Avignon Airport (Avignon-Provence Airport) serves as a key gateway for travelers exploring the Provence region. Situated just 8 kilometers southeast of the city, it provides convenient access to Avignon and its surroundings. If you're considering hiring a car from here, this guide will offer useful insights.
Exiting the Airport:
Upon leaving Avignon Airport, you'll find well-signposted routes. The primary exit road from the airport is the D900B, which links directly to the D900. This road can take you north towards Avignon's city center or south towards the various towns and attractions of Provence.
Distance & Tolls:
While there aren't any direct toll roads immediately adjacent to the airport, the A7 motorway (Autoroute du Soleil), a major north-south route running nearby, is a tolled highway. If you're heading towards major cities like Lyon or Marseille, the A7 is a primary route, so ensure you're prepared for any toll charges.
The roads in and around Avignon, including those leading from the airport, are generally in good condition. Signage is clear, ensuring easy navigation for drivers. However, as with many regions in France, some rural roads can be narrow, so caution is advised, especially around bends.
Traffic around Avignon Airport is typically light to moderate. However, during the peak tourist season, especially in summer and during the renowned Avignon Theatre Festival, roads leading to the city can experience increased congestion. It's advisable to allow extra travel time if you're driving during these periods.
Tips for Driving in Avignon:
- Stay updated on local traffic rules, including speed limits. Generally, in towns, the limit is 50 km/h, on open roads it's 80 km/h, and on highways and expressways, it's 110-130 km/h.
- Parking in Avignon can be challenging during peak times. Consider using the city's park-and-ride facilities or checking if your accommodation offers parking.
- Remember to always carry your driving license, car hire paperwork, and identification while driving.
With a hired car from Avignon Airport, the beautiful landscapes of Provence, from its lavender fields to its historic towns, become easily accessible. Plan your journey, drive safely, and enjoy the picturesque vistas that unfold with every mile.
Once you have seen everything the city has to offer, you could then drive your hire car to towns like Orange
- most of our car hire packages come with unlimited mileage.