Transportation - If you are driving around
the area here are some rules to follow. The speed
limit is 60 mph and all drivers and passengers must
wear seatbelts. Be sure to follow the rules for parking
to avoid getting a fine.
You can travel by bus and train and plane also throughout
the area of Montreal and the rest of Canada. The Public
Transportation Services are run by the Société
de transport de Montréal – STM (tel:
(514) 288 6287; website: www.stm.info). Commuter rail
and off-island bus services are run the Agence métropolitaine
de transport (website: www.amt.qc.ca). Adult fares
for STM services anywhere on the island are C$2.25;
a carnet of six tickets costs C$9.50 for one way.
Ferries along the St. Lawrence Rivers
and on the other major rivers (Saguenay, Richelieu,
Ottawa) offer service all year long. There are also
passenger/cargo ships and you need to reserve a spot
on them. Montreal has a safe and convenient public
transit system. Whichever means of transportation
you choose to get around the city be sure to practice
safe traveling measures. Always park in lighted areas,
travel with others and don’t look like a tourist
too much if at all possible.
For transportation to and from Montreal Airport
there are various options to choose from.
A shuttle service provided for your convenience runs
every 20 minutes and goes to 6 different downtown
locations. The Montréal Bus Central Station
(corner of de Maisonneuve and Berri), as well as the
Delta Montréal, Sheraton, Delta Centre-ville,
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth and Marriott Château
The Tickets for shuttle use may be purchased at the
Montréal Central Bus Station – 505, De
Maisonneuve Blvd or the Airport Ticket Kiosk.
There is also taxi and prices begin at C$2.50 and
limousine service that you can enlist to take you
to your destination from the airport, as well as rental
car agencies if that is the route that you prefer.