Want to travel quickly between Nice and Monaco Monte-Carlo? Hop on a TER train at Nice Ville station and arrive in just 20m – that’s half the time it takes to drive and much more environmentally friendly.
Once you arrive into Monaco Monte-Carlo train station, its central location makes it easy to explore the city on foot. Meet in the Monte Carlo district if you’re looking for luxury, or at the mythical Prince's Palace to admire stunning views of the harbour. Finally, if you’re looking for a little more authenticity, the old town and its colourful streets await you. Don’t forget to sample some of the tasty Monegasque cuisine, such as barbagiuan – a small delicacy with Mediterranean flavours. Ready to book? Find train times and ticket prices below.
TGV is the high-speed train service of the SNCF company. It connects the major cities of France at speeds of up to 320 km/h. All TGV trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection, power sockets and removable shelves. Two comfort classes are offered – First Class and Second Class, with more flexible train tickets and access to the Grand Voyageur lounge in some stations.
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.
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).
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.
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 Ville to Monaco—Monte-Carlo by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Nice Ville and Monaco—Monte-Carlo is 22 minutes, with around 51 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.
TGV high-speed trains from Nice Ville to Monaco—Monte-Carlo can travel at speeds of up to 320 km/h. The fastest journey time from Nice Ville to Monaco—Monte-Carlo by train is 13 minutes.
The average train ticket price from Nice Ville to Monaco—Monte-Carlo usually costs around €4.08 two weeks before travel, but can start from as little as €2.50 when you book in advance. Prices also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes. There are 51 direct SNCF or Thello trains that travel from Nice Ville to Monaco—Monte-Carlo each day with an average journey time of 22 minutes.
The first train from Nice Ville to Monaco—Monte-Carlo leaves at 05:36 from Nice Ville. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Nice Ville to Monaco—Monte-Carlo leaves at 23:06 from Nice Ville. 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.
Trains travelling from Nice Ville to Monaco—Monte-Carlo cover a distance of around 13km during the journey.
Trains travelling from Paris to Nice are operated by SNCF – the national train operator in France or Thello – international trains that connect France and Italy.