Monaco enjoys a geographic location in the heart of Mediterranean Europe and stretches along a narrow 4.4 kilometres (2.7 miles) strip of coast bordering the Mediterranean Sea. The Principality is nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, bounded by the French Riviera to the west and the Italian Riviera to the east.


The Principality of Monaco is less than a two-hour flight from major European capitals.
Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport is nearby, linked to Monaco by an array of transport options.
France's second-busiest airport with over 11 million passengers per year, it links the Principality of Monaco to over 100 destinations around the globe. 70 flights per day connect with Europe's main hubs.


Standard Time Zone : UTC/GMT - 1 hour. Time Zone Abbreviation CCEETT - Central European Time.


In September, the average temperature in the Principality of Monaco varies from 18 °C / 20 °C (80 °F / 90 °F). Website:


To enter the Monegasque territory it is necessary to travel through France and hold a valid passport, visas and/or other forms of authorizations required by the French authorities. Visa application should be made to the French Embassy or Consulate or any other member countries of the Schengen Area.
Please note that Nationals of the European Economic Area and associated States do not require a visa to enter Monegasque territory. They only need to carry a passport or a valid identity card.
Concerned countries are : Germany, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Spain (including the Balearic and Canary Islands), Estonia, Vatican City, France (Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Réunion), Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (including the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores), Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar), San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland.
For the Nationals of countries outside the European Economic Area, they must be in possession of a valid passport and a visa for the Schengen area.
Consequently, requests for visas to enter Monegasque territory must be made to the Embassy of the country of the Schengen Area that will be the entry point for a stay in Europe. Once a Schengen visa has been obtained, a visit to the Principality can be made with no additional formalities.
For stays of less than 90 days, some nationalities are exempt from the requirement to have a visa to enter the Schengen area.You can consult the list of nationalities that are exempt from the visa requirement of the French Public Service :
A list of member countries of the Schengen Area can also be consulted at this address.


In the Principality of Monaco, the electrical voltage is 220V / 50Hz - European plug type is used, therefore having converters to this type is recommended.


French is the Principality's first language. English and Italian are also widely spoken. The official currency of the Principality of Monaco is the Euro (€).


Credit cards which are most commonly accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops are Visa, American Express, Mastercard and Eurocard.


1 - NICE CÔTE D’AZUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport is nearby, linked to Monaco by an array of transport options.
Helicopter: A helicopter takes off every 15 or 30 minutes for a 7 minutes flight between Nice and Monaco. A free shuttle bus is provided when arriving in the Principality.
Regular flights are operated by MONACAIR
Flight schedules between Nice and Monaco:
- Departing Nice, flight every 15 minutes, first flight at 8:45 am, last flight at 7:45 pm
- Departing Monaco, flight every 15 minutes, first flight at 8:30 am, last flight at 7:30 pm.
Negotiated rates, per person, airport taxes included from the 3rd to the 16th September 2018:
- Nice / Monaco : 130€
- Monaco / Nice : 130€
- Roundtrip : 250 €
In order to benefit of this special rates, please book directly online and enter the code : RVS2018
A great new departure service from Monaco for passengers holding a cabin luggage and a boarding pass of their connecting airline in Nice. Thanks to its agreements, Monacair is pleased to transfer all passengers directly to the boarding area at Nice Airport Terminal 1 & 2 after a quick control at the dedicated helicopter VIP Terminal in Nice. Passengers are therefore reaching their boarding gate much quicker with less stress and in a much more comfortable atmosphere. This new service is offered to all Monacair passengers having a connecting flight in Nice (excluding connections with USA and Israël)
Bus (express service N°110).
Transdev Nice Airport Express operates regular transfers via the motorway between Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and Monaco (45 minutes).
The service runs all year round from 7am to 9pm (departures every 30 minutes).
Negotiated RVS rates from the 6thto the 15th of September 2018 are available only online.
Please book your tickets through and enter the code RVSMC2018
The price of a transfer will be 14.30 €.
Taxi station at the airport.
Car rental companies available at the arrival lounge.
2 - Train
International trains from the main European cities arrive at the Monaco/Monte-Carlo station, which is located in the city center.
Arrival information can be obtained from the INFORMATION Desk at the train station.
3 - Car
Monaco is connected by motorway to main European cities.
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Free shuttles are available to participants to connect hotels of the Principality and the Casino Square.
A “Bus stop” with timetable will be placed outside of each hotels of the Principality during the event.