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How to get there / transport options

Destination Saint Lawrence ease of access

If you have booked a cruise which departs from or terminates at either Montréal or Québec, you will appreciate the ease of access of both cities. 

If arriving by air, Montréal-Trudeau International Airport is efficient, readily accessible and a world leader in check-in technology. Located only twenty minutes from the Cruise Terminal in Old Montréal, and 2 hours 30 minutes from Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal at Québec, Montréal-Trudeau is served by some thirty carriers with connections to over 130 destinations worldwide.

Jean-Lesage International Airport, in the provincial capital, is located about twenty minutes from Québec's Ross Gaudreault Cruise Terminal and is served by some ten carriers.

If your cruise departs from or terminates at Québec, several transport options are available to you:

VIA Rail Train: Via Rail operates a number of daily departures from central Québec to central Montréal, with ongoing connections to Montréal-Trudeau International Airport. Choose from two classes of service: Economy or VIA 1.  Onboard Wi-Fi.  Travelling time: 3 hours.

Orléans Express Intercity Coach: Orléans Express coaches operate every hour between Québec and Montréal (city centre), and once every two or three hours from Québec to Montréal-Trudeau International Airport. Travelling time: 3 hours.

Vehicle Rental: Most major vehicle rental agencies have offices in Québec and Montréal. Vehicles are available for pick-up at the airport, in the city centre or in the immediate vicinity of the cruise terminal.

Limousine Service: Several different companies offer limousine as well as guided services. Ask your travel agent for details.

For travel between the airports and cruise terminals, you may choose from among the following options:


Montréal: Fixed rate of C$40, travelling time 25 minutes

Québec: Fixed rate of C$34.25, travelling time 20 minutes


Montréal: Fixed rate of between C$55 and C$60, travelling time 25 minutes

Shuttle bus:

Montréal: City bus (STM 747), C$9 per person.

If arriving by car, it is possible to park close to the cruise terminal.

Montréal: Parking at King Edward Quay near the Montréal Science Centre: 440 parking spaces Access via Saint-Laurent Blvd or Rue de la Commune (East or West)  Rates: C$20 per day;

Québec: Parking at Terrasses du Vieux-Port, 84 Dalhousie Street, 454 spaces.  Rates: C$17 per day, between C$50 and C$60 a week


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