Public transport within Vaucluse

Coach services

The Vaucluse transport network is a collection of 26 lines that offer daily connections between 117 towns.
For more information www.maregionsud.fr & www.sudest-mobilites.fr

Or directly with the bus stations
Avignon Bus Station +33 4 90 82 07 35
Apt Bus Station +33 4 90 74 20 21
Orange Bus Station +33 4 90 34 15 59
Carpentras bus station +33 4 84 99 50 10

You can take your bicycle on a coach
Taking your bicycle with you is possible on all the routes, subject to availability. Sometimes, at certain times of the day, the coach is equipped with a trailer, up to 8 bikes. Free service but prior booking is strongly recommended.

Train services

The TER (regional train service) serves the towns of Bollène, Orange, Carpentras, Avignon, Cavaillon.
Timetables and bookings at www.ter-sncf.com

Train Cycle
You can travel by regional train (TER) with your bike. There is no need to make a reservation, all the region regional TER lines carry bikes free of charge (from Monday to Friday, outside the following peak times: 7.00am-9.00am and 4.30pm-6.30pm), depending on available space.

Specific services for people with reduced mobility at www.ter.sncf.com

Transport in Avignon

From the TGV to the central station

The regional rail link between the TGV train station and the central train station is “La Virgule”. 33 connections per day, between 6am and 11pm, duration: 6mn, fee: €1.60, that can be added to your TGV train ticket.
www.ter-sncf.com

From the airport to the city centre

A city bus links the airport Avignon Provence to the city centre.
Information at www.tcra.fr

Buses and shuttles in Avignon

Information on routes, maps, schedules and fares at www.tcra.fr
More info: +33 4 32 74 18 32 and contact@tcra.fr

Taxis

Taxi Radio Avignon +33 4 90 82 20 20

Vélo-cité: Avignon’s pedicabs

These modern rickshaws, complete with electrical assistance, can accommodate up to 3 adults. They prove to be a very convenient way of travelling around the city’s medieval architecture, with its narrow streets and lanes. A plastic cover protects the customers in case of rain or strong wind.
Schedule: 9:00am to 8:00pm, every day except Sundays. During the festival in July: 10:00am to midnight every day.
Rates: €2/km per person €2 for the reservation of a trip within the city, €3 for a trip outside the city walls.
Reservations at +33 6 37 36 48 89 www.velociteavignon.com

The Baladines: the city centre’s electric shuttles

The Baladine is a 100% electric shuttle, with a silent and non-polluting engine, cruising within the city walls. Ideal for the narrow streets of the historical city centre of Avignon, the Baladine is the size of a car with the capacity of a public transport vehicle: 7 seats.
Stops: anywhere with a wave of the hand. Rate: 50 cents
Information at www.tcra.fr

Shuttle buses between the free car parks outside the city walls and the city centre

The town council has built two large car parks outside the city walls. These are free, supervised and linked every 10 minutes to the town centre via free shuttle buses:

– Parking de l’Ile Piot, 1600 spaces, east of town,Gard/Villeneuve-les-Avignon side. Supervised and linked to the town centre via shuttle buses from 7:30am to 8:30pm from Monday to Friday, and from 1.30pm to 8.30pm on Saturdays (7:30am to 2:30am every day during the festival).
– Parking des Italiens, 1150 spaces, north-west of town, Carpentras side. Supervised from Monday to Saturday from 7:30am to 8:30pm. Linked to the town centre from 7.30am to 10pm from Monday to Thursday, and from 7.30am to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.
www.tcra.fr

Vélo Pop: the Avignon cycle hire scheme

300 self-service “Velopop” bicycles are available at 30 stations around town and up to Villeneuve-les-Avignon.
Fee from €1/day
www.velopop.fr

Shuttle boats

A free shuttle boat serves the Ile de la Barthelasse leaving from the Avignon ‘halte nautique’. This island is ideal for a stroll along the tow path with an unrestricted view of the town ramparts, the Popes’ Palace and the Avignon Bridge. It is also the starting point for numerous cycling circuits through orchards and market gardens. Cycles and pushchairs are allowed.
See timetable