Getting to the Petit Séminaire
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Québec City's Jean Lesage International Airport provides only a limited number of direct international connections. Most travellers will probably arrive through connections via Toronto, Montreal, or Ottawa. Conference participants from the US may find direct flights via New York, Chicago, and Detroit. There is no public transit or hotel shuttles to the airport. The best mode of transport is by cab which offers a flat rate of $32.50 for cab rides to the downtown area. You can also rent a car at the airport. Please check the ground transportation page for further information.
If your plane lands in Montréal Orleans Express offers shuttle service between Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Quebec City, Sainte-Foy and Trois-Rivières. Tickets sold near the international arrive gate. Several departures daily, every day. Schedule and rates: Orleans ExpressBy Train
VIA Rail offers direct service to Quebec along the Windsor-Toronto-Kingston-Montreal corridor, as well as from Ottawa. The Montreal-Quebec City service runs several times a day, but less frequently on Saturdays and Sundays. The trip from Montreal takes about 3 hours, from Ottawa about 6 hours, and from Toronto about 8-10 hours. A one-way ticket from Montreal is about $55, and from Toronto it is about $150, including taxes. Québec train station : Gare du Palais, 450, rue de la Gare-du-Palais, Québec 1-888-842-7245.By Car
There is limited parking in the downtown area of Quebec City. There are a few spaces on rue de la Vieille-Université. There are also a few places at the City Hall. Most conference participants arriving by car will probably leave their car at the hotel. If you are driving up from Montreal, the drive is about 3 hours, either eastbound on route 40 (by way of Trois-Rivières) or eastbound on the more southernly route 20 (past Drummondville).If you arrive on route 40
If you arrive on route 40, continue on route 440 eastbound when you approach the city, and turn right on Avenue St-SAcrement. Avenue Holland. Keep going on avenue Holland 0,9 km, turn left on Grande Allée O, keep going, Grande Allée becomes Ch St-Louis 0,7 km, keep going on Rue Du Fort, rue Du Fort slightly turns right and becomes Rue Port-Dauphin, turn left on Rue De la Vieille-Université.If you take route 20
Take the 312-N exit to merge onto route 73 northbound, (Pierre Laporte bridge) and then take exit 134-E to merge onto route 175 (Boulevard Laurier) that brings you right into the city. Boulevard Laurier becomes Rue St-Louis, keep going up to Rue Du Fort, Rue slightly turns right and becomes Rue Port-Dauphin, turn left on Rue De la Vieille-Université.By Bus
The bus station, Terminus Gare du Palais located at rue de la Gare du Palais, is also located at the old port of Quebec, next to the train station and close to the conference site. Orleans Express offers services province-wide.
Another bus station is (Ste-Foy) located at 3001 chemin des Quatre-Bourgeois, is easily accessible by city transit and is the closest to Laval University residences.City buses:
Please consult the RTC route planner (french only) to create your itinerary in Quebec City. Routes 800 and 801 will drive you easily and rapidly between Laval University residences and PSQ.