Buses and Public Transport in Monaco

Details and contact information for the Principality's CAM bus service: where to get tickets, timetables and route maps and fares. Also information on the Monaco taxi service, boat buses and the elevators that make getting around much easier...

Monaco public transport is served by bus and boat bus. Car-pooling (covoiturage) serves a similar purpose. Buses and trains connect the Principality to France and Italy.

Bus Services in Monaco

There are several bus routes in Monaco, all operated by Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco (CAM).

  • Cie des Autobus de Monaco (CAM)
    At
    :  3 Avenue du Président JF Kennedy, 98000 Monaco
    Tel: +377 97 70 22 22
    Fax: +377 97 70 22 23

Routes

  • Line 1: Monaco Ville, Monte-Carlo, Saint Roman and return
  • Line 2: Monaco Ville, Monte-Carlo, Exotic Garden and return
  • Line 3: Hector Otto, Fontvieille and return
  • Line 4: Saint Roman, Railway station, Place d'Armes and return
  • Line 5: Fontvieille, Hospital and return
  • Line 6: Larvotto beaches, Sporting, Fontvieille and return

Busses run from approximately 07:00-21:00 seven days a week although there is a reduced service at the weekends.

Tickets and boarding

Discount ticket books are available for regular users of the Monaco bus service. Daily, multiple days, and weekly discount passes are also available (specifically for tourists). There are special tariffs for school children. Children under five travel free.

Tickets for single trips can be bought from the conductor on the bus. Travel cards for up to six journeys are also available on board. All other tickets can be bought from the CAM office:

On boarding, the tickets must be validated in the machine at the front of the bus. Passengers keep their ticket for the entire journey. Board the bus at the front door and alight from the back doors, unless instructed to do otherwise by the conductor.

Night bus (Bus de nuit)

The Bus de nuit runs from 21:20-00:20 except Friday and Saturdays when it continues until 04:00 taking in all major stops.

Boat bus (Bateau bus)

The Bateau Bus (also run by CAM) is an electric-powered boat shuttle that connects the Quai des Etats-Unis to the cruise terminal with regular runs from 08:00-19:50, daily. The port crossing takes 10 minutes. Rates are the same as for buses in the Principality, with single tickets, tourist day-passes and ticket books (carnet) of 6 or 12 tickets available for regular commuters; travel is free for children under seven years.

Trains in Monaco

The Gare de Monaco station is located above Ste-Dévote. There are several lifts and escalators leading to the station.

Taxis

  • Taxis Monaco
    At
    : Place du Casino, 98000 Monaco
    Tel: +377 93 15 01 01

There are several taxi ranks in Monaco:

  • Fontvieille, at the Hôtel Colombus, avenue des Papalins
  • Princesse Grace Hospital
  • Nouvelle Digue on the Port at quai Rainier III
  • La Rascasse, quai Antoine 1er
  • The Railway Station
  • The Casino, avenue de Monte-Carlo
  • Hôtel Hermitage
  • Métropole, avenue de la Madone
  • Hôtel Fairmont, avenue des Spélugues
  • Grimaldi Forum, avenue Princesse Grace
  • RoccaBella, by the Maya Bay Hotel on avenue Princesse Grace
  • Sporting d’Eté

Car-Pooling

Employees in Monaco can use car-pooling as an economical and environmentally-friendly way to get to and around the Principality.

  • Subscribe for free to the Monaco car-pooling website, Monaco Voiturage (in French)
  • To subscribe: provide an employee number (Monaco social security number); then enter personal details and travel route. These details will be available for other registered users to access so that subscribers can search for matching journeys and contact can be made
  • To cancel: In the case of an unforeseen change to a subscriber's daily journey, inform fellow travellers.
  • Special rates: Special parking rates and priority parking spaces are available for those who participate in this programme

There is online assistance to calculate the rate that you should ask for from each passenger.

Public Elevators

There are several elevators and travelators in Monaco making it easier to walk up and down the Principality's steep hills.

The moving walkways are located:

  • between the Place des Moulins and the beaches
  • between the Princess Grace Hospital Centre and the Exotic Garden
  • between the harbour and Avenue de la Costa
  • between the Place St. Dévote and the area of Monéghetti
  • between the Terraces of the Casino, the Congress Centre Auditorium and the Boulevard Louis II
  • between the Avenue des Citronniers and the Avenue Grande-Bretagne
  • between the highway and the Larvotto Boulevard