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From Montreal-Trudeau airport to downtown, easiest way??

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From Montreal-Trudeau airport to downtown, easiest way??

What is the best way to get from Montreal-Trudeau to a downtown hotel??..And what is the best area to stay for walking etc??..(just streets etc...)...We didn't know if a cab is the easiest??..Or how much a cab would be??...Or if we should take a train??...Heard there is a shuttle bus that was pretty unreliable?...Anyways...thanks again for all of the info y'all are giving us...Hopefully I can return the favor if anyone ever comes to Milwaukee...

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1. Re: From Montreal-Trudeau airport to downtown, easiest way??

Cab is a flat rate to downtown. It's about 35$, I never remember exactly what it is. You can get a limo for about $57.

For walking, it really depends what you like to see.

If you like architecture, old montreal, some of the plateau, outremont and westmount are nice areas.

Shopping: downtown, St-Denis, St-Laurent, Laurier west of St. Laurent, Mont-Royal between St. Laurent and Papineau.

Surrey, Canada
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2. Re: From Montreal-Trudeau airport to downtown, easiest way??

Nothing wrong with the shuttle bus, from the airport to downtown. One third of the cost of a cab. I used it 3 weeks ago and have nothing special to report about it.

If it is going to be your 1st visit, my suggestion is : do participate to a walking tour. Some are specialised on architecture, or themes. Not expensive, and a fun way to learn while relaxing and walking. I've taken a Kaleidoscope tour on architecture once, it was truly amazing, very informative, and the guide was passionate. I regretted not having taken one earlier. (I do not know if their tours are in French only, or offer some, if not all, in English as well)

See: http://www.google.ca/search?hl=fr&q=walking+tours+Montreal&btnG=Recherche+Google&meta=cr%3DcountryCA

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3. Re: From Montreal-Trudeau airport to downtown, easiest way??

Yeah nothing wrong with the shuttle bus, IF you are one person and you have all the time in the world (should I stretch the bus ride like you did :-) ? ) to enjoy he 'milk-run'.

captainhook said, "WE" and I assumed he has company. Thats why I said that for 2 people the shuttle bus costs more. CAD13.50x2=27.00 plus at least 10 to 12 dollars for taxi from the bus terminal to the hotel.

Whereas, the taxi charges from the airport to downtown are fixed by the government at CAD35.00.

Have you not read the recent interesting post about airport shuttle bus by our Italian friend Claudioallocchio? Please read it.

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4. Re: From Montreal-Trudeau airport to downtown, easiest way??

Jak1234

I DID NOT strech the bus ride ...

But with the explanation you just provided (2 people ... I had not noticed it) and the calculation, then of course a cab will be the easiest solution.

I've read only in 'diagonal' the post you are referring to, and thought the guy had just been plain badlucky when he used the shuttle, I did not assume there was s/thing wrong with the whole shuttle service.