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.

Public transit

Montreal's public transportation system is operated by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). Some bus stops near the campus have been affected affected by construction. Please visit the STM service updates page for more information about detours and cancelled bus stops. 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

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

Students can order their reduced-fare Opus card online from Minerva. For more information, please visit the Reduced-fare public transit card page.


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
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

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