The cheapest and easiest way to get from Marseille to Avignon is by regional train. Here are our step-by-step directions for getting from the Marseille train station (Gare de Saint-Charles) to Avignon Centre:
Step 1: Make your way to the Marseille train station Gare de Saint-Charles. (See above map). Note: see the travel tip below if you are arriving via Marseille Provence Airport and you are not going to Marseille.
Step 2: Purchase ticket to Avignon Centre from the Ticket Kiosk. Cost is just over €20.00 per person. You will be required to enter the date/time of departure when purchasing. Because this information is pre-printed on the ticket, there’s no need to validate your ticket before boarding your train.
Note: If you purchased an open ticket (one without a specified travel date), you will need to validate your ticket by stamping it in the ticket validation machine (usually located at the entrance to platforms).
Step 3: Check the information board/large placard to find which platform (designated by letter) services trains going to Avignon.
Step 4: Make your way to your designated platform (Destination: Avignon Centre).
Step 5: Check the information board on the platform to verify that this train is going to Avignon Centre.
Step 6: Board the train, take a seat, and enjoy the ride. Travel time is ~90 minutes.