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 December
Estimated hotel price
$57
1 night at 3-star hotel
Avignon in December
Estimated hotel price
$57
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Avignon in July, when the average temperature is 73.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 33.8 °F, with an average temperature of 41 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in October, when precipitation is around 3.1″. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Avignon, with an average rainfall of 0.8″.

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How to Get to Avignon

Plane

When flying to Avignon, you’ll arrive at Avignon-Caum (AVN), which is located 5 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Avignon from the United States departs from New York and takes around 10h 30m.

Train

SNCF is the most popular train carrier serving Avignon, followed by Renfe. The train journey from Avignon to Toulon takes 0h 55m and costs around $13 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Lyon, expect to pay about $10 for a 1h 28m trip. Located 0.5 miles from the city center, Avignon Centre is the busiest station in Avignon. Another popular train station is Avignon TGV, located 2 miles from the center.

Car

Another option to get to Avignon is to pick up a car rental from Nice, which is about 123 miles from Avignon. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Rhodium, among others, in Nice.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Avignon, including FlixBus, BlaBlaBus and ALSA. From Toulon, the bus ride to Avignon takes 70 miles and will cost you around $10. From Montpellier, the ticket costs about $8 for a journey of 125 miles. The most popular bus station is Avignon Le Pontet, located 2 miles from downtown Avignon. Avignon Gare Routière is also a commonly used station, and is 0.4 miles from the city center.

Airlines serving Avignon

United Airlines
Good (2,621 reviews)
Lufthansa
Good (1,729 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,064 reviews)
KLM
Good (317 reviews)
Air France
Good (354 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,161 reviews)
Delta
Excellent (2,813 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,118 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,024 reviews)
SWISS
Good (406 reviews)
Iberia
Good (771 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (952 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (237 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (446 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (237 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (83 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (1,367 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (378 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (221 reviews)
Finnair
Good (572 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 Central Hotel, Avignon offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $109 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $157 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Regina Hotel and Hôtel Les Corps Saints. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Avignon, with prices from $26 to $1,743 per night. Montfavet is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Avignon are about 26% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Avignon

Most booked hotels in Avignon

Auberge de Cassagne & Spa
Excellent (8.7, 364 reviews)
$212+
Hotel Saint Louis
Excellent (8.5, 633 reviews)
$72+
ibis Styles Avignon Sud
Excellent (8.2, 2155 reviews)
$86+
Hotel de l'Horloge
Excellent (8.2, 1095 reviews)
$95+
Novotel Avignon Centre
Good (7.9, 1178 reviews)
$103+
Best Western Hotel Paradou
Good (7.7, 3242 reviews)
$56+
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Renting a car in Avignon

Sixt, Avis and Budget are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to rent a car in Avignon is the Free2Move branch at 350 Avenue Charles Valente, which is 4 miles from the city center.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 26% more expensive than at Marseille.

Expect to pay $5.64 per gallon in Avignon (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $67.68 and $90.24.