Walking is by far the best method to travel about Monaco; nevertheless, certain places, such as the Exotic Gardens, need a significant shift in elevation and therefore demand hard treks. There are also seven public escalators and elevators (all of which are free) to assist in navigating the city’s steep hills. If you’re on foot and want to go to the other side of Port Hercule, search for the tiny pedestrian-only boat, which operates every 20 minutes or so throughout the day and costs just €1.
The Compagnie des Autobus Monaco operates an urban bus service via the city’s five bus routes (designated 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6) that serve 143 stops. Each stop displays the bus number(s) that stop there, and most have a real-time display that shows the wait time for the next service. Each stop includes a name and a map of the network. The service typically begins at 6 a.m. and continues until about 9 p.m. Tickets may be bought on board the buses (2€) or at numerous news vendors, businesses around the city, and auto ticket machines at the stops (1.50€) – frequently, this will be announced. A day pass costs €5 (7/2012) and enables you to ride the buses all day. It may also be bought on the bus. From 22.00 to 04.00, a night bus service runs on a round circuit.
BY MOTOR SCOOTER
You may simply hire a scooter in Nice and ride it east along the coastline towards Monaco. The sights are breathtaking, and the trip down the winding coastal road is thrilling. There are many free parking areas. Theft is not a problem since there are cameras and cops everywhere. To rent one while you’re there, you must be at least 16 years old.
Bicycles may be rented at the Auto-Moto-Garage on Rue de Millo.
Private vehicles are completely worthless for travelling about Monaco, since you’ll spend more time looking for parking than you would if you walked or hired a cab instead.
International automobile rental firms have offices at both the Nice airport and in Monte Carlo. These companies include Avis, Gare Monte Carlo, Europcar, and Hertz; drivers must have had a national driving license for at least one year, and the fee is typically paid using the driver’s credit card. Driving in Monte Carlo’s city center may be frightening due to high traffic – but, it is frequently worth it to drive alongside the city’s most costly cars! If you are not accustomed to driving manual, be sure you request a vehicle with an automatic transmission.
Taxis cannot be hailed on the streets (they will not stop), and there are two major taxi stands operating 24 hours a day at the Avenue de Monte Carlo and the train station, but it is always better to agree on a price ahead of time or ensure the meter is running. The majority of hotels will provide cabs or courtesy drivers. It is important to get the taxi service phone number so that you may summon a cab from wherever you are.