Getting to Québec

By plane

There are three major international airports in Québec:

Passengers arriving at Montréal-Trudeau can travel by shuttle to downtown Montréal, Ottawa (3 to 5 departures per day), Mont-Tremblant (from mid-December to mid-April and from mid-May to mid-October) and Québec City.

Most major Canadian cities have direct air links with Montréal or Québec City. To find out which airlines fly to Québec and where, consult the Web sites of the following airports:

 

Getting to Québec by plane

By car

Québec borders Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland-and-Labrador. What’s more, Montréal and Québec City are just a few hours’ drive away from cities like Ottawa or Toronto.

If you’re coming from New Brunswick via highway 2, stop by the Infotouriste centre in Dégelis (Route 185). From Ontario via the 417, stop in Rigaud (highway 40) or, if you’re driving up the 401, Rivière-Beaudette (highway 20).

  Montréal Québec
  km km
Fredericton (NB) 834 586
Halifax (NS) 1350 1033
Moncton (NB) 1024 784
Ottawa (ON) 210 450
Saint John (NB) 940 673
Toronto (ON) 525 775
 

By bus

Various bus companies, including Adirondack and Greyhound, travel to cities in Québec from numerous points of origin in Canada and the U.S. Greyhound’s North America Discovery Pass offers unlimited travel on nearly its entire territory for periods varying between 4 and 60 days.

For more information on buses to Québec, contact the Montréal Central Bus Station.

 

By boat

Pleasure boaters from Ontario can get to Québec via the St. Lawrence Seaway or the Ottawa River, while those sailing from the Maritimes will take the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

During sailing season, some 2,000 pleasure craft of every kind use the Seaway. These vessels must measure at least 6 m in length and weigh more than 900 kg. Docks and berthing areas are reserved for their use.

International cruises

Québec, Montréal and Saguenay are favourite stopovers for the major cruise lines that sail the St. Lawrence from May through November. Nine ports of call in Québec welcome passengers who set off from Halifax (NS) or St. John’s (NF) to discover the mighty river.

 

Stopovers for the major cruise lines that sail the St. Lawrence
 

By train

 

VIA Rail trains run daily from Toronto and Ottawa (Ontario) to Montréal, while the Ocean provides regular service between Halifax (Nova Scotia) and Montréal.

 

For an enjoyable trip by train

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