Transportation Information



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Transport from and to the Trudeau Airport

A taxi trip between the airport and downtown Montreal will cost you a flat rate of $40 – not including tip. Alternately, there is a 24/7 bus route aptly named the 747 which connects the airport to downtown Montreal. Learn more about this service here.



Getting Around Montreal


Public transport is a great way to see the city. Hop on the metro and in just 10 minutes you’re at a museum, restaurant or in Old Montreal. Affordable and reliable, the metro can be accessed via the city’s Underground Pedestrian Network: two of the four main lines connect downtown to major tourism sites, as well as to numerous bus stops and train stations. Weekly passes are available.


Metro operating hours are Monday to Friday and Sunday from 5:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. The average wait time between trains is eight minutes and three minutes during rush hour.


If you prefer getting around by taxi, it’s easy to flag one down on the street. You’ll also find them at one of the city’s many taxi stands or in front of most major hotels.  Some taxis will also transport bicycles.


You want to explore the city a ‘’greener’’ way? Try the BIXI bikes. You will find them all over the city!



Car Rentals


Cars can be rented in Montreal from local or international companies. The average cost per day for a medium-sized car is $85. All cars are left-hand drive.

Summer Institute Participants may use the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number J867745 to receive the best car rental rates available when calling 1-800-331-1600 or visiting the Avis website.



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