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Is there a Train Station at Nice Airport?

Apr 17th, 2006, 08:49 AM
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Is there a Train Station at Nice Airport?

We will be arriving in Nice and staying in Monte Carlo.

I found a few rail stations in Nice but not sure if any of them are at the airport.

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Apr 17th, 2006, 09:21 AM
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No, but there are bus links to the train stations.
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Apr 17th, 2006, 09:36 AM
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Frankly taking a bus or a taxi into Nice to the train station and then taking a train to Monte Carlo seems a bit too convoluted. If money were no object I'd say take a helicopter from the Nice airport to Monte Carlo (I have no idea what it costs, can't be cheap, but what a way to go!) I read that a taxi all the way will cost about 80 euro. But the best way for convenience and cost would probably be to take a regional bus from right outside the airport that does directly to Monte Carlo -- no changing in Nice and waiting for departures, handling luggage, etc.

 
Apr 17th, 2006, 10:10 AM
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Here is some information from my 2005 edition of Rick Steves' Provence & the French Riviera guidebook.

There is an hourly express bus (#110) that goes directly from the Nice airport to Monaco. It takes 50 minutes and costs E14.

One local bus (#98) goes from the Nice airport to Gare Routiere, the bus station. Three/hour, takes 30 minutes, and costs E3.50. Buses from Nice to Monaco: four/hour, takes 45 minutes, and costs E3.90.

Trains from Nice Ville to Monaco: 2/hour, takes 20 minutes, and costs E3.20.

All prices may be out of date.
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Apr 17th, 2006, 10:17 AM
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Yes. It is that express bus that I would suggest is the best way of getting there, unless you're tempted by the regular helicopter service???
 
Apr 17th, 2006, 10:41 AM
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Tims, the info you found on your guide book seems indeed out of date. I can tell from my experience of November 2005, for Nice airport into Nice city you have to buy a Day Pass that cost 4Euro (vs 1.30E for ordinary single ticket when you are already in Nice city). In the case of OP, that's good, because that Day Pass covers the Cote d'Azur bus network including Bus No.100 that links Nice - Menton via Villefranche S.M., Beaulieu S.M., Eze S.M. and Monaco with spectacular view since the bus runs on the coast mostly, better than the train. You may have to be careful, however, if you are carrying a big luggage. I was always based at Nice and day-tripping by bus so luggage space was not a problem for me but those were low floor city busses, the type without lugagge compartiment underneath. You could use the space in the middle if there is nobody standing there though. If you are worried about luggage space, I recommend you change at station to a train. It has more space. As to direct bus NICE Aiprort to Monaco, there may be some but I'm not sure, also it should not be as frequent as Cote d'Azur Inter-city bus network mentioned above.
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Apr 17th, 2006, 10:49 AM
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There actually is a train station right on the northern edge of the airport - a stop on the so-called Riviera Metro trains that ply constantly from St Rafael to Ventimiglia, Italy. But there seems to be no easy way to access this station from the airport.
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Apr 17th, 2006, 10:55 AM
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Sorry, I should have used tinyurl.com. This does not happen on tripadvisor.com.
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Apr 17th, 2006, 11:04 AM
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http://tinyurl.com/nrsvl

The direct bus from Nice airport to No110 for Monaco, 1 bus every hour from 9:00. 14.70E/per adult.
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Apr 17th, 2006, 11:14 AM
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Sorry again, for the first long URL I posted, please take a look at the page 2 of the pdf file. That's the bus network map.
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