Monaco Transportation

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Monaco Transportation

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

    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...

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  • General Transportation info

    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 -...

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  • Train

    Train from Nice France is only a few minutes, arrives in Monaco s underground station very big and modern. By underground i mean in the mountain.

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  • Don't hesitate to take the bus!

    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

    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...

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  • Nice Airport to Grand Prix de Formule 1

    From 20 May to 23 May 2004.Bus n° 110 : MONTE-CARLO DIRECT AUTOROUTEDeparts Wrom: JPHSCRTNHGSWZIDREXCAXZOWCONEUQZAADaily departs at: 9h00 - 10h00 - 11h00 - 12h00 - 13h00 - 14h00 - 15h00 - 16h00 - 17h00 - 18h00 - 19h00 - 20h00 - 21h15.Travel time: 50 mnIMPORTANT: Timetable and travel time can be changed withouth any notice.Rates (you can buy online...

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  • Walking

    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...

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  • Boat Bus

    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...

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  • Mini-Van Tour

    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"...

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  • "Azur Express" Tourist Train

    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...

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  • Getting to Tennis Masters in Monaco

    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...

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  • Public bus to Monaco from Nice

    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

    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...

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  • Come by train and walk around!

    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...

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  • How to get around in Monaco

    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 -...

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  • monaco with car or motorhome

    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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  • Getting There and Around

    By air :The Nice - Cote d'Azur International Airport is located 22 kms away from Monaco. Helicopter, bus services, taxis and hire cars provide permanent links between the airport and the Principality. By train : The main station is the Monaco-Monte Carlo (or SNCF) railway station and numerous long distance trains will stop here. The railway is a...

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  • Cornice highway from Nice to Monaco

    We arrived in Nice on a fine February day. Our driver picked us up in a Renault mini-van, and off we drove for Monaco. Along the way, we started to encounter a little snow, and then a lot of snow, until were were about one kiometer from the Monaco exit, and traffic came to a standstill, due to the highway being closed due to snow and ice. We turned...

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  • Leave the Car

    Leave the car behind, as only locals are allowed within the principality with their automobiles. Plan on stying and parking out side the principality -- such as in the neighboring Beausoleil, France -- if you want your car. Monaco's urban bus system has six lines, and will take you to all the tourist spots. If you want to get back to your hotel...

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  • Heli Air Monaco

    Most countries and even major cities have an airport. How many can "boast" a heli-port? And right on the ocean with a view?The Heli Air Monaco 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...

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  • Bus around town

    The Autobus de Monaco is one of the "hidden gems" of the Principality. While one ride might be 1.4 Euro and 4 rides (anytime) is 3.5 Euros, you can get a "Tourist Journaliere" ticket for 3.5 and ride all day long. YES, all day, anywhere. Granted it's only for one day, but you can cover quite a bit of ground if you plan your day right.tickets can be...

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  • Monaco to Nice (airport)

    Taxi Francais was promptly on time and the price was as advertised by the Concierge. While most drivers in the South of France can be a bit "agressive" the trip was a joy.Fast, air conditioned and smartly executed. The price...$80 Euros, door to door with all baggage handled.

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  • Walking

    As mentioned on the previous tip, traffic may be somewhat confusing in Monaco, mainly in peak season, so my advice would be to park your car and walk. Most main sees are at walking distance and there are also lifts to help you move around the hilly areas more “quickly” and easily. Since you will be walking a lot make sure you take comfortable...

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  • By car

    We arrived in Monaco by car, traveling from Italy. Also it is also very easy to reach Monaco driving from Southern France, as is the case of places in French Riviera. In the case of Italy, there is a highway that runs along Riviera dei Fiori (San Remo) that ends up on the winding road till you get “down” to Monaco. We found traffic in Monaco to be...

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  • My Private Jet or Helicopter.........Hmm

    This being the land of the rich & famous, seeing the Principality from a helicopter would be wonderful if you enjoy flying, I was recommended this helicopter company before we went. Check out their web site below.There is no airport in Monaco. The nearest airport is in Nice, on the Cote d'Azore, only 17 km west of Monaco. Many airlines, including...

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  • Death Defying Roads!

    We had our own car to get to & from Monaco. If like me you do not like heights, you will hate the roads in this area.We had a choice of 2 roads to Monaco from Nice, the winding, cliff hugging coastal road or the motorway. We chose the motorway which was still pretty hairy! Many huge lorries as this is also the main route in to Italy, we went over...

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  • Ascenseurs Publics

    Ascenseurs Publics, are free public lifts (elevators), which take you up & down the hill sides of Monaco. There are presently between 10 - 15 in operation. Collect a map from the tourist office to see where the lifts are.We gave up on the Ascensuers Publics (see general tips!), & walked up the Rampe Major (ancient fortifications) to get to & from...

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  • Monaco

    Montecarlo lies within this small territory. Best view is by driving the "Haute Corniche" (High Road) day or night. Another interesting route is the "Moyenne Corniche" (Middle Road), while the "Basse Corniche" (Low Road) follows the sea coast where traffic is heavy during summer months. Parking a car is not easy, try to look nearby the port area....

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  • From one country to another by lift !

    Being such a mountainous little place one of the most useful forms of transportation is the lift (or if your american elevator) system. It will certainly save you a bit of legwork.Although there are no formal border facilities, on at least one of these journeys you are transported from one country to another (should you have any mad desire to visit...

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  • Tourist trip with the train "Azur...

    This tourist train is a very nice attraction for kids but not only. It starts in front of the Oceanographic Museum and in 35 minutes you see (the tour is commented in french, english, italian and deutch languages) the port, Montecarlo and its palaces, the famous Casinò with gardens, the old city and the palace of the Prince. Every day from 10.30 to...

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  • By boat, if you can afford it, that...

    To get to the tiny state of the Principality of Monaco by boat (or more likely by a luxurious yacht) especially your own one, you must be really, but really rich. What with all those yachts one sees in the port. Still, the views must be magnificent, probably the best ones you can get approaching Monaco. And at the very least rivaling the ones you...

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  • Traveling by Train

    The Monaco-Monte Carlo (SNCF) railway station is a stop for many international trains. The railway is a rapid means of communication between the Principality and all the localities of the C?te d`Azur from Cannes to Menton.>>>>>The TGV Mediterranee line, completed on 7 June 2001, runs between Paris and Monaco (journey time - 5 hours,...

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  • Your own Yacht

    No better place than this to start sailing, so go to your nearest Monegasque boat-dealer and get yourself a nice white yacht...

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  • Parking

    There are Car Parks at chemin des P?cheurs car park, built to serve Monaco-Ville, is located under the Oceanographic Museum ; it can hold 55 coaches and 750 private cars. With the permanent development of the new area of Fontvieille, more the 2,700 places for private cars and 180 places for camping cars are also available. I've added this tip as...

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  • Driving to Monaco

    If you're driving to Monaco, the A8 motorway, which connects with the whole of European motorway system, serves the Principality by means of easy access roads; from Nice by highway A8 (exit La Turbie- Roquebrune). By coastal route N98 or N7. Access from local towns are provided by three major roads : the Low, the Middle and the Great Corniches.Taxi...

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  • On Foot

    Because Monaco is so compact -- just 486 acres, smaller than New York's Central Park -- it's easy to get around on foot. Walking the whole coastline, just 2 1/2 miles, requires a couple of hours tops.

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  • Travel by Sea

    Many cruise ship stop for a visit at Monaco.The two harbors of the Principality, the Condamine (Hercule harbor) and Fontvieille, are equipped to handle yachts of all tonnages while intercontinental liners are able to anchor in the bay of Monaco.

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  • Local Transportation

    Monaco buses "Five permanent routes"1 - Monaco-Ville, Monte Carlo, Saint Roman and return 2 - Monaco-Ville, Monte Carlo, Exotic Garden and return 3 - Railway station, Monte Carlo, Larvotto beaches and return 4 - Railway station, Fontvieille, Hospital and return6 - Larvotto beaches, Fontvieille and return Since Monaco is so hilly, the lifts are...

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  • Take the train from Nice.

    Take the train from Nice. I took a train at 0911 and it cost just over six euros. The service is quick and comfortable. You're in Monaco in about twenty minutes.There's a good information centre in the railway station. Pick up a guide to tourist sites. They're very helpful and friendly in the info centre.Monaco has a good bus service which takes...

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  • railway nice-monaco or...

    railway nice-monaco or ventimiglia -monaco but often on strike,because france is the country of strikes;a bus leaves nice every 15 minutes to monaco,it is also possible from mentonby foot,do not walk too fast,or you will leave monaco too soon

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  • Ride a scooter...

    During the famous Monaco Grand Prix weekend, unless you drive a Ferrari or Bentley, transport by a scooter is recommended. Even Ferrari F1 drivers Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello do so...

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  • As usual :)

    By foot - what else? It was about the 22nd or 23rd day of our backpacking and I was alredy used to walk around with a 22,5 kilo backpack.

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  • ..All the way to Monaco...

    We were going to Monaco from Nice. Trains go each 30 minutes so there shouldn't be any probelms with catching them. Going to Monaco is a beautiful experience cause I saw a lot of little village, more or less touristic, on the way. On the picture there's me in the front of Monaco - Monte Carlo train station.

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  • Tourist train around Monte Carlo

    If you want to see the sights of Monte Carlo, in one go then take the tourist train which you can get from the old town area and it costs around 11 euros (£6/£7). It takes you around the old town, around the Marina and up by the casino and the popular districts, well worth the money to see it all in one go. I think the tour lasted around 45 mins,

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  • Fly into Nice airport and get...

    Fly into Nice airport and get the train.Always worth taking a taxi around the formula 1 circuit just for a laugh.

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