Info and Access

COVID INFORMATION: Find out everything you need to know about the measures being taken in the Principality of Monaco to limit the spread of the virus and recommendations for your health and daily life.

TRANSPORTATION

1 -Nice Airport Monaco: Helicopter Transfer in 7 min
MONACAIR provides helicopter transfers between Nice airport and Monaco.
Availability: Departures every 30 min. Check-in desks at all terminals and at Monaco Heliport.
Transfer duration : 7 min
Advantages :
  • Express transfer between Nice and Monaco
  • Breathtaking views of the French Riviera
  • Pick-up service in Monaco included
  • Leave Monaco just1 hour before your gate closes in Nice*
* Available with Monacair airline partners
  • Health measures:
To comply with the health regulations and keep its employees and customers safe, Monacair has decided to make the following changes:
  • Monacair helicopters and vehicles will be thoroughly disinfected by our staff before each transfer.
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  • To ensure a change of air supply in the helicopter cabin, only helicopters equipped with an air conditioning system will be used.
  • All Monacair pilots and drivers will wear protective masks.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available at all Monacair check-in desks.

Price: €140 (one-way) / €260 (return)
Book online (lien à venir) or call  +377 97 97 39 00

 
 
2 - Rail
Monaco/Monte-Carlo Railway Station is served by international trains from all over Europe. The station is located in the city centre. If you need any information, please visit the Information Point in the station on arrival.

Bus (express service N°110)

 3. ( awaiting for partnership confirmation)
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 12th to the 17th of September 2020 payment by Credit card only. 
  
Please book your tickets through www.niceairportxpress.com and enter the code 
  
The price of a transfer will be 14.30 €. 
  
 
3 - Road
The Principality of Monaco is linked to the European motorway network.
Taxi station at the airport. 
Car rental companies available at the arrival lounge.
 
» Download the city map & infos (2 pages)

 

LOCATION

Located in the far south-east of France, the Principality of Monaco extends 4.4 kilometres along a narrow strip of coastline next to the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the southern Alps. The Principality sits between the French Riviera and the Italian Riviera.

ACCESS TO THE PRINCIPALITY

The Principality of Monaco can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and there are a number of options for getting here by plane, train or road.

Monaco is close to Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport, which links the Principality to more than 100 destinations all over the globe, with 70 daily connections to the major European hubs. It is the third busiest airport in France, serving more than 14 million passengers per year.

TIME ZONE

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

CLIMATE

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

VISAS

Entry to Monaco is via French territory. To enter and stay in Monaco, participants must hold a valid passport or travel document with the relevant stamps, visas and authorisations to allow them to enter and stay in France. Visa applications should be made via the French Consulate or Embassy in their place of residence or any other country that is part of the Schengen Agreement. Although the Principality of Monaco is an independent, sovereign state, there are no formalities at the border.
 
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 : https://france-visas.gouv.fr/web/france-visas/ai-je-besoin-d-un-visa
 
A list of member countries of the Schengen Area can also be consulted at this address.

VOLTAGE AND ELECTRIC CURRENT

The electricity supply in the Principality is 220 V / 50 Hz with European-style sockets. You are advised to bring an adaptor.

LANGUAGE AND OFFICIAL CURRENCY

The official language is French. English and Italian are also widely spoken. The official currency is the euro (€). Bureaux de change in Monaco:

Banque Générale du Commerce – 2 Avenue des Spélugues

Compagnie Monégasque de Change – Pécheurs car park, Avenue de la Quarantaine 

CREDIT CARDS

The credit cards most commonly accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops are: Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Eurocard.

SHUTTLE FOR RVS PARTICIPANTS

Free shuttles running between the Principality’s hotels and Place du Casino are available for use by participants. Information totems marking the position of bus stops will be installed in front of the Principality’s hotels.

Timetable for shuttles between the hotels and Place du Casino

Will be made available at a later date.