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Transport in Montreal, Canada

Montreal Transport

Getting There

By plane:

Montréal-Trudeau airport is located west of the city centre with flights from all over Canada and the US arriving here. To get from the airport to the city centre you can hop on the 474 express bus which runs every day. The journey takes about 35 minutes, longer in rush hour.

By train:

Gare Centrale, Montreal’s Central Train Station, is located at 895 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest. VIA Rail Canada operate numerous routes through this station from destinations like Quebec City, Ottawa and Halifax.

By bus:

If you arrive in Montreal by bus you’ll most likely find yourself at the Montreal Bus Central Station at 505 Blvd de Maisonneuve Est. A wide variety of companies operate intercity bus services into and out of this station, connecting Montréal with cities in Canada and the US.

Getting Around

On foot:

Walking around Vieux/Old Montreal is quite manageable and you’ll want to explore some of the city’s diverse neighbourhoods on foot. However, as Montreal is quite a large city you will need to use public transport at some stage during your stay.

By Métro:

Montreal’s Métro service is run by the Sociéte de transport de Montréal (STM). These subway trains run on four different routes all across the city. It’s an easy system to use and an affordable way to get around.

By bike:

One of the things you’ll notice when you arrive in Montreal is that cycling is a very popular way of getting around, in fact it's a way of life. So if you want to blend in with the locals, hop on one of the BIXI bikes and pedal away. The BIXIs are communal bikes you can rent and pick up or drop off at various stations around the city.

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