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    Arrive in style...whirly...whirly......

    by sourbugger Updated Mar 26, 2014

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    Monaco is obviously far too small to have it's own airport - but Nice Airport in France are very close.

    There is a good range of bargain fares via Easyjet and others to the Riviera's airport.

    If you have saved money on that then you feel like blowing it all on a helicopter transfer into Monaco. The Six minute flight will currently set you back 120 Euros.

    You may not be a Millionaire - but you will certainly feel like one.

    P.S. There - I've done it : Written a whole tip on helicopters without making a very obvious 'Large chopper' joke.

    Do you want a ride on my chopper ? (damn)
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    General Transportation info

    by Elainehead Updated Jun 14, 2012

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    BY TRAIN:

    www.ter-sncf.com/paca/ (French)
    www.ter-sncf.com/UK/paca/default.htm (English)
    Train prices:
    www.voyages-sncf.com

    From/To Nice, it's a 25 to 15-minute train ride depending on the train station.

    BY BUS from/to NICE:

    Bus n° 100
    One-way fare: 1 €
    Total travel time: about 1 hour.

    BUS TO/FROM NICE AIRPORT: Bus n° 110 Nice AiportXpress / Monaco - Menton

    MONACO TRANSPORTATION:

    You can get around Monaco by walking or you can take a bus. No need to mention by car as well, however finding a parking spot is very difficult and car parks are a bit expensive...

    The 'Compagnie des Autobus' of Monaco offers a 5 routes service, with departures approximately every 11 min. from Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 9 pm (departures approximately every 20 min. from 7.30 am to 9 pm, on Sundays and public holidays).

    - Ligne 1 : City of Monaco / St-Roman, and back.
    - Ligne 2 : City of Monaco / Exotic Gardens, and back.
    - Ligne 4 : Station / Casino / Larvotto, and back.
    - Ligne 5 : Station / Fontvieille / Hospital, and back.
    - Ligne 6 : Station / Fontvieille / Hospital, and back (except Sundays and holidays). The ticket rate is the same, regardless of destination.

    BUS FARES (tickets sold aboard):

    Ticket valid for 1 ride 2 €

    Card valid for 6 rides 10 €

    One-day pass (no ride limit) 5 €

    Children less than 7 years of age travel free

    TIP: You save money buying your tickets at the ticket machine ("distributeur"). Check the fares here:

    Ticket fares (available only in French)

    TRANSFERS

    It is possible to obtain a free 2nd bus ride within 30 minutes following
    the 1st validation with no restriction in choice of route to service
    stop. You must: VALIDATE YOUR CARD A 2nd Time.

    Monaco Train Station One-way bus ticket from ticket machine
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  • Don't hesitate to take the bus!

    by davidmhall Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    While much of Monaco is on flat, reclaimed land, there are a lot of steep hills. If you get tired of climbing, a smart way to get around is by the local bus system. The bus system's web site has French, English, and Italian versions. The "carte touristique" is a nice deal offering unlimited trips for 3 euros a day.

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    Monacair

    by Agraichen Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Most countries and even major cities have an airport. How many can "boast" one heli-port, let alone two heli-airlines? And right on the ocean with a view? (shared with Heli Air Monaco)

    The Monacair heliport was a constant buzz of activity especially during the F-1 race. They provided 10-15 minutes "rides" over the course for about $50.

    Considering tickets on race day were up to and over $600...that sounds like a bargan.

    During the week however, they do quite a good business shuttling people from the Nice airport to Monaco.

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    Nice Airport to Grand Prix de Formule 1

    by Elainehead Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    From 20 May to 23 May 2004.

    Bus n° 110 : MONTE-CARLO DIRECT AUTOROUTE

    Departs Wrom: JPHSCRTNHGSWZIDREXCAXZOWCONEUQZAA

    Daily departs at: 9h00 - 10h00 - 11h00 - 12h00 - 13h00 - 14h00 - 15h00 - 16h00 - 17h00 - 18h00 - 19h00 - 20h00 - 21h15.

    Travel time: 50 mn

    IMPORTANT: Timetable and travel time can be changed withouth any notice.

    Rates (you can buy online or on the bus):
    - 14.40 € one-way.
    - 23.00 € open roundtrip.
    - 10.00 € students (- 26 years old).
    - 40.00 € groups (3 - 4 persons).
    - 62.00 € 6 trips

    Buying online:
    http://www.nice.aeroport.fr/acces_stationnement/bus/recherche.asp?dest_id=%7B2F96828D-C593-42D5-A755-532CE58A899A%7D

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    Walking

    by hopang Updated Jan 8, 2010

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    Walking is an ideal way to exercise your legs, body and mind especially on your vacation in a foreign city and country! Monte Carlo is one of the smallest cities in the world in terms of area. It has a total area of slightly less than two square kilometres. Many major tourist attractions, shopping centres, bars, restaurants and international hotels are located inside the city. Thus all corners of the city centre are within walking distance. There are also many pedestrian streets free of motor vehicles in the heart of the city. You may also take a leisurely walk along the beautiful harbour.

    Of course you may choose to stop and relax while walking wherever and whenever you like in the city streets, to chill out in the bars or restaurants, to hunt for souvenirs at the many souvenir shops along the streets, to do some window shopping at elegant shopping malls or simply to visit the various tourist attractions in the city!

    Walking in Monte Carlo
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  • Boat Bus

    by AuntieFlorrie Written Apr 23, 2009

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    If you need to get from one side of the Port to the other, there's no better way to travel than by the Boat Bus. You can use your regular bus ticket if you already have one, or pay on board. It's a short journey, but you get an unusual view of the yachts, the port and the mountains in the background. It's environmentally friendly too - partly powered by solar panels on the roof.

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    Mini-Van Tour

    by Goner Updated Apr 12, 2009

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    We were staying in Nice and opted for a full-day mini-van tour to Monaco. We found the van tour listed in a brochure at our hotel in Nice. We were picked up at the hotel and were returned there after our excursion to Monaco. On the tour we stopped at a perfume factory outside of the village of Eze. Then onto Eze which is known as the "Eagle's Nest" of the Cote d 'Azure. As we drove along the winding highway to Monaco the driver slowed to show us where Princess Grace had her fatal accident, the same road that can be seen in the movie "To Catch a Thief". The cost for the tour was well worth it not having to drive that treacherous road.

    View of Monaco

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    "Azur Express" Tourist Train

    by tim07 Updated Sep 23, 2008

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    Departing from the Oceanographic Museum, these little trains in the national Monegasque colours take tourists on a 30 min ride around Monaco. The tour has a multi lingual commentary & stops at the Port, Monte-Carlo, the Casino & then back to the Old Town & the Prince's Palace.

    The train runs every day except from November to January. It runs from 10am-5pm, the fare is 6 euros (children under 5 ride free).

    Tourist Train

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  • Getting to Tennis Masters in Monaco

    by gabemc Written Apr 15, 2008

    The train to the tennis is very convenient as they open a special station for the event right at the tennis club.

    If you want a tour of Monaco, go on the little "tourist train" (it's not a train at all it's just painted to look like a train but it drives on the roads), or just walk around - Monaco is very small.

    Some more info here:
    http://holiday.monacoeye.com/monaco_tennis_masters.php

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    Public bus to Monaco from Nice

    by tropicrd Written Mar 26, 2008

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    The public bus leaves from central bus station in Nice and costs $1.30 euro each way--you travel through Eze--Ville De France--Menton. It is like a mini tour.
    Sorry I did'nt put this info in my earlier reply.

    Dorrise

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    Bus trip to Monaco

    by tropicrd Written Mar 25, 2008

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    The local bus company will take you to Monaco from Nice and then everything is within walking distance. The local bus trip is a wonderful experience and I recommend it to all visitors--it is also a very cheap way of exploring the area.

    In my opinion much better than the train as the bus takes you on the edge of the cliffs with amazing views.

    Have fun at the tennis.

    Dorrise

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    Come by train and walk around!

    by mindcrime Updated Jul 28, 2007

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    You can catch a train (around 4euro) in Nice and in 20' you'll be here! The train goes along the coast so you will have a pleasant trip with nice view!

    There are 6 bus lines to move around but you can walk down from the train station and climb the steps up to the hill for the palace. Then you can walk to the Old Town of the city that is near and walk down again from the other side but if you haven't rest until now better get a bus now to take you to the station! :)

    Bus N.4 connect the Train Station with the Casino and the Tourist Info.

    There is a tourist train that goes around the hill for 35' for 7 euros.

    What's more there are some lifts going up the hill

    The train station

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    How to get around in Monaco

    by Luchonda Updated May 31, 2007

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    Busses are not allowed in the central heart of Monaco, or they have a special "police admission" for a limited time. To get a nice overview and first impression take the hop on/off train - call it the "touristic way of getting around"
    Three other ways
    - Your private car ( a RR, Bentley, Honda or even a camper)
    - A parachute
    - A heli tour (15 minutes - cost : about 50 euro)

    Hop on off train A Bentley Venez d��couvrir Monaco Para sliding My preferred car when my Honda is in maintenance
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    monaco with car or motorhome

    by pmodic Updated Mar 24, 2007

    If you are going there with camping car, it can be hard for you to find parking space or better it's almost impossible. In the center is just one garage for camping cars. But you must be very lucky man to be there when it's not full. Anyway, we found a "parking" above the "Monaco beach hotel" and went to the center with the bus.

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    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

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    Square Beaumarchais Bp No 277, Monte-Carlo, 98000, Monaco

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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