Montreal is a great place to live, work, and study. There’s always something exciting going on, and the resources of the city are at your disposal. For an overview of what the city has to offer, explore the below information:
There is so much to see in Montreal, so take some time to explore it - here are some places which are always a hit!
The Old Port (Vieux Port)
Historic, old stone buildings, small enough to walk around, feels like you're in Europe! Make sure to visit the Notre Dame Basilica, and also Place Jacques-Cartier & St-Paul Street for souvenir shops & architecture.
Mount Royal Park
Drive, hike, or bike up the mountain! At its base, a weekly Sunday event called Tam Tams takes place and people from all age groups and backgrounds gather to play bongo drums, and sell earthy clothing and jewelry.
The Gay Village
The Montreal Gay Village is one of North America's largest gay districts. It runs east along Ste-Catherine from St-Hubert to Papineau, and is filled with clothing stores, antique shops, bars, dance clubs and cafés.
Italian Canadians, the largest ethnic group in the Montreal area, can generally trace their roots to Little Italy. Located on St. Laurent, just to the northeast of downtown, it is well worth the trip.Little Italy offers a great selection of restaurants - everything from traditional Italian trattorias and cafés to exceptional and elegant Italian dining.
Shopping is a must when in Little Italy, particularly in the ethnically diverse Jean-Talon Market. Montreal's largest market, it contains more than 50 stalls in a large market square ringed by shops stocking produce year-round. To make the most of your visit, try to go on a Saturday when the Market will be full of farmers and visitors.
The Biodôme is an indoor venue that recreates some of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas: The Tropical Forest; the Laurentian Forest, changing with the seasons; the St. Lawrence Marine Ecosystem; and the Polar Worlds of the Arctic and Antarctic.
The Botanical Gardens
Ranked as one of the largest of its kind in the world, the Montréal Botanical Garden is a veritable living museum of plants from the four corners of the Earth. Interesting in any season.
Montreal's Chinatown is relatively small but is still interesting. South of René-Lévesque, boul. St-Laurent also abounds with Chinese restaurants, souvenir shops, and food markets.
Just West of the Gay Village and distinctly French in character is the Quartier Latin. This Parisian-style student district runs along lower Rue St Denis, with the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) at its heart. Tons of bars, open-air cafés, bistros and clubs - all very hip - line the streets.
Montreal is, without a doubt, one of the best cities in the world for restaurant dining. There are enough restaurants in this city that you can eat out every night over the course of a year and never eat in the same place twice. The following is an informal (and by no means complete) guide to the fine art of dining out in Montreal, but we have only included places which are close to campus and are fairly easy on the student budget.
World-famous Montreal bagels can be found at:
• Fairmount Bagels 74 Fairmount O.
• St. Viateur Bagels 263 St. Viateur O.
1127 Mont Royal E.
Big plates, small prices:
• Boccaccino’s 1251 McGill College
• Byblos 1499 Laurier E
• Cafeteria 3581 St. Laurent
• Café Republique 3563 St. Laurent
• Chez Cora 3460 du Parc
• McGill Pizza Lorne & Milton
• Place Milton 220 Milton (get a breakfast bonus card!)
Bring Your Own Wine
A lot of restaurants in Montreal let you bring your own wine to dinner. Many of these can be found in the Plateau area - Duluth, Rachel and Marie-Anne are a few streets where this practice is common. There are also several BYOW Greek restaurants on Prince Arthur between St. Laurent and Hotel de Ville.
The burgers at these restaurants are definitely worth the trip.
• Club Sandwich 1570 Ste. Catherine E.
• La Paryse 302 Ontario E.
• Shed Café 3515 St. Laurent
• Place Milton 220 Milton (get a burger bonus card!)
• Patati Patata 4177 St. Laurent
There are too many great (inexpensive) restaurants in Chinatown to list. We recommend getting a group together to go for Dim Sum on weekend mornings. You can sample an unlimited number of Chinese delicacies at reasonable prices (this varies of course, depending on how much you sample).
• Calories 4114 Ste. Catherine O.
• Kilo 5206 St. Laurent
1495 Ste. Catherine E.
• Le Commensal 1204 McGill College
1720 St. Denis
• Rockaberry 4725 St. Denis (all pie, all the time)
• Ben and Jerry’s 1316 Maisonneuve O.
• The Blue Nile 3706 St. Denis
• Au Messob D’or 5690 Monkland
L’Academie 4051 St. Denis (BYOW). There are lots of French restaurants in the Old Port. Just walk around and take your pick.
• La Belle Province 1 Ste. Catherine E.
3001 Notre Dame O.
• Frites Alors 433 Rachel E
3497 St. Laurent
• Arahova Souvlaki 256 St-Viateur O. (Best souvlaki and Greek salad in town; try dipping your fries in the tzatziki for a garlic taste experience!)
• Terrasse Lafayette 250 Villeneuve O.
• Asha 3490 du Parc
• Buffet Maharaja 1481 René-Levesque O.
• Tandoori Village 27 Prince Arthur O.
• Montreal’s Little India is located on Jean-Talon west of Parc. Go there for the best Indian food in town!
Italian (For pizza delivery, see ‘Take-out’)
• Eduardo’s 404 Duluth E.
(BYOW) 1014 Laurier O.
• Euro Deli 3691 St-Laurent
• Lombardi’s 411 Duluth E. (BYOW)
• Amelio’s 201 Milton
• La Popessa 3801 St. Denis
• Prato Pizzeria & Café 3891 St. Laurent
• Don’t forget Little Italy – on St. Laurent between St. Zotique and Jean-Talon
• Isakaya 3469 du Parc
• Katsura 2170 de la Montagne
• Sushi Shop 2000 McGill College
2113 Mont-Royal E
480 St. Laurent
• Kanda Sushi 2045 Bishop (All-you-can-eat Sun-Thurs for $20)
Kosher (see also – “Smoked Meat”)
• Yossi’s Dizengoff 460 Stanley (inside McGill Hillel)
• Basha University & Sherbrooke
930 Ste. Catherine O.
• Fattouch 3673 St. Laurent
• Amigos 1657 Ste. Catherine O.
• Carlos & Pepe’s 1420 Peel
• El Zaziummm 4525 du Parc
51 Roy E.
• Dagwood’s 1627 Ste. Catherine O.
• Eden 3575 du Parc (in Galeries du Parc)
• MACES 3437 Peel
(super cheap!) (basement)
• Pita Pit 575 du Parc
• Santropol 3990 St-Urbain
• Soupe Soupe 80 Duluth E.
• Super Sandwich 1115 Sherbrooke O. (in the Cartier building)
• Schwartz’s 3895 St. Laurent
• Reuben’s 888 Ste. Catherine O.
• The Main 3864 St. Laurent
• L’entrecôte St. Jean 2022 Peel
• The Keg 25 St. Paul E. (Old Port)
• 2=1 Pizza 514-761-7761
• Boustan 514-843-3576 (excellent Lebanese)
• Alto’s 514-844-9898 (souvlaki, pizza, hamburgers, etc.)
• Dominos 514-398-9898
• Double Pizza 514-343-0343 (for specials)
• Hot and Spicy 514-937-6000 (Chinese food)
• Mamma’s 514-288-1128 (like Alto’s but more expensive and bigger)
• McGill Pizza 514-845-8011
• ASEAN Garden 514-487-8868 (sushi, Szechuan, and a lot more)
• Belle Thailandaise 4514 St. Denis
• Chau Phraya 50 Laurier O.
• Souvenirs de Bangkok 1925 Ste. Catherine O.
• Chez Gatsé 317 Ontario E.
• Om 4382 St. Laurent
• Aux Vivres 4434 St. Dominique (very yummy, very hippie, vegan)
• Chuchai 4088 St. Denis (vegetarian Thai, fake meat)
• Casa del Popolo 4873 St. Laurent (concert venue, restaurant and bar)
• Govinda Jaya Jaya 263 Duluth E.(vegan friendly buffet)
• Le Commensal 1204 McGill College
1720 St-Denis (Buffet style, pay by weight)
• Lola Rosa 545 Milton (right beside campus, delicious!)
• Spirite Lounge 1201 Ontario E. (Eat everything on your plate - or you pay a fine and you don’t get dessert!)
Student-Friendly Coffee Shops near Campus
• Second Cup Parc & Milton
3695 St Laurent
1800 McGill Collège
1602 Ste. Catherine O
1551 St Denis
• Presse Café 3501 du Parc
475 Sherbrooke O
1263 Ste. Catherine E
• Café Dépôt 3601 St. Laurent
• Café Pi 4127 St. Laurent
• Café Suprême 3685 St. Laurent
• Starbucks 2nd floor of the McGill Bookstore
1171 Ste. Catherine O (in Chapters)
• Indigo Café 1500 McGill Collège (2nd floor of Indigo bookstore)
Check out Cinema Montreal for show times, movie & theatre information. The biggest theatres in Montreal are Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal and the AMC Forum. Pick up Cinema du Parc's schedule in Galleries du Parc for indie, second-run and repertory films.
• AMC Forum 22 2313 Ste. Catherine O. (metro Atwater) (514) 904-1250
• Cinema Banque Scotia Montreal 977 Ste. Catherine O. (metro Peel) (514) 842-5828
• Cinema du Parc 3575 Parc (514) 281-1900
• There are a dozen film festivals around the city every year; many offer some free screenings. Don't miss the outdoor screenings every night at Place des Arts during the International Film Festival in early September!
• If you'd rather watch a movie from home, check out the selection of movies at the Reserves Desk in the Redpath Library. They have thousands of films, including the best of Hitchcock, Scorcese, Fellini, and the Star Wars collection. All loans are free, and are usually for 2 days.
Montreal is a city of festivals, celebrating all forms of art, film, music and culture. Most of these have at least some free programming for the public. Check out the full listing at the Montreal Tourism website.
• Laserquest 1226 Ste. Catherine O.
• Salon de Quilles International (bowling) 6590 Parc.
• Sharx Pool Bar & Bowling 1606 Ste. Catherine O.
• Montreal Casino 1, avenue du Casino (take the metro to Parc Jean-Drapeau.)
All of the museums in Montreal have at least a few hours a week that are free or discounted for students, that is, if they're not already free for the public.
• Centre for Architecture 1920 rue Baile at du Fort
• Cinematheque Quebecoise 335 boul. de Maisonneuve E.
• McCord Museum (Canadian History) 690 Sherbrooke St. (across from McGill campus)
• Museum of Contemporary Art 185, rue Sainte-Catherine O.
• Musée de Beaux-Arts 1379-1380 Sherbrooke O.
Hotels and Tourism
Find out what Montreal has to offer by visiting the Montreal Tourism website.
McGill Official Hotels
McGill offers special negotiated rates at major hotels in downtown Montreal for family and friends, colleagues, job candidates, visiting professors and students of the university. In order to benefit from these rates all you have to do is mention McGill University when making the reservations. See www.mcgill.ca/visiting for details and hotel listings.
The main tourist information centre in Montreal is located within walking distance of campus at 1001 rue de Square Dorchester (corner of Metcalfe). The closest metro stop is Peel. The phone number is (514) 873-2015. It is open daily from 8:30am to 8pm in the summer, and from 9am to 6pm from September to May.
McGill Welcome Centre
The Welcome Centre offers campus tours all year long. It is in Burnside Hall, room 5, and is open Monday - Friday from 9 - 5.
Did you know that Montreal has one of the lowest costs of living among all the major North American cities?
Supermarkets near Campus
• Metro 3575 ave. du Parc (in Galeries du Parc)
• Provigo 3421 ave. du Parc, (at Sherbrooke O.)
• 4 Frères 3701 St. Laurent (south of des Pins)
Atwater and Jean-Talon Markets are by far the best in Montreal for fresh produce. Closer to campus, get fresh fruits and veggies for low prices at
• Marché Lobo 3509 ave. du Parc
St-Laurent, especially between Sherbrooke and Duluth, is full of shops where you can find all sorts of groceries and household items, many at great prices. Some of the more popular ones north of Ave. des Pins are:
• La Vieille Europe 3855 St. Laurent (All sorts of inspiring foods, including well-priced imported cheeses)
• Segal 4001 St. Laurent (Fresh and frozen foods at incredibly low prices)
Health Food Stores
• Frenco Vrac 3985 St. Laurent (Reasonably priced health food store with many items in bulk)
• Le Frigo Vert 2130 Mackay (A student run health food store at Concordia, lots of bulk items and some organic produce)
• Organic Campus Shatner Bldg Run by McGill student volunteers, this coop allows you to order well-priced, good quality organic foods each week, and pick them up in the Shatner building. If you pay a $10 membership deposit, (refundable if you decide to leave the coop), you will receive an additional 10% off your purchases. For more information, see organiccampus.blogspot.com
The Quebec version of the neighbourhood corner store, dépanneurs usually close late - between 11pm and 1am - and are great for those late-night junk food cravings.
• Marché Bisonnette 537 Milton
• Marché Campus 461 Prince Arthur
• Dépanneur Ultra 3 475 ave. du Parc (open 24 hours, Royal Bank ATM)
• Jean Coutu 974 Ste. Catherine O. (at Metcalfe)
3745 St. Laurent (at des Pins )
• Uniprix 3575 du Parc (in Galeries du Parc)
Did you know?
Montreal has the largest underground city in the world: it’s an extensive web (about 30 kilometres) of metro stations, restaurants, department stores and hotels all connected by tunnels & walkways. There are now more than 1700 shops, 40 banks, 35 office towers, 8 major hotels, several apartment complexes, 200 restaurants, 10 metro stations, and about 30 cinemas down there. You can reach it from many large stores on Ste-Catherine and the vicinity.
Here are some multi-purpose stores where you can look for the items you need to furnish your room or apartment
• Canadian Tire 2 Place Alexis Nihon - Corner of Atwater & Ste-Catherine O. (Atwater Metro)
• Zellers 2 Place Alexis Nihon - Corner of Atwater & Ste-Catherine O. (Atwater Metro)
• Wal-Mart 7445 Blvd. Langelier
5400 Jean Talon O. (Namur Metro)
• IKEA 9191 Cavendish (It’s easiest to drive there, but you can go by metro & bus)
• 3429 du Parc (in Galleries du Parc)
• 2020 University
• 150 Ste. Catherine O.
• 488 Ste. Catherine O.
• 1500 McGill Collège
• HMV Superstore 1035 Ste. Catherine O.
• Archambault 500 Ste. Catherine E. (Largest music store in town - sells instruments, sheet music, CD’s etc.)
• Boite Noire 376 Mont Royal E
380 Laurier O. (Extensive collection of arthouse films )
• Movieland Galeries du Parc
• Superclub Videotron 305 Sherbrooke O.
Clothing & Accessories
The most convenient area to shop is around Ste. Catherine O. There are tons of stores & malls to visit.
• The Bay 585 Ste. Catherine O.
• Simon’s 977 Ste. Catherine O.
• Eaton Centre 705 Ste. Catherine O. (all the basic mall stores)
• Les Ailes de la Mode 677 Ste. Catherine O. (upscale shops)
• Place Alexis Nihon Corner of Atwater & Ste. Catherine O. (Atwater Metro)
St-Laurent and St-Denis
These streets also have lots of good shops & restaurants. On St-Laurent, the best shopping is between Sherbrooke and des Pins. On St-Denis, it’s the long walk between Ste-Catherine and Mount Royal.
• McGill Bookstore 3420 McTavish
Large selection of academic books, McGill clothing and souvenirs.
• Chapters 1171 Ste. Catherine O.
• Indigo 1500 McGill College
• Paragraphe 2220 McGill College
Montreal’s largest independent English-language bookstore.
• The Word 69 Rue Milton
Used books at very reasonable prices.
On the Cheap
Did you know?
According to a three-yearly comparative study conducted by the Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) in March 2008, entitled Prices and Earnings: A Comparison of Purchasing Power Around the Globe, Montréal has one of the lowest prices levels of all major world cities.
Montreal is a university town and since money can be tight for students, the city provides lots of opportunities to save cash on food, entertainment, and other fun stuff. To ensure that you get all the discounts you're entitled to, consider purchasing an International Student Identification Card (ISIC). It costs $16 per year, but it is recognized worldwide and is good not only for entry into museums, movies, etc., but also entitles students to travel discounts and other bonuses. Visit the ISIC website for details.
Believe it or not, you can get plenty of free or almost-free food in Montreal, and you don't have to go far:
• The Midnight Kitchen Student Union (Shatner) Bldg, Rm 302
This student-run volunteer service at McGill serves free/pay-as-you-can vegan and vegetarian food for students at lunch time on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Lunch starts at 12:30. Bring tupperware and a small ($1 - $2) donation if you can!
• The People's Potato Concordia Hall Bldg, 5th Fl (1455 Maisonneuve)
This group at Concordia offers a huge vegan lunch every weekday for a suggested donation of $1 - $2. Bring Tupperware to take-out or leave with leftovers.
• Food For Thought
Part of the Yellow Door, this program offers temporary food assistance for students who are having trouble making ends meet, are sick of Kraft Dinner or who want some inexpensive and healthy meal ideas. Free non-perishable food items and vouchers are available at every Friday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. They also have a small resource library with recipes, cheap food guides to Montreal, nutrition info and community links.
• Rabbit Hole Café
The Rabbit Hole Café at the Yellow Door is Food for Thought's vegan collective, cooking up vegan lunches every Friday at noon or pm. Drop by, pay a suggested donation of $2, enjoy the company and eat up! They don't provide dishes, so bring Tupperware and expect to help with set-up or clean-up. All proceeds go towards maintaining the program.
• The Women's Union, Chaplaincy Services and the Theological Colleges
These groups (located on University) often hold free lunches and dinners throughout the school year; keep your eyes peeled for posters.
• Around Town
Lots of restaurants offer student discounts or freebies, and all you need is your student card to get them! (ex: free fruit smoothie at Chez Cora on Parc!)
Montreal is full of small second-hand clothing stores ("friperies"), and they vary wildly in terms of price range and quality. The most concentrated area of small shops is on Mont-Royal between St-Laurent and St-Denis. Larger second-hand stores are usually cheaper, and provide the convenience of one-stop shopping. Some also have used books, records, furniture and computers.
• Fripe-Prix Renaissance 7250 St-Laurent (metro Jean-Talon)
4261 Wellington (metro De l'Eglise)
• Village des Valeurs 4906 Jean-Talon O. (metro Namur)
2033 Pie-IX (metro Pie-IX, bus 139)
• Salvation Army 1620 Notre-Dame O. (clothes, furniture, everything!)
You can also find pretty cheap new clothing, if you know where to look. Rue Chabanel, between St-Laurent and Parc, has many factory outlets that will sell items to the public on Saturday mornings. There's also the Le Chateau warehouse store at 5255 Jean-Talon O. (metro Namur), which sells everything that didn't sell in the stores.
Montreal is full of used CD and record stores, especially on Mont-Royal E. You can buy, sell, and often trade at these stores:
• CDement 3 88 Ste-Catherine O.
• Cheap Thrills 2044 Metcalfe
• L'Echange 713 Mont-Royal E.
There are always free concerts going on at McGill and around the city. Check the bulletin boards in and around the Strathcona Music Building at 555 Sherbrooke O. for classical and jazz concerts at lunchtime and in the evening. For other types of music, check listings in the free weekly newspapers. Also make sure to check out the numerous festivals happening throughout the year for free offerings.
Montreal is a haven for used bookstores. The following is a small selection of English language stores:
• Westcott Books 2065 Ste-Catherine O. 514-846-4037
• Librairie Astro 1844 Ste-Catherine O. 514-932-1139
• Odyssey Books 1439 Stanley 514-844-4843
• Cheap Thrills 2044 Metcalf 514-844-8988
• Bibliomania 460 Ste-Catherine O. 514-933-8156 #406
• The Word 469 Milton 514-845-5640
• S. W. Welch* 225 St. Viateur O. 514-848-9358
Getting Around Montreal
Did you know?
Montreal buses are on time 82.9% of the time.
The Metro is on time 98% of the time.
For bus and metro schedules, visit the STM website or call 514-AUTOBUS
Montreal’s public transportation system (STM) is very efficient by most big city standards. The system is comprised of 185 daytime and 20 night-time bus routes and 4 metro (subway) lines serving 68 stations. Public Transit can get you to almost any part of the city. McGill itself is not a very car-friendly campus - parking is expensive and limited - so you are encouraged to make use of public transit.
Student Transit Passes:
The STM offers a reduced fare transit pass to students aged 25 and under. STM (Société de transport de Montréal) representatives will be at McGill in September in the Brown Building to issue cards. At this time, you will be able to purchase a registered photo ID OPUS card. This single card will verify your student fare privilege as well as contain your valid transit fare (your monthly pass). To get one, you will need to provide proof of residency (i.e. your lease or a bill sent to your address), proof of full time status and photo ID (i.e. passport or driver’s license) and a signed OPUS card request form (available on the STM website). If you can’t go in September, you can visit the OPUS Card service centre inside the McGill Metro station at any point during the year. Please note that only students up to the age of 25 are eligible for the reduced fare pass. If you are over 25, you will have to pay full fare and will not require a special photo ID card.
The buses generally run later than the metro, with several bus routes running all night. Frequently used bus lines include the 24, which runs along Sherbrooke; the 55, which runs up St-Laurent and down St-Urbain; the 80/535, which runs along du Parc; the 144 which runs along des Pins and Dr. Penfield. You can even get to the airport by public bus: The 747 Express Bus runs 24/7, from Berri/UQAM’s central bus terminal to Montréal-Trudeau Airport.
The Metro closes at around 12:30am Sunday through Friday and at around 1:30am Saturday. The closest metro stop to campus is McGill station, with several entrances on de Maisonneuve between Union and McGill College.
Biking as a form of transportation is very popular in Montreal. If you have a bike of your own, there are racks outside most McGill buildings. Keep it secure with a sturdy lock. Biking is a great way to travel from place to place; there are 377 km of bike paths around the city. While you might think it’s only feasible to bike for about half the year, there are those who do it year-round, even in the midst of a Montreal winter.
Did you know?
The Montreal BIXI is the first large-scale bike share network in North America, and follows in the footsteps of similar programs in Europe
BIXI is Montréal’s new public bike system. It’s the bike that’s really an alternative means of urban transport. Bixi is accessible to everyone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, three seasons of the year, from May to November. Stands of BIXI bikes are located throughout the city. Take one when you need one, and leave it any station when you arrive at your destination. For a trip on the fly or as part of your daily routine – go BIXI!
You can sign up for yearly, monthly or daily usage. The fee you pay entitles you to an unlimited number of 30 minute trips within that period, with subsequent 1/2 hours billed on a sliding scale.
For more information, visit the BIXI website.
Buying and Servicing your Bike
If you would like to buy a bike or need to have yours serviced, these shops are about a 10 minute ride away and offer student discounts:
• Bicycletterie JR 201 Rachel E. 843-6989
• Cycle Pop 1000 Rachel E. 526-2525
• ABC Cycles 5584 Parc 276-1305
• Bikurious 1757 Amherst 313-7521
Also available: Pay what you can Lesbian Haircuts
SSMU Bike Collective - The Flat: 3480 McTavish
SSMU Building B-02
The Flat is a collective that provides members with the tools and expertise to fix their own bikes. They have everything you need to learn how to fix your bike - all persons and bikes welcome. No experience necessary!
Right to Move Behind Reggie's - Parking lot off of Mackay St 999-4885
If you would like to learn how to service your own bike, QPIRG Concordia’s Right to Move offers repair workshops and service space. They also have refurbished bikes for sale. Call for more information or visit the Right to Move website.
Cars / Parking
There is limited street parking, for which you need a permit specific to your neighbourhood. Permits are available from Accès Montreal offices around the city. The closest locations to downtown are:
• 275 Notre-Dame E. (métro Champs-de-Mars)
• 888 de Maisonneuve E. (métro Berri-UQAM)
• 201 Laurier E. (metro Laurier)
You will need the car’s registration certificate, the insurance certificate indicating that you are the principle driver, and proof of residence (ie. your lease, a phone bill).
NOTE: No right turns on red lights in Montreal!
Gas and service stations (near McGill)
• Petro-Canada corner of Parc and Mont-Royal
• Ultramar corner of Jeanne-Mance and Sherbrooke (open 24 hours)
• Esso corner of St. Laurent and Sherbrooke
If you need to get somewhere in a hurry, or if you’re travelling after the metro has closed, cabs are pretty easy to get. Companies are required by law to offer a flat rate to or from the airport (be sure to establish this at the beginning of your ride).
• Atlas Taxi 514-485-8585
• Diamond Taxi 514-273-6331
In and Out of Town
Montreal is served by Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, 15 km west of downtown.
The airport is served by taxis and public buses. The 747 Express Bus runs 24/7, from Berri/UQAM’s central bus terminal to Montréal-Trudeau Airport.
Montreal has bus connections to numerous other cities within Quebec, Canada and the US. The main bus terminus is the Station Centrale de l’Autobus de Montreal at the corner of Berri and de Maisonneuve.
Tel: (514) 842-2281. Check out the websites for Greyhound, Coach Canada, and Orleans Express.
Montreal is on Via Rail’s Windsor-Quebec City corridor. You can reserve tickets on the Via Rail website or get them from your travel agent.
Amtrak runs the Adirondack from New York to Montreal daily. The Amtrak website also offers reservations.