Travel to Quebec

Flying to Quebec

National carrier Air Canada (AC) ( and other international carriers fly into Montréal and Québec City. Commuter services between Montréal and Toronto, Québec City and New York also exist. Local air services operate between the cities in the south and float planes serve the lakes and parkland of the north.

Airport guides

Airport Code: YUL. Location: Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is located 20km (12 miles) west of Montréal. Money: ATMs and bureaux de change are positioned throughout the terminal, including one that dispenses... Read more

Other airports in Quebec

Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport

Airport Code: YQB. Location: Quebec City's airport lies 20km (12 miles) west of Old Quebec and handles primarily domestic... Website: Public transport description: Bus 78 is the only public transport option from the airport to the city, arriving at Terminus Les Saules (journey time - 1 hour 30 minutes). Taxis to the city centre are charged at a fixed rate (roughly C$33). Limousines are also available at the airport.

Travel by rail

VIA Rail (tel: +1 888 842 7245; connects Montréal and Québec City to Toronto and Ottawa with fast, regular services. It also offers services to Halifax from Montréal and Québec City. Links to the USA are with Amtrak (tel: +1 800 872 7245; Amtrak operates one daily train to New York City, with connections to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC. VIA Rail services connect the major cities in the south of the province, with frequent daily services from Montréal to Québec.

Getting to Quebec by boat

Québec City (tel: +1 418 648 3640; and Montréal (tel: +1 514 283 7011;

Ferry operators:

Québec City and Montréal are two of the five most important Canadian ports on the St Lawrence Seaway, which link the Atlantic Ocean with the Great Lakes and the industrial heartland of Canada and the USA. Several international cruise ships sail to both Montréal and Québec City (some vessels are too big to go up the river to Montréal). Most of the province's lakes and rivers (notably the Ottawa, known in French as the Outaouais, the Richelieu and the Saguenay) are served by local ferries, some of which are able to take heavy lorries.

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