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Prices explained

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  1. Cheapest price £98.50
  2. 30 day advance £108.50
  3. 7 day advance £155.50
  • First train
    05:40
  • Last train
    17:04
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    9hr 13m
  1. Trains from London to Monaco-Monte-Carlo have a total journey time of around 15 hours. You'll leave London on an afternoon Eurostar to Paris, where you'll transfer to the 'Intercites de Nuit' sleeper train to Nice, arriving early the next morning. The Intercites de Nuit train, also called the 'Train Bleu', departs Paris every evening during spring and summer - usually daily from April to July - and less frequently the rest of the year, typically Friday nights and on weekends. In Nice you'll board a local TER train for the last 20 minutes of the journey from Nice to Monaco.

    The cheapest tickets for London to Monaco trains includes a Standard Class fare on the Eurostar, a 6-berth couchette on the night train and a 2nd class fully flexible fare on the TER. This combination begins at £74 one-way. Although it's possible to purchase Eurostar tickets 120 days in advance we recommend waiting until the whole journey comes on sale, 3 months before travel, to be sure that your preferred trains are available.

    London to Paris

    London to Paris

    Board a Eurostar service from London to Paris. There are upwards of 15 trains to Paris from London each day with departures at least hourly from the beautifully restored station at St Pancras in London. The fastest trains speed to Paris in just 2 hrs 16 mins, with slower services taking up to 20 mins longer to reach the Gare du Nord in Paris. The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thameside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Little more than an hour after leaving London you'll already be in northern France, tracking south through Flanders fields towards Paris.

    Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar's airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. There is a luggage and body scan and you'll be asked to show your passport. There are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.

    Paris interchange

    Paris interchange: Paris Nord to Paris Austerlitz

    When you get off the train at Paris Gare du Nord, look for the Métro on the lower level, which can be accessed via stairs or lift. Follow signs to Metro line 5 and take a train in the direction of Place d'Italie. There are 9 stops between Gare du Nord and Gare d'Austerlitz, which usually takes around 30 minutes so we recommend you leave at least an hour for your transfer.

    If you arrive at Gare du Nord from London, bear in mind that you can buy Paris Métro tickets at the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras and on board the Eurostar train. Similarly, passengers arriving at the Gare du Nord on Thalys trains from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands can buy Métro tickets on the train (at the Thalys Bar). Although universally referred to as Métro tickets, they are in fact valid on RER trains too.

    Paris to Nice (night train)

    Paris to Nice (night train)

    The overnight train from Paris to Nice (and other Riviera resorts) leaves from the Gare d’Austerlitz in the French capital. This train does not follow the modern high-speed lines but sticks to traditional routes. It travels without any scheduled stops between Paris and Provence, so maximising the chances of a good night’s sleep. The last hour of the journey in the morning affords fine views of the Côte d’Azur. The train arrives at Nice Ville station.

    Nice to Monaco Monte Carlo

    Nice to Monaco Monte Carlo

    Hop on a local TER train from Nice to Monte Carlo station. There are trains every quarter of an hour taking 20 minutes to make the journey between the Nice-Ville and Monaco Monte Carlo stations. The train traces the route along the coast so you'll be treated to spectacular views of the Mediterranean en route. This is a local train so there is no need to book in advance but booking is possible up to 3 months before travel.

  2. The traditional route by train from London to Monaco is via Paris, taking a morning Eurostar to the French capital to join the early afternoon TGV direct to Monaco. The entire journey takes ten hours. Bookings for this route usually open three months in advance. However, for the summer holiday season Loco2 is often able to sell tickets four months in advance. Book early for the cheapest tickets.

    On those days when Eurostar runs a direct train to Marseille, it is also possible to reach Monaco with just one change of train at Marseille-St-Charles station. There are alternative routes via Lille or Lyon, but these all require an additional change of train in Nice.

    You can also travel from London to Monaco overnight by taking a late-afternoon Eurostar service that connects in Paris with the Train Bleu night train to Nice, from where it’s a short hop along the coast to Monaco Monte Carlo.

    London to Paris

    London to Paris

    Board a Eurostar service from London to Paris. There are upwards of 15 trains to Paris from London each day with departures at least hourly from the beautifully restored station at St Pancras in London. The fastest trains speed to Paris in just 2 hrs 16 mins, with slower services taking up to 20 mins longer to reach the Gare du Nord in Paris. The first part of the journey from London sweeps through Thameside landscapes and rural Kent to reach the Channel Tunnel. Little more than an hour after leaving London you'll already be in northern France, tracking south through Flanders fields towards Paris.

    Remember to factor in at least half an hour for Eurostar's airline-style baggage check prior to boarding your train. There is a luggage and body scan and you'll be asked to show your passport. There are no restrictions on taking liquids on board Eurostar trains.

    Paris interchange

    Paris interchange: Paris Nord to Paris Lyon

    When you alight from the train at Gare du Nord look for signs to the Metro and RER. Once you've bought a ticket follow the signs to 'RER D', direction 'Melun' or 'Malesherbes'. So long as you're heading in the right direction, all the trains on this line stop at Gare de Lyon. The actual train journey takes around 10 mins with just one stop on the way at Châtelet-les-Halles. Upon alighting from the RER train at Gare de Lyon, follow the signs to the mainline station. The signs read 'Accès aux trains Grandes Lignes'. The whole journey from the concourse at Gare du Nord to the mainline departure platforms at Gare de Lyon will normally take about 40 mins but we recommend leaving at least 50 mins.

    If you are arriving at Gare du Nord from London, bear in mind that you can buy Paris Métro tickets at the Eurostar terminal at St. Pancras and on board the Eurostar train. Similarly, passengers arriving at the Gare du Nord on Thalys trains from Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands can buy Metro tickets on the train (at the Thalys Bar). Although universally referred to as Métro tickets, they are in fact valid on RER trains too.

    Paris to Monaco Monte Carlo

    Paris to Monaco Monte Carlo

    The daily direct high-speed TGV from Paris to Monaco Monte Carlo departs from the Gare de Lyon in the afternoon. The train is usually a TGV Duplex, so book a seat on the upper deck for the best views.

    The train dashes south from Paris to reach its first stop at Aix-en-Provence in just under three hours. Thereafter the pace is more leisurely and the scenery becomes ever more captivating as the train tracks east towards Nice and beyond. Between Aix and Monaco, the train makes five more stops. Newcomers to Monaco are often surprised to find that the train arrives at a subterranean station. It’s not quite the sunshine welcome that many travellers expect.

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