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eTA and Visa
Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), which costs $7 CAD, and most eTA applications are approved within minutes of applying. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Learn more here.
To find out whether you need a visa, please visit the Canada Immigration & Citizenship website.
Traveling to Montreal
Montreal is the metropolis of the province of Quebec, located on Canada’s East Coast. Only 600 km from New York and 550 km from Toronto, Montreal can be reached by air, by road, or by water.
Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) has daily international flights. The airport is a mere 20 minutes from downtown and is easily accessible by car, taxi or by the 747 shuttle.
A taxi trip downtown will cost you a flat rate of $40, tip not included. You’ll find the taxi stand signs quite easily once you are clear from immigration. The 747 Express bus operates 24/7 and will get you to one of the nine downtown stops in 40 to 60 minutes (depending on traffic). You can buy your $10 ticket inside the airport and the ticket gives you access to 24 hours of bus and metro.
Daily rides to the Montreal Bus Terminal can be found with Greyhound, Megabus, Coach Canada, Orléans Express and Intercar. The terminal is located at 1717, Berri St, Montreal, Qc, H2L 4E9, right at the Berri-UQAM metro station. Centre Mont-Royal is only 2 km away, or 3 metro stations away.
The Montreal train station is located at 895 de la Gauchetiere West, Montreal, QC, H3B 4G1, about 1 km away from Centre Mont-Royal.
Montreal is a city located on an island. A network of highways, roads, bus and metros makes it easy to navigate around the city. The Montreal public transportation network can be very convenient, please visit the website for more details.