Arriving in Montreal

Direct flights to Montreal are available from most major European and North American hubs. Canada's national airline Air Canada is a member of the Star Alliance. A holiday travel airline Air Transat based in Montreal also runs scheduled flights to European and North American destinations at low prices. Numerous other airlines fly into Montreal's Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport (YUL).


Transportation from the airport

Downtown express airport shuttle (747): The 747 bus line service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, between the Montréal-Trudeau airport and the Montreal bus terminal (Berri-UQAM métro station). Travel time may vary between 45 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.  The fare is 9$ and includes 24 hours of unlimited travel through the whole bus and metro network.  The 747 bus line service also stops near several hotels: For the Hyatt Regency and Hôtel Dauphin Montréal Centre-Ville, stop at the intersection of Jeanne-Mance and René-Lévesque. For the Le Nouvel Hôtel and Spa, stop at the intersection of Guy and René-Lévesque. For other hotels, check the stops listings and consult google maps.


N.B. .If you plan on using public transportation (bus or metro) during your stay to travel from downtown hotels to the venue, we recommend purchasing a 3-day ($18) or one week ($23.75) CAM card in the fare vending machines in the international arrivals area. The card is also valid for use on the 747 shuttle, so this is an economical choice. You may also purchase the cards in metro stations throughout the transit system.


Taxis, adapted taxis or limousines: Taxis and limousines are available at the arrivals level, where a dispatcher will assist you. No reservation is required. To go downtown, there is a fixed fare for taxis (40$) or limousine (60$). For all other destinations you pay by the meter. Expect to add a 10-15% tip to your fare.

NB. If you plan to travel directly from the airport to the conference venue, we recommend taking a taxi (about 45 minutes to the venue).

Venue : HEC Montréal and Université de Montréal

** Please note that registration is at Site 1- HEC Montréal Côte-Ste-Catherine building.  If you do not register on Wednesday and your subtheme is located at Site 2- HEC Montréal Decelles building or the Université de Montréal Social Sciences building, plan time to register and about 15 minutes to walk between the two buildings on Thursday morning**

How to get to and from Colloquium venue

**Note that you can create your own google map directions on HEC Montréal's website by indicating departure location, building destination and means of transportation**


Montréal has a modern and safe subway or underground railway system called “the Metro” (see the map below). HEC Montréal (Site 1-Côte Ste-Catherine building) is a one minute walk from Université de Montréal metro station, on the blue line. Take the Édouard-Montpetit exit (**not the subway station**), then walk to your left onto the boulevard Édouard-Montpetit (in front of you). At the first intersection (Édouard-Montpetit and Louis-Colin), cross the boulevard, and continue straight onto Louis-Colin (100 meters). You will see the entrance to HEC Montréal on your left on Louis-Colin.


HEC Montréal (Site 2-Decelles building, which is adjacent to Université de Montréal Social Sciences building) is a seven minutes walk from Côte-des-Neiges station, on the blue line. Head north-east on Avenue Lacombe toward Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges (33 meters). Turn right onto Chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges (150 m). Turn left onto Rue Jean Brillant (250 m). Turn right onto Avenue Decelles (110 m). You will see the entrance to HEC Montréal on your left on Decelles.


HEC Montréal (Site 3-Roger-Gaudry building) is a two minute walk from Université de Montréal subway station, on the blue line.  Head north on Boulevard Édouard-Montpetit towards Sous-Terrain Metro UdeM.  Take the stairs.  You will see the entrance on your right (150 metres).


The regular cash fare on the metro or bus is $3.00 CAN for a one way ticket to any destination on the island of Montréal (including transfers). You can also purchase a ten-ticket strip for $24.50, a 3-day CAM pass for $18 or a weekly pass for $23.75.  See the fare schedule for detailed information.



HEC Montréal is close to three bus lines:

Line 129, Côte Ste-Catherine: Main subway station stops:  Champ-de mars, Place d’Armes (orange line) and Place-des-Arts (green line), it stops very close to HEC Montréal

Site1- Côte Ste-Catherine: Intersection Côte-Ste-Catherine and Hudson (in front of the building)
Site 2- Decelles and Social Sciences: Intersection Côte-Ste-Catherine and Decelles (walk up the hill on Decelles for 5 minutes)
See the detailed stops listing or schedule.
Line 51, Édouard-Montpetit: Main subway station stops: Laurier (orange line), Snowdon, Université de Montréal (blue line), it leaves you in front of  HEC Montréal's buildings.
Site 1- Côte Ste-Catherine AND Site 3- Roger-Gaudry: Intersection: Édouard-Montpetit and Louis-Colin
Site 2- Decelles and Social Sciences: Intersection Decelles and Jean-Brillant
See the detailed stops listing or schedule.
Line 165, Côte-des-Neiges: Main stops: Guy-Concordia (green line) and Côte-des-Neiges (blue line) metro stations.
Site 1- Côte Ste-Catherine: 5 minute walk: Intersection Côte-des-Neiges and Côte-Ste-Catherine
Site 2- Decelles and Social Sciences: 4 minute walk: Intersection Côtes-des-Neiges and Queen-Mary
See the detailed stops listing or schedule.
Bus and metro are covered by the same ticket system.



List of taxi companies. 
Phone number
Air Taxi
Diamond (*you can call a cab via a mobile application)
Para-Adapté (*offers service for people with reduced mobility; reserve 24 hours ahead)

The response time is fast, about 10 minutes or less after making a call. Taxis can also be hailed directly on the street with no difficulty. For taxis from Site 1, there is a taxi-rank at Sainte-Justine's Hospital across the street on Côte-Ste-Catherine Road. Taxis should cost 15-20 $ CAN for a ride from downtown Montréal to the venue. Before calling a taxi, you can estimate the cab ride cost with the Montréal Taxi Fare Finder . **A 10-15% tip is usually expected**.


Depending on traffic conditions, the colloquium venue is a 10 to 20 minute drive from downtown Montréal.  There is an underground parking lot at the Côte-Ste-Catherine Building (15$ CAN per weekday and 12$ CAN on Saturday and Sunday)

BIXI bikes

Montréal has a bicycle rental system called BIXI bikes which has locations across Montréal, especially in the downtown area. There are four Bixi bike stations on the HEC Montréal campus.