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.

Changes to the 24, 107, and 144 bus routes due to city roadwork

The city's construction project affecting the streets surrounding the downtown campus has resulted in modifications to the 24, 107, and 144. 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 under 26 years of age

Information about the reduced fare public transit pass for students is available on the STM website. A Proof of Enrolment Letter is required for students between the ages of 16 and 25. Foreign students should update their address information in Minerva to display their Quebec address before displaying this document.

Campus Life & Engagement, Macdonald Campus Student Affairs and the STM have jointly organized the following STM photo sessions to give students the opportunity to conveniently get their reduced fare Opus cards done on campus:

Date Time Location
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2016 9am to 5pm Brown Student Services Building, room 5001
Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2016 9am to 5pm Brown Student Services Building, room 5001
Thursday, Sep. 8, 2016 9:30am to 3:30pm Centennial Centre, 2nd floor Ballroom (Macdonald campus students only)

Students may register with the STM to receive an email reminder of the next campus tour date(s) by visiting: STM - Register for a reminder!

Students must bring the following with them to the campus photo session:

  1. $14 cash in exact change.
  2. An electronic version of the Proof of Enrolment Letter. You must display this on an electronic device, such as a smart phone, laptop, or tablet.
  3. Proof of age (must be a photo ID such as a driver's license, healthcare card, school ID card showing date of birth or passport). You must be less than 26 years old on October 31, 2016.
  4. If you do not have a Montreal address indicated on Minerva, a proof of residence is required (must be a driver's license or a public utility bill with your name and Montreal address on it). If you have a Montreal address indicated on Minerva, you can use your Proof of Enrolment Letter as a proof of residence.


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