The Monaco Grand Prix is the one event throughout the year that everyone has a ring around. Whether looking for a high octane thrill, or simply looking to observe while sipping Rose Champagne from the deck of a yacht.
The Monaco Grand Prix attracts people from all over the world, from the rich and famous to the devoted petrolhead, this event serves up for anyone. This is one of the busiest events on the calendar for private jet charter companies like us, people flock from every corner of the globe for this event, many of which choose to charter a private jet.
There are a number of widely unanswered questions when it comes to chartering a private jet to the Monaco Grand Prix so I thought we would take some time to explain.
So which airport should you fly into?
Nice Côte d'AzuR | DISTANCE FROM MONACO - 11.60 MILES
Cannes-Mandelieu | DISTANCE FROM MONACO - 26.99 MILES
La Môle – Saint-Tropez | DISTANCE FROM MONACO - 59.72 MILES
There are many myths around which is the closest & best airport for getting to Monaco, however in distance Nice is the clear winner here. Not only is Nice the closest airport to Monaco, it also has the least expensive landing fee so it takes a clean sweep for points here. Many people have suggested that La Môle is the best airport for Monaco, but as we can see it's actually the furthest away taking around an hour by road to reach Monaco.
So how much does it cost to charter a private jet to Nice? We get asked this question very regularly so we decided to give you an idea based on a full weekend return.
LONDON - Nice | CITATION CJ1 | 5 PASSENGERS | £8600
This option is perfect for couples or small groups. This aircraft is ideal for any flight within Europe and very cost effective which makes the Citation CJ1 one the worlds most popular private jets. Flight time in this aircraft is around 1 hour 55 minutes.
LONDON - Nice | Citation cj2 | 8 PASSENGERS | £14,300
This option is perfect for medium sized groups. This aircraft is fast and offers great seating capacity for a Light Jet. Flight time in this aircraft is around 1 hour 50 minutes.
LONDON - Nice | Gulfstream G-IV | 13 PASSENGERS | £17,200
This option is perfect for large groups and VVIP's looking for extra room and luxury. The Gulfstream G4 is one of the most widely used private jets in the world, offering a stand up cabin and great range this aircraft is perfect for almost any flight. Flight time in this aircraft is around 1 hour 32 minutes.
So we have figured that flying into Nice airport is the best option, but how do you get from the airport to the race? Well there are a number of different options, you can of course drive, but during the Grand Prix, the roads are super busy and parking is really, really tough. We recommend that you fly by helicopter directly into Monaco from Nice Airport. This is super fast easy and allows you to take in the beautiful French Riviera from the air. This option is so popular we generally offer these as a package. You can either charter an entire aircraft or hop on one of the shuttle flights, for which the price varies.
So to conclude, if you're looking to charter a private jet to the Monaco Grand Prix you should fly into Nice airport and take a helicopter transfer from Nice directly to Monaco. For more specific information or to request a bespoke quotation, please get in touch.