Getting Around in Montreal: The Guide

Montreal is a vibrant city with unique culture and character. Getting around Montreal is painless and straightforward. The city’s primary transit system is referred to as la Societe de transport de Montreal, and it provides both bus and metro services to both locals and tourists.

Montreal metro

By Metro

Traveling around Montreal in a metro is a great venture especially for families who visit in summer since kids between the age of six and eleven who are accompanied by an adult ride for free seven days a week. This is usually from June 21 until August 28.

Montreal has a total of 68 metro stations. The main four lines that make up the metro system include; the Blue line system running from Snowdon metro station in Cotes-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace all the way to St.Michelstation in Saint Michel. The Yellow line station runs from Berri-UQA all the way to Longueuil-Universite-de-Sherbrooke metro station in Longueuil.

There is also the orange line Metro station which extends from Cote-Vertu metro at the center of St-Laurent to Montmorency metro in Laval. Lastly, there is the Green line system running from Angrignon metro in the Sud-Quest all the way to Honore-Beaugrand in Mercier.

When traveling around Montreal in a metro, it is the last station at the end of the line that determines the direction you will have to take to reach your final station. However, you can always switch from one line to another if your destination isn’t the same line as your destination. The four transfer stations are; Snowdon, Lionel-Groulx, Jean-Talon, and Berri-UQAM.

Tickets are usually purchased at any metro station using a credit or debit card or cash. A single trip will cost you $3.25 while a weekend pass which runs from Friday 6 p.m to Monday 5 a.m will cost you $13.

By Bus

The bus lines fill out areas that aren’t covered by the metro. If you are unable to find a bus line, you can check out Montreal’s Transport Society website which offers simple tools to help you plan your trip. Just like the metro, bus fares are charged for the ride and not distance.

A single trip on a bus will cost you around $2.5. A three-day travel card cost $14 while a weekend unlimited valid from Friday 6 p.m to Monday 5 a.m cost $10. However, the fares feature numerous discounts for children, student, and senior citizens.

Being Driven in a Limousine

Getting around in Montreal in a limousine is a great way especially when you are not sure where you are heading to, but you need to get there quickly. The Montreal Limousine Service offers fast and affordable services to both locals and tourists. When you are being driven around in a Montreal limousine service, always write down the address of your destination to eliminate any constraints in communication.