Train Avignon → LyonFrom ₹ 1,211
- Departure station : Avignon centre (Boulevard St Roch BP 175 84008 Avignon cedex)
Avignon tgv (Chemin du Confluent La Courtine 84008 Avignon)
- Arrival station : Lyon part dieu (5, Place Charles Béraudier 69003 Lyon)
Lyon perrache (14, cours de Verdun 69286 Lyon cedex 02)
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Main stations in Avignon and Lyon
Avignon Centre Train Station
Address: Boulevard St Roch BP 175 84008 Avignon cedexOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 11:30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 5am to 11:30pm
Public holidays: 5am to 11:30pm Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV) , Regional trains (TER)
SNCF rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Avignon TGV Train Station
Address: Chemin du Confluent La Courtine 84008 AvignonOpening hours: Monday to Friday: 6am to 11pm
Saturday and Sunday: 6am to 11pm
Public holidays: 6am to 11pm Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV)
SNCF rail agents, Assistance for disabled persons and junior travellers, Lost and found, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Lyon Perrache Train Station
Address: 14, cours de Verdun 69286 Lyon cedex 02Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5am to 12:45am
Saturday and Sunday: 5am to 12:45am
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER)
SNCF rail agents, Tourist Information Office, Lost and found, Toilets, Waiting rooms, ATM and Public Payphone.
Lyon Part Dieu Train Station
Address: 5, Place Charles Béraudier 69003 LyonOpening hours: Monday to Wednesday : 5:15am to 10pm
Thursday to Friday: 5:15am to 11pm
Saturday: 5:15am to 10pm
Sunday: 5:15am to 11pm
Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Intercity trains, Regional trains (TER)
SNCF rail agents, Lost and found, Police station, Lockers, Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
Travel inspiration in Avignon and Lyon
Avignon, the city of Popes
Avignon is located in the Provence region, on the left flank of the Rhône River and is home to more than 500,000 people. Avignon can be reached from main cities like Paris (2h40 trip), Lyon (1h trip) or Marseille (30 minutes trip).
Avignon invites you to share its lifestyle and superb heritage. With its bridge, the Palace of the Popes, testimony to its prestigious past as Capital of Christianity in the Middle Ages, Avignon offers grandiose architecture, with several monuments ranked among UNESCO’s World Heritage. Avignon offers numerous possibilities for sightseeing, activities and events. Tourists can also discover plenty of attractive shops, Provençal cooking, local specialities and the Côtes du Rhône wines… The Mont Ventoux, the lavender fields and all the beauty of Provence is on the doorstep of Avignon.
Lyon, the capital of French gastronomy
Proud of its history – Lyon was once the capital of the Gauls – the city offers an original trip back in time and through cultures. Gastronomy, culture, fêtes, nature, silk, light... you name it! Lyon has it! Besides being known for its culinary and architectural heritage, Lyon is also renowned for its effervescent cultural scene. The most appealing event of the city is the Festival of Lights, which takes place during four nights in December.
Reviews & ratings Avignon - Lyon
This train was stopped at a station before it reached St Malo due to a problem with the track ahead. We were kept sitting in the train for some time - at least half an hour - before suddenly everyone started getting off. We do not speak French and struggled to understand what was going on. We collected our luggage and followed other passengers to the Bus Station where we again waited some time - at least 20 minutes - before buses came to transport us the rest of the journey to St Malo. We had to ask staff to explain what was happening in English as there was little consideration for passengers who did not speak French. Water was handed to passengers as they embarked on the buses. We were especially disappointed as we only had a little more than 24 hours to spend in St Malo and lost at least 1 1/2 hours of that time because of the additional travel time caused by the delay. We were handed forms to fill in to receive compensation for the inconvenience caused but have yet to establish if we will have part of the cost of the fare reimbursed. We appreciated the fact this was offered.
we use the TGV to Avignon TVG then bus to Avignon Centre. have to pay bus fee even the web indicated it was a transfer. no big deal on money but confusion when communicating with the bus driver.
The TGV was slightly delayed arriving in Lyon. We had two connections further to that which we missed. Arriving in Bourg en Bresse too late for a train to our final destination that evening. The station master and his team were wonderfully helpful and organised us a taxi, at no charge to ourselves to take us to our final destination 60km away. First class service with a smile. 5*'s to the French railways network. We would like to to send them an email if you can supply us with details.
Everything went very smoothly, information clear and we had no problems.
We went to Marseille from Paris by TGV train. We enjoyed the experience on the train.
Comfortable, fast, convenient, and price is also cheap. Very nice experience.
Getting around France by rail is relatively easy, even if you don't speak the language. Just be mindful if you are tagging around with heavy luggage as you have to haul your luggage up and down the stairways. Also, check your confirmed seats to ensure that they are conveniently allocated especially if you are travelling with elderly folks, although most passengers would be graceful to exchange their seats with you. It would be ideal if TGV can extend its line to the airport as it is costly to commute from Lyon Part Dieu to Lyon St Exupery airport.
Travelled on 1st class. Drinks not offerred. No announcements in English on where to purchase refreshments on board. Comfortable environment and journey.
The convenience of a service from the airport is excellent. For new or infrequent travellers who aren't fluent in French it is however quite daunting to find out where to go to get the train you have booked over the Internet. Electronic signs were not operating in the early hours of the morning. The practice of not indicating the platform for a trains departure until about 15 - 20 minutes before its scheduled time also adds to a traveller's stress level. Getting two 20 kg cases up the stairs and storing them when there were many other travellers was also difficult and stressful.
It was a pleasant trip from Paris to Dijon by TGV, train was nice, clean and punctual! I am impressed, it is such a great way to travel in France. Australia...please learn something from France!
Fantastic - comfortable, very convenient and was excellent value for money.