There are 5 ways to get from Monte Carlo to Portofino by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Reg

$20 - $50

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Genoa, Genoa N758 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Genova to Rapallo 75T / ...

$19 - $56

3 alternative options

Train SNCF  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Menton to Genova Piazza Principe R
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Reg / ...

$27 - $50

Train, line 882 bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Monaco-Monte-Carlo to Ventimiglia Ec
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Brignole Reg / ...
  3. Take the train from Genova Brignole to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino Reg / ...
  4. Take the line 882 bus from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino 882 / ...

$21 - $53

Drive  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Monte Carlo to Portofino 137 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Monte Carlo to Portofino. However, there are services departing from Monaco Monte Carlo Casino and arriving at Portofino via Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, Genova - Doria Metro Principe, Genova, Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 49 min.

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The distance between Monte Carlo and Portofino is 156 km. The road distance is 219.1 km.

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The best way to get from Monte Carlo to Portofino without a car is to train which takes 5 h 32 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 32 min to get from Monte Carlo to Portofino, including transfers.

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Monte Carlo to Portofino bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice station.

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The best way to get from Monte Carlo to Portofino is to train which takes 5 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 49 min.

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Monte Carlo to Portofino bus services, operated by ATP Azienda Trasporti Provinciali, arrive at Rapallo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Monte Carlo to Portofino is 219 km. It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to drive from Monte Carlo to Portofino.

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There are 1632+ hotels available in Portofino. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Monte Carlo to Portofino.
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  • Distance: 97.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 32 min

What companies run services between Monte Carlo, Monaco and Portofino, Italy?

Trenitalia operates a train from Monte Carlo to Portofino 5 times a week. Tickets cost $12 - $27 and the journey takes 3 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Monte Carlo to Portofino via Nice Airport, Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice, Genoa, Genoa, Genova - Doria Metro Principe, Genova - Via XX Settembre, Genova, Rapallo, and Santa Margherita Ligure in around 7 h 49 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ventimiglia to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$23 - $27
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$5 - $6
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $24
Train from Genova Brignole to S.Margherita Ligure Portofino
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $6
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$4 - $6
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Menton to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$14 - $27
Website
en.oui.sncf
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Monaco-Monte-Carlo to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
bahn.de
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Monaco to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
thello.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Monaco Monte Carlo to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice Côte d'Azur Airport, Nice to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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