### By Air Only one hour by plane from New York, Boston, and Toronto, Montréal is also a crossroads. To go to and from downtown to the Montréal-Trudeau airport, you can get a taxi or limousine or board the 747 Express Bus 24 hours a day. The 747 Express Bus is specially-adapted fleet of buses that offers convenient service for a low fare, travelling along a route that covers most major hotels. Travel time may vary between 45 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. For $9 CAD you can get a pass valid for the Express Bus and all STM bus and metro lines for 24 hours (STM is the public transit company). You will need to pay with a debit (bank) card or coins (no bills). All domestic, U.S. and international flights land at the [Montréal—Trudeau International Airport](http://www.admtl.com/) (airport code YUL) located 14 miles (22 km) west of downtown Montréal. **Note:** US citizens require a valid passport book to travel to Canada by air. #### Destinations served There are direct flights *from* Montréal-Trudeau to more than 130 regular and seasonal destinations in Canada, the U.S. and internationally. * [USA](http://www.admtl.com/Passengers/AirServices/DestinationServed/UnitedStates.aspx) * [Canada](http://www.admtl.com/Passengers/AirServices/DestinationsServed/Canada.aspx) * [International](http://www.admtl.com/Passengers/AirServices/DestinationServed/International.aspx) #### From airport to downtown To go to and from downtown to the Montréal-Trudeau airport, you can get a [taxi or limousine](http://www.admtl.com/Passengers/AccessAndParking/TaxisAndLimousines.aspx) or board the [747 Express Bus](http://www.admtl.com/Passengers/AccessAndParking/STMBuses.aspx) 24 hours a day. The 747 Express Bus is specially-adapted fleet of buses that offers convenient service for a low fare, travelling along a route that covers most major hotels. Travel time may vary between 45 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. For $9 CAD you can get a pass valid for the Express Bus and all [STM bus and metro lines](http://www.stm.info) for 24 hours (STM is the public transit company). You will need to pay with a debit/credit (bank) card from the fare vending machine in the international arrival area or with coins directly in the bus (no bills). Taxi will cost $40 fixed fare to downtown (elsewhere fares by meter with $17 minimum fee) and can take between 20 and 40 minutes. ### By Car Just 45 miles (70 km) from the U.S. border, over one hundred million North Americans are within a day's drive. Whether you're coming from South, West, East or even North, there's a highway to Montréal. Use this link to [Google Maps](http://goo.gl/maps/JaLok) to choose yours from the 10, 15, 20 or 40. ### By Rail #### Amtrak Amtrak has daily service to Montréal from New York that makes intermediate stops. The train, called the Adirondack, takes a scenic route along the eastern shore of the Hudson River. #### Via Rail Canada VIA Rail Canada operates Canada's national passenger rail service on behalf of the Government of Canada. All trains arrive downtown at the Montréal Central Station (Gare centrale de Montréal). [Gare centrale de Montréal](http://goo.gl/maps/lOvCx) 895 de la Gauchetiere West Montréal, QC, H3B 4G1, Canada ### By Bus Montréal [central bus station](http://www.gamtl.com/en/) (Gare d'autocars de Montréal) is also located downtown, near the venue and PyCon Hotels. [Gare d'autocars de Montréal](http://goo.gl/maps/Fmqmd) 1717 Berri Street Montréal, QC, H2L 4E9, Canada ### From abroad A valid passport is required for all visitors to enter Canada. Also note that everyone re-entering the USA, including American citizens, requires a passport. (In the case of US citizens traveling by land, note that a passport card may suffice -- however for air travel a passport book is always required.) Many international visitors to Canada do not require a visa -- for tourist visits, this includes US citizens. More information on visitor visas can be found on the Canadian government website : [www.canadainternational.gc.ca](http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca) . If you are in need of a law firm to assist you with your entry visa application, please feel free to contact BCF AVOCATS D’AFFAIRES | BUSINESS LAW. You can reach Olga Prygoda at +1-514-397-5578. Invitation letters: Visitor visa applicants may need letters or other documents indicating the purpose of their visit, evidence of funds to cover accommodation and food, and so on. The PyCon organizers are happy to provide an invitation letter if you need one; we do suggest, however, that you check with your local embassy or consulate, as requirements differ from country to country.