Getting Around By Public Transportation
Public transport is a great and sustainable way to see the city. Our public transportation service has received many awards for its initiatives in sustainable development. Hop on the métro or on a bus and in minutes, you’re at a museum, a restaurant or in Old Montréal. To top it all, it’s affordable and reliable.
The REM: From the Airport To Downtown in 20 Minutes
The Réseau Électrique Métropolitain (REM) is a fully automated, 100% electric light rail transit (LRT) project to serve the major metropolitan areas in Montréal. It will provide fast and direct service between Montréal-Trudeau Airport and downtown Montréal. From Central Station, the trip should take 20 minutes and the service will run all day, every 10 minutes at peak-time. Commissioning is planned for 2023.
Getting Around By Taxi
If you prefer getting around by taxi, it’s easy to flag one down on the street. You’ll also find them at one of the city’s many taxi stands or in front of most major hotels. All taxis accept electronic payment and most taxi company have apps for easy reservation.
Getting Around By Bicycle
BIXI, recipient of the Edison Award for Energy & Sustainability, allows everyone to easily explore Montreal’s 846 (525 miles) kilometres of bike paths. A $5 access fee is all it takes to borrow a bike at one of the 540 stations across the city, for a trip on the fly. The first 30 minutes of a ride – no matter how many trips are made in a day – are always free but an additional fee will be added to each subsequent 30-minute period. In 2017, Copenhagenize ranked Montréal as North America’s (and the world’s 20th) most bicycle-friendly city based on the company’s 2017 Bicycle Friendly Cities index.
Montréal’s Public Transportation Services
- 4 métro lines
- 68 stations
- Can be accessed via the city’s underground pedestrian network
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday and Sunday from 5:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
- 220 bus lines of which 23 are dedicated to all-night service
- All vehicles are wheelchair accessible, with the exception of minibuses operated on Navette Or shuttles and the 212 – Sainte-Anne line
- One trip $3.25 CAD
- 1-day pass $10 CAD
- 3-day pass $19 CAD
- Weekly pass $26.25 CAD