IAU 6th Global Meeting of Associations (GMA 6)
Travelling to Montreal: about transportation and other info

Travelling to Montreal

International flights to Montreal arrive at Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International airport (394-7377, 1-800-465-1213; www.admtl.com), sometimes called by its previous name, Dorval , located 21 km to the west of the city.

Bus 747 (786-4636 ; www.stm.inforuns all day and night, with departures every 7-20 minutes, 24h/24.  It stops at the metro station Lionel-Groulx and at Montreal down town bus station (metro station Berri-UQAM).  It takes roughly 45 to 60 minutes to reach Montreal and it costs $9.00, including free access to the metro and bus networks for 24h.

Taxis charge $40.00, on an inclusive basis, between the airport and the city.

Passports and visas

Anyone entering Canada must have a valid passport.  A visa is also required for citizens of certain countries.  
We urge you to check the following website: www.cic.gc.ca.
The IAU also urges you to contact the closest Canadian Consulate or Embassy; Canadian authorities will provide you with the appropriate information regarding visas.  Should you need a visa, we urge you to proceed with your visa request early.


The Canadian currency is the Canadian dollar ($, CAD), which is divided into 100 cents.  To learn more about the latest exchange rates, please consult: www.xe.com
Prices do not usually include taxes.  Two taxes (taxe sur les produits et services – TPS – et taxe de vente du Québec – TVQ) accounting for approximately 15% of the final price are added to the total.  Food and unprocessed product (vegetables, bread, meat, eggs, etc.) are free of tax.
There are many cash machines around the city.  ATM machines available in bars, shops, etc., usually charge $ 1.75 in addition to the regular transaction costs.

Time difference

The Eastern Time Zone is in use in Quebec.
For instance, when it is 12:00 pm in Paris (France), it is 6:00 am in Montreal.

Weather in Montreal in May

Out of the four seasons, Montreal is most marked by winter and summer. The first autumn chills are felt at the end of August.
In spring (from March to May) temperatures start to rise, but the weather remains changeable.  Although the snow may melt at the end of March, there can often be snow storms in April.  May is pleasant and temperatures are usually around 15°C/ 59°F.


The voltage is 110vV in Canada.  Remember to bring appropriate plug adapters.