Green Access Guide to the Principality of Monaco

The Principality of Monaco has set itself a target of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. To that end, it has committed to cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 from their 1990 levels.
The National Energy Transition Pact (PNTE) of the Principality of Monaco has also been created as a resource designed to enable businesses, institutions and individuals to play their part in the transition.

Following the PNTE’s creation, numerous hotels made commitments alongside the Principality. As part of the action plan, the Government is keen to provide hotels with a guide to ways of reaching Monaco from Nice Airport with the lowest possible carbon footprint, using soft mobility (public transport, electric or hybrid vehicles, etc.).
Several taxis operating within Monaco and outside the Principality’s borders are hybrid vehicles. However, it is not currently possible to book them specifically.


Route: Nice Airport to Monaco Monte-Carlo railway station
Nice Saint-Augustin railway station connects directly to the Airport. 
Tram lines 2 and 3 run between Terminal 2, Terminal 1 and "Grand-Arénas Sud" station, and are free.

Less than 500 metres away, a dedicated pedestrian lane can be used to reach the station on foot in under 7 minutes from Terminal 1. 


Nice AirportXpress Bus

Bus line 80 connects Nice with Monaco via the motorway in 30 minutes. The journey is direct with no changes. The bus stops at nine locations in Monaco Villa Paloma, Belgique, Place d’Armes, Princesse Antoinette, Monte-Carlo, les Spélugues, Grimaldi Forum, Sporting, Place des Moulins).

Average CO2 footprint for this journey: 5.98 kg per bus.  Link to timetable

A city bus with a combustion engine emits an average of 171 grams of CO2/km. The route taken is 35 km, resulting in total CO2 emissions of 5.985 kg for one busr.


   Journey time  Frequency  Time slot  Adult rate
 Train  34 minutes  every 30 minutes  05:30 to 23:30  €5
 Bus  30 minutes  every 30 minutes   08:30 to 22:00  €19


 Car hire operators

If you would like to hire a vehicle from Nice Airport to drive to Monaco and get around during your stay, click here to discover the various car hire operators at the airport. Don't hesitate to choose one of the numerous electric vehicles available, and limit your emissions.    

CO2 emissions for a private car:

  • A compact diesel or petrol car emits an average of 90 g of CO2/km, equivalent to around 3.15 kg for the journey from Nice Airport to Monaco  (source)
  • A hybrid sedan emits an average of 0.28g of CO2/km, equivalent to around 1 kg for the journey from Nice Airport to Monaco  (source)
  • An electric vehicle emits zero CO2 for such a journey.


Hotel electric vehicle charging stations

 Hotel  Shuttle  Electric vehicle charging stations
Columbus Monte-Carlo Within Monaco Yes
 Le Méridien Beach Plaza No  -
Hôtel de Paris Between SBM establishments
Hôtel Hermitage Between SBM establishments Yes
Monte-Carlo Bay Between SBM establishments Yes
Monte-Carlo Beach Between SBM establishments Yes
Fairmont Monte-Carlo No Yes
Novotel Monte-Carlo No Yes
Hôtel Métropole Monte-Carlo Electric shuttle bus Yes


Charging stations in car parks operated by Monaco Parkings

In public car parks and on-road parking spaces, the Government has installed fast, high-capacity charging stations. The "Monaco On" network makes charging electric vehicles quicker and easier for all. There are more than 300 Monaco On charging stations in public car parls and 50 by the roadside.

 To access an interactive map showing all public charging stations (internal and external) and their availability in real time, use the explorer section of the Your Monaco app.