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The closest airport to Menton is Nice's Côte d'Azur International Airport, located 42 km from the city center. The airport is connected to Menton by public transportation (buses, taxis, and trains). City buses connect the airport to bus and train stations within Nice.
There are three ways to reach downtown Nice or Menton from the airport; they are outlined below. Please note the departure hours for each!
Below are some hotels for which we have received positive feedback from previous delegates.
Ibis Styles Menton Centre ★★★
10 Rue Villarey, 06500 Menton | +33 4 92 10 95 25 | ibis.com
Quality Hotel Méditerranée ★★★
5 Rue de la République, 06500 Menton | +33 9 77 55 68 01 | hotel-med-menton.com
Hotel Palm Garavan ★★★
3 Porte de France, 06500 Menton | +33 5 82 88 09 87 | hotel-menton-garavan.fr
29 Porte de France, 06500 Menton |+33 4 93 35 89 50 | napoleon-menton.com
Hotel Narev's ★★★
12 Bis Rue Lorédan Larchey, 06500 Menton | +33 4 93 35 21 31 | hotel-narevs.com
In addition, Airbnb and Couchsurfing are viable options for MEDMUN participants looking for a place to stay.
Please contact us if you would like to be housed by a Sciences Po student. This option is limited and priority is given to unaccompanied minors and delegates traveling from abroad.
Nice Airport to Menton: The ride to Menton can cost around 90-100€ and takes 40-45 minutes.
Nice Airport to Nice Centre: The ride to Nice Centre costs around 30€ and takes approximately 15 minutes.
Regional Express Train (TER): Nice Saint-Augustin to Ventimiglia
Menton is on the main rail line with frequent service to towns across the South of France and Italy. The central station of Menton is in the heart of the city, about 15-20 minutes by foot from the Sciences Po Menton campus.
Ticket: It is best to purchase train tickets from the airport. Otherwise, the ticket office at the station is open Monday through Friday from 6:00 to 13:10 and from 13:40 to 20:40. The ticket office is also open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9:15 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:20. Tickets may also be purchased at the station from automated ticket machines, but these can be difficult to operate for first-time users. Tickets must be validated using the yellow ticket validation machines at the station before getting on the train.
Train Station: Nice-Saint-Augustin station is about a 10-minute walk from Terminal 1. From Terminal 2, take the free shuttle to Terminal 1 and walk to the station. From Terminal 1 (arrival level door A1), cross the street and follow the walkway in the direction “Arénas”. Pass under the bridge of “la Promenade des Anglais (Passage de la Caravelle)”. Cross Avenue Lindbergh and make a left (Lycée Hôtelier). Then make a right (Boulevard René Cassin) and continue until you reach the light signal. Cross to the left and pass under the SNCF bridge (Route de Grenoble), then make a right (Avenue Edouard Grinda). The Nice-Saint-Augustin train station will be on your right.
Trains with a destination of “Ventimiglia” on the Italian border stop at "Menton" and "Menton Garavan" stations. Both are roughly equidistant from the Sciences Po Menton Campus. These stations may differ in distance from accommodations. Please refer to the button below for the most up-to-date train scheduling and maps.
LIGNES D’AZUR 110 Express: Airport Monaco/Menton express shuttle (via highway A8)
LIGNES D’AZUR N100 NocTAM’Bus: Airport – Monaco/Menton night bus
It is also possible to take a bus to Nice and change buses for Menton:
LIGNES D’AZUR 98:
LIGNES D'AZUR 99:
Once in Nice, Menton can be reached by train from Nice Ville station (TER direction Ventimiglia), or by either of the buses below:
LIGNES D’AZUR 100:
Nice-Promenade des Arts near Place Garibaldi – Monaco/Menton
LIGNES D’AZUR N100 NocTAM’Bus:
Nice-Port – Monaco/Menton at nights as explained above.
Home to approximately 30,000 inhabitants, Menton is not a large city, and it is easy to get around on foot. The town is compact enough so that all the main attractions are within walking distance, although sometimes uphill through steep, narrow streets or stairs (especially in the Old Town). The views and sites are worth the effort though! If, however, you need a taxi in Menton, you should contact one of the numbers below to reach the nearest taxi station: