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Train from Marseille to Avignon

California
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Train from Marseille to Avignon

Anybody knows if I buy a ticket in advance in the USA from Marseille Vitrolles-Aeroport to Avignon can I use that ticket anytime or a particular scheduled train, also someone mentioned to validate the train ticket before getting into the train does anybody knows what that means Thank you Maria

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1. Re: Train from Marseille to Avignon

AFAIK there are no TGV trains from Marseille-Vitrolles, so regardless of you buying the tickets in advance or on spot the price will be the same - 15.40 euros. And yes you have to validate your ticket before getting on the train, although the controllers tend to be very tolerant to the people who forgot to do so.

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2. Re: Train from Marseille to Avignon

There is absolutely no point in buying tickets in advance. These are local (TER) trains: there are no seat reservations and tickets cannot sell out.

The tickets that you buy at a train station can be used on any TER train. Before you get on a train, you must time-stamp the ticket in a machine at the station, after which it is valid for a few hours.

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3. Re: Train from Marseille to Avignon

Thank you for your advice and explanation

Maria

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4. Re: Train from Marseille to Avignon

There are rail ticket machines at the airport, close to the stop for the shuttle bus.

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5. Re: Train from Marseille to Avignon

We took the train from Vitrolles to Avignon a month ago -- there is a free shuttle that runs between the airport and the station. Train tickets can be pruchased from machines located at the airport as well as at the station.

…aeroport.fr/fra/acces/acces_train.jsp

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