Arriving in Montreal


Downtown Montréal is around 30 minutes from the Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

747 bus line service airport/downtown
We suggest that you use the 747 bus line service which provides a quick connection between the airport and downtown Montréal.

The 747 bus line service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at a cost of CAD $10. This fare offers a pass for unlimited travel throughout Société de transport de Montréal bus and métro networks during 24 consecutive hours.

Points of sale: Fare vending machines are located to your right at the exit of the international arrival area. The CAD $10 fare can also be paid in cash with exact change on board the bus (only coins are accepted - no bank bills).

More information on the route, schedules, and hotels nearby is available in the 747 shuttle planibus.

Here are the 747 line bus stops near the hotels suggested by the conference:

  • Bus stop 8 : Aux résidences de l'UQAM Ouest, Hôtel 10
  • Bus stop 10 : Hôtel St-Denis, Hôtel les suites Labelle, Hôtel Le Roberval, Hôtel Lord Berri, Hôtel Gouverneur Place Dupuis
  • Bus stop 11 : Auberge Le Pomerol, Hôtel de l'Institut, Auberge du Carré Saint-Louis

Taxi airport/downtown
A taxi service is also available at the airport exit. There are located to your right at the exit of the international arrival area.  A trip to the city center costs about CAD $40, not including tip (taxi drivers normally get a tip of 15%).


If you are coming from a VIA Rail or Amtrak train, you will arrive at the Montréal train station located in the city center (895, de la Gauchetière Ouest, Bonaventure or McGill métro station).


Many American and Canadian operators come to Montréal. You will arrive at the Montréal Bus Central Station located in the city center (1717, rue Berri, Berri-UQAM métro station).


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. Further details are available on the Stationnement de Montréal website. Near the Conference venue, UQAM has two indoor paid parking locations:

Christin parking
335, rue Christin
Accessibility: via Saint-Denis (to the South from Sainte-Catherine), then Christin (to the West)

Sanguinet parking
1435, rue Sanguinet
Accessibility: via Maisonneuve (to the West), then Sanguinet (to the South)