Montreal has several taxi companies but the number to keep saved and in mind is #TAXI. It’s a central number that gives you an option to speak to a dispatcher of a specific cab company or to a general dispatcher who will send the first available taxi to your location.

Rates:

  • 38$ flat rate from the Montreal International Trudeau Airport to the downtown but within these street limits (east of Atwater but west of Papineau and south of Pins, Cherrier, Sherbrooke but north of the Lachine Canal, Bridge street and the St-Lawrence River)
  • 3.30$ is the starting rate
  • 1.60$ per km of travel
  • 0.60$ charge for waiting time

Tips:

If you are staying at a hotel ask the concierge for a recommended service.  Often hotels will work with specific companies for guaranteed service and quality.  Remember the name of the hotel, the street and closest cross street.

Taxi Stands:

You will find taxis at any entrance of a hotel in Montreal.  If you’re not close to a hotel, here are a few locations:

  • Corner of Cathcart street and McGill street.
  • Corner of University street and Rene-Levesque street.
  • Train station
  • Bus terminus (Berri and de Maisonneuve)
  • Amherst and Ste-Catherine street East

Comments

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    1. If you are staying at the Centre Sheraton Hotel, they have an ureorgndund parking that is probably safer and more secure for your car than an open air parking lot.If you are staying at the Hotel Europa, they have an open air lot right across from them. I have used them before for parking for a few hours, but not overnight. Montreal ranked sixth in Canada for the most stolen vehicles in 2007. We also are one of the cities with high car break-ins, stealing the GPS, radio, or even just a pair of gloves left on a seat. Which is why leaving the car on the street or in an open air lot is not really recommended for tourists.For two nights, I would splurge and spend the money on the $20 or $30 a night charge at the hotel. It is a lot less expensive than having to replace a side window or the whole car itself.

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