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About Avignon

Avignon, located on the banks of the Rhone River in France is a beautiful, charming medium-sized city. The medieval city wall, the Papal Palace and the UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site St. Benezet are all wonderful attractions to take in. When you factor in the unique regional festivals and theater with local folk dance and song performances, as well as the beauty of the surrounding countryside, it is easy to see why Avingon is a major touristic draw.
 
Foggy and humid in the summer, the weather of the city becomes rainy in the fall and spring. If your idea of a perfect holiday is the sea, sand and sun, this may not be the best city for you. In any case, the weather is variable so dress accordingly. Be sure also to check out the street markets to get great deals on local produce and hand-made products.
 

Transportation to Avignon City Center from Airport

 

Avignon Tgv Airport

Located on the banks of the Rhone River, Avignon is within the borders of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region in the southeast of France and is among the most beautiful cities with its historical buildings, world famous bridge, museums and cobblestone pavements. Avignon, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, is famous for its Palais des Papes (Papal Palace) and Saint Benezet Bridge, Avignon Cathedral, Lambert Collection, Petit Palais Museum, Calvet Museum and Angladon Museum. Red and green passport holders can travel to the city without a visa. Passengers having these passports are allowed to travel in the city in a way not to exceed 90 days. Schengen visa is required for those who have maroon passports.

Turkish Airlines organizes flights to Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) International Airport. Passengers who want to travel to Avignon can transfer from here. In addition to this, you can reach the city by flying to Toulouse, Lyon or Marseille which is the closest city to Avignon and transferring from these cities. Travelling to Paris from İstanbul by plane lasts about 3 hours and 40 minutes. Travelling to Avignon from Paris by plane lasts about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Time difference between France and Turkey is one hour. Turkey starts the day one hour earlier than Avignon. It is important to remember that while it is 11:00 am in Avignon, it is 12:00 pm in İstanbul. It is very important to pay attention to the time difference while planning your travel.

You can travel to the city center from Avignon Airport by bus, taxi, private car or bicycle. You can even walk to the city center, but if you don’t have much time, this option may not be the best for you. You may have trouble in riding a bicycle on the areas that are not allowed to travel by bicycle, although there are bicycle trails. You can reach the city center from the airport via the N7 road and Avenue Pierre Semard road. It is possible to reach the city center in about half an hour. Although railway transportation is available in the country, the route is not appropriate for this travel. The train station is located outside the city center. For this reason, it is not possible to reach the city center by train. Trains are often preferred for touristic trips.

Bus

You can get on one of the buses travelling to the city center from Avignon Lycée Agricole bus stop located near the airport. In order to get to city center, you can prefer getting on the bus route 30 from the airport offering transportation service for Caumont - Avignon Poste route. These buses can take you to the city center for 3 or 4 Euro.

Taxi

You can also reach the city center by getting on a taxi from the airport terminal. However, you should keep in mind that the cost will be higher compared to bus. You may have to pay about 25-30 Euro for travelling to the city center from Avignon Airport. You can reach the city center in about 30 minutes by taxi.

Car Rental

In the main terminal building of the airport, there are many car rental companies offering luxurious or low fuel consumption vehicles. If you don’t want to lose time and immediately take the road to the city center, you can make a reservation before your travel and receive your car as soon as you land at the airport. If you don’t have much information about the French road signs, you can get a book about it. While driving, this book will make your travel easier, and improve your driving quality.

Bicycle

In Avignon, there are bicycle trails that bicyclists can use. However, you may have trouble in riding a bicycle on the areas that are not allowed to travel by bicycle, although there are bicycle trails.


Avignon Provence Airport

When you land at the airport near the center of the French city of Avignon you can use your private vehicle and arrive at the center of Avignon very quickly by following the direction signs. You can take advantage of the extremely affordable buses or trains if you would like to use the means of public transportation to get to the center from the airport. At the airport you can also rent a car from the car rental offices from where you can get assistance for transport to the center and live the privilege to travel to Avignon city center or other areas you want to reach with a rental car. Means of public transportation are ideal for those who prefer particularly affordable vehicles to travel from the airport to the center in Avignon. Taxis and rental cars, on the other hand, are ideal for passengers who are caring more for their comfort.

Private Vehicle

If you prefer to get to Avignon city center from the airport by a private car, you must first exit the Avignon airport terminal and then follow the A7 motorway and drive along 24 Avignon Sud road. The journey from the airport to the center of Avignon with private vehicles is completed in just a few minutes. Passengers traveling from the airport to the city can park at short and long waiting areas reserved for vehicles at Avignon Airport during the times they need to wait. For longer times, Avignon Airport also has a large parking area reserved for passengers. When you park your car in the airport car park, you will not be charged for the first half hour. You can still use the Avignon Airport car park at reasonable prices for longer than half an hour.

Taxi 

Those passengers who want to reach the city center with the taxis they can take from Avignon Caumont Airport can benefit from the taxi service at the airport which is available 24 hours a day. It is enough to get out of the Avignon Airport terminal and reach the taxi stands in order to take one of the comfortable taxi cabs operated by Radio Taxis Avignon. Choosing one of the licensed taxis at the airport is one of the things you should pay attention to in Avignon as it is in many cities of Europe, to avoid problems before and after your trip. The taxi fare to get to Avignon city center from the airport would be on average 25 euro during daytime and 32 euro at night time. You can get an idea about the average fare you would pay by notifying the driver of the address you want to go to by taxi in the center. If you would like to contact the taxi service provider at the airport, you contact Radio Taxis Avignon by calling 04 90 82 20 20. Another method to reduce the total fare that you would pay for the taxi ride on this route would be sharing the cab with other passengers who are going to the same or close destination from the airport. However, you may need to try to do this before leaving the terminal. For passengers with heavy suitcases, the shared cab option is not an advantageous method due to the limited luggage capacities of the vehicles.

Bus

The buses that are among the means of public transportation carrying passengers between the airport and the city center are usually preferred by those passengers looking for an affordable option. Buses are taking their passengers to the central points of the city departing from Avignon Airport during a large part of the day. After arriving at the city center by TCRA buses, you can transfer to the Lignes Express Régionales buses here and thus can reach many cities in the region directly.

Car Rental

There are different car rental companies serving at Avignon Provence Airport such as Europcar, Enterprise, Sixt and AVIS. If you would like to rent a car from Enterprise, you can contact their office by calling 0825 358 358. For Enterprise, another company that you can choose to rent a car from in order to reach Avignon and other regions, you can call the call enter at 04 90 27 30 07 and book a car if you wish.

Train

You can take a train from the stations near the airport or from the city center and travel to many destinations in France and throughout Europe. Trains are also one of the fastest means of transport in France thanks to their regional and national operations. You can purchase your train ticket from the stations, and use the chance to travel at more affordable rates by buying a return ticket. Taking the train to Avignon city center or other areas is generally considered as a short and comfortable option. When you arrive at the station, you can take advantage of the taxis in order to carry your heavy luggage to your hotel, or to other points you want to reach.

Weather in Avignon

DayMin - Max
WednesdayMin 22ºC - Max 31ºC
ThursdayMin 20ºC - Max 33ºC
FridayMin 20ºC - Max 36ºC
SaturdayMin 19ºC - Max 33ºC
SundayMin 20ºC - Max 30ºC

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