Feeling fabulous? Then book a flight to Monaco. The birthplace of glitz, glamour and divine distinction, Monaco exudes wealth and prosperity at every bend. The country’s alluring legacy was heightened by the marriage of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III in 1956. They met in Cannes during the famous film festival, fell in love at a photo shoot, and the rest, as they say, is history. Although their lives ended too soon, the prestige and adoration of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III live on. Book a flight to Monaco to experience it yourself. 

Today, travelers booking flights to Monaco do so with one thing in mind: a good time. The unofficial capital of Monte Carlo is a playground for the rich and famous. From sun-drenched days and steamy nights, and only steps away from one of the most famous Royal families, it’s no wonder Monaco flights are packed with travelers wanting a taste of the good life. This isn’t the place for budgets – not even a cheap flight to Monaco can save your bank account. This country is packed full of luxury and everything within reach is priced accordingly. Keep a divine sense about you while you’re traveling Monaco … with more millionaires per capita than any other country, it’s possible your next flight to Monaco will be on a royal jet.

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Monaco climate

Monaco has long, sunny summers that see little rain and average temperatures of 82 F. It can mild and wet in the winter, and temperatures fall to 50 F in December and January, but it’s also the cheapest time to fly.

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Best Time to Fly to Monaco

Whether you’re booking a winter holiday or spending your summer vacation  along the Mediterranean coast, there’s no wrong time to reserve a seat on a flight to Monaco.

Peak Season: Cheap flights to Monaco are hard  to come by in the summer months, but if you plan enough in advance you could score with cheap airline tickets to Monaco and join the massive amounts of tourists flocking to the Mediterranean coast.  Make your Monaco travel reservations months in advance if you’re planning on hitting the beach during Monaco’s peak season, which lasts from May through the end of September.

Off-peak Season:  Monaco is enjoyable year-round courtesy of its temperate weather and Mediterranean location, but cheap flights to Monaco are commonly found when the crowds lessen in the fall and spring The temperature is a little chillier and the streets are  less crowded, but you’ll still get the full Monaco-effect. Blustery seasonal winds make an appearance from the end of November through early April, so be sure to pack accordingly to accommodate potential swings in temperature.

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Getting downtown Monaco

Taxis, helicopters, car services and buses link Nice Airport and Monaco. Helicopter rides take roughly seven minutes.

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Getting around Monaco

When your flight to Monaco lands, you can take a taxi, charter bus or train to get downtown. The city is easily seen on foot, but you can hop on one of the five bus lines that run between the beaches and local landmarks. You can also take one of the seven ‘elevators’ to different Monaco neighborhoods.

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Monaco Travel Information

  • Stop and smell the roses, quite literally, after your Monaco flight.  The Princess Grace Rose Garden at Fontvieille is a breathtaking tribute to the iconic former Princess of Monaco and movie star, who died tragically in a car crash along the Monte Carlo coast. Inaugurated in his wife’s memory by Prince Rainier III in 1984, the rose garden is comprised of 4,000 stunning rose trees and is an essential stop on any Monaco itinerary.  If the kids are antsy after your flight to Monaco, head straight to the Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium for a fascinating visit to a world under the sea.  The aquarium has been around since the turn of the 20th century, and its collection of 4,000 species of water wildlife is especially endearing on days too dreary for the beach.
  • Looking to spend those last euros before you board your Monaco flight home?  Be sure to stop by the Condamine Market for souvenirs, handicrafts, and friendly bartering to score bargains with the merchants.  Since its establishment in 1880, the open-air Condamine Market has been a great place for strolling and browsing the local wares.
  • Well known for its elite status as a ritzy Mediterranean beach town, a trip to Monaco isn’t complete without a visit to one of the area’s sandy stretches.  Larvotto Beach is the main public beach and offers excellent swimming as well as an array of shore side restaurants and entertainment.
  • As host to the European Poker Tour Grand Final each year, plenty of pros are booking flights to Monaco to try their luck at the Monte Carlo Casino.  If forking over your chips for the casino’s notoriously high bets doesn’t quite strike your fancy, mosey through the casino to admire its stunning architecture, impeccable gardens and incomparable Mediterranean views.

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Monaco airports

Monaco flights touch down at a number of local airports, making travel to Monaco easy and affordable.

Nice Cote d’Azur Airport (NCE): Most cheap flights to Monaco touch down at Nice due to the close proximity of the airport to Monte Carlo. The airport is located 11 miles from Monaco.

Turin Citta di Torino Airport (TRN): The airport is located 91 miles from Monaco

Marseille Provence Airport (MRS): The airport is located 112 miles from Monaco.

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Passport and Visa Information

A valid passport is needed, but no visas are required to enter the country.

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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