In brief

Free bus travel in Monaco ends on 3 January 2023

Bus-Monaco
Monaco Tribune

Compensation is available for season ticket holders.

The period of free bus travel in the Principality that began on 3 October 2022 will end on Tuesday 3 January 2023. The duration of the “test” scheme had been extended by one month, as it was originally due to end on 27 November 2022.

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We knew there was to be some kind of compensation for season ticket holders, but how does it work? On Twitter, the Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco described two scenarios:

  • “CAM card users whose season ticket overlapped the free period will receive a free one, two or three month ticket without having to go through the ticket office.”
  • “Monapass users whose subscription overlapped the free period can select the free subscription (1, 2 or 3 months) that fits his/her situation. The request will be submitted for approval.”

What about prices?

A new feature from 3 January 2023, it will be possible to purchase your ticket by bank card, on the bus itself. The price will be capped. Tickets will cost €1.50, with a maximum of €5.50 per day, €15 per week and €22 per month.

“It will also no longer be possible to buy a ticket or top up your card using the the ticket machines. We suggest you buy your tickets using the Monapass app and top up your card online or at the ticket office,” says the CAM on Twitter.