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Getting There and Moving Around in Montréal

Traveling by Air     Traveling by Train/Bus     Traveling by Car    Adapted Transportation    
General Information on Montréal and Tips for Travelers

Traveling by Air

All international and domestic flights arrive at Montréal at the Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport (airport code: YUL, formerly Dorval Airport), situated 25 minutes from the city centre. The Montreal Transit Corporation (STM) offers the 747 Express (accessible), a direct bus service from the airport to downtown Montreal ($10 CAD). Taxis are also readily available at a fixed rate of $38 CAD + tip.

Air Canada wants to fly you to the World Summit Destinations for All! All delegates will receive a 15% off their flight ticket. Just follow these easy steps to receive your rebate!

  • Go to www.aircanada.ca

  • Select your departure locations and dates
  • Under “Promo code”, type GXKKFUB1

Rules and Restrictions:

  • Promo code is applied to all Air Canada online destinations to YUL (Montreal, Quebec)
  • Travel/ offer period: October 17 to 24, 2014 (all travel complete)
  • 15% discount from all Air Canada published fares

Traveling by Train/Bus

Montréal’s Central Train Station (la Gare centrale), with connections from New York, is also a major stop for domestic trains from Eastern or Western Canada. This downtown station is located in the heart of the city and is accessible.

Bus travellers are received at the Montréal Bus Central Station (accessible), also located in the heart of the city, with direct access to the metro/subway (Berri-UQAM station).  Montreal's regular bus services is accessible but most of Montreal's subway stations are not accessible.

Via Rail makes traveling by train easy, fast and comfortable. Keep your wallet full and take advantage of Via Rail’s 10% rebate exclusively for our Destinations for All delegates! To redeem your 10% savings at checkout, follow these key steps:

  • Go to http://www.viarail.ca/en/my-via-profile
  • Select "Create a profile"
  • Once you have created your Via Rail profile and have remained logged in, begin your travel search by selecting your preferred travel dates* and departure times. Then, confirm your itinerary.
  • On the “Passenger Information” page, select Convention fare for Discount Type, and type in the access code 12955 for Discount Code. Then, follow the prompts to complete your reservation.

*Rules and Restrictions:

  • Valid travel dates are from October 17 -24 for all Via Rail’s travel regions to Montreal, Quebec, including your return trip.
  • The rebate applies to a maximum of only 2 travellers per booking.
  • One free stopover will be allowed at no extra cost. However, for all fares in Business class, the first stopover will be at no extra cost, provided that it only takes place in the following destinations: Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.
  • 10% off the best available fare in Economy and Economy Plus class, Business and Business plus class,  Sleeper and Sleeper Plus class.
  • The rebate is not applicable for the Economy Escape class.           

Traveling by Car

Road access to Montréal is clearly indicated on signs from all directions. The New York State Thruway (I-87) becomes Route 15, and U.S. I-89 becomes two-lane Route 133, which joins Highway 10 to Montréal. From I-91 in Massachusetts, highways 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 km/h equals approximately 62 mph). Gasoline is sold in litres (3 3/4 litres equals 1 US gallon).

Adapted Transportation

Do you wish to use adapted transportation services while in Montréal?

If you already are a client, you can make your reservation online with SIRTA or by phone at 514-280-8211 (option 1).

Visitors from the province of Quebec: If you already are a member of an adapted transportation service in the province of Quebec, your admission is also valid with the Société de Transports de Montréal (STM). If not, you may make use of the adapted transportation service if you use a wheelchair for all your traveling needs. You are required to fill in a client form with the STM adapted transportation service before your arrival.

Visitors from outside of the province of Quebec can also benefit from the adapted transportation service if they use a wheelchair for all their traveling needs. They are required to fill in a client form with the STM adapted transportation service prior to their arrival, or before using the service for the first time.

For more information, please visit the STM website: www.stm.info

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