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Getting to Montréal

Only one hour by plane from New York, Boston, and Toronto, Montréal offers easy air access to more than 100 destinations worldwide. Just 45 miles from the U.S. border, over one hundred million North Americans are within a day's drive. Montréal is also one of the busiest in-land ports on the globe and, with railway and highway networks leading to all parts of North America

Starting March 15, 2016, visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to Canada will need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). The procedure is fast and simple ; the application can be filled online as of now at :

Passports and Visas

As of June 1, 2009, everyone re-entering the USA, including American citizens requires a passport.

The U.S. Passport Card can be used to enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda at land border crossings or sea ports-of-entry and is more convenient and less expensive than a passport book. The Passport Card cannot be used for international travel by air.

Many other international visitors to Canada do not require a visa, including:

  • Citizens of Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Botswana, Brunei, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel (National Passport holders only), Italy, Japan, Korea (Republic of), Latvia (Republic of), Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Poland (with e-passport), Portugal, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Slovenia, Switzerland, United States, and Western Samoa.
  • Persons lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence who are in possession of their alien registration card (Green card) or can provide other evidence of permanent residence.
  • British citizens and British Overseas Citizens who are re-admissible to the United Kingdom.
  • Citizens of British dependent territories who derive their citizenship through birth, descent, registration or naturalization in one of the British dependent territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, St. Helena or the Turks and Caicos Islands.
  • Persons holding a British National (Overseas) Passport issued by the Government of the United Kingdom to persons born, naturalized or registered in Hong Kong;
  • British subjects who hold a passport issued by the United Kingdom and who have the “right of adobe” there;
  • Persons holding a valid and subsisting Special Administrative Region passport issued by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China;
  • Persons holding passports or travel documents issued by the Holy See;
  • Persons holding an ordinary passport issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan that includes their personal identification number.

More information available at :

Getting to Montréal from the airport

All domestic, U.S. and international flights land at the MontréalTrudeau International Airport located 14 miles (22 km) west of downtown Montréal. The city center can be accessed in approximately 20 minutes.
Taxi: $40.00 CA
Limousine: $55.00 CA - $60.00 CA
747 Express Bus: $10.00 CA per person, one way


Shuttle transportation can easily be provided. We can supply you with a selection of major companies offering shuttle services in Montréal.

747 Express bus

To go to and from downtown to the Montréal-Trudeau airport, you can board the 747 Express Bus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This specially-adapted fleet of buses offers convenient service for a low fare, travelling along a route that covers most major hotels.

Pass valid for 24 hours on all STM Bus and Metro lines: $10.00CA

Getting to Montréal