Montréal Charter Buses

A city of culture and history, Montréal is the cultural and economic center of Quebec and the second-largest French-speaking city in the world, next to Paris. Montréal has a population of approximately 1.9 million, with over 4 million people in the surrounding metropolitan area. The weather in Montréal is humid and continental, with four distinct seasons: mild springs and falls, hot and humid summers, and snowy, cold winters. Montréal is also far enough north that the “compass points” of the city are different than anywhere else in the world. From downtown, locals refer to the St. Lawrence River as “south,” where Mount Royal is “north,” meaning that Montréal’s “East End” is actually in the north, and the “West Island” to the south. Needless to say, chartering a bus from services like Metropolitan Shuttle is a great way to get around Montréal without confusion.

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Transportation in and Around Montréal

Getting into Montréal by plane means arriving by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport (YUL), just west of the city. Travel from the airport to the city can take up to an hour, because of traffic conditions. The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport is served by all the major US Airlines, as well as Air Canada, WestJet, and Air Transat. YUL also has many trans-Atlantic and other international flights. Taxi service from the airport costs a fixed fee of $40 Canadian, with many taxi drivers taking only cash on arrival. The STM Airport Express also offers bus service between the airport and the city of Montréal twenty-four hours a day.

Travelers to the city by train will find themselves in Montréal Central Station (Gare Centrale), where VIA Rail Canada shuttles passengers along the border between Quebec and Ontario. Several trains a day run to Ottowa, Toronto, and Quebec City, with “express deals” frequently posted on Thursdays. Amtrak’s “Adirondack” service also runs to Montréal from Chicago and New York.

As with many metropolitan areas, Montréal’s downtown area is friendly to foot traffic, although the sidewalks can become slippery during the winter months. The districts surrounding downtown Montréal are surprisingly accessible by foot, and taxi service is readily available on the streets. Montréal also features a public bus system, but during rush hour and peak operation times, the buses can get very crowded, with many transfers needed to get from one destination to another.

Travel by car can be particularly challenging during the winter months, as heavy snowfalls are common and winter driving can be treacherous. The downtown streets of Montréal can also be confusing, as many of them are one-way. A charter bus from services like Metropolitan Shuttle can easy many of the troubles of getting around Montréal.

Montréal Airports

Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

Colleges and Universities in Montréal

McGill University
Concordia University
Universite de Montréal
Polytechnique Montréal
HEC Montréal
John Abbott College Montréal
College LaSalle

Museums and Culture in Montréal

Grevin Montréal
Stewart Museum
Montréal Science Centre
Musee des Hospitalieres de l’Hotel-Dieu de Montréal
Le Musee du Chateau Dufresne

Annual Events in Montréal

Montréal World Film Festival
FrancoFolies de Montréal
POP Montréal
Fierte Montréal Pride
L’International des Feux Loto-Quebec

Montréal Theater and Arts

Segal Centre
M.S.O.P.A. Acting School
Orchestre Metropolitan
Opera de Montréal
Societe Pro Musica
Royal Phoenix Bar

Attractions in Montréal

Jardin de Chine
Notre-Dame Basilique
Musee des Beaux-Arts Montréal
Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal
Place des Arts

Sports in Montréal

Montréal Impact
Montréal Alouettes
Canadiens de Montréal

Montréal Convention Venues

Convention Centre
Montréal Convention Center

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Here's what some of our customers had to say about our service: Here's what some of our customer had to say about our service:

“The bus trip was perfect. I received many comments from the attendees about how convenient the service was for our trip. I believe during our future Yankees excursions we will use your service and keep you in mind for others. Thanks!!”

Columbia University Business School

“When the Department tasked your company to come up with drivers, vans & buses to support the G20 summit on such short notice, you not only met that challenge, but were resourceful in getting us photos and bio data needed to meet the security requirements. (We have a total of 44 drivers) with only 8 DOS drivers as well as all the vehicles needed – this is indeed an accomplishment!”

G20 Summit

“I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for the great service you gave the St. David Show Choir during our recent visit to California. The buses were always nice and prompt and the bus drivers were very courteous, We hope to use your company on future visits. Thank you again.”

St. David Arizona Show Choir

“Thank you for all of your help during the past few weeks. We couldn’t have made it through L.A. Screenings … without you!”

Sony Pictures Television International

“Thank you for your kind assistance to the Office of Homeland Security. It was a pleasure working with you.”

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

“I am an attorney and the coordinator for a golf trip for our firm’s clients in Birmingham.  I was recently left in a bind with another transportation company at the last minute.  I called Metropolitan and reached Nevin.  He immediately took care of me and rectified the situation – he responded to everything quickly, got everything I needed arranged, and had a great personality while doing it.  I just wanted to drop a note since customer service can be such unrewarding work as I feel that people are quicker to point out the negatives rather than the positives in this business.  Nevin did a job well done.”

Hennessy & Roach, P.C.

“Thank you, thus far, for your shuttle services from Morehouse School of Medicine to Grady Memorial Hospital. We have received numerous of compliments of vehicles as well as time efficiency. I kindly request for shuttle driver, Isaac, to frequently transport us to our locations. He is a careful and professional driver with extensive knowledge of the downtown Atlanta area as well as familiar with our time schedule and route. Again, thank you for your services.”

Morehouse School of Medicine

“Everything went off without a hitch. Your limos and buses were perfect, and very accommodating given the flexibility we needed with the rain. By all means, I won’t hesitate to call you for anything we need or refer my friends for anything they may need in the future.”

Private event

“Things went superbly; words cannot describe how amazing things went. This was my first year to act as Social Chair and put large groups like this and then move them for a night of fun. But ya’ll helped so much with finding the extra buses I needed in such a small time, I didn’t think it could be done but ya’ll proved me wrong. Andy kept me updated and helped out more than was necessary and was right on top of everything. He helped me understand what would be needed and expected and I hope that everything on our side went well. The service was great; the bus drivers introduced themselves, gave me cell phone numbers, and were very friendly to everyone that rode. Then we were off and everything ran smoothly. I cannot stress how grateful I am and how amazing the buses were, everything went better than planned. Thank you so much for the service and you went above and beyond our standards, you have a great company and we will definitely use you in the future… maybe with a little more time to spare (haha). Thank you again and if there was anything that [you] were concerned about on our part, please let me know so I can make changes in the future.”

Oklahoma State University

“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your help and support in coordinating the bus transportation for our employee meetings… As I mentioned to you when I first contacted Metropolitan, the drivers were late the last two years but this year, thanks to you, your driver Eric was at the facility earlier than the designated time. Because of this, our employees arrived at our main plant in a timely manner and the meetings started very promptly.”

Palladon Iron Corporation

“I wanted to thank and compliment you, your company, and most of all, your driver. Your response to our request for a quote was fast and efficient. You showed both courteous and professional service. We had already had scheduled and paid for our trip with another bus service when they cancelled three days prior to our service date. You got us back “on track” within hours of that cancellations at a competitive price. Your driver was exceptional. He was dressed in a well pressed suit, courteous beyond belief, and a excellent and safe driver. You have won all our future business.”

Hinsdale Cub Scouts

“I really appreciate the fact that you understood my concern about the driver being on-time. I was really worried that 2008 would be a repeat of 2006 and 2007 but thanks to you, everything went smoothly. I can assure you that I’ll call Metropolitan again in 2009. Thank you again for your outstanding work on this request. I enjoy working with people who pay attention to details and who make it a point to provide good customer service. You scored very high on both counts! Have a great day.”

Trojan Battery

“It was awesome. Our driver was exceptional and our bus exceeded expectations. Thanks for all your assistance and we will use you again in the future.”

Glazier Foods

“Your professionalism is greatly appreciated. It’s always a pleasure to work with  Metropolitan Shuttle!”

Mercury Marketing Resources, Inc.

“Thank you for the good service provided by Yvan last Saturday in NY. On time, friendly, clean bus…we shall surely recommend your company to others as the occasion arises.”

Hon. Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in Illinois & Indiana

I wanted to thank you for all of your assistance with our event this past weekend. The drivers were prompt and courteous and I received more than 1 compliment about them from the graduates, especially Glenn, whom the riders found very amusing.

They were fantastic at communicating with me and making sure that we were all on the same page and I am looking forwarding to booking your company for my next event.

Red Lion-Concordia University

“We had a wonderful time this weekend and it couldn’t have happened without great transportation. I had no references and got your co. from a Google Search and we were very pleased. The driver was early, the bus was nice and clean and Danny our driver was very good and personable. Based on my experience I would use Metropolitan again and recommend to my friends.”

Spread the Word Ministries

“I didn’t want the week to end without getting I touch with you to let you know in writing how satisfied we were with everything from beginning to end… your professionalism, our changes and your willingness to accommodate them. The bus was beautiful.  Mr. Thomas, our driver was fantastic.  A total professional.  Everyone raved about how wonderful he was.  How well he managed the high volume of traffic in Manhattan on the day of our trip.  He got our group here from NY to PA happy, safe and in good time… We are planning our next event and are looking at the logistics involved of shuttling guests every hour on the hour for a 24-hour period from the NJ transit station to our next locale.  We are keeping Metropolitan Shuttle at the top of our list for all our future transportation needs.”

The Shuttah Group

The service provided was excellent. We did not have any complaints with Bus that was provided or the drivers. There was a very high level of professionalism being exemplified by the office team (Chanel) and the drivers. I would highly recommend Metropolitan Shuttle to other clients. The level of service deserves 5 stars. Thanks again!

MHI Inc.