Before planning your trip to Canada, make sure you meet the requirements to be allowed to travel to Canada. Have a close look at the “International Students: All you need to know” page to get all the information you need for your trip to Canada.
Please also note that you must wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth in all enclosed public spaces and on public transport.
When you arrive at Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, you won’t be able to use public transportation to get to where you will be quarantining. Public transportation is only allowed for people who are exempt from quarantine. However, you can take a plane to Quebec City.
See the Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport’s “Taxis, adapted taxis and limousines” page for contact information for the different services available.
Accueil Plus Service
At the Montreal airport, the Canadien Bureau for International Education is providing international students who will be starting in the fall 2021 semester the Accueil Plus service. This service is beneficial to you because it allows you to register your travel plan and study permit number in advance which will significantly reduce your waiting time at Canadian immigration services.
Accueil Plus will be available from Sunday August 1st to Friday September 10th 2021.
The regulated area reception booth as well as the virtual kiosk will offer registered students the opportunity to have access to the reception staff. The online kiosk will allow you to actively participate in small group information sessions and one-on-one meetings as needed.
Registration is mandatory to benefit from the service and must be done online.
How to get to Québec from Montreal
At your arrival or once your quarantine is over (if needed), you can take the bus or train to Université Laval. To get to Université Laval from Montreal, you can take the train or the bus. There are two bus terminals and two train stations in Quebec City. They both have a location downtown and in Sainte-Foy, closer to the university.
From downtown Montreal
From Gare d’autocars de Montreal, you can take an Orléans Express bus to Québec City or Sainte-Foy (closer to university). There are departures every day.
From Montreal’s Central Station, Via Rail Canada offers departures daily for Quebec City and Sainte-Foy.
From the Sainte-Foy bus terminal and train station to the Université Laval campus
From the Sainte-Foy bus terminal, you can take a taxi to Université Laval for about $12. After your quarantine, if needed, the city bus is another option. We suggest the Métrobus 800 or 801. You can buy city bus tickets at the Ste-Foy bus terminal convenience store ($3,50 in exact change). Travel time is about 10 minutes.
From the Sainte-Foy train station, taxi fare to Université Laval is about $15.