You will no doubt be arriving in Canada either through the Montreal or Toronto airports. You will be required to clear Canadian customs at your port of arrival, so please leave enough time between, say, an arrival in Toronto and a departure for Montreal. Many flights from South America involve transit through the US, which often requires a US travel document.
Once you have arrived at Trudeau airport in Montreal, the options for getting downtown are:
- Taxi ($40 flat rate, with a 10-15% tip being customary)
- Bus (appropriately, number 747) that goes every ten minutes or so during the day. Featuring 24-hour service, 7 days a week, 365-days a year. The route features nine downtown stops conveniently located near major hotels and takes approximately 25 – 30 minutes each way, depending on traffic. The stop closest to the conference venue is René-Lévesque-Mansfield.
- Car rental and limousine transportation companies are on site as well as airport shuttles
Air Canada is the Official Canadian Airline for this event, offering special discounts to delegates attending the 2017 Mathematical Congress of the Americas for travel to and from Montreal, YUL (QC) between July 16 and August 5, 2017. The Promotion Code DTYY2V81 has to be entered during the booking. If it is not entered or entered incorrectly, the discounts will not be applied to the booking. Ticketing agencies/airlines must record the code on the delegate's ticket.
Discounts: 10% discount on most fares, but no discount will apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. Note that promotional codes apply to undiscounted published fares. Some of Airi Canada's previously discounted fares, while not eligible for the promotion, may be lower than the final price of the undiscounted fare to which the promotion applies.
VIA Rail Canada serves more than 450 Canadian cities. If you are coming from the United States, hop aboard an Amtrak train, with daily departures from several American cities to downtown Montréal. Visitors pull into Montréal’s Central Station, which is conveniently linked to the Underground Pedestrian Network and the Bonaventure metro station.
If you are planning a trip by bus, many American and Canadian operators come to Montréal, including Orléans Express. You will arrive directly downtown at the Montréal Bus Central Station, which is also connected to the Underground Pedestrian Network via the Berri-UQAM metro station.