Public transportation

Montreal is a relatively easy city to navigate, with excellent public transit and inexpensive taxis in addition to McGill's free Downtown-Macdonald shuttle service.

Possible changes to bus routes due to city roadwork

The city's construction project affecting the streets surrounding the downtown campus may result in modifications to bus routes. For more information, please visit the Promenade Urbaine Fleuve-Montagne project website.

Public transit

Montreal's public transportation system is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). For information on public transit for the south shore, north shore, Laval and the west island, please visit the following websites:


Obtaining a reduced fare public transit pass for students

Beginning September 1, 2017, all full-time students are entitled to the student reduced fare, regardless of their age. For more information about the reduced fare public transit pass for students, please visit the STM website

New! Students can now order their reduced-fare Opus card online from Minerva. For more information, please visit the Reduced-fare public transit card page. With this new online feature, there will be no STM Tournée (photo sessions) at the Downtown nor Macdonald campuses.


Taxis can be hailed on most major streets. Alternatively, they can be ordered by phone or online. Below is a list of some major taxi companies, grouped by the areas of the city in which they operate:


Atlas Taxi: 514-485-8585
Diamond Co-Op: 514-273-6331
Champlain Taxi: 514-271-1111
Taxi Co-Op: 514-725-9885

West End / West Island

Co-op de l'Ouest: 514-636-6666

Lachine Taxi: 514-637-7011

East End

Co-op de l'est: 514-352-6000
Hochelaga: 514-322-2121