AIR, ROAD & PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Two bridges, the Québec Bridge and the Pierre-Laporte Bridge, connect the city with the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River. The city is a major hub in the Québec provincial road network, fanning out from both sides of the river with an extensive highway system.
The Réseau de transport de la Capitale is responsible for public transportation in the region. General fare is $2.60 CAD.
Rail transport is operated by VIA Rail at the Palais de Québec station. The station is the eastern terminus of the railway’s main Québec City-Windsor Corridor. An inter-city bus station with connections to the provincial long-distance bus network is adjacent to the train station.
ARRIVING BY AIR IN QUÉBEC CITY
Some countries offer direct flights to Québec City, but the majority of delegates will arrive from other international airports like Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver or New York. Most Canadian cities offer direct flights to Québec.
The Jean-Lesage Québec International Airport is located approximately 20 minutes by car from the official meeting venue. The easiest way to go to the meeting venue is by taxi.
Taxis are readily available outside the Arrivals terminal. The fare from the airport to the downtown core is a flat rate of $32.50 CAD (tipping not included). Before leaving the airport, passengers should confirm acceptable methods of payment with the driver.
ARRIVING BY BUS OR TRAIN
In Québec City, taking the bus is the most inexpensive way to travel. From the Montréal bus station (Berri subway station), it takes approximately 2 ¾ hours to get to Québec City. (Passengers must get off at the Québec City station.) Orléans Express is the company coordinating bus transport services (see http://www.orleansexpress.com/
From the Palais de Québec station, which is in the lower-town area, delegates can take a cab to the site of the event and hotels, less than one kilometre away in the upper town.
Departing from the Montréal Central Train Station (Bonaventure subway stop), delegates must get off at the Palais de Québec station. Via Rail is the train transport company (see www.viarail.com
From the Palais de Québec station, which is in the lower-town area, delegates can take a cab to the site of the event and hotels, less than one kilometre away in upper Québec.