The majority of people traveling to Monaco for annual events like the Monaco Grand Prix and Monaco Yacht Show will arrive by air. The main airport on the dazzling Cote d’Azur can be found in Nice, a mere 25-minute drive from the rolling casinos, roaring engines, and glitzy yacht lovers scene down in Monte Carlo. However, with the Grand Prix crowds filtering through you may want to avoid sitting in stuffy taxis along the road. Perhaps, a private helicopter is the way to make your grand entrance to these events.

Taking a private helicopter from the airport of Nice to Monaco will whir you above the blue for less than ten minutes.

Heli-Air Monaco can get you there with their private on road and in air shuttles. With over fifty flights per day you don’t need to worry about being tied down, departures run every 15 minutes from 8am until 8pm at night. Those who want to venture a little further afield down to cool Cannes or sunny St Tropez will find helicopter companies more than willing to help map out the perfect journey.

Monacair is one of the major players in the private helicopter business. Nice to Monaco in just 7 minutes and with certified and well-established pilots in the driving seat you can kick back and watch the yachts glide across the blue from a pristine bird’s eye vantage point. Costs start at 130 euro per person.

If you prefer to travel via the ground, then not to fear – Monaco is well connected to Nice via bus, train and taxi. The bus 100 runs every 15 minutes and while the journey may take closer to 45 minutes to get you from Le Port to Monaco’s 6 major stops, it does take a beautifully carved scenic route along the coast. The cost is also less than two euros.

The train will take twice the time of a helicopter ride although half the time of driving. In 14 minutes from Nice-Ville along the coastal line you can be stepping onto the platform of mesmerizing Monte Carlo. Over fifty trains a day run this route meaning pre booking isn’t necessary.