How to get here
- By Air: You arrive at the Montreal Trudeau Airtport (YUL). To go to Montreal from there you have to take a cab (about 40$) or you can take the 737 Express Bus (More Info. A single ticket cost 9$ but you can use the same ticket for 24 hours after in the public transport network of buses and metro.
- By Train: The choice is limited to Via Rail if you come from other Canadian provinces or if you come from the USA, Amtrak goes to Montreal from New York City via Albany. Ticket cost around 130$ return. Trains arrive downtown at the Gare Centrale.
- By Bus: For most destinations, you arrive at the Gare d'Autocars de Montreal. Buses from the USA, Canada and elsewhere in Quebec arrive there. EXCEPTION for the low-cost bus to Toronto, Megabus Buses arrive and leave from the south end of Le1000 de La Gauchetière building (Métro Bonaventure). Departures & Arrivals will take place outside 997 St-Antoine Ouest.
- Metro and Bus: The Société des Transports de Montréal runs the whole bus and metro network. With the same ticket, you can travel freely between metro and buses. Here is the cost (Info):
- Single ticket = 3$
- Unlimited Evening from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. = 4$
- 1-day card (24 consecutive hours) = 9$
- 3-days card (72 consecutive hours) = 18$
- Unlimited Weekend From Friday 6 p.m. to Monday 5 a.m. = 12$
- Weekly From Monday to Sunday = 23,75$
- Monthly = 77$
- Please note the Monthly and Weekly fare are only available if you have the OPUS card. It costs 6$.
- Bixi Bike-share: Montreal has an extensive bike-sharing network in operation from April till November. Tourists can unlock a bike by finding a station and go to the pay station. You must pay with a credit card (they take a 250$ security deposit and each card cannot unlock more than 2 bikes). For 24-hours : 7$. For 72-hours : 15$. When you unlock a bike, you can ride freely for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, Bixi charges you an extra on top of the price you paid. Be careful to change your bike if you plan on riding your bike for a long time. More info