Montréal-Trudeau Airport

Important

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 “Travelling to Canada and clearing Canadian customs” page to get all the information you need for your trip to Canada.

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 (if you have to quarantine). Also, only fully vaccinated travelers are allowed to take connecting flights and VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains. However, anyone can still use intercity buses or private transportation (taxi, shuttle service some hotels offer, or private car). If you use a private car, the driver of the vehicle must live where you are quarantining. Otherwise, you will have to use other means of transportation.

See the Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport’s “Parking & Transport” page for contact information for the different services available.

 

If you arrive in Canada via Montréal-Trudeau Airport, reception services are available for you through Accueil Plus. Visit their website for more information.

Accueil Plus Service

At the Montreal airport, the Canadien Bureau for International Education is providing international students who will be starting in the fall 2022 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.

The service will be available between Sunday, July 31st, 2022 and Wednesday, September 14th, 2022. 

Reception booth

The restricted and public area reception booth will offer registered students the opportunity to have access to the reception staff. 

Registration is mandatory to benefit from the service and must be done online.

Information Webinars

By participating in Accueil plus’ virtual information sessions, you will benefit from essential information to prepare for your arrival and installation in Quebec City. In addition, experienced agents will take the time to answer your questions. You will then be given the information guide presented, as well as various documents useful for your integration.

To register for the webinars, choose the date and time that suits you, open the registration link and register for the online session. Once you have registered, a confirmation email and a Teams link will be sent to you to access the selected information session.

You must register 48 hours prior to the session. Sessions are offered only in French.

Saturday, August 6 – 1 to 2 p.m.
Saturday, August 20– 1 to 2 p.m.
Saturday, September 3 – 1 to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, September 14 – 1 to 2 p.m.

The Accueil Plus Service aim is to facilitate the process with customs and immigration services and shorten the waiting time at the border for international students who are provided with a study permit at their arrival at Montréal-Trudeau Airport. International students submit their travel information to Accueil Plus and the collected data is then passed on to the service’s partners to facilitate their arrival. The Accueil Plus services is only offered for the fall semester. There are no welcoming service at Montréal-Trudeau in January.

 

Reception booth

A reception booth is located in the international arrivals at the airport from Tuesday August 6th to Thursday September 5th 2019. It will be open from 10 a.m. to midnight (12 a.m.). There, you will get information on Montreal and on how to get to Quebec City. You will also have access to an internet connection and a phone free of charge.

How to get to Québec from Montreal

If you arrive in Canada via Montréal-Trudeau Airport, reception services are available for you through Accueil Plus during fall semester.

This service aim is to facilitate the process with customs and immigration services and shorten the waiting time at the border for international students who are provided with a study permit at their arrival at Montréal-Trudeau Airport. You should register online.

A reception booth is located in the international arrivals at the airport. There, you will get information on Montreal and on how to get to Quebec City. You will also have access to an internet connection and a phone free of charge.

When you arrive at Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, you can take the bus or train to Université Laval. There are 2 bus terminals and 2 train stations in Quebec City. They both have a location downtown and in Sainte-Foy, closer to the university.

Directly from Montréal-Trudeau International Airport

The Orleans Express bus company offers 2 daily departures to Quebec City and Sainte-Foy from the international flight arrival terminal at Montreal-Trudeau airport. You can purchase your ticket online or directly at the counter located on the international arrivals level (first floor), posts 6 and 7.

You can take a Montreal city bus, the 747 Express, from the airport to downtown Montreal. It makes eight stops including one at Gare d’autocars de Montreal and another at René-Lévesque and Mansfield near Montreal’s Central Station (VIA Rail Canada, train).

See the Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport’s “Parking & Transport” page for contact information for the different services available.

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 between 7am and 8pm .

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. 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) or online. Travel time is about 10 minutes.

From the Sainte-Foy train station, taxi fare to Université Laval is about $15.