Explained: Monaco’s new express shuttle routes between Fontvieille, Larvotto and La Rousse

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Following the successful launch of the express X1 and X2 shuttles between the new Parking des Salines, Place d’Armes and the Monaco Tourism Office, testing has begun on another two routes in the Principality: the X3 and X4 that run from east to west.  

Back in February, the Monaco Government announced a series of incoming measures designed to help alleviate the Principality’s traffic and congestion issues. Among the plans unveiled in the Plan Mobilité were a number of new express shuttle services connecting underserved areas of Monaco.  

First came the X1 between the Parking des Salines in the Jardin Exotique quartier and Place d’Armes, and X2, which connects the parking lot with the Monaco Tourism Office on Boulevard des Moulins.  

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Now testing has begun on the proposed X3 and X4 routes between Fontvieille, Larvotto and La Rousse.  

The X3 will run every 10 minutes between Fontvieille and Larvotto, with stops on Avenue Albert II, the Port de Fontvieille, Port Hercule, Portier and the Boulevard du Larvotto. It returns via Place Sainte Dévote, Place d’Armes and the Centre Commercial de Fontvieille.  

The X4 line follows a similar route, but continues up to Saint Romain in the La Rousse neighbourhood. It will run every 15 minutes.


Both lines will be in operation between 7am and 7pm on weekdays.  

The limited number of stops and increased frequency of the services, when compared to Monaco’s standard bus network, will hopefully make east to west travel more efficient for locals, workers and visitors in the Principality. 

If the two routes prove popular, representatives for the Monaco Government have indicated that the services will be integrated into the Principality’s permanent public transport network.  

For more information on the shuttle services, click here

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