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Travelling from Nice to Monaco by train

When the journey from Nice to Monaco takes less than half an hour by train, why would you want to travel any other way? Save the hassle of driving and finding somewhere to park – when you take the train, you’ll arrive at the heart of Monaco. Just head down the marble tunnel towards the port, from here it’s just a 10-minute stroll down to the harbour to enjoy the views.

You can expect to find 24 trains running the 8 miles (13 km) between Nice and Monaco. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as direct trains are available on this route. You’ll be travelling on a TER train operated by SNCF, the main rail company in France.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap train tickets from Nice to Monaco Monte Carlo and we’ll show you how much you can save. Just remember, the sooner you book, the cheaper your tickets will be.

Whether you’re heading to Monaco to stroll around the charming Les Jardins Saint-Martin or take in the impressive collection of superyachts dotted around the harbour, SNCF trains will get you there quickly and smoothly – and what a view along the way – so be sure to take in the sights of the glistening Mediterranean waters from your window.

Want to know more? Keep reading for more information, including train times, ticket prices and FAQs on the train journey from Nice to Monaco.

Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo by train

It takes an average of 21m to travel from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo by train, over a distance of around 8 miles (13 km). There are normally 44 trains per day travelling from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo and tickets for this journey start from €3 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 19m
PriceFrom €3
Distance8 miles (13 km)
Frequency44 trains per day
First train05:36
Last train21:36
Departure stationNice
Arrival stationMonaco—Monte-Carlo
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsSNCF

Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo for Tuesday 11th October 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:06 10:28 22m, direct
10:36 10:58 22m, direct
11:36 11:59 23m, direct
12:06 12:29 23m, direct
12:36 12:58 22m, direct
13:06 13:28 22m, direct
13:36 13:59 23m, direct
14:05 14:28 23m, direct
14:36 14:58 22m, direct
14:51 15:10 19m, direct

TER and SNCF trains from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo

You can travel from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo on TER and SNCF trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

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TER (Transport Express Régional) trains are the regional service from SNCF that allow you to make trips to nearby towns and villages located within the same region. With 20 regions in France, TER trains are ideal for travelling to destinations not covered by high-speed services, although ticket prices vary between each region. TER trains have dedicated spaces for bicycles and allow animals on board. Not all TER trains include a First Class carriage.

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SNCF is the national train operator of France. It operates all domestic trains and routes across France, as well as international services to Spain and Germany. There are three different types of domestic trains that operate under the SNCF banner – TGV (high-speed, full-service trains that connect the major cities in France), Intercités (usually a more frequent stopping service, but with all the amenities), and TER (regional train services with basic onboard facilities).

Cheap train tickets from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo

The price of train tickets from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo starts at €3 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo take?

The average journey time by train between Nice and Monaco—Monte-Carlo is 21 minutes, with around 44 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Nice and Monaco—Monte-Carlo by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo is 19 minutes.

How much does the train from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo cost?

Train ticket prices from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo can start from as little as €3 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo without having to change trains. There are 44 direct trains from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo leave?

The first train from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo leaves at 05:36. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo leave?

The last train from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo leaves at 21:36. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Nice and Monaco—Monte-Carlo by train?

Trains travelling from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo cover a distance of around 8 miles (13 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Monaco—Monte-Carlo to Nice.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in France. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 05/01/2022 for travel on 05/01/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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