Montréal is easily accessed by land, water and air. Downtown is a mere 20 minutes from the Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport, which handles some 600 flights daily. Public transit is not only affordable, it’s also a great way to get around the city. Quick, safe and clean, the metro connects downtown to major tourism attractions, as well as to numerous bus stops and train stations. In addition, cycling enthusiasts enjoy 450 kilometres of bicycle paths, many of which lead to major tourist areas.
Travel from airport to city center
By 747 Shuttle Bus
The 747 shuttle bus service is the most cost effective and efficient way to travel between the airport and the centre of Montréal and runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Once you leave the customs hall, follow the signs for shuttle bus/navettes just outside the terminal.
Travel time may vary between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Wi-Fi service is available on most 747 buses.
Tickets are 10 Canadian Dollars one way, and can be purchased both, at the airport, and also on the bus (but please note that the driver will only accept the exact amount of money, and will only accept coins).
If you would like to purchase your ticket in the airport, please use the automated dispenser pay stations, identified by this logo:
These automatic dispensers allow for payment by credit card and you will be able to purchase the following tickets:
single trip travel on the day of purchase on the 747 shuttle bus
3 days ticket - $18, for unlimited use on the bus (including 747) and the metro
Monday-Sunday pass - $24,50 for unlimited use on the bus (including 747)and metro (highly recommended)
All of the above tickets can also be purchased at the Bureau de change at the airport.
For more information, please visit the official 747 Website.
Taxi rates are fixed at C$40 to downtown, one-way, and there is always a minimum charge of C$17. It is customary to tip the driver anywhere from 10% to 20%, with 15% being the average. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are often, although not always, accepted; thus it is always advisable to carry some cash with you.
For more on taxis in Montréal, visit the Taxi Office website
Please refer to following link for all tourism information: www.tourisme-montreal.org