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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

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  1. Cheapest price £89.00
  2. 30 day advance £89.00
  3. 7 day advance £134.00
  • Recommended departure
    13:25
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    7hr 17m
  1. The new direct train from Madrid to Avignon has given a boost to travel between the two cities. If the timings of this once-daily train do not suit your schedule there are further options which normally require a change of train at both Barcelona Sants and Narbonne, adding in total about an hour to the overall journey time.

    The direct service to Avignon from Madrid is run by Spanish rail operator RENFE, using high-speed AVE trains. The first part of the journey is a fast dash from Madrid through Barcelona to Perpignan in France. Thereafter the pace slows as the train cruises through Languedoc, eventually crossing the River Rhône to reach Avignon.

    Bookings on this route may open as long as four months prior to travel. Yet at certain times of the year you may find that services are opened for booking only a few weeks prior to travel. If you're having trouble finding trains, contact us and we'll notify you when booking opens. Book early for the cheapest fares.

    Madrid to Avignon

    Madrid to Avignon

    The journey from Madrid to Avignon starts at Puerta de Atocha station. The once-daily direct AVE service makes nine intermediate stops, taking just over seven hours for the journey to Avignon. There is much good scenery on this route, with some particularly fine views of the Languedoc coast on the stretch between Perpignan and Montpellier. Arrival in Avignon is at the town’s TGV station, some way south of the city centre. A shuttle train from Avignon TGV gives a useful connection to Avignon Centre station.

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Passenger age requirements

Different countries have different classifications for "Child" and "Youth". That's why we ask you to enter the age of young passengers when you search.

Countries Children Youths
Belgium and Luxembourg 6 - 11 12 - 25
Eurostar 4 - 11 12 - 25
France* 4 - 11 12 - 25
Germany* 6 - 14 15 - 25
Italy 4 - 11 12 - 25
Netherlands (including Thalys) 4 - 11 12 - 25
Spain* 4 - 13 14 - 25
Switzerland 6 - 16 17 - 25
United Kingdom* 5 - 15 16 - 25
others 4 - 11 12 - 25

* There are some exceptions to these definitions. Please see child and youth passenger age requirements for more information.

You can also read about Youth and Senior discounts and railcards.

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