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Nice (airport) to Monte Carlo By Train

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Nice (airport) to Monte Carlo By Train

I arrive in Nice on 17th November at around midday.

I would like to take the train from Nice to Monte Carlo (we are staying in the Novotel hotel) and the same for the return journey on the 19th (we fly at 2130 but intend to sight see in Nice during the day)

QUESTIONS

* How do I get to the train station in Nice from the airport?

* How long is the train ride from Nice to Monte Carlo?

* How far is Monte Carlo station from Novotel?

* How much does the train cost? Should I buy 2 singles or a return?

* Should I book tickets in advance or on the day?

I think I have covered all I need to know. Any other useful information would be appreciated.

Regards.

Lou

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1. Re: Nice (airport) to Monte Carlo By Train

I will suggest you to avoid train and take bus

there is a special bus from nice airport to monaco (I don't remember the bus, may be 7 euros ?)

because there is no train station near nice airport

the nearest is a small one : nice saint augustin

about 15/20 min by walk from nice airport, depend your luggage

I advise you to check and print the way because you do not have a lot of sign to find this station (it's not very famous to take train from nice aiport if you are a tourist, bus or taxi is the best and faster)

* How long is the train ride from Nice to Monte Carlo? = depend how many minutes do you stop in nice main station, about 30/45 min

* How far is Monte Carlo station from Novotel? = 5 min

* How much does the train cost? Should I buy 2 singles or a return? = about 5/7 euros for one way, no difference return or 2 one way

* Should I book tickets in advance or on the day = no limit of capacity, buy the same day, that will be a local train

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2. Re: Nice (airport) to Monte Carlo By Train

The express bus from the airport is bus No. 110 and it costs €18 (one way) or €28,50 (return) :

cg06.fr/cms/…110.pdf

The train ride between Nice St Augustin station and Monte Carlo is 30 mins and a single ticket costs €4,20. Nice Saint Augustin station is a 15-min (unpleasant) walk from the airport :

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FYI, November 19th is a public holiday in Monaco (Fête du Prince) and there will be fireworks on the night of the 18th, a funfair in the port area etc.

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3. Re: Nice (airport) to Monte Carlo By Train

I just returned from Nice and took day trips to Cannes and Monte Carlo.

I would advise booking your train ticket on Rail Europe a day or so in advance if you to save some money. It does cost more to buy at train station on day of trip It is best to buy a round trip ticket so avoid having to stand in the long lines. Save your time for sightseeing!

-Train runs every 15-20 minutes so you will not have to wait long for one.

-The train ride is approx. 30 minutes and you will be there before you know it.

-When you arrive in Monte Carlo, exit train station towards port.

-The town is very hilly so wear comfortable walking shoes.

-It is best to take the sight seeing tour bus to see the city first. Stay on bus until you have completed the entire tour (takes 1 hour) and then hop on and off on the next trip around to visit the places you want.

-Note: the best place to catch the sight seeing bus is across the street from the Casino. It is approx. 10-15 minute walk up the hill but this is the best place to get on. Otherwise you may never get on the bus because most tourist stay on the bus until they get to the Casino area or to the palace.

-Return to your original destination by reversing your train ride when you are ready to leave Monte Carlo.

-Enjoy!

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4. Re: Nice (airport) to Monte Carlo By Train

Thanks for this very informative reply, its most helpful.

A few people have said to just get the bus directly from the airport and avoid the train as the station is a fair walk from the airport and an unpleasant one at that!

Do you know if there are any buses that run from the airport to the station or how much a taxi would cost?

Thanks again for everyones informative replies!

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5. Re: Nice (airport) to Monte Carlo By Train

Thanks for the timetable - I have printed it off! Perfect!

We are staying at Novotel, which stop should be get off / on at?

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6. Re: Nice (airport) to Monte Carlo By Train

PS - the public holiday inclusive of fireworks, etc is what sold me to go for my partners actual 30th birthday, he is 30 on the 17th! He doesnt have a clue where we are going, Im making out Im taking him to Poland!!

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7. Re: Nice (airport) to Monte Carlo By Train

Hi Selbylou,

That'll be a nice birthday surprise for him and I hope you both have a great time here :)

Regarding the stops for Novotel :

1) If you opt for the express bus, get off at "Office du Tourisme" on your way from the airport to MC. On your way back to the airport, you can either get the bus at "Casino - Allée Lumière" or "Place Ste Dévote".

Check the following map for itineraries :

monaco-montecarlo.com/documentation/Brochure…

Office du Tourisme = red circle marked "14"

Hotel Novotel = blue circle marked "13"

Place Ste Dévote = yellow circle marked "9"

"Casino - Allée Lumière" corresponds more or less to the red circle marked "6"

Railway station = red circle marked "10"

2) If you opt for the train, the closest station from Nice airport is "Nice Saint Augustin" and there is only one station in MC (Monaco - Monte Carlo station). To reach the Novotel, do not exit the station towards the port but go up the escalator then up the lift to Pont Ste Dévote/Boulevard Princesse Charlotte. The hotel is just around the corner...

If you intend to do some sightseeing in Nice on the 19th and travel by train, get off at Nice-Ville station (not Nice St Agustin). From Nice-Ville station, you can then catch "Ligne d'Azur" bus No. 99 that runs to the airport and calls at both terminals (approx. 15-min drive).

Tip : as MayGoEZ mentioned, Monte Carlo is hilly but you can easily avoid walking uphill/downhill if you use the public lifts that are indicated on the above map. For instance, from your hotel you can reach Place Ste Dévote and the port through the lift located inside the railway station or from the port, you can reach Monaco Ville (the Rock) using the lift located inside the Parking des Pêcheurs public car park...

Have fun!

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8. Re: Nice (airport) to Monte Carlo By Train

Thank you so much for your very helpful replies - Im used to package hols so this is kinda new to me.

I think my plan is to arrive in Nice airport, get the 99 bus to Nice Ville and get the train to Monaco from there and do the same for the return leg. Upon arrival back at Nice Ville we will leave our luggage somewhere and when its time for the airport get the 99 bus back to the airport and head on home.

I have just thought - does the 99 bus take you from the airport directly to the Nice Ville station??

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9. Re: Nice (airport) to Monte Carlo By Train

Yes it does. Here's a map of Nice public transport :

lignedazur.com/ftp/…202010prot.pdf

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