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Getting from Nice Airport to Monaco

Monaco, and especially Monte Carlo, is a very popular tourist destination along the coast from Nice. There are four transfer options to get from Nice Airport to Monaco; by taxi, private transfer, bus or train.

The train service requires an extra transfer and is the only non-direct option. This is why getting a local Nice Airport taxi or pre-booking a private transfer is the most convenient choice. The driver takes you on a lovely scenic route and will charge a fixed price of €95.

If you take the bus, you’ll go on the motorway and it will get you there in around 40 minutes for €19. Taking the train is the cheapest option but it has the longest journey time, taking around 75 minutes. This is because you’ll need to take the bus to the train station first. You can expect to pay a total of €7.40 for the bus and train tickets together.

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Comparison of the options

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Taxi €95 40min 24/7
Bus €38 35min 08:15–21:00
Train €14.80 75min 06:44–20:11

How to get from Nice Airport to Monaco by taxi

Taxis to and from Nice Airport to Monaco are charged at a flat rate of €95 and the journey is quick, taking just 30 minutes. What is more, the trip along the coast is very scenic. A Nice Airport taxi is the best option for those short on time and with luggage, as the door-to-door service means no waiting around and a more comfortable experience overall.

Taxi fare from Nice Airport to Monaco

Taxis in Nice operate on a fixed fare of €95 to get to the city centre of Monaco. This price is for standard hours, however, it may be affected by public holidays, weekends and night rates.

For a stress-free arrival and a set-rate fare no matter what time you’re travelling, you can book a private transfer in advance with Welcome and make the most of our fully personalised door-to-door pickups, 24/7 customer support and the convenient use of our app.



Trip Duration

40 Min.

*Ensure that you inform the driver you are aware of the set fare.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Nice Airport.

Where do I get it from?

Taxis are available from ranks outside the arrivals at both terminals at Nice Airport.


Taking a taxi from Nice Airport to Monaco is the most comfortable and efficient method of transport – offering door-to-door service to hotels while ensuring minimal wait time as well as ease for those who are carrying lots of luggage.

Editor’s Note

It is expected that the customer tips the taxi driver - due to the expense of Monaco, most people will tip around €10.

Useful Tips

The cost if you take a taxi back from Monaco to Nice will likely be higher (over €100).
Make sure that you tell the driver that you are aware of the set price to Monaco.
Ensure that you only take registered Nice taxis from outside of the airport at the rank.

How to get from Nice Airport to Monaco by bus

Travelling by bus from Nice Airport to Monaco is direct and a scenic way to travel down the coast of the French Riviera. Bus 80 (formerly the 110 Airport Express bus) runs between Nice Airport, Monaco and Menton and departs from Terminal 2, taking approximately 35 minutes to get to Monaco.

The bus stops at numerous locations within Monaco, so check the schedule beforehand to figure out which stop is best for you.

How much is the bus from Nice Airport to Monaco?

Intercity bus tickets between Nice Airport and Monaco cost €19 and are available for purchase from the ticket windows at the airport, from the driver, or online in advance. Tickets are valid on any bus for the day.



Trip Duration

35 Min.

There can be up to a 45-minute wait for the bus.

Value for Money

The bus is available between 08:15 - 21:00.

Where do I get it from?

The bus is available from terminals 1 and 2, which are clearly marked for the express services; you should pass the ticket windows before reaching the bus stop.


The bus is available from Nice Airport, which saves any further transfer time, however it can be quite crowded and therefore if you are unable to get on the bus you may have to wait for the next one which can add a lot of time to the journey. As well as this, the bus price is quite expensive.

Editor’s Note

Tickets purchased for the bus do not guarantee you a seat. If you purchase a ticket it is valid for the day and so you might have to wait for the next bus if it is too crowded.

Useful Tips

Cannes and Monaco Express bus services do ticket deals - €39.90 for groups of 3 and a group of four will pay €45.60.
If you have a lot of luggage, be warned the bus might be crowded and luggage space is limited.
Under 4's travel for free and there's a 50% discount for children ages 4-11.
Surcharge of €0.40 if you purchase tickets on board.

How to get from Nice Airport to Monaco by train

Taking the train from Nice Airport to Monaco involves using the bus and train service. You’ll need to take Bus 21 from the Aeroport/Promenade stop on the main road outside of the airport grounds. The bus takes 5 minutes and you only need to ride two stops until Saint-Laurent-du-Var Gare. From here, you can hop on the SNCF train service to Monaco, taking 35 minutes to get to Monaco Monte Carlo Station. The total journey should taking just over an hour.

Alternatively, you can take the train from Nice St Augustin Station which is about 20 minutes on foot from the airport. The train is likely to take a bit longer from this station (around 40 minutes).

How much is the train from Nice Airport to Monaco?

To travel by train from Nice Airport to Monaco, you’ll need to buy two separate tickets. Firstly, the public bus No. 21 will cost €1.50 and the train ticket will cost approximately €5.90, bringing the total cost to €7.40 – which is by far the cheapest option.

Bus tickets can be purchased at the vending machines or counters at the airport and train tickets can be bought at the airport or train station. It is usually best to pre-purchase tickets at the airport booths rather than at the station as this can be cheaper and take less time.



Trip Duration

75 Min.

There can be up to a 30-minute wait for the train.

Value for Money

The trains are available from 06:44am - 20:11pm

Where do I get it from?

You can catch the train from Monaco Monte Carlo Station or Nice St Augustin Station.


Although getting from Nice Airport to Monaco by train is an affordable choice, however, it is not as convenient because you’ll need to first transfer to a train station, adding time to the journey. Furthermore, if you’re travelling in larger groups or with heavy luggage, changeovers may not be something you want to avoid. In this case, we recommend taking a taxi or private transfer.

Editor’s Note

If you are tossing up between the train and the bus, it is often less crowded on the trains, so if you have lots of luggage or are travelling in peak times, this is the better option.

Useful Tips

Always check on the website in case of changes to train times.
You can get a good deal if you book your tickets in advance.
Make sure that you know the bus schedule to the station and leave yourself plenty of time to get there.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Nice. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How many transport options are available from Nice Airport to Monaco?

There are four transport options available from Nice Airport to Monaco; bus, taxi, private transfer and train. Taxis and buses are direct from the airport, however, if you take the train you will need to transfer to the station first as the service is not connected to the airport.

How far is Nice Airport from Monaco?

Nice Airport is located approximately 31 km along the coastline from Monaco. A journey on the scenic route along the coast will take around 40- 45 minutes, where as the motorway is more direct and will take around 35 minutes.

How much is a taxi from Nice Airport to Monaco?

A taxi from Nice Airport to Monaco costs a fixed rate of 95€. However, this might be affected by late nights, weekends or public holiday rates. You can also pre-book a private transfer with Welcome Pickups and take advantage of our fully personalised transfers, competitive prices and 24/7 customer support.

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