Monte-Carlo is home to one legendary casino, dozens of luxury hotels, elegant nightclubs and exquisite restaurants, and lots and lots of money. With views of the Mediterranean at every bend, it's not hard to see why millions of tourists, and millions of millionaires, fly to Monte Carlo every year.

Monte-Carlo has long been the playground of the rich and famous and today is no exception. Thanks to the city's tax-free living and one of Europe's top vacation resorts, Monte Carlo is not for the budget traveler. Come prepared to spend - and spend well. From designer clothes to premier nightclubs, Monte Carlo is the place to see and be seen. Whether you're sipping champagne on your Monte Carlo flight or viewing the city via 50-foot yacht, Monte Carlo knows no extremes. Need a break from all the high-living? Take a seat at one of the city's outdoor cafes and sip a fancy cocktail while you watch the famous and fabulous stroll by.

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Monte Carlo climate

The Mediterranean climate in Monaco delivers lengthy, searing summers, and relatively calm winters. It’s typically warm throughout the year, making any time a great time to book a flight to Monte Carlo. The months between November and April give way to strong winds, called La Mistral, but if you’re up for braving the gusts, head onward.

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Best Time to Fly to Monte Carlo

Whether you’re in the mood for sailing or just enjoying the tepid rays from the sun, booking a flight to Monte Carlo is a great way to take pleasure in the outdoors.

Peak Season: With so many days of sunshine (about 300 a year) and cool sea breezes at night, Monte Carlo is a destination all in its own. The in-between seasons of April-May, and September-October are the best times to book a cheap flight to Monte Carlo, because summer can be uncomfortably hot and winter is rainy.

Off-peak Season: Being the rainiest season of the year, winter is the least likely time to find tourists in Monte Carlo, but this is also the best time to book cheap flights to Monte Carlo Car racing fans gather in Monte Carlo during the off-seasonto watch the Monte Carlo Rally. If you’re traveling to see the main event, book Monte Carlo flights and accommodations well in advance, as many airline seats and hotel rooms book up fast during this time.

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Getting around Monte Carlo

If you’re sleepy from your flight to Monte Carlo, and aching for your hotel bed, fear not: Shuttle buses run 12 hours a day (9am-9pm) to take you from the airport to downtownand will drop you just about anywhere. Taxis are the best option to get to and from local areas, and can be found close to the casino at the Avenue de Monte Carlo. You can also find them at Place des Moulins, Avenue de la Costa, Fontvielle, and Beach Plaza. The French railway, called SNCF, runs 30 daily routes to other cities if you decide to expand your Monte Carlo travel. The Monaco train station is only a 10-minute taxi drive from most Monte Carlo hotels.

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Monte Carlo Travel Information

Casinos: Saving money on your cheap flight to Monte Carlo certainly comes in handy when you’re planning to gamble. Spend the night away in one of Monte Carlo’s incredible casinos, like the Casino de Monte-Carlo, Café de Paris Casino, and the Sun Casino. The Summer Casino even boasts a disco and a famous concert hall.

Brunch: When most people think of booking flights to Monte Carlo, they think one word: nightlife. What is rarely explored, though, is what to do the morning after your nightlife commences. The answer to that is brunch, and Monte Carlo’s hidden gems are the perfect places to relax and regain your awareness. Restaurants in hotels offer great alternatives to a simple egg and toast. At a favorite of the late Paul Newman, La Reserve de Beaulieu, you might find items like snail, frog’s leg, and ravioli – and yes, we’re still talking about breakfast.

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Monte Carlo airports

Your cheap flight to Monte Carlo will land at Cote D'Azur International Airport (Nice) (NCE).

Cote D'Azur International Airport (Nice) (NCE)

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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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