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. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Avignon has to offer.

When to visit Avignon

Avignon in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 108
1 night at 3-star hotel
Avignon in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 108
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

Plane

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

Train

SNCF is the most popular train carrier serving Avignon, followed by Eurostar. The train journey from Avignon to Chessy takes 2h 33m and costs around C$ 26 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Rennes, expect to pay about C$ 180 for a 4h 42m 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.

Car

Another option to get to Avignon is to pick up a car rental from Nice, which is about 198 km from Avignon. You’ll find branches of Europcar and Avis, among others, in Nice.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Avignon using FlixBus or BlaBlaBus. From Geneva, the bus ride to Avignon takes 587 km and will cost you around C$ 74. From Paris, the ticket costs about C$ 126 for a journey of 772 km. The most popular bus station is Avignon Le Pontet, located 4 km from downtown Avignon. Avignon Vedène is also a commonly used station, and is 7 km from the city centre.

Plane

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

Train

SNCF is the most popular train carrier serving Avignon, followed by Eurostar. The train journey from Avignon to Chessy takes 2h 33m and costs around C$ 26 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Rennes, expect to pay about C$ 180 for a 4h 42m 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.

Car

Another option to get to Avignon is to pick up a car rental from Nice, which is about 198 km from Avignon. You’ll find branches of Europcar and Avis, among others, in Nice.

Bus

You can travel by bus to Avignon using FlixBus or BlaBlaBus. From Geneva, the bus ride to Avignon takes 587 km and will cost you around C$ 74. From Paris, the ticket costs about C$ 126 for a journey of 772 km. The most popular bus station is Avignon Le Pontet, located 4 km from downtown Avignon. Avignon Vedène is also a commonly used station, and is 7 km from the city centre.

Airlines serving Avignon

Lufthansa
Good (4,686 reviews)
KLM
Good (849 reviews)
SWISS
Good (944 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,741 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,189 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,452 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (474 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,600 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,100 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,952 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,368 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (219 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,204 reviews)
LOT
Good (670 reviews)
Finnair
Good (774 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,171 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (929 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (849 reviews)
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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 C$ 159 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 257 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include City Residence Avignon and Ibis Budget Avignon Centre. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Avignon, with prices from C$ 49 to C$ 838 per night. Montfavet is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Avignon are about 30% 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
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
C$ 136+
Bristol Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 156+
Novotel Avignon Centre
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 192+
Ibis Budget Avignon Centre
2 stars
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
C$ 102+
Premiere Classe Avignon Parc Des Expositions
1 star
Good (6.6, Good reviews)
C$ 52+

Renting a car in Avignon

Renting a car in Avignon costs C$ 65 per day, on average, or C$ 196 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

Expect to pay C$ 2.68 per litre in Avignon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 32.13 and C$ 42.84. Intermediate (Opel Combo Cargo or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Avignon, while also 67% cheaper than other types, on average.

Renting a car in Avignon costs C$ 65 per day, on average, or C$ 196 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

Expect to pay C$ 2.68 per litre in Avignon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 32.13 and C$ 42.84. Intermediate (Opel Combo Cargo or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Avignon, while also 67% cheaper than other types, on average.