Avignon travel guide

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You're Going to Love Avignon

With a population of 89,769, Avignon is a must-see destination in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Avignon

Avignon in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Avignon in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Avignon in July, when the average temperature is 23 °C, and the highest can go up to 30 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 1 °C, with an average temperature of 5 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in October, when precipitation is around 80 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Avignon, with an average rainfall of 20 mm.

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How to Get to Avignon


When flying to Avignon, you’ll arrive at Avignon-Caum (AVN), which is located 9 km from the city centre.


SNCF is the most popular train carrier serving Avignon, followed by Renfe. The train journey from Avignon to Marseille takes 0h 34m and costs around $22 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Chessy, expect to pay about $30 for a 2h 30m trip. Located 0.8 km from the city centre, Avignon Centre is the busiest station in Avignon. Another popular train station is Avignon TGV, located 3 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Avignon is to pick up a car hire from Lyon, which is about 201 km from Avignon. You’ll find branches of Alamo and Rentscape, among others, in Lyon.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Avignon, including FlixBus, BlaBlaBus and ALSA. From Marseille, the bus ride to Avignon takes 121 km and will cost you around $29. From Montpellier, the ticket costs about $51 for a journey of 145 km. The most popular bus station is Avignon Le Pontet, located 4 km from the city centre of Avignon. Avignon Vedène is also a commonly used station, and is 7 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Avignon

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Avignon

From 5-star hotels such as the Hotel d'Europe to great affordable options like the Regina Hotel, Avignon offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $176 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $281 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Aparthotel Sainte-Marthe and City Résidence Avignon. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Avignon, with prices from $54 to $3,047 per night. Montfavet is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Avignon are about 33% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Avignon

Most booked hotels in Avignon

Mercure Avignon Gare Tgv
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Novotel Avignon Centre
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
Bristol Hotel
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
Ibis Budget Avignon Centre
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
Premiere Classe Avignon Sud - Parc des Expositions
Good (6.8, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Avignon

Expect to pay $3.52 per litre in Avignon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $42.16 and $56.21. Mini (Class Mini Car or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Avignon, while also 43% cheaper than other types, on average.

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