Transportation to McGill University from YUL airport
Flights to Montréal land at the Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Dorval, one of the many suburbs of Montréal.
There are three main ways to get to the University from the airport.
For a fixed rate of $41 CAD (Dec. 2019) a taxi service will take you from the airport to downtown Montréal. The pickup location is on the arrivals level of the airport. It is customary to give the driver ~15% tip. For further details please click here.
The Uber car-sharing service is also available in Montréal using the mobile app. A typical rate from the airport to the Downtown campus is approximately $35. Please note that the pick up location for Uber is not the same location as for the taxis, it is on the departures level, one floor above arrivals (Door 6). Please be sure to read the pickup location as confirmed after requesting your Uber ride. For further information please click here.
3. Public Transit:
The last, most cost effective but slower option is the #747 bus of the Société des Transports de Montréal (STM). This bus travels directly from the airport to the Metro station Lionel-Groulx at a fare of 10$. This ticket can be purchased inside the airport using a debit/credit card, or on the bus using exact change. From there one would use their ticket to transfer onto the Green line of the Metro, direction Honoré-Beaugrand. One would disembark four stations later at McGill College to access the venue and surrounding hotels. For further information please click here.
♦♦♦ On your way back to the airport, beware of intense traffic conditions in the direction of the airport and plan accordingly. ♦♦♦
General Transportation in Montreal:
For further information on Montreal's public transit system (STM), please take a look at the following links:
An essential part of getting around downtown Montreal during the winter is the so-called Underground City. Many areas of the city are accessible by foot via a system of interconnected commercial shopping areas. For further details please see the image below.