It is possible to reach Montreal by bus from other cities within the province of Quebec, the rest of Canada as well as the United States. There are also various chartered bus services that can help you coordinate group travel plans while visiting Montreal. All buses entering Montreal stop at the Gare d’autocars de Montréal, which happens to be Montreal’s bus terminal. Formerly known as the Station Centrale d’Autobus Montréal (English: Central Bus Station) , the Gare d’autocars de Montréal is located in the downtown area on 505 Blvd.du Maisonneuve Blvd, just on the corner of rue Berri. The terminus connects to many of Montreal’s Metro lines and there are several city buses that pass by the terminal.
Bus Companies at Montreal’s Gare d’autocars de Montréal
There are several bus companies that offer services from Montreal’s Gare d’autocars de Montréal. The following list contains a few of these bus companies along with their website.
- Acadian Lines – Atlantic Canada
- Coach Canada
- Gray Line Montreal – Montreal Sightseeing
- Grey Hound – Canada/US
- Intercar – Charlevoix, Saguenay, Lac St-Jean, the North Coast
- Limocar – Laurentians
- Ontario Northland Bus Lines
- Orleans Express – Eastern Quebec
Guided Tour Buses of Montreal
Once inside Montreal, you can take advantage of the many guided bus tours available. Guided bus tours are a popular way of traveling around Montreal and a great way to get to know the city. Many of these guided tours include an experienced guide and many of the tours are offered in both french and english. Most bus tours depart from Square Dorchester, in front of the Centre Infotouriste. Gray Line Montreal offers a variety of city tours: the basic tour covers Downtown, Old Montreal and Mount Royal; more comprehensive tours add on the Montreal Botanical Garden, Olympic Tower, Biodome, and Insectarium.
Location of La Gare d’autocars de Montréal
The Gare d’autocars de Montréal is located at:
505 boul. de Maisonneuve E.,
Montréal, Québec, Canada, H2L 4R6
Telephone: 514 842-2281 (Information)