Where "Montreal Underground" was born...
One-way tickets (cash fare: $2.50 or strip of 6 tickets: $11): ask for transfers when getting off and on of buses and metro lines. The same ticket can be used for both the bus and metro ride needed to get to your destination.
Weekly (CAM hebdo pass: $18) and monthly passes (CAM pass: $61) are available to buy at any Metro station.
There are 4 main lines and there are color coded maps of these available at tourist offices downtown or at the metro stations themselves.
I found the Montreal metro nice and clean and well labelled, easy to get around on
The sign was sort of reminiscent of the Metro in Paris
Montreal has a nice metro system that gets you close to all the major tourist sites. fares are $2.50 Cdn or free with the Museum card.
Some subway/metro systems are very utilitarian or even dingy. Not so in Montreal. You'll find all sorts of wonderful art displayed at many of the stations.
30 km of undergrown tunnels in Montreal. In winter people dont wear coat sometimes. That how it is convenient.
Montreal sits on an island 40 km long and 15 km wide. The best way to travel through the city is the metro
One day tourist pass = 7$, for 3 days : 14$, 6 tickets = 8.25$ -
They can be used in metro and bus (see the website of STCUM).
After a day of walking in the city, you will maybe be happy to take the comfortable Metro. It's quick (no traffic jam …) and safe.
The Montreal Metro is excellent. Very clean and convenient. There are maps available everywhere for the Metro system.
The easiest way around Montreal is to head down and use the Metro. If your planning to stay in the city pickup a day pass and tour around and around as long as you like. Good value too.
between the Metro and your own two feet, you can get anywhere in Montreal. Very clean and I thought efficient.
Preferably any way except by car (especially during rush hour)
the metro is efficient
Picture is of Ben and me (again). Sorry - there isn't a whole lot of pics of Montreal itself...
Poeple are always on the move and mind their own business in the metro stations. It is not a place to meet new friends!!!