Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 20% discount on all available base fares for travel to and from SWAAC Montréal 2012! Please book online or through your travel agent using Promo Code SWAAC. Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), GatePorter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto and Ottawa, where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.
Air Canda has granted a 10% discount to SWAAC Montréal 2012 conference delegates! This offer applies to Executive Class, Latitude and Tango Plus fares. Please enter Promo Code FC9P8JV1 when purchasing your tickets online. Service to Montréal's Trudeau Airport is available several times a day with either of these carriers.
VIA Rail Canada is offering a 10% discount on fares for SWAAC conference delegates traveling between 25-29 April! (This offer can't be combined with any corporate discount your institution may have, and doesn't apply to "special" or "supersaver" fares.) Tickets may be purcahsed in advance online. Be sure to select "Convention Fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code 12351. Simply scan the barcode on your printed reservation email at any of the ticket kiosks at your train station to recieve your tickets prior to boarding. VIA operates with service to Montreal's Central Station/Gare Centrale.
From the airpiort: Trudeau International Airport is approximately 20 km (12 miles) from the conference venue. A taxi or limousine will take you directly to the InterContinental Montréal, while a shuttle service will take you to the train station only minutes away. A taxi from the airport takes about 20 minutes and costs about $38; the length of time and cost may vary slightly depending on traffic.
From the train station: The Central Station/Gare Centrale is located in the heart of downtown Montreal. A taxi stand is clearly marked, and is just outside the central doors in the station. The trip to the InterContinental Montréal will be less than 5 minutes and should cost no more than $10.
747 Express Bus
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) runs an express bus line ("747") between the airport and downtown. The 747 line uses only low-floor buses and is in service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The trip between Montréal-Trudeau Airport and the Montréal bus terminal at Berri-UQAM metro station takes approximately 35 minutes outside of rush hour. The $8 fare is payable in cash aboard the bus - coins only, bills are not accepted. It also provides travelers with a transit pass valid on the STM bus and metro network for the next 24 hours! The closest stop to the Centre is the René-Lévesque/Union stop (as seen on Planibus 747). For more information, click here.