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London to Monaco by train
Fastest journey9hr 13m
Trains per day17
Avg. journey time12hr 41m
Travelling from London to Monaco by train
Fast trains from London to Monaco take around 9 hours and 13 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,033 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Monaco.
1. Are there direct trains from London to Monaco?
Journeys between London and Monaco usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 17 departures on the route from London to Monaco every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 16 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from London to Monaco?
The London to Monaco train travel time is normally about 9 hours and 13 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the London to Monaco train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Monaco is usually scheduled to depart London around 05:40 and the last train is around 20:01. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 06:18, and the last at 20:01.
What's the London to Monaco train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Monaco are $96.12.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $306 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $222. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book London to Monaco train tickets?
Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 8 and a half months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from London to Monaco by train.
Which train companies operate between London and Monaco?
More than one train company operates on the route from London to Monaco, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Intercités de Nuit
- Train Express Regional
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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Eurostar & TGV
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.
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. Note that the once-popular route via Paris and then on by the overnight Train Bleu to the Côte d'Azur is no longer an option. The night train from the French capital to the Riviera ran for the last time in late 2017.
London to 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 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
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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