Travel Documents

Entry requirement for Canada (ETA)

  • You need to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) if you are not a Canadian or U.S. citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Go to the website for more information and to apply.

Entry requirement for transiting through the U.S.A. (ESTA)

  • The United States Department of Homeland Security requires Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travellers to obtain approval from the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to check-in for a flight to the U.S. or connecting through the U.S.
  • You must apply for ESTA even if you are only transiting the U.S. If you are connecting through the U.S. to a final destination in another country, please write “In Transit” in the address field on the application.
  • Click here to apply for your VWP.

How to get there

Arriving in Montreal by air or land.

  • Plane: The international airport (YUL) is located 30 minutes from downtown. It is the only airport with the fastest access to the downtown area.

Air Canada offers are discount to M for Montreal delegates!

  • Air Canada is happy to offer a discount on flights for M for Montreal participants for the 2024 edition, which will be held from November 20 to 23. We are happy to be able to count on the support of Air Canada for the travel of our local and international delegates. 
  • We encourage you to book your trip through our official carrier Air Canada. To make your reservation go to and enter the code QKHGQN21 in the search tool.
  • The promotional code is offered exclusively to delegates registered for the 2024 edition of M for Montreal
  • Terms and conditions
    • Applicable only for flights to Montreal Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport 
    • Valid for flights between Wednesday, November 13, 2024 and Saturday, November 30, 2024
    • Valid every day of the week
    • 5% off standard fares and 10% off FLEX fares and above for flights within North America. 10% discount on standard fares and higher fares for international flights

Arriving in Montreal by land

  • Train: If you are travelling from one province to another, the train is an interesting option for your travel. Find out about train travel options by visiting Via Rail

From the Airport (YUL) to Downtown Montreal

  • The STM 747 bus is the cheapest option. If you’re paying on the bus, you’ll need exact cash (in coins only). You can buy a ticket at the automated STM machine inside the airport using debit/credit. More details here.
  • Taxi service from the airport is also available. It is customary to also give a 10-15% tip ($4-$6). More details here
  • Uber service from the airport to Downtown : Pick up are at Door 6 located on the Departures level. More details here.

Getting around the venues

Walk ! Some of your best connections will come from having lunch, or simply walking for 10 minutes to a venue! Montreal is a compact city. Most of our venues are within walkable distance and easy to find.

Taxi service is efficient and reasonable in Montreal at all hours. Taxis come in all shapes, sizes, and colours (not just yellow), fares are metered and posted on the window of taxi. Tipping of 10%-15% is customary although not mandatory.

    • Atlas Taxi: 514-485-8585
    • Diamond Co-Op: 514-273-6331
    • Champlain Taxi: 514-271-1111
    • Taxi Co-Op: 514-725-9885

Public transport. The subway operates daily from 5:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. (1:30 a.m. on Saturdays). You can use Google Maps or the app Transit to plan your trips ( available for Iphone and Android.