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Getting there & around

Bus & tram

Bus & métro

Greyhound(842-2281; www.greyhound.com) Operates long-distance routes to Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and the USA.

Limocar(450-681-3111; www.limocar.com) A good connection to Mont-Tremblant from Montréal.

Moose Travel (287-1220; www.moosenetwork.com) Operates a circuit where you jump on and jump off, with pickup points in Montréal, Québec City, Ottawa and Toronto. It also has links to Mont-Tremblant in the Laurentians.

Orléans Express (888-999-3977; www.orleansexpress.com) Makes the three-hour run between Montréal and Québec City.

Station Centrale d'Autobus (842-2281; 505 boul de Maisonneuve Est; Berri-UQAM) The main terminal for bus links to Canadian and US destinations. Allow about 45 minutes before departure to buy a ticket; most advance tickets don't guarantee a seat, so arrive early to line up at the counter.

Voyageur (800-661-8747) Covers the Montréal-Québec City route as well as Montréal-Ottawa. For more info, access them through www.greyhound.ca).

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Air Canada (888-247-2262; www.aircanada.ca)

Air France (800-667-2747; www.airfrance.com)

Air Tango (800-315-1390; www.flytango.com)

Air Transat (877-872-6728; www.airtransat.com)

American Airlines (800-433-7300; www.aa.com)

British Airways (800-247-9297; www.britishairways.com)

Continental Airlines(800-231-0856; www.continental.com)

Delta Air Lines(800-361-1970; www.delta.com)

KLM(800-225-2525; www.klm.com)

Lufthansa(800-563-5954; www.lufthansa.com)

Porter Airlines (888-619-8622; www.flyporter.com) This start-up airline offers direct flights between Montréal and downtown Toronto.

Northwest Airlines (800-225-2525; www.nwa.com)

Swiss International Air Lines (877-359-7947; www.swiss.com)

United Airlines (800-241-6522; www.united.com)

US Airways (800-432-9768; www.usairways.com)

Air Canada (reservation 888-247-2262, general info 888-422-7533; www.aircanada.ca)

AirCanada Jazz (reservation 888-247-2262, general info 888-422-7533; www.flyjazz.ca)

Air Inuit (800-361-2965; www.airinuit.com)

Air Labrador (800-563-3062; www.airlabrador.com)

Air Transat (877-872-6728; www.airtransat.com)

Continental Airlines(800-537-3444; www.continental.com)

Delta Air Lines(800-727-2555; www.delta.com)

Northwest Airlines (800-225-2525; www.nwa.com)

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Car & motorcycle


Avis (800-321-3652; 1225 rue Metcalfe; 7am-7pm Mon-Wed, 7am-9pm Thu-Fri, 7am-5pm Sat, 8am-7pm Sun; Peel)

Budget (866-7675; www.budget.com; 95 rue de la Gauchetière Ouest, in Gare Centrale; 7:30am-6pm Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm Sat & Sun; Bonaventure)

Discount Car (286-1929, 800-263-2355; www.discountcar.com; 607 boul de Maisonneuve Ouest; 7:30am-7pm Mon, 7:30am-6pm Tue-Thu, 7:30am-8pm Fri, 8am-5pm Sat & 9am-5pm Sun; McGill)

Hertz (938-1717, 800-263-0678; www.hertz.com; 1073 rue Drummond; 7am-9pm Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm Sat, 8am-9pm Sun; Lucien-L'Allier)

Rent-a-Wreck (866-979-5500, 343-5500; www.rentawreck.ca; 7146 Côte-des-Neiges; 8am-5pm Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm Sat; Côte-des-Neiges)

Zap World Scooters (289-9927; near Quai Alexandra, Old Port; 10am-9pm daily late June-early Sep; adult/child per 30 min $18/12; inline skates per hr from $9.50) Whiz around the Old Port on a miniscooter - 'the future of transportation.' Safety helmets are included.

Budget (866-7675; www.budget.com; 29 Côte-du-Palais)

Hertz (418-647-4949; 580 Grande-Allée Est; 7:30am-6pm Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm Sat & Sun)

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AML Cruises (842-9300; www.croisieresaml.com; admin 530 rue Andre St) Links Montréal and Québec City via a day-long cruise, once a week during the summer. The boat leaves at 8am from Quai King Edward and arrives in Québec City at 5pm, and there is a return trip by bus at 10pm the same night. Tickets include breakfast and lunch and are only slightly cheaper without the return coach. Be sure to reserve ahead.

Canadian Connection Cruises (800-267-7868; www.stlawrencecruiselines.com; 253 Ontario St, Kingston) Offers four- to six-day luxury cruises between Kingston, Ontario and Québec City, including meals, accommodations and onboard entertainment. Six-night cruises cost $1952 in high season; bank on at least twice that for cruises to/from the US states of New England or New York.

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Le Grand Cycle (525-1414; www.velo.qc.ca; 901 rue Cherrier Est; Sherbrooke) Charges 4 hours/daily $20/30.

La Maison des Cyclistes (521-8356; www.velo.qc.ca; 1251 rue Rachel Est; Mont-Royal) Charges $25 per day for mountain bikes.

Vélo-Tour (236-8356; 99 rue de la Commune Est; Place-d'Armes)

Cyclo Services (418-692-4052; 160 Quai St André) Charges $20 per day for mountain bikes.

Museovelo (418-523-9194; 463 rue St Jean) Charges $20 per day.

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