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There are 6 ways to get from Nice to Avignon by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Avignon Tgv Tgv

85€ - 160€

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Rideshare  •  3h 25m

  1. Take the rideshare from Nice to Avignon 254.6 km

16€

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Train via Marseille  •  3h 31m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles Tgv / ...
  2. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Avignon Tgv Tgv / ...

76€ - 153€

Bus via Aix-en-Provence  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the bus from NICE - Gare Routière - NICE to AIX EN Pce - Gare Routière - AIX EN PROVENCE Ler 20
  2. Take the bus from AIX EN Pce - Gare Routière - AIX EN PROVENCE to AVIGNON - Limbert - AVIGNON Ler 23

Bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Avignon Barcelona - Niza / ...

Drive  •  2h 40m

  1. Drive from Nice to Avignon 259.9 km

28€ - 45€

Nice to Avignon by train

The train journey time between Nice and Avignon is around 3h 17m and covers a distance of around 316 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h. Operated by TGV inOui and Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), the Nice to Avignon train service departs from Nice Ville and arrives in Avignon Tgv. Typically 26 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nice to Avignon train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Nice to Avignon is to rideshare which costs 16€ and takes 3h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Avignon is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 2h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Avignon. However, there are services departing from NICE - Gare Routière - NICE and arriving at AVIGNON - Limbert - AVIGNON via AIX EN Pce - Gare Routière - AIX EN PROVENCE. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 23m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Avignon Tgv. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 25m.

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The distance between Nice and Avignon is 199 km. The road distance is 259.9 km.

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The best way to get from Nice to Avignon without a car is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs 85€ - 160€.

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The train from Nice Ville to Avignon Tgv takes 3h 25m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Nice to Avignon bus services, operated by Zou! LER, depart from NICE - Gare Routière - NICE station.

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Nice to Avignon train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Avignon is to train which takes 3h 25m and costs 85€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can bus via Aix-en-Provence, which costs and takes 4h 23m.

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  • Distance: 199 km
  • Duration: 3h 25m

What companies run services between Nice, France and Avignon, France?

TGV inOui operates a train from Nice Ville to Avignon Tgv 3 times a day. Tickets cost 55€ - 75€ and the journey takes 3h 25m. Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS) also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nice to Avignon via AIX EN Pce - Gare Routière - AIX EN PROVENCE in around 4h 23m.

Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Nice Ville to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
55€ - 70€
1st Class
60€ - 75€
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
45€ - 55€
1st Class
45€ - 55€
Train from Marseille St Charles to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
31€ - 36€
1st Class
25€ - 30€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Nice-Ville to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 160€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Nice-Ville to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Avignon TGV
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 55€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nice Ville to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 55€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
27€ - 40€
Rail 1st Class
35€ - 55€
Train from Marseille St Charles to Avignon Tgv
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
12€ - 30€
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
12€ - 18€
Rail 1st Class
20€ - 30€
Bus operators
Zou! LER
Phone
+33 4 91 57 50 57
Email
webpresse@maregionsud.fr
Website
zou.maregionsud.fr
Bus from NICE - Gare Routière - NICE to AIX EN Pce - Gare Routière - AIX EN PROVENCE
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Zou! LER
Bus from AIX EN Pce - Gare Routière - AIX EN PROVENCE to AVIGNON - Limbert - AVIGNON
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Zou! LER
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Nice to Avignon
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Nice to Avignon
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
16€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Nice to Avignon bus services, operated by Zou! LER, arrive at AVIGNON - Limbert - AVIGNON station.

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Nice to Avignon train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Avignon Tgv station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Nice to Avignon is 260 km. It takes approximately 2h 40m to drive from Nice to Avignon.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Nice and Avignon. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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