Travel to Montréal
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Montréal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport is west of the city center on highway 20. Note that travel time to the airport from the city center can be as much as an hour, depending on traffic. The airport is served by all major Canadian and U.S. airlines. There are multiple daily trans-Atlantic flights to and from (amongst others) London, Amsterdam, Paris, Geneva, Zurich, Athens, Frankfurt, Rome, Madrid, Lisbon, Munich, Moscow, Cairo, and Casablanca.
STM Airport Express bus 747 offers 24 hour service between the airport and downtown Montréal. A single fare will cost $8 including unlimited use of the STM bus and metro network for the rest of the day. It will call at Lionel-Groux métro and a number of downtown stops.
Alternatively, public bus number 204 (STM) leaves from outside arrivals every half hour to Gare Dorval (Dorval train station — check with the driver which direction he is going in, as both bus routes stop at the same place and make sure to ask for a transfer as you will need it later). From Dorval, you can use your transfer ticket to catch bus number 211 or express bus number 221 to the Lionel-Groulx métro. Make sure it is going east as the same routes go west too. Your transfer will then let you into the métro. This costs only $3, but exact change must be provided to the first driver.
Another option is to take the VIA Rail AirConnect service from the airport terminal to downtown by shuttle and train. This service runs infrequently, but costs only $11. The same trip can be made on the AMT commuter train for $4.25 from Dorval Station. The public bus ($3) from the airport arrives here for busses to the nearest metro station as well.
The conference centre is adjacent to the Place-d'Armes metro station.
Montréal Central Station (Gare Centrale) is at 895 De La Gauchetière West, one block west of rue University, and is served by the Bonaventure metro (subway) station. The conference centre is 10 minutes walk from the central station, or two stops on the metro (Place-d'Armes).