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
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.
A reception booth is located in the international arrivals at the airport between August 7th and September 7th 2018. 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 Université Laval from Montreal
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.
Direct transportation from Montréal-Trudeau Airport
Orléans Express offers seven direct daily motor coach departures for Quebec City and Sainte-Foy from the Montréal-Trudeau Airport.
You can also 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).
Air France passengers can take a shuttle this company provides to go to Quebec City. For more information, contact Air France.
From downtown Montreal
From Gare d’autocars de Montreal, you can take an Orléans Express coach to Quebec City or Sainte-Foy (closer to university). Departures are every hour on the hour from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
From Montreal’s Central Station, Via Rail Canada offers 5 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 Laval University for about $12. A 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.