alternative routes. If different options are available you can use the info to decide which is best for you.

Choose one of the following options:
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Route Information

Option 1: taking the TGV trains
Travel Time (approx)

1hr 10min - 1hr 15min approx



Travel Info

Monday - Thursday = 12 x trains per day
Friday = 14 x trains
Saturday = 13 x trains
Sunday = 12 x trains

Route Information

Option 2: Taking the TER trains to Avignon Centre
Travel Time (approx)

2hr 20 min - 2hr 45min (approx)



Travel Info

Mon-Thurs = 9 x trains per day
Friday = 10 x trains
Saturday = 10 x trains
Sunday = 6 x trains

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