There are three major international airports in Québec:
Jean-Lesage (YQB) in Québec City
Mont-Tremblant (YTM) in the Laurentides
To find out what documents American citizens have to present to enter Canada, please check the Customs and immigration section.
The 747 shuttle runs between Montréal-Trudeau airport and downtown Montréal. A shuttle service also runs to the Via Rail train station in Dorval. And there are regional shuttles to Trois-Rivières, Sainte-Foy and Quebec City; Ottawa and Gatineau (transfer in Ottawa); several cities in the Montérégie and Eastern Townships via aeroshuttle; and Mont‑Tremblant.
The Parcours 80 shuttle connects the Jean-Lesage airport to downtown Québec City.
If you’re headed to the Outaouais, you can fly into the Ottawa International Airport in Ontario and take the OC Transpo bus to Gatineau.
Some 20 American cities have direct flights to Montréal. To find out which airlines fly to Québec and where, consult the websites of the following airports:
Customer service for the main Canadian, U.S. and foreign airlines serving Canada: Transport Canada.
Québec borders Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland-and-Labrador, and the U.S. states of Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and New York. Montréal and Québec City are just a few hours’ drive away from cities like Ottawa (2 h) and Toronto (6 h), Boston (6 h) and New York (7 h). Distances are calculated at an average of 1 hour per 100 km (60 miles). See sample distances in the table below. To find out what documents American citizens have to present to enter Canada, please check the Customs and immigration section.
Useful link :
Distances between cities –Transports Québec
You can travel from many cities in Canada and the U.S. to cities in Québec with various bus companies, including Megabus (from Ontario to Montréal), Trailways (from several U.S. cities to Montréal), Greyhound (from many cities in Canada and the U.S. to several cities in Québec) and Maritime Bus (from the Maritime provinces—New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island—to many cities in Québec, including Rivière-du-Loup, Québec City and Montréal). To find out what documents American citizens have to present to enter Canada, please check the Customs and immigration section.
For more information on buses to Québec, contact the Montréal Central Bus Station.
Pleasure boaters from the United States can get to Québec by the St. Lawrence Seaway, lake Memphremagog or the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
They also get there by Lake Champlain and the Rivière Richelieu (Saint-Ours and Chambly canals).
During sailing season, some 2,000 pleasure craft of every kind use the Seaway. These vessels must measure at least 6 m (20 ft.) in length and weigh more than 900 kg (1,984 lbs.). Docks and berthing areas are reserved for their use.
The CANPASS Private Boat program has been discontinued.
Québec, Montréal and Saguenay are favorite stopovers for the major cruise lines that sail the St. Lawrence from May through November. Nine ports of call in Québec welcome passengers who set off from New York, Boston, Portland (MA) or Cape Liberty (NJ) to discover the mighty river
Arriving in Canada for Recreational Boaters - Canada Border Services Agency
Requirements for Foreign Recreational Boaters in Canadian Waters – Transport Canada
Importing a vessel for leisure use – Canada Border Services Agency
Border Services : De la Baie Marina (Missisquoi Bay/Champlain Lake) - Canada Border Services Agency
The Adirondack train (Amtrak) travels daily from New York City through the Hudson Valley into Montréal. Leave from New York's Penn Station in the morning and arrive in Montréal that evening. There are also convenient connecting trains from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC. To find out what documents American citizens have to present to enter Canada, please check the Customs and immigration section.
Good to know, especially if you’re familiar with trains in Europe and Asia, known for their speed: Canada has no high-speed passenger trains. Here, we take a more contemplative approach, admiring the scenery along the way.
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