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getting around Monaco

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getting around Monaco

We're staying at the Novotel Monte Carlo. I've heard there is a bus that can transport us around. Is it expensive? I realize we can walk most places, but I've heard there are sometimes some really steep hills. Thanks!

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1. Re: getting around Monaco

what do you mean around ? inside Monaco ?

Monaco/Monte Carlo is a small city

if you walk 15/20 min maximum from Novotel, you will arrive everywhere (beach, palace and old town...)

if you do not like to walk, yes, you can take a local bus to access to the old town on a small hill (prince palace, cathedrale...)

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2. Re: getting around Monaco

Unless you have a walking disabillty, you won't have a problem with seeing Monaco. You might want to take the bus to the open flower market in Nice, it is a fun place. Have fun

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Monaco has an excellent local bus system. Check the official website for Monaco for a link to the bus system.

For regional buses, you can take the #100 Ligne d'Azur as far as Menton in the east and Nice in the west. Here's the link. (Look at upper right hand corner for link to English.) The cost per ride was less than EURO 2.


We took this bus on a Sunday as far west as Beaulieu-sur-mer where there was a small flea/handicrafts market set up on the water front. From there we walked down to the historic Greek-style villa. The staff person there called a taxi to take us up to the Villa Ephressi de Rothschild. (On weekdays there is a local bus that will take you up. Alternatively, you can walk up.) The Villa is famous for its gardens. There are splendid views over the harbors to the east and to the west.

The bus stops are well sign posted.

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The bus service in Monaco is excellent and you can buy a one day pass for about EUR 3 per person or a ticket that gives you ten journeys for EUR 6 (the single fare is EUR 1). You can use the ten-journey card for a whole group of people and add more journeys to the same card in multiples of 10, just ask the driver. If you change from one bus to another within 30 minutes of getting on the first bus, you don't pay again. Most bus drivers speak a tiny bit of English but French will be greatly appreciated.

From the Novotel you can walk just a few yards downhill to the station and pick up the No 2 bus which takes you up to the Jardin Exotique in one direction and in the other, via the Casino, round the port and all the way up to Monaco Ville. A great route to take in all the main sights.

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