Travelling by plane
The Montréal-Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport is located in the Montréal suburb of Dorval. Therefore, you will need to get downtown by your own means. We suggest you take the airport Express Bus 747, offered by the Société de transport de Montréal, that will bring you straight from the airport to downtown Montréal. Featuring nine stops in each direction, the 747 service is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year between Montréal’s central bus terminal (Berri-UQAM metro station) and Montréal-Trudeau airport. Buses on the 747 route are equipped with three luggage racks for the convenience of travellers.
The $10 CAD fare is payable in cash aboard the bus – coins only, bills are not accepted. It also provides travellers with a transit pass valid on the STM bus and metro network for the next 24 hours.
NEW! Tickets available through Stationnement de Montréal pay stations.
If you are going to the airport and don’t have 10 $ in coins, or the right fare, know that you can now purchase your ticket for the 747 bus through some Stationnement de Montréal pay stations! You can even pay for your ticket with your credit card!
Please note the 747 ticket bought through pay stations is only valid for a one-way trip and must be purchased a maximum of 2 hours before the departure of the 747 bus.
You could also take a taxi, which, depending on the traffic, will cost you a minimum of $40 CAD.
Travelling by car
Travellers may also choose to take advantage of Canada’s excellent highway network to make their way to Montréal. It is only five hours by road from Toronto or Boston and six hours from New York City. Montréal is only 47 km (29 miles) from the New York border. The New York State Thruway (I-87) becomes Route 15, and U.S. I-89 becomes two-lane Route 133 which joins Route 10 to Montréal. From I-91 in Massachusetts, Routes 55 and 10 lead to Montréal. Visitors coming to Montréal from eastern or western Canada use highways 20 and 40. Québec speed limits are in kilometres (100 kph equals about 62 mph). Gasoline is sold in litres (3 3/4 litres equals 1 U.S. gallon). Getting to Montréal is easy!
For more information on how to get to Montréal by car, please consult the Transports Québec web site and select “Montréal region” in the menu. You will then be able to zoom in to search for the different roads serving Montréal.
Traveling by train
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*Amtrak has a daily train to Montréal from New York City.
Travelling by coach
The city’s Station Centrale bus terminal is located two steps from the Village (1717, rue Berri) and is directly linked to the Berri-UQAM métro station. Direct bus connections are available daily to a wide range of both Canadian and American destinations.
Some coaches companies: