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There are 6 ways to get from Madrid to Monte Carlo by plane, car, train or bus

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

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Fly to Nice  •  6h

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Nice (NCE) MAD - NCE

€45 - €161

5 alternative options

Fly to Marseille, drive  •  6h 29m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Marseille (MRS) MAD - MRS
  2. Drive from Marseille to Monte Carlo

€55 - €179

Train  •  13h 22m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Nimes Tgv / ...
  3. Take the train from Nimes to Marseille St Charles Ter
  4. Take the train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville Tgv / ...

€188 - €352

Bus  •  19h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Nice Airport N738

€62 - €73

Bus via Le Port - NICE  •  20h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Niza

€102 - €137

Drive  •  12h 4m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Monte Carlo 1270.7 km

€120 - €180

Madrid to Monte Carlo by train

The train journey time between Madrid and Monte Carlo is around 18h 16m and covers a distance of around 1364 km. The fastest train normally takes 14h. Operated by Renfe AVE, Renfe SNCF, SNCF and others, the Madrid to Monte Carlo train service departs from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arrives in Monaco Monte Carlo. Typically 11 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
18h 16m
Fastest train time:
14h
Trains per week:
11
Cheapest price:
€155
Carbon emissions:
71 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:30
Last train departs at:
20:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid to Monte Carlo train schedules

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Monaco

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We have received no reports of travel restrictions in Monaco. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Monaco.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

International flights leaving Spain are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Spain

Currently, we are unable to provide international travel restriction information for Monaco relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19). For the latest travel status in Monaco, please check government recommendations.

Currently, we are unable to provide domestic travel restriction information for travelling within Monaco. For the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel status within Monaco, please check government recommendations.

Last updated: June 22 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

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The most affordable way to get from Madrid to Monte Carlo is to bus, which costs €60 - €75 and takes 19h.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Monte Carlo is to fly which costs €45 - €170 and takes 6h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Monte Carlo. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Monté Carlo via Aéroport Terminal 2 - NICE. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h.

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No, there is no direct train from Madrid to Monte Carlo. However, there are services departing from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha and arriving at Monaco Monte Carlo via Barcelona-Sants, Nimes, Marseille St Charles and Nice Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 22m.

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The distance between Madrid and Monte Carlo is 989 km. The road distance is 1270.7 km.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Monte Carlo without a car is to train which takes 13h 22m and costs €180 - €360.

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It takes approximately 6h to get from Madrid to Monte Carlo, including transfers.

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Madrid to Monte Carlo bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Madrid station.

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Madrid to Monte Carlo train services, operated by Renfe AVE, depart from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Monte Carlo is to fly which takes 6h and costs €45 - €170. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €180 - €360 and takes 13h 22m, you could also bus, which costs €60 - €75 and takes 19h.

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Monte Carlo.
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  • Distance: 989.1 km
  • Duration: 6h

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Monte Carlo, Monaco?

Iberia, Volotea and two other airlines fly from Madrid to Monte Carlo 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Madrid to Monte Carlo via Barcelona-Sants, Nimes, Marseille St Charles, and Nice Ville in around 13h 22m.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Nice
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €200
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €190
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €470
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €190
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Marseille
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€17 - €120
Flights from Madrid to Marseille via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€17 - €120
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €160
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Nice via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €380
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Renfe SNCF
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. 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 Nimes to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€16 - €24
Rail 1st Class
€25 - €40
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€27 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €55
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Marseille St Charles to Nice Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€45 - €55
1st Class
€45 - €55
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Nice-Ville
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Madrid to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Niza
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
alsa.com

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Nice Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Madrid to Monte Carlo bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Nice Airport station.

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Madrid to Monte Carlo train services, operated by TGV inOui, arrive at Nice Ville station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Madrid to Monte Carlo is 1271 km. It takes approximately 12h 4m to drive from Madrid to Monte Carlo.

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Vueling Airlines, Volotea, Alitalia and Iberia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Nice Airport.

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There are 412+ hotels available in Monte Carlo. Prices start at €75 per night.

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