Travel to Quebec

Flying to Quebec

National carrier Air Canada (AC) (www.aircanada.com) and other international carriers fly into Montréal and Québec City. Commuter services between Montréal and Toronto, Québec City and New York also exist. Local air services operate between the cities in the south and float planes serve the lakes and parkland of the north.

Airport Guides

Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

Code

YUL

Location

Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is located 20km (12 miles) west of Montréal.

Telephone

+1 514 633 3333

AddressDorval
975 Roméo-Vachon Boulevard North
Québec

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Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport

Code

YQB

Location

Quebec City's airport lies 20km (12 miles) west of Old Quebec and handles primarily domestic flights, although there are a few flights from destinations in the USA as well as charters to Paris, London and the Caribbean.

Telephone

(418) 640 3300

Address

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Travelling to Quebec by Rail

VIA Rail (tel: +1 888 842 7245; www.viarail.ca) connects Montréal and Québec City to Toronto and Ottawa with fast, regular services. It also offers services to Halifax from Montréal and Québec City. Links to the USA are with Amtrak (tel: +1 800 872 7245; www.amtrak.com). Amtrak operates one daily train to New York City, with connections to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC. VIA Rail services connect the major cities in the south of the province, with frequent daily services from Montréal to Québec.

Driving to Quebec

Getting to Quebec by boat

Québec City (tel: +1 418 648 3640; www.portquebec.ca) and Montréal (tel: +1 514 283 7011; www.port-montreal.com).

Ferry operators

Québec City and Montréal are two of the five most important Canadian ports on the St Lawrence Seaway, which link the Atlantic Ocean with the Great Lakes and the industrial heartland of Canada and the USA. Several international cruise ships sail to both Montréal and Québec City (some vessels are too big to go up the river to Montréal). Most of the province's lakes and rivers (notably the Ottawa, known in French as the Outaouais, the Richelieu and the Saguenay) are served by local ferries, some of which are able to take heavy lorries.

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