Monaco has no airport of its own, but Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport is nearby and well serviced by local buses. Héli-Air Monaco and MonacAir run helicopter flights between Nice airport and Monaco's Héliport several times a day (per person from €140, seven minutes).
Airports & Airlines
Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, 30km west of Monaco, is the nearest international airport. Air France (France's national carrier) and numerous other commercial and low-cost airlines offer direct flights to destinations in France, Europe and beyond.
Monaco does not have a departure tax.
Lignes d'Azur (www.lignesdazur.com) runs bus 100 (€1.50, every 15 minutes from 6am to 9pm) to/from Nice (45 minutes) and Menton (40 minutes) along the Corniche Inférieure; bus 110 (one way/return €22/33, hourly) goes to/from Nice-Côte d’Azur airport (45 minutes). Eastbound, both services stop at the tunnel entrance near place d’Armes and the Monte Carlo Casino bus stop in front of the tourist office. Westbound, the casino stop is diagonally opposite the tourist office near Jardins des Boulingrins, and the place d'Armes stop is on bd Charles III. Night services run Thursday to Saturday.
Car & Motorcycle
Only Monaco and Alpes-Maritimes (06) registered cars can access Monaco Ville. If you decide to drive, park in one of the numerous underground car parks (first hour free, €2.40 next 15 minutes, €0.10 to €1 per 15 minutes thereafter, daily maximum €25).
Services run about every 20 minutes east to Menton (€2.30, 12 minutes) and west to Nice (€4.10, 25 minutes). Access to the station is through pedestrian tunnels, lifts and escalators from allée Lazare Sauvaigo, pont Ste-Dévote, place Ste-Dévote and bd de Belgique/bd du Jardin Exotique. There are no trains between midnight and 5.30am.
Aside from the cruise ships that arrive at Monaco's cruise ship terminal, there is no international boat transport to/from Monaco.