Transport in Monaco

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Transport in Monaco


Rail transport

total: 1.7 km (SNCF operates service through Monaco Monte Carlo station)
standard gauge: 1.7 km 1.435-m gauge

The track portion is now totally underground on the Monegasqe territory, and is operated by the SNCF. It links Nice to Ventimiglia (Italy) going through the principality, and was opened in 1868. Two train stations were used: Monaco and Monte-Carlo. The railway tracks were transformed into an underground section in two steps. The first, in 1964, with a 3500 metre tunnel (mostly on the French territory), made the Monte-Carlo station redundant. The second step, as of 1999, was to build a 3 km-long tunnel linked to the first one, and allowed the new "underground train station of Monaco-Monte Carlo" to open.[1] This stations is served by international trains (including the French TGV) and regional trains ("TER").

Urban Transport

Elevators / travelators

There are seven inclined lifts (including Elevators and/or travelators) which provide public transport :

  • 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 Ste Dévôte and the area of Moneghetti
  • between the Terraces of the Casino and the boulevard Louis II
  • between the avenue des Citronniers and the avenue Grande-Bretagne
  • between the highway and Larvotto Boulevard.


There are five bus routes in Monaco, all operated by Cie des Autobus de Monaco (CAM). There are 143 bus stops through the Principality.

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

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