A Comparison of Ferry Services from Nice to Monaco

by Paul Joseph  |  Published July 6, 2024

For visitors to Nice on the French Riviera, a short ferry ride along the Mediterranean coast transports you to the glitzy principality of Monaco.

(Photo: Trans Cote D’Azur / Courtesy GetYourGuide)

One of the most scenic stretches of the Côte d’Azur, the 45-minute sea-faring journey between Nice and Monaco – the latter most famous for its superyachts, casinos and Grand Prix circuit – culminates with a grand and unforgettable panorama. If you’d like to make the journey and are looking for the best ferry options available, we’ve done the legwork so you don’t have to and compared them below.

Nice to Monaco Round-Trip Ferry Tickets

The only service provider that runs ferries between Nice and Monaco is Trans Cote De’Azur who operate round-trip journeys departing from Nice at 9.30am each morning and arriving in Monaco at 10.15am. Cruises depart from Port de Nice at Quai Lunel. Nice’s enchanting old port, with passengers invited to relax and take in the panoramic views of this scenic region as they make the speedy 45-minute trip. For those who have purchased a  return ticket, ferries depart from Monaco at 5pm daily. From $54 per person.

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Coastline Boat Cruise to Monaco

An alternative boat trip to a ferry is this 2.5-hour tour along the beautiful coastline stretching between Nice to Monaco. Aboard a semi-rigid boat helmed by an experienced local skipper, you’ll get to admire the scenery as you cruise gently across the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean sea. Along the way, you’ll pass villas overhanging swells, coves and limestone cliffs, lush vegetation, volcanic rock and rare flora. Tours depart from the Port of Nice. Fresh water and life jackets/flotation aids are included in the price. From $70.44 per person.

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