If your Ferrari or Porsche is in the garage, or you haven't hired one for your stay in Monaco, the best way to get around is using the bus network!
There are six lines which will take you pretty much anywhere you need to go within the Principality. It's worth bearing in mind that Monaco is very hilly and supported by a system of public lifts which take the strain out of any ascent and might mean a shorter journey than taking the bus.
Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco offers the following services in and around Monaco.
|Monaco Local Buses|
|Bus 1 - Monaco-Ville - Place du Casino - Monte-Carlo - Saint Roman|
|Bus 2 - Monaco-Ville, Monte-Carlo, Exotic Garden|
|Bus 3 - Fontvieille - Port Hercule - Hector Otto|
|Bus 4 - Fontvieille - Place d'Armes - Train station - Monte-Carlo - Saint Roman|
|Bus 5 - Hospital - Train station - Place du Casino - Larvotto|
|Bus 6 - Fontvieille - Heliport - Port Hercule - Place du Casino - Larvotto|
The buses run at regular intervals, most of them every 10 to 15 minutes, making transport across the principality very easy. The timetables are in French on the CAM website but are easy to understand. Further information for bus users is available in English. Most buses are adapted for wheelchair users.
|Monaco Night Bus|
|Sunday to Thursday - from 21:30 to 00:30 (every 30 minutes)|
|Friday & Saturday - from 21:20 until 04:00 (every hour after 00:30)|
The evening service runs every 30 minutes and travels throughout Monaco, covering the entire principality.
|Monaco Regional Buses|
|Line 100 - Nice - Monaco - Menton|
|Line 100X - Express bus Nice - Monaco|
|Line 110 - Nice Airport - Monaco - Menton|
|Line 112 - Nice - Eze - Cap d'Ail - Monte-Carlo|
|Line N100 - Night bus Nice - Monaco - Menton|
There are four other bus routes which connect Monaco with neighbouring regions. These services are provided by Ligne d'Azur in conjunction with the Department des Alpes-Maritimes. You can find the timetables here.
Note that these timetables may vary throughout the year and during holidays so please contact the bus companies in advance to avoid disappointment.
Pets & animals
In general, animals are not allowed on board buses in Monaco. However, exceptions are made for small animals, which can travel for free, as long as they are in a travel bag (maximum 45cm). Larger dogs must be kept on a lead and the owner must pay for a ticket for the dog.
How to get passes
Tickets can be bought directly on the bus or from the Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco (CAM) office at 3 Avenue President J.F Kennedy.
When bought on board the bus the ticket price is €2. This is valid for 30 minutes and you can change buses during that time. There are no restrictions on direction or bus route. You can also purchase a one day pass for €5.50, or a card with 6 journeys for €11 directly from the driver. Exact change is required if you are buying your ticket on the bus from the driver. Children under the age of 5 years old travel free.
If you buy your tickets in advance from the CAM office, an official distributor or the internet then the single ticket price is reduced to €1.50. In addition, you can purchase a variety of other passes that are not available onboard the buses, including two, three and four day passes.