Local transportation

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There are two simple ways to get to downtown Montreal from the airport: taxi for a fixed price of CAD 40 (approx. USD 31 / € 29 / £ 25) or public bus number 747 (STM) for CAD 10 (approx. USD 8 / € 8 / £ 7). Bus 747 leaves every ten minutes, and has a stop directly in front of the venue.

The city of Montréal is well-covered by an extensive network of public transportation and roads. Public transportation in Montréal is covered by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), which operates the buses and subway trains. For those who live in the suburbs, a greater organization called the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) manages and operates overland trains.

Taxi services are reliable, well-regulated and widespread throughout Montréal. In addition to regular app-accessible commercial taxi companies such as Taxi Coop and Taxi Diamond, the downtown area around the venue is serviced by eco-friendly and affordable service TéoTaxi. Uber services are also active and highly popular with both riders and drivers in Montréal, thanks to a pilot project by the Quebec government adopted in 2016 making Uber legal in Quebec for now. (Please update post-July 1st, as new tax regulations might impact service).

Bixi public rental bicycles are available throughout the city.

For those who prefer to have a bicycle, Montreal has a public bike rental system (BIXI) with extremely reasonable prices, which will benefit those who prefer to avoid rush hour public transit.

The tickets for the subway are sold through automated kiosks or in person. You can get a OPUS RFID card for simplified public transit, or a tourist pass for 3 or 4 days.

The subway is open from 5:30 AM daily and closes between 00:35 and 01:30.

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