Getting to Montréal
Montréal Trudeau Airport (YUL) is located 20 km west of Downtown Montréal. The airport is a major hub for Air Canada and Air Transat. Note that you will be required to clear Canadian customs at your port of arrival. If you have a connection in another Canadian airport, please leave enough time between your connecting flights in order to clear the customs. From Trudeau airport, you can get to downtown either by taxi ($40 flat rate, with a 10-15% tip being customary) or by the 747 shuttle bus service ($10 which includes a 24h subway and bus pass). The 747 route features 11 downtown stops conveniently located near major hotels and takes approximately 25 – 30 minutes each way, depending on traffic.
VIA Rail Canada serves more than 450 Canadian cities. If you are coming from the United States, hop aboard an Amtrak train, with daily departures from several American cities to downtown Montréal. Visitors pull into Montréal’s Central Station, which is conveniently linked to the Underground Pedestrian Network and the Bonaventure metro station.
If you are planning a trip by bus, many American and Canadian operators come to Montréal, including Greyhound and Orléans Express. You will arrive directly downtown at the Montréal Bus Central Station, which is also connected to the Underground Pedestrian Network via the Berri-UQAM metro station. Cities in the Toronto-Montréal corridor are also served by Megabus with its bus stop located at the Bonaventure metro station.