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Montreal taxi rider calls for changes to the lump -sum fare for travellers to and from Montreal and Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport in Dorval. In recent years, this Flatrate has been fixed at 40 $ plus tips. Yamal El-Houssine says that the current building makes this tariff unacceptable for the riders.
The El-Houssine declared the present state of the building in the city centre and the Turcot Interchange makes it particularly hard to find your way around - especially on the weekend. Mr Jean Vachon, Communication and Market Manager at Taxelco, the proprietor of the eco-friendly taxi operator Téo, pointed out that the Montreal taxi office charges the fee, not the taxi operators.
In contrast to Téo and other taxi operators, Uber riders do not have a lump sum and can dispense with uniform fees. Traveling from Montreal city center to the airport can be between $30 and $56, with the total depending on daytime and wheather according to the driver's website.
Airport Flatrate is only one of the elements that contributes to the continuing dispute between the taxi operators of Uber and Montreal. "Well, since Uber exists in the town, it's just not fair," El-Houssine said.
Arrival & Departure
Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport YUL (or JMQ - all Montreal airports) is the arrival point for all Montreal or national and foreign travellers, usually only Montreal-Trudeau or PET, or its former name Dorval, which is also the name of the outskirts where it is situated about 20 km from the city centre. General information can be found on the Airport Access and Parking page.
It is possible to take a taxi or sedan near the main entrance on the arrivals area. The taxi fares are set at $40 in the city center and drive to other locations with a $17 fee or higher. It is common to tip the drivers from 10% to 20%, 15% of the number.
Though there are some minivan cabs, most are medium size vehicles that can carry up to 4 legal passenger (3 in the back, 1 in the front); however, with baggage and especially if the taxi is a small one, the convenient boundary from the airport is probably 3. see TA's taxi and rental page or the taxi prices to the city centre (in French, and displayed at the windows of each taxi).
The 747 Expressway (pdf) will take you to the city centre for $10 in 45 min, but probably more and sometimes less according to transport; the coach is WiFi enabled and has tourist/transport tickets available. Included in the fare is a 24-hour ticket for the metro and Inselbuses of STM, the Montéal public transport company; off-island buses and train services are operated by other public transport companies and have their own fare structure.
Coaches stop at the Lionel-Groulx metro railway stop and several stations in the city centre, one of which is near the Gare centralale (Central Station) and ends at the Gare d'autocars (bus station) above Berri-UQAM, the most important metro stop on the east outskirts of the city centre. You can travel to the city centre on local transport for a $3.25 fare (coins only, no bill on bus), although it is more complicated and time-consuming, especially with baggage, as there are transfer services, a few walks and a 1/2 hours service.
Take the 204 Cardinal towards east to Dorval Terminus; if he puts you off on the trainside, just take the tunnels under the rails to get to the buseside. Take the 211 Bord-du-Lac in the east towards east to the Lionel-Groulx metro stop, where you can take the yellow or red line into the city centre.
Visit the TA page for Montreal's outstanding transport system for more information. Motorway 20 usually lasts 15-20 min drive to the city centre, but commuter services or roads can make the journey twice as long, if not longer. If you want a more beautiful but much more picturesque itinerary, take the "av.
Dorval " (Dorval Avenue), then further to the Lakeshore Road (Bord-du-Lac). Turn to your right and take the road to the city centre along the banks of the Lac Saint-Louis, past the historical Lachine, Ville St-Pierre or the western end of Montreal. Hiring a rental vehicle at the airport can be more costly, so it may take less to get a taxi to the airport but hire a vehicle from a dealer in the city.
Remember that a Montreal rental may not require a vehicle because it is a fairly small, accessible town with an effective, secure and cleaner transportation system. It is not easy to reach the airport by rail, with a rare timetable rather centred on commuting or intercity trips, and no immediate link to the railway stations.
The AMT shuttles require that you first take the 204 Cardinal towards east for $3 to Dorval Pendler Railway Station, and then the Vaudreuil/Hudson-to-Montreal Zug to Downtown for $7; see timetable. The Via Rail has a free shuttles to Via Dorval railway terminal, although a one-way fare to the city centre costs $20 + VAT; if you already travel to Montréal by rail to take a flight, select Dorval as your final stop.
Railway stations -- Central or Central Railway Stations -- are situated in the inner cities and are linked by subterranean tunnel to Bonaventure metro stations on the blue line and, further down, McGill metro stations on the red line. The signs at the railway stations can be bewildering and are not always clear when you are a tourist of the town.
If you are at road height, the Bonaventure subway is not easily found when you are new to the town, as it is under an officebuilding and not so well-marked. When you have large baggage that does not pass through the hinged front entrance of the Bonaventure Meter, there is a hinged front entrance next to it; press the non marked squared knob and listen for about 10 seconds for a long beep to indicate that the front entrance is open.
It is also the end point of the Montreal-Deux Montagnes and Montreal-Mont Saint Hilaire S-Bahn routes, and the tunnel also leads to the 1000 de la Gauchetière coach depot, which services the southern shores, and to the Gare Lucien-l'Allier for other S-Bahn routes which serve the northern, western and southern shores.
On the TA page for local transport, you can find more information about local transport; useful cards can be found on the STM card page or on this metro card containing the road network above the railway stops, or you can visit this extensive fans site with the story of metro, listing the works of arts in the various railway stops and even giving a personal assessment of how beautiful each stop is from an architectural point of view.
Montréal or Montreal coach terminal (Gare d'autocars de Montréal) is situated in 1717 Berri, between the Maisonneuve and Ontario roads, directly at the Berri-UQAM metro railway stations. Recently, the terminal has relocated its entry and underwent some name changes, so that the local people can call it after the name of the old coach business as central or even voyageur terminus; the terminal is not to be mistaken for the railway line, which is known as Gare central or Central Station and is situated in the city centre near the Bonaventure metro railway area.
It' s about an hours drive from the Montreal frontier.