Public transport

There are various ways of getting around in Vaucluse. Here are the different types of public transportation you can use.

 

Coach services

 

The TransVaucluse transport network is a collection of 34 lines that offer daily connections between 117 Vaucluse towns, and 8 on-demand transport lines (by reservation on previous day). Of these, 5 lines offer direct connections to the Avignon TGV railway station.
More information at:

– le TransVaucluse website (in French)
Paca Mobilité website
– Directly with the bus stations:

  • Avignon Bus Station
    T. : 00 33 (0)4 90 82 07 35
  • Apt Bus Station
    T. : 00 33 (0)4 90 74 20 21
  • Orange Bus Station
    T. : 00 33 (0)4 90 34 15 59

 

The TransVaucluse website is also available on your mobile phone
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TransVaucluse QR Code

 

You can take your bicycle on a TransVaucluse coach
Taking your bicycle with you is possibly on all the TransVaucluse routes, subject to availability (except on route 14). On the Avignon-Apt route (15.1), at certain times of the day, the coach is equipped with a trailer (up to 8 bikes – free service). Prior booking strongly recommended.

Train services

 

The TER (regional train service) serves the towns of Bollène, Orange, Avignon, Cavaillon and Pertuis (and soon, Carpentras!). Timetables and bookings at:
http://www.ter-sncf.com/Regions/Paca/fr
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.
The French national railway company (SNCF) has set up a network of bicycle hire shops close to some train stations which are then identified as “relais train vélo”.
Information and timetable at http://www.ter-sncf.com/Regions/Paca/fr/

Specific services for people with reduced mobility, luggage service, car valet services:
– Avignon TGV station: EFFIA Service – T. 33 (0)4 32 76 76 05

 

 

Transport in Avignon

From the TGV to the central station

 

There is a regional rail link between the TGV train station and the Avignon central train station. Nearly 35 round-trip connections per day, between 6am and 10:30 pm, duration: 6mn, fee: €1.60, that can be added to your TGV rail fee upon booking. www.ter-sncf.com

From the airport to the city centre

 

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

Buses and shuttles in Avignon

 

From Avignon-Caumont airport, a regular bus takes you to the town centre (arrival in front of ‘La Grande Poste’ – the main Post Office). Information at www.tcra.fr
More info: 00 33 (0)4 32 74 18 32 and contact@tcra.fr

Taxis

Les Taxis avignonnais – www.taxis-avignon.fr – T. 00 33 (0)4 90 82 20 20
See also: chauffeur services

Vélo-cité: Avignon’s pedicabs

Vélo Cité 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 –some of them forbidden to cars. 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.
info@velo-cite.fr
Reservations at 33 (0)6 37 36 48 89

Provence Tuk-tuk

img_6899-okAn unusual way to make one’s way around the city.

www.provencetuktuktour.fr – T. +33 (0)6 52 80 40 26

 

The Baladines: the city centre’s electric shuttles

BaladineThe Baladine is a 100% electric shuttle, with a silent and non-polluting engine, cruising within the city walls via an immutable route. 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. It can be hailed at any point on its route by the wave of a hand. Ideal for families, people parked on the outskirts of the city and walkers carrying heavy bags.
Every day from Monday to Saturday – from 10am to 12.30pm and 2 to 6pm (last start). Every 10 min. In July and August, services run every day from 10am through 8pm.
Rate: 50 centimes/adult
Stops: anywhere with a wave of the hand.
Information with the Avignon Tourist Office – T: 33 (0)4 32 74 32 74 – http://www.tcra.fr/presentation/?rub_code=53

Shuttle buses between the large 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). Information: 33 (0)4 32 76 22 69.
– 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. Information: 33 (0)4 32 76 24 57.

Vélo Pop: the Avignon cycle hire scheme

 

Vélo Pop

 

200 self-service bicycles (velopop) are available along the same principle as Vélib in Paris or Boris Bikes in London, at 18 stations around town and up to Villeneuve-les-Avignon.
www.velopop.fr

 

 

Shuttle boats

Navette fluvialeA 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