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Getting to Québec

By plane

There are three major international airports in Québec:

Passengers arriving at Montréal-Trudeau can travel by shuttle to downtown Montréal, Ottawa (3 to 5 departures per day), Mont-Tremblant (from mid-December to mid-April and from mid-May to mid-October) and Québec City.

Some 20 American cities have direct flights to Montréal. To find out which airlines fly to Québec and where, consult the Web sites of the following airports:


By car

Québec is bordered by the U.S. states of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Montréal and Québec City, moreover, are but a few hours by car from major cities such as New York City or Boston. To find out what documents American citizens have to present to enter Canada, please check the Customs and immigration section.

  Montréal Québec
km mi km mi
Albany, NY 355 220 590 365
Baltimore, MD 883 549 1124 699
Boston, MA 510 315 645 400
Buffalo, NY 635 395 895 555
Chicago, IL 1365 847 1620 1005
Detroit, MI 925 573 1180 732
Hartford, CT 529 330 780 485
Newark, NJ 637 396 839 521
New Haven, CT 699 434 816 507
New York, NY 605 378 870 540
Philadelphia, PA 760 465 1010 620
Pittsburgh, PA 980 610 1225 760
Providence, RI 600 375 725 450
Washington, DC 965 600 1210 752
Worcester, MA 555 345 680 345



By bus

Various bus companies, including Trailways and Greyhound, travel to cities in Québec from numerous points of origin in Canada and the U.S. 

For more information on buses to Québec, contact the Montréal Central Bus Station.


By boat

Pleasure boaters from the United States can get to Québec by the St. Lawrence Seaway, lakes Champlain or Memphremagog or the Gulf of St. Lawrence. 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.

International cruises

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


By train

The Adirondack (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.


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