Avignon is a French city located in the Provence region. This place was the seat of the Catholic popes in the 1300s, and it did not become part of France until the end of the 18th century. Avignon is thus famous for its history, but also for the theater because it hosts the greatest drama festival in Europe.
This airport is located about 6 miles from downtown Avignon and 2.5 miles from Caumont-sur-Durance. The airport code is AVN. It has only one runway, but it offers some interesting facilities, such as the Flying School. You can also find a couple of restaurants and shops, as well as several transportation options to take you to your next destination.
Things to do
We have mentioned that Avignon was the seat of the Catholic popes in the 14th century. There is one popular tourist attraction that dates from this period - Palais des Papes or the Palace of the Popes. This historical palace used to be the papal residence and now is a very important medieval building in Europe. The Musée du Petit Palais is another building from the same century that is now a museum of masterpieces from the Renaissance period. There are also two historic places from the 12th century - the Pont d'Avignon and Avignon Cathedral.
When you get tired of walking and exploring the city, go to the Jardin des Doms and have a cup of coffee by a beautiful pond or visit the Durance river, where you can go rafting or climbing. This river is not so close to the city, but it is worth taking a little longer trip.
How to get from Avignon Airport to the city center?
There are several airport transportation options at AVN, the most popular being airport taxis and private transfers, but there are also rental cars and public transportation, which is the cheapest option. If you’re not sure which option best suits your needs, check out our list below and find everything you need to know about Avignon Airport transfers.
Avignon Airport Taxi & Limo
Since public transportation is not that frequent, the easiest way to get to your destination from Avignon Airport is via taxicab. To find a taxi vehicle or taxi drivers, go in front of the terminal building. The official operator which serves AVN is Radio Taxis Avignon, available 24 hours a day.
The approximate taxi fare from Avignon Airport to the city center is 25€($28.31) during the day and 32€ at night.
You can book your ride by calling 04 90 82 20 20 or sending an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avignon Airport also offers exclusive limo service available by reservation. VIP Service Provence has been serving the airport since 2006. They can take you to any destination in the area in one of their luxury and modern vehicles.
For more information about this Avignon Airport transfer, call 0033(0)6 83 76 01 70 or reach them via email@example.com.
There are two bus routes that serve AVN Airport - lines 30 and 22.
Bus no. 30 runs from Avignon Airport to the post office, which is located near the city center, and the one-way bus ticket for adults is only 1,40€. Route no. 22 connects the airport with Avignon TGV Station and some towns in the surrounding area.
However, the bus doesn’t run very often, so this isn’t a great choice if you are in a hurry.
There is rail service in Avignon, but it doesn’t serve the airport. You can use the bus line 22 to get to the TGV Station and then use the train.
There is a direct rail service between London and Marseille since 2015 which stops at Avignon TGV and runs regularly during summer.
If you’re looking for Avignon Airport transfers with the most privacy and freedom, you should definitely hire a car. There are several rental companies available at AVN, all of them available on on the arrivals level:
The rental counters are staffed only at times of flight arrivals.
Also, if you’re wondering where to find a gas station nearby, there is one close to the airport at 4316 route de Marseille(the N7).
A Different Ride for Each Budget
Shared Ride Shuttle service is the most economical way to and from the airport yet very convenient and efficient.
Book a private car, van or limo when you need direct, exclusive service to and from the airport.