Uzès is conveniently located close to France’s major highways A9 and A7. We have driven there from Spain, Switzerland and other parts of France in only a few hours. We have also driven from Denmark a few times with an overnight stop – but if you’re travelling from abroad you may find it easier and faster to get to the south of France by plane or train, via for example Paris, Marseille, Montpellier, Nimes or Avignon.
Find your way to Rue Saint Roman in Uzès HERE.
From major cities and Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris transportation is fast, efficient and direct taking the famous and very comfortable high-speed TGV trains to Nîmes or Avignon. Both Nîmes and Avignon TGV stations have car hire companies. Alternatively, for 1,50 Euro you can choose to take a direct bus to Uzès from the train station. The bus takes about 20 minutes from Nimes and 40 minutes from Avignon.
✈ BY PLANE
Marseille – Aéroport de Marseille-Provence
Air France flies directly from Copenhagen to Marseille. There you can either rent a car or catch the train and bus to Uzès. There are connections to all major European airports.
Nîmes – Aéroport de Nîmes
Ryanair operates different routes to Nîmes, which is located about 20 km from Uzès. Besides rental car, you can take a bus directly to Uzès from here. Ryanair flies to Nîmes from Luton Airport.
Montpellier – Aéroport Montpellier Méditerranée
Cimber Air flies directly from Copenhagen to Montpellier. From there you can either rent a car or catch the train and bus to Uzès. Montpellier is also connected to several European cities, especially in the Summer months. From London you can fly to Montpellier with BA (from Heathrow), Ryanair (Stanstead) and Easyjet (Gatwick).
Paris – Aéroports de Paris
If you are travelling from Denmark, SAS, Air France, EasyJet and Norwegian all fly from Copenhagen to Paris. From here you can take the TGV to Nimes and bus to Uzès.
High Speed Train TGV runs departures regularly from Charles de Gaulle airport and every hour from the Paris Gare de Lyon station to Nimes. The journey from the capital to the south of France takes about 2 hours and 50 minutes.
The iDTGV WEBSITE has low-cost tickets if you buy early in advance.
At the SNCF WEBSITE you can also buy tickets from, for example, Nice, Marseille or Montpellier to Nimes.
Nimes and Avignon TGV stations are modern, have an array of shops and public facilities and car hire companies located in-situ. At Avignon TGV you’ll find them behind the station, a few steps away from the back entrance.
BUSES TO UZÈS
There is regular bus transport from Nimes and Avignon to Uzès and back.
The journey from Nimes takes 20 minutes, and from Avignon about half an hour (the latter does not run on weekends and bank holidays). Buses leaves from outside the back entrance to the Nimes station and drops passengers at the “Esplanade”, which is the final stop at the heart of Uzès. Rue Saint Roman is located only a couple of minutes’ away on foot. A single bus journey cost € 1,50 and you can buy carnets of 10 tickets for €13.
You will find the timetable for the Nimes-Uzès-Nimes bus route HERE.
Busses from Avignon leave from the Gare Routière which is a three minute walk from the Avignon Gare SNCF train station, just by the city walls. If you arrive at the Avignon Gare TGV station you need to take the shuttle to the Gare SNCF first.
You can find the timetable for the Avigon-Uzès-Avignon bus route HERE.
PARKING IN UZÈS
Traffic is restricted inside the old city walls. It is possible to drive a car to the front door of Rue Saint Roman but street parking isn’t allowed. However, there are plenty of off-street parking facilities in Uzès, including an underground car park almost opposite the house (outside the Lycée des Métiers d’Art, in Place Verdun) and a large – and inexpensive – outdoor parking lot, only a few metres away, in a park at the back of the Cathedral. There is also a pay and display car park in front of the Cathedral.
Traffic in Uzès flows anti-clockwise and although the city may get rather busy on market days, especially in the peak season, it is always almost possible to find a space in one of the pay and display parking lots.