Paris to Monaco by train

Prices explained

Prices explained

At Rail Europe we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Rail Europe searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $101.55
  2. 30 day advance $170.19
  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 55m
  • Distance
    691 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    6hr 13m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Paris to Monaco by train

Fast trains from Paris to Monaco take around 5 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 691 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Paris and Monaco.

1. Are there direct trains from Paris to Monaco?

Direct trains from Paris to Monaco have been found.

We usually find around 5 direct trains on the route from Paris to Monaco every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 6 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Paris to Monaco?

The Paris to Monaco train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Paris to Monaco train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Monaco is usually scheduled to depart Paris around 14:06 and the last train is around 15:07. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Paris around 14:02, and the last at 15:07.

What's the Paris to Monaco train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Paris to Monaco are $101.55.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $170 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $101. 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 Paris to Monaco train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 7 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 Paris to Monaco by train.

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Which train companies operate between Paris and Monaco?

More than one train company operates on the route from Paris to Monaco, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • TGV

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Monaco to Paris by train

Other journeys to Monaco-Monte-Carlo View all journeys to Monaco-Monte-Carlo


The route followed by the TGVs cuts south-east from Paris, skirting Burgundy and crossing the River Rhône east of Lyon. Just before Marseille, the TGVs to the Riviera leave the high-speed line and follow a traditional rail route east along the Mediterranean coast to Nice.

Apart from the high-speed daytime services, there is also an overnight train from Paris to Nice. It’s called the Train Bleu, and you can take that to Nice for the onward hop to Monaco.

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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Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.