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Need transportation from Avignon Port, France to Nice

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Need transportation from Avignon Port, France to Nice

We just found out that our transfers with our cruise line is a mess. We planned to arrive a day earlier in Lyon, spend the night and were planning to meet the transfer company person at the Lyon airport the next day when our cruise actually begins. We were concerned about weather (end of April), connections, or possible mechanical problems that might make us late flying from USA-London-Lyon. Now, we find out that we cannot use our paid transfers because we are already in Lyon and out of the baggage area of the airport!? Also, turns out that we have similar issue when we end the cruise in Avignon Port.The company will take us to Marseille airport when they take the others. Then, we would have to find our own way to Nice. So, 1-suggestions for the transfer from Lyon? 2- Are there any trains, bus companies, car rentals in Avignon Port..town, transportation companies that can get us to Nice? Any comments/assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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11. Re: Need transportation from Avignon Port, France to Nice

Ok..train it is. However, I am a bit confused. Is sounds as thoughIf I take the TVG I need to go to Marseille. I was hoping that there was a train from Avignon? But if not, then I should use the cruise company's motor coach transfer to Marseille ( which is the ONLY pace it will go; and, Only to the airport) Then, taxi to the TVG station for the quick train to Nice? Is this correct ? Also, I will go and get the green Michelin book. The one that I have doesn't seem to be as detailed/old as what is being suggested. Thank you all for your kind assistance.This will be my husband's first trip to France and I am really hoping to make it as easy and pleasant as possible…so he'll go again!

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13. Re: Need transportation from Avignon Port, France to Nice

Hi, Diz: Thank you for the insights. We have only traveled by train once from Rome to Florence and it was a breeze. The husband was very happy as that was his maiden voyage to Europe! I checked with the cruise people and they said we dock the evening before debarkation around 10 AM the next morning. It seems possible to take a taxi to the TVG and take the train from there. I also followed the previous advice and checked the train schedule and saw the possible time, but didn't know it was in Avignon. I will contact SNFC which I saw, but didn't know enough info to purchase the tickets. Now, just working on the transport from Lyon Airport to Chalon sue Saone Port! It really would have been a mess if we hadn't made inquiries this early and found out about the possible complications.in advance. Thank you , again for the additional information, most helpful. Sadly, in the US we have virtually zero transport by trains…which we love…Europe has such wonderful inter-country rail lines and is enviable to most US travelers!

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15. Re: Need transportation from Avignon Port, France to Nice

Good Morning, Everyone: Just wanted to thank each of you for your assistance in our dilemma . At this point , we have been working with the airlines to see if a change is possible for the arrival part of the trip. In retrospect changing that seems to be the easiest (if it can actually be done). If not, with all the suggestions, we think that

we have really wonderful alternatives to get from Lyon to Chalon -sur -Saone. Thank you all for your time and insights, we could not have attempted to resolve these issues without your collective assistance.

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16. Re: Need transportation from Avignon Port, France to Nice

Suggestions for transportation from Lyon to Charlon sur Saone? We have researched buses and there does not seems to be an option there…at least we have not found one. We know from the maps the Charlon sur Saone is north of Lyon and seems to be near the main roads. So, perhaps renting a car for a day might be an alternative ( although we have heard is is rather expensive to do so) Not sure about trains…still looking into that option. All the suggestions for the Avignon to Nice via TVG were great. We purchased our tickets and made transportation plans from the ship to the train station. Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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17. Re: Need transportation from Avignon Port, France to Nice

Please give a reliable limo or taxi company to drive from Avignon to Nice airport

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18. Re: Need transportation from Avignon Port, France to Nice

Look at a map. What you are asking for will cost hundreds and hundreds of euros. Perhaps over 1,000.

Take a TGV.

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19. Re: Need transportation from Avignon Port, France to Nice

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20. Re: Need transportation from Avignon Port, France to Nice

Thank you. We actually did view a map and realized that 8o miles was a bit far for a taxi. However, we took all the suggestions and were able to have the cruise company call us a cab to the TVG from our last stop and took the train to Nice. It was wonderful. Thank you to all for the time. insight and suggestions that you shared with us. In the end, we had a fabulous trip and are planning our next one already for 2015!