ARRIVING IN MONTRÉAL BY AIR
Downtown Montréal is about 30-45 minutes (depending on traffic) from the Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport
747 bus line service:
For your convenience, you may use the 747 bus line service, which provides a quick connection between the airport and downtown Montréal. The 747 bus line
runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at a cost of $10 CDN
. This fare also offers a pass for unlimited travel throughout the Société de transport de Montréal
's public transit system (bus and metro) during 24 consecutive hours. Fare vending machines at the airport are located to your right when exiting the international arrival area. The $10 fee can also be paid in cash with exact change on board the bus (only coins are accepted - no bank bills). Montréal has a clean, safe, efficient and reasonably priced
transit system, which, along with your feet, is arguably the best and easiest way to explore the city.
A taxi (or limousine) service is also available at all hours at the airport exit. Chauffeurs are located to your right when exiting the international arrival area. A fare to downtown Montréal costs about $50 CDN
, including tips. Be careful, not all taxis drivers are equipped with a credit card system (please ask before getting in). Taxis come in all shapes, sizes, and colours (not just yellow); fares are metered and posted on the window of taxi and do not increase at night; and tipping of 10%-15% is customary although not mandatory.
ARRIVING IN MONTRÉAL BY TRAIN
If you are coming from a VIA Rail
train, you will arrive at the Montréal train station located downtown at 895 De la Gauchetière Street West
(Bonaventure or McGill metro station).
ARRIVING IN MONTRÉAL BY CAR
Montréal is accessible by car via many roads and expressways. During the rush hour, the inner city streets are quite congested. Parking spaces close to the university are limited, and payment is required.
Université de Montréal has one multi-level parking for visitors, the Louis Colin Garage, located at 5255 Louis-Colin Ave., very close to the Jean Brillant building. Parking fees for one full day are $17 CDN
and must be paid at a nearby terminal (cash or credit card accepted).
ARRIVING AT UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
ISCHA3 will be held in the auditorium room B-2285
, on the 2nd floor of the Jean-Brillant building, located at 3200 Jean Brillant Street. You are responsible for coming on your own to Université de Montréal every day. We recommend that you use public transportation (preferably the subway) to commute from your hotel to Université de Montréal. The Université-de-Montréal metro station is the most convenient stop
. Useful online tools are at your disposal: you may use the trip planner
of the STM web site or Google Maps transit directions
to help you get there on time.
Directions to ISCHA3/UdeM
This logo identifies a metro (subway) station. It is easier to ride on metros rather than buses, because chauffeurs do not announce their stops out loud.
How to Use L'Occasionnelle Card?
The L'Occasionnelle card is a non-rechargeable smart card, which contains regular transit fares and is valid for pre-determined periods to use throughout the whole Montreal transit system (buses and metros). It can be bought from vending machines located inside metro stations; payment is possible in cash, debit or credit card. Careful, ticket booth attendants only accept cash!
For the duration of ISCHA3, we recommend that you buy a 3-day pass ($18 CDN
) + a 1-day pass ($10 CDN
). Of course, other transit fares are available (such as a weekly pass for $25.50 CDN
); however, it requires the use of an OPUS card (rechargeable smart card), which must be purchased beforehand in cash for $6 CDN
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- Hold your card above the reader in the fare box either on the bus or on top of the turnstile in the metro;
- Hold it steady for a few seconds;
- Validation of the fare will be confirmed by a green or yellow light and an audio signal (beep);
- Always keep your card for use as a transfer and as proof of payment.