Taking the bus and métro is easy

Keeping your cool behind the wheel must be hard when you’re stuck in traffic morning and night. Why not leave the car and GPS behind and try public transit instead? You’ll see, it’s easier than you think!

With 68 métro stations and 220 bus lines covering the city, transit is on hand to take you to school, work or any other destination.


  1. Get your travel directions. Enter the addresses for your departure point and destination and select any of the available options that may apply.
  2. Buy your transit fare in advance. If you are thinking of starting off with a round-trip, buy a 2-trip fare card. The easiest option is to purchase your fare card from a point of sale (pharmacies and participating convenience stores) before leaving or directly at a métro station, depending on your route. Keep your fare card with you at all time, as it is your proof of payment. Do you increasingly enjoy riding public transit? Review your choice of fare card according to your needs. You’ll see, riding the bus and métro is a lot less expensive than fuel and parking fees!
  3. Choose your entertainment. For once, you’ll have an opportunity to close your eyes while listening to your music (instead of computerized directions) or even to read a novel on your way to work or school.
  4. Give it a try and switch. Give public transportation a chance: with traffic congestion, taking the bus to a métro station is perhaps the best way to get away from it!

More bus service to reach the métro

Construction work on the Turcot Interchange and new Champlain Bridge is impacting road traffic. For that reason, public transit services have been increased as follows:

  • 15 bus lines providing enhanced level of service
  • An additional train on the Green line and a better frequency

We know what you’ll say, buses also get stuck in traffic. And you’re right, but at least the bus driver is in charge of the vehicle, meaning less stress for you. Our buses also get to use reserved lanes and benefit from priority traffic lights that keep them moving.

He now have more than 175 additional bus departures, during weekday rush hour, for improved access to the métro system:


Stops at Angrignon, Jolicoeur, De l’Église, Vendôme stations


Stops at Snowdon, Université-de-Montréal, Édouard-Montpetit, Laurier stations


 Stops at LaSalle and De l’Église stations

 71-Du Centre

Stops at Charlevoix, LaSalle and Lionel-Groulx


 Stops at Villa-Maria station


 Stops at Vendôme station


 Stops at Bonaventure station


 Stops at Jolicoeur station


 Stops at Angrignon station


 Stops at McGill station

 406-Express Newman

 Stops at Angrignon station

 411-Express Lionel-Groulx

 Stops at Lionel-Groulx station

 491-Express Lachine

 Stops at Lionel-Groulx station

 495-Express Lachine/Lasalle

 Stops at Angrignon station

 496-Express Victoria

 Stops at Lionel-Groulx station


Downtown in 20 minutes? Yes, it’s possible!

Enhanced service on the Green line

An additional train is running on the Green line to serve you better.

How long would you need to travel to downtown, say all the way to Bonaventure station? The following are a few examples that should convince you to try the métro!

Green line

  • From Angrignon station : 20 minutes
  • From Jolicoeur station : 16 minutes
  • From LaSalle station : 12 minutes
  • From Charlevoix station : 10 minutes
  • From Honoré-Beaugrand station: 25 minutes
  • From Pie-IX station: 18 minutes

Orange line

  • From Côte-Vertu station: 19 minutes
  • From Namur station : 16 minutes
  • From Vendôme station : 7 minutes
  • From Montmorency station: 30 minutes
  • From Henri-Bourassa station: 22 minutes

  Yellow line

  • From Longueuil-Université de Sherbrooke station: 16 minutes

Blue line

  • From Saint-Michel station: 20 minutes

Tips and advice

The bus and métro are new to you? Here are a few tips and advice to quickly learn about our public transit system:


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