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Access Monaco


By air:

The Nice - Côte d'Azur International Airport is located 13.7 miles away from Monaco. Helicopter and bus services, taxis and hire cars provide permanent links between the airport and the Principality. By helicopter (scheduled services or on request), the duration of the flight is 7 minutes.

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 Côte d'Azur from Cannes to Menton.

By road:

The A8 highway, which connects with the whole of European highway system, serves the

Principality by means of easy access roads (an exit A8 - RN7 coming from Nice, la Turbie going to or coming from Nice, Roquebrune going to or coming from Italy). Local communications are provided by three major roads : the Low, the Middle and the Great Corniches.

Service by inter-town coaches :

To Nice and Cannes, via the Low and Middle Corniches, from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. and also in the direction of Menton, Italy and the villages of the back country.

Some distances :

  • Cannes 31 miles
  • Genoa 174 km
  • Geneva 323 miles
  • Marseille 127 miles
  • Menton 4.3 miles
  • Nice 10.5 miles
  • Paris 595 miles
  • San Remo 22 miles
  • Turin 124 miles


Access Monaco

By sea :

The two harbors of the Principality, the Condamine (Hercule harbor) and Fontvieille, are equipped to handle yachts of all weights and sizes while intercontinental liners are able to anchor in the bay of Monaco.



Getting Around In Monaco


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 return
6 - Larvotto beaches, Fontvieille and return

Public lifts

Seven are currently in use:

  • between the Place des Moulins and the beaches

  • between the Princess Grace Hospital Centre and the Exotic Garden

  • between the harbor and the Avenue de la Costa

  • between the Place St. Dévote and the area of Monéghetti

  • between the Terraces of the Casino, the Congress Centre Auditorium and the Boulevard Louis II

  • between the Avenue des Citronniers and the Avenue Grande-Bretagne

  • between the highway and the Larvotto Boulevard.


Two main ranks in operation round the clock (tel: and radio telephone at the Avenue de Monte-Carlo (near the Casino) and the railway station. Four

supplementary ranks: Place des Moulins, Avenue de la Costa, Fontvieille, Beach Plaza.

Car Parks

The Chemin des Pêcheurs 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 than 2,700 places for private cars and 180 places for camping cars are also available. The other main car parks are located in the Condamine in the Place St. Dévote, in Monte-Carlo under the Boulingrins gardens, Avenue Princesse Grace (Larvotto and Portier), Boulevard de Belgique, Avenue St. Charles, Avenue des Spélugues (the Metropole gallery), Boulevard Louis II, Avenue de la Costa and Place des Moulins.

The construction on the site of the old Louis II Stadium in Fontvieille, the reconstruction of the area of the Variétés in the Condamine and the building of the future Cultural and Exhibition Centre on the Avenue Princesse Grace will increase the car-parking facilities of the Principality to a considerable extent.