How to get from Nice to Monaco?

This article is about getting from Nice to Monaco: distance, travel time, stops, and cost

Transportation from Nice to Monaco

It’s quite easy to get from Nice Airport (Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur) to Monaco — the distance is pretty short (20,5 kilometers), and many transport types are always available for travelers. There are some regular buses, train, helicopter, and also an individual transfer (taxi). You can also rent a car without a driver. The bus costs 6 Euro and the trip will last about 40 minutes. The train will be a little cheaper — 4,1 Euro — and your transit time will be 25-30 minutes. The helicopter flight takes about 7 minutes and costs 115 Euro per person. Getting from Nice to Monaco by taxi or transfer costs about 99 Euro and lasts 30 minutes.

Traveling by bus is the most popular way to get from Nice to Monaco — it is quite fast and easy. You also may decide to travel by train — in that case, you have to go on foot to Saint-Augustin railway station (it takes about 10-15 minutes). Both of these transport types may be inconvenient if you are arriving at night. Moreover, it would be hard if you have big luggage or a little baby. In these cases, the best decision would be booking a transfer.

Monaco — luxury resort of Azure Coast

Monaco is a small European principality which is famous for its great Monte Carlo casino — one of the oldest gambling houses in the world. However, it isn’t the one showplace of this little country. It would be a good idea to walk through the old town of Monaco-Ville, visit the Prince’s Palace and Prince Rainier’s museum of retro cars. Monaco is also interesting for people who like spending their holidays enjoying the sea — Monte Carlo beaches are one of the best in the world.

Bus from Nice to Monaco

Bus from Nice to Monaco
Cost

€22

Waiting time

up to 60 min

Travel Time

45 min

Clients

Couple

One of the buses — №110 — stops near the Airport Terminals 1 and 2. According to the timetable, the first one departs from the 1st Airport Terminal at 08:45, the last one — at 22:00. The interval between the routes is 1 hour. Buses from the city start running to the airport at 6:15, and the last - at 19:15. It is easy to buy a bus ticket directly from the driver. There is also a night route — Notambus №100 — which runs from Thursday till Saturday and goes through Monaco to Menton. All of the buses have comfortable seats but no luggage racks.

Bus from Nice to Monaco:

City bus route №110

Timetable:

From 8:30 AM to 22:00 PM

Route:

Airport Terminal 1 — Airport Terminal 2 — Monaco — Menton

Travel Time:

45 min (5 min — to the bus station, 40 min — bus to Monaco)

Waiting time:

up to 60 min

Comfort level:

Low: no luggage racks and WC

Cost:

22 Euro

Clients:

tourists with small luggage, those who prefer to save money

How to find the bus at Airport:

Bus №110 stops near Airport Terminals 1 and 2.

Train from Nice to Monaco

Train from Nice to Monaco
Cost

from €4,8

Waiting time

20-40 min

Travel Time:

40-50 min

Clients

Couple

Start your train traveling from Saint-Augustin railway station which is situated near the 1st Airport Terminal. If you are arriving at the 2nd Terminal, use a free shuttle bus (navette) which cruises between the terminals every 10 minutes. Your train journey will last 25 — 30 minutes and cost 4,8 Euro. All the routes which go to Monaco stop at Saint-Augustin station, so the interval between them wouldn’t be long — you probably have to wait for 20-40 minutes. They start to run at 05:30 and finish at about 21:00. Trains in France have some baggage restrictions: you may take one big suitcase and one carry-on luggage. It is also better to buy and print tickets in advance.

Train from Nice to Monaco:

Different train routes which depart from Saint Augustin railway station to Monaco

Timetable:

From 5:30 AM to 9:00 PM

Route:

Saint Augustin railway station — Monte Carlo railway station

Travel Time:

40-50 min (10-15 min — from Airport to railway station on foot, 25-30 min — train to Monaco)

Waiting time:

20—40 min

Comfort level:

Medium: comfortable seats, luggage racks, toilet

Cost:

From 4,8 Euro

Clients:

tourists with small luggage, those who prefer to save money

How to find the train platform at Airport:

Follow the signs and go on foot — it takes you about 10 minutes.

Helicopter from Nice to Monaco

Helicopter from Nice to Monaco
Price

from €115

Waiting time

up to 15 min

Duration

7-10 min

Clients

Ind.tourist

Although the helicopter flight costs much more than bus or train, it would be a great experience to enjoy the exciting view of the Azure coast. Regular helicopter transfer departs every 15 minutes from 08.30 to 20.00, it lasts 7 — 10 minutes and costs 115 Euro or more. This amount of money also includes a minivan service in Monaco from the heliport to your destination place — home or hotel. The helicopter doesn’t have any luggage restrictions, and it is also the fastest way to get to Monaco from Nice Airport.

Helicopter from Nice to Monaco:

Regular transfers in helicopters between Nice Airport and Monaco

Timetable:

From 8.30 AM to 8.00 PM

Route:

Nice Airport — Monaco

Travel Time::

7-10 min

Waiting time:

up to 15 min

Comfort level:

High (+Free minivan service in Monaco from home to heliport and back)

Price:

from 115 euro

Clients:

Those who want to admire the view

How to find the helipad at Airport:

Follow the signs into the Airport.

Taxi from Nice to Monaco

Taxi from Nice to Monaco
Price

from €99

Waiting time

5 min

Duration

30 min

Clients

Family

If you are traveling with your family or friends and need more comfort, you also may book a convenient transfer. In that case, an English-speaking driver will meet you near the arrival terminal with a nameplate so you wouldn’t get lost in the airport. If you pre-specify that you are traveling with a child, the driver will prepare a baby car seat and help you with a luggage. The car journey time from Nice to Monaco is about 30 minutes and the price starts from 99 Euro.

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

To your hotel or home address in Monaco

Travel Time:

30 min

Waiting time:

It takes you 3 - 5 min to find a taxi.
If you have booked a transfer beforehand, the driver will meet you near the arrival zone with a nameplate.

Comfort level:

Taxi: fast traveling, trunk for luggage, air-conditioning
Pre-booked transfer: an opportunity to book a minivan car for a big company, online payment via card, baby car seat, help with luggage, Wi-Fi.

Cost::

from €99

Clients:

Big groups of tourists, families with children, travelers with large luggage, those who arrive at night, aged tourists.

Car rental in Nice

Car rental in Nice
Price

from €31

Rental Period

from 1 day

Required driving experience

from 1 year

To rent a car without a driver to get from Nice to Monaco, you’ll need an IDL, a passport and a an embossed credit cart. Most of the companies charge a deposit of €500–5000 depending on the car’s class.
Insurance, taxes, and tech support on roads are included in the price of car rental per day. Obey traffic rules: fines are high in France. You can rent a car at Nice Airport.

Route:

only within the EU

Minimum age:

21 years

Comfort level:

high
Don’t wait for strangers, go where you want.

How to rent a car

Reserve a car online or hire it at Nice Airport.

Getting from Nice to Monaco

The root from Nice to Monaco is quite popular with tourists from all over the world. Choose public transport, helicopter or taxi depending on your traveling conditions and enjoy your journey.