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July 22-27 juillet 2012
Centre Mont-Royal
Montréal, Québec, Canada
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Getting to Montreal

By plane

The Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, which serves 600 flights daily, is situated on the west island of Montreal. The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) runs an express bus line (the "747") between the airport and downtown. The 747 Express bus is in service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Travel times from the airport to downtown will vary from 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic conditions. The service includes 9 stops downtown and costs $8 one way. You can purchase a ticket at the International Currency Exchange (ICE) counter or from fare vending machines at International Arrivals, or pay exact change (coins only) on the bus. The express bus stops at the Lionel Groulx metro station. Take the metro green line for 3 stops to Peel metro station, Metcalfe exit. The conference site, Centre Mont-Royal, is located at 2200 Mansfield, at the corner of Sherbrooke West. It is also accessible by the Montreal underground.

If you prefer not to use the metro, the Express bus 747 stops on René Lévesque Boulevard at the corner of Mansfield, located just east of Metcalfe. You can expect a good 12-minute walk to reach the Centre Mont-Royal, located north of René Lévesque Boulevard at the corner of Mansfield and Sherbrooke streets. However, taxis are readily available in this area to transport you in less than 5 minutes. Click here for more detailed instructions on getting from the airport to downtown Montreal.

Maps of STM's transit system are available on the STM website.

To see information about taxi fares from the airport, see the Aéroports de Montréal website.

By train

Canada’s rail network service is VIA Rail Canada. For conference participants coming from the United States, Amtrak offers daily departures from several American cities to downtown Montreal. All trains stop at the Central Station, which is connected to the underground metro station Bonaventure, on the orange metro line.

By bus

Several Canadian and American motorbus companies travel to Montreal, including Orléans Express and Greyhound. The central bus station in Montreal is located downtown and connects to the metro station Berri-UQAM, where the green, orange, and yellow metro lines meet.

By car

Many roads and highways service Montreal. The Island of Montreal is accessible by the Champlain, Jacques Cartier, and Victoria bridges, as well as by the Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine tunnel. Please note that right-hand turns on a red light are strictly prohibited on the Island of Montreal.