The Montreal subway system, or the Metro as it’s known to Montrealers, is considered the fastest way to get around the city. Although it is slightly faster during rush hour (between 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm) it is also much more crowded with people rushing home or heading out for drinks or supper after work.  So, if you can, avoid those times.


Tickets can be purchased from an agent at any of the metro control booths (via cash) or at one of the automated vending kiosks (via cash, credit or debit).

  • A single trip ticket costs 3$ and can be used for transfers to other buses or metro lines up to 120 minutes after it’s first use.
  • Unlimited night pass, valid from 6pm thru 5am the next day costs 4$.
  • Unlimited day pass (24hr) costs 8$
  • Unlimited 3 consecutive day pass is 14.25$

Tip:  If you are here a week, invest in an OPUS card (metro card which you can apply credits to) and select a weekly pass for a total cost of (28$, 22$ for the 1 week credit and 6$ for the card)

Hours of Operation and Information about the lines:

  • Blue line : travels across the northern part of the city, north of Mont-Royal.
    Popular stops: Côte-des-neiges (close to St-Joseph’s Oratory),  Université-de-Montréal and Jean-Talon (close to the largest outdoor farmer’s market in Montreal).
    Hours: All week 5:30am-12:15am.
  • Green line: travels through the downtown core.
    Popular stops: Guy-Concordia (Concordia University metro stop and close to Crescent street where bars, clubs cafés are located), the stops Peel thru Place-des-Arts connect you to the underground city and shopping malls and Beaudry brings you to the village.
    Hours: Monday thru Friday 5:30am-12:30am, Saturday 5:30am – 1:30am and Sunday 5:30am – 1:00am
  • Orange line: runs as a U connecting commuters from the north east down to Old Montreal back up to the north west part.
    Popular stops: Champ-de-Mars (close to Old Montreal), Place D’Armes (close to Chinatown), Bonaventure (close to Bell Center and montreal underground)
    Hours: Monday thru Friday 5:30am-12:30am, Saturday 5:30am – 1:30am and Sunday 5:30am – 1:00am
  • Yellow line: runs to the South Shore (off the Island of Montreal)
    Popular stops: Jean-Drapeau (close to 6 flags)
    Hours: Monday thru Friday 5:30am-12:50am, Saturday 5:30am – 1:30am and Sunday 5:30am – 1:00am

For additional information about the Metro system, visit the Société de transport de Montréal website.


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