Nice Cote d’Azur Airport

Monaco does not have its own airport so the closest place to fly from is Nice Cote d’Azur Airport, the third busiest airport in France. The facility is located along the coast, about thirty minutes southwest by car. It is also possible to reach the airport by helicopter, using the Heli Air Monaco service. The flying time is just seven minutes and there are about 70 flights a day from Monaco to the airport.

The airport handles just over nine million passengers a year and has two terminals, which are connected via a free shuttle bus. Over 30 airlines fly in and out of Nice Cote d’Azur Airport, half as regularly scheduled flights and half as seasonal or charters. The airport has both domestic and international connections. The most popular international destinations are Rome, Vienna, Moscow, London, Amsterdam, and Munich. Delta Air Lines offers seasonal flights to New York-JFK.

There are plenty of restaurants, cafés and bars in both terminals and a range of newsagents, souvenir shops and duty-free stores for international travelers. Other facilities include a pharmacy, medical center and business center. Transportation from the airport to Monaco includes helicopter, bus or self-drive. There are plenty of car rental options at the airport, including Sixt and Europcar. The public bus from the airport to Monaco takes roughly one hour.