Info about getting from the airport, public transportation and more.
Getting from the Airport
Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is located in Dorval, about half an hour from downtown Montreal. Highways 20 and 520 are the main access roads to the city, but there are other services available if you don’t have a car. For $10, the Express Bus 747 connects you from the airport to downtown Montreal every 15 minutes during peak times. Taxis charge a fixed rate of $40 from the airport to downtown Montreal.
The metro is the most convenient way to go between neighbourhoods. The yellow line connects you with the South Shore suburbs and Île Sainte-Hélène to access Parc Jean-Drapeau, where Expo 67 was held. One ticket costs $3.25.
See the city like a local (and save money) by hopping on a Bixi. The bike-share has over 460 stations and 5,200 bicycles navigating the city’s generous bike lanes. The system is set up for short trips; the base fee starts at $2.95 for a trip that lasts 30 minutes or less (longer trips cost extra). The season lasts from April to November.
If hailing one from the street doesn’t work, you can easily find taxis waiting at the corners of major avenues in Montreal and near public attractions.
Atlas Taxi: 514-485-8585
Taxi Coop Montréal: 514-725-9885
Taxi Diamond: 514-273-6331
The Uber app is really easy to use in Montreal now that the ride-sharing company is fully legal in the city. If you don’t have the app, you can download it in a matter of seconds.