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Montreal Airport

Montreal Airport

There is an active bus service between the airport and the central bus station: the 747 bus line, which runs 24/7. The average travel time is between 45 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. The fare allows for unlimited travel for 24 hours. The ticket can be acquired through dispensers on the international arrivals level at the airport. Apart from buses, it is possible to hire a cab to downtown or a limousine. Additionally, most hotels offer shuttle services which can be ordered via their own website, or at the airport. You can also check the services of a car rental company for more flexibility. Trains also service the airport with Canada's national passenger rail service called VIA Rail Canada. They offer intercity connections, and a free minibus service to travel to Dorval and the Montreal-Trudeau Airport. You can also check out the regional bus shuttles for other cities.
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Public Transportation

Public Transportation

Société de transport runs most of the bus and metro lines within the city of Montreal. The metro system website has a trip planner and various maps that can assist with your daily planning. The first metro train usually starts around 5:30 in the morning, the last one is between 00:30 and 01:00 on Friday and Saturdays, and earlier the other days. Metro lines are color coded and directions are indicated using the name of the last stop on the line. Buses are also available all over the city. A one-way ticket is the only ticket type that can be bought on board the buses, if you have exact change. If you continue a single ride from the metro onto a bus, the same ticket is valid. When switching from bus to metro or from one bus to another, ask the driver for a free slip. Several types of tickets exist and can be purchased at vending machines or stations. If you are staying for an extended period of time, purchase a rechargeable Opus card for convenient fare payment.
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