Getting here and getting around

© Aéroports de Montréal - Montréal – Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport© Ron Stern - Métro de Montréal© Tourisme Montréal, Stéphan Poulin - Terrace on Saint-Denis Street
© Tourisme Montréal - Montréal skyline from the Parc Jean-Drapeau© The Montreal Eaton Centre, Stéphan Poulin - The Montreal Eaton Centre

© Aéroports de Montréal - Montréal – Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport

With over 200 U.S. and international flights touching down at our Montréal-Trudeau International Airport—serving over 70 international and 25 domestic cities daily—Montréal is truly a cosmopolitan destination.

Over 90 million people live within a 2-hour flight of Montréal, so an impressive pool of delegates can conveniently access our city too. New capacities for international and domestic flights and a brand-new, four-star hotel are some of the many improvements at our Montréal-Trudeau airport, while transportation and meeting place upgrades have made Canada’s second-largest city more welcoming and easier to get around than ever before.

The Canada Border Services Agency has also developed streamlined border procedures and services to assist meeting planners and convention organizers with holding their meetings in Canada. A new on-site “in bond” customs facility at the Palais des congrès (Convention Centre) allows good to be cleared at the show rather than the border, ensuring everything arrives when you do.

A 20-minute ride from the airport gets you to the heart of downtown by taxi or on the city’s new 747 Express Bus. This inexpensive shuttle service features nine stops in each direction, with service available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year between Montréal’s central bus terminal (Berri-UQAM metro station) and the Montréal-Trudeau airport.

Explore the city
Getting around here is not only easy, it’s also fun. From the Quays of the Old Port to Chinatown and from Little Italy to the Plateau Mont-Royal, Montréal’s lively neighbourhoods teem with life, day and night. Compact and pedestrian-friendly, the city is easily navigable by foot or by public transit (bus and metro), both offering safe and clean ways to explore. You’ll see that above ground or below, at any time of day or night, getting around the city is secure and simple.

Thanks to Montréal’s urban layout and transit infrastructure, public transport is a great way to see the city, especially from your hotel. Hop on the métro (subway) and in minutes you’re at a museum, restaurant or in Old Montréal. Our affordable and reliable subway system can be accessed via the city’s Underground Pedestrian Network: two of the four main lines connect downtown to major tourism sites as well as to numerous bus stops and train stations. Prefer taxis? Flag one down on the street or find them at the abundant taxi stands or in front of most major hotels.

We speak your language
Montrealers speak English and French with remarkable ease, as well as a host of other languages. It doesn’t matter where you are or to whom you speak—from taxi drivers to concierges to sommeliers—conversation flows, so you can relax and enjoy every moment of your city experience. In fact, some 80% of businesspeople speak both English and French and the city boasts the largest bilingual workforce in Canada, so you’ll always be understood.