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Paris to Avignon on TGV--what station?

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Paris to Avignon on TGV--what station?

I am looking at train schedule and see that options are to arrive at TGV station (2 hr 44 minutes) or in the center--about an hour longer. If we are staying one night in Avignon (no car) is it better to arrive in center even though it takes longer?

thanks!

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1. Re: Paris to Avignon on TGV--what station?

The TGV station is a mile or so away from the centre of Avignon. A bus service links the two stations, or you could take a taxi.

For the best prices, book direct with the train operator as far ahead as possible. Tickets go on sale 3 months before travel, and the cheapest tickets often sell out quickly. Prices keep going up as the travel date gets closer.

You can get train times and costs, and make bookings, in English at www.tgv-europe.com/en but use Antarctic as the "Ticket collection country" in the first screen to avoid being transferred to RailEurope, which has higher prices and does not list all the trains. For notes on online booking, see www.nickbooth.id.au/Tips/FrenchTrain.htm

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2. Re: Paris to Avignon on TGV--what station?

Up to you. You'll have a bigger choice to TGV station, but need a transit to the centre. Centre station is right on the doorstep of the old town.

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3. Re: Paris to Avignon on TGV--what station?

The shuttle bus service from Avignon TGV is cheap and regular, running about every 20 minutes and taking about 10 minutes. It stops opposite the Centre station but just inside the city walls.

4. Re: Paris to Avignon on TGV--what station?

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