Transportation within Montreal

Transportation within Montreal

Local Transport

By taxi

Taxis are readily available outside the airport and hotels. A trip from the airport to downtown Montreal (or vice versa) will cost you a flat rate of CAD (Canadian Dollars) $41.00. It is also easy to flag one down on the street.

By metro and bus

Montreal is a very walkable and safe city. However, if you require to travel further distances, the public transportation system is very fast and convenient.  The Metro (underground subway) typically operates between 5:30am to 1:00am.  The bus route is also very extensive and could also be an option.  There is also an express bus that services the airport (747 Express Bus). A one-way fare card, which is valid for 24 hours costs CAD$10.00.  For more information on the public transportation system, please visit 

By bike

Montrealers are avid cyclists, and proud of it. The city has 350 kilometres of bike paths criss-crossing its territory, including natural parks and suburbs.  

Use a Bixi bike to get around.  This pubic bike sharing system can be a great way to get around the city.  The cost of 24 hours is CAD$5.00.  Users must be careful not to use the bike for more than 30 minutes at a time to avoid being charged extra time.  For more information visit their website at Be sure to abide all traffic signs to avoid any violations which can result in a fine. 

On foot

Montreal is a very walkable city and you will see many people out on the streets.  It is safe and enjoyable both in the downtown core and in Old Montreal and the Old Port area.  Crossing the street on a red light or in the middle of a block can result in a “jaywalking” fine.