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Travel by train from Nice to Monaco

When the journey from Nice Ville 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 into 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.

Whether you’re heading to Monaco to try your luck at the Monte Carlo Casino, 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 train times, ticket prices and FAQs.

Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo by train

It takes an average of 22m to travel from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo by train, over a distance of around 8 miles (13 km). There are normally 46 trains per day travelling from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo and tickets for this journey start from €1.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 13m
Price€1.20 - €15
Distance8 miles (13 km)
Frequency46 trains per day
Departure stationNice
Arrival stationMonaco—Monte-Carlo
ChangesDirect trains available
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Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo train times

Check out the next trains departing from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo for Thursday 9th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
14:37 Nice Ville15:01 Monaco—Monte-CarloTER 86047 SNCF Get tickets24m, direct
15:06 Nice Ville15:31 Monaco—Monte-CarloTER 86049 SNCF Get tickets25m, direct
15:37 Nice Ville16:01 Monaco—Monte-CarloTER 86053 SNCF Get tickets24m, direct
15:51 Nice Ville16:11 Monaco—Monte-CarloTER 81123 SNCF Get tickets20m, direct
16:21 Nice Ville16:41 Monaco—Monte-CarloTER 81127 SNCF Get tickets20m, direct
16:37 Nice Ville17:01 Monaco—Monte-CarloTER 86057 SNCF Get tickets24m, direct
16:51 Nice Ville17:10 Monaco—Monte-CarloTER 81125 SNCF Get tickets19m, direct
17:06 Nice Ville17:31 Monaco—Monte-CarloTER 86059 SNCF Get tickets25m, direct
17:37 Nice Ville18:01 Monaco—Monte-CarloTER 86063 SNCF Get tickets24m, direct
17:51 Nice Ville18:11 Monaco—Monte-CarloTER 81131 SNCF Get tickets20m, direct

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

You can travel from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo on TGV, TER, SNCF and Thello 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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TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 200 mph (320 km/h). All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and fold-down tables. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with flexible fare options available and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.

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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).

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Thello, part of the Trenitalia Group, is an international railway service that connects France and Italy. Thello trains provide direct connections between Paris and Venice via Dijon, and Marseille and Milan via Nice. Trains between Paris and Venice are night/sleeper trains with three service levels. Choose either Standard shared berth compartments (4-6 berth), a standard bed cabin (1-3 people) which includes a welcome drink, breakfast, bed furnishings and a toiletry set, or treat yourself to a premium cabin (1-2 people) which feature a private bathroom with sink, shower and WC. Trains between Marseille and Milan offer Standard Class seating, as well as First Class, which has wider reclining seats for extra comfort.

Cheap train tickets from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo

Train tickets from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo start at €1.20 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €4.29.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price4.24
on the day
avg. single price4.29

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 22 minutes, with around 46 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 13 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo can start from as little as €1.20 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

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 46 direct trains from Nice to Monaco—Monte-Carlo. 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 06:06. 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 23:06. 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.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / 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 09/07/2020. 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 06/07/2020 for travel on 25/06/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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