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    Question for guys that fly in

    How do you get to/from the hotel from the airport? The cab is getting way too expensive. I took la quebecoise bus thing from the airport last time, but I tried waiting for the bus to go back tot he airport and either it never came or I was waiting at the wrong spot and had to take a cab.

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    Cab $40 with tip - door to door...

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    L'Aerobus only picks up at certain spots in the city on its way to the airport.

    These are the Sheraton, Marriott, Queen Elizabeth. Pick-ups at these locations are kind of sketchy though.

    Your best bet, IMHO, is to go to the bus station at Berri-UQAM. L'Aerobus will usually depart from there on schedule.

    If you have luggage, you could take a cab to the bus station for probably less than $10.
    Last edited by bond_james_bond; 04-23-2008 at 12:15 AM.

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    Hmm. Guess I'll take the aerobus from the airport and a cab back. Kinda risky when you have a flight to catch.

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    Cab is still $35 from the airport to the hotel. I usually give the driver $40. If the lineup is too long at the airport, i'll take a limousine for $15 more. I've stopped taking the bus since it moved away from the bus terminal near the Hilton/Queen Elizabeth. Took it twice at their newer location (Berri bus station), but it took me way too long to get to the airport. I just remembered i did take the bus when i stayed at the Marriott Chateau Champlain last summer since it stops there.

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    gameless,

    as an experienced traveler, cab fare is pretty much on par with compared to other cities. Here are some prices that I pay in various cities from airport to downtown hotels:

    Halifax: $55
    Toronto: $50 to 55
    St-John's NFLD $20 - 25
    New York, very variable: $30 to 60
    Atlanta: $40-50
    San Antonio TX: $25-30


    As you see, Montreal rates are pretty standard across the board.

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    I always fly in

    Quote Originally Posted by bond_james_bond
    L'Aerobus only picks up at certain spots in the city on its way to the airport.

    These are the Sheraton, Marriott, Queen Elizabeth. Pick-ups at these locations are kind of sketchy though.

    Your best bet, IMHO, is to go to the bus station at Berri-UQAM. L'Aerobus will usually depart from there on schedule.

    If you have luggage, you could take a cab to the bus station for probably less than $10.
    I concur with this. But I take the aero bus to Berri UQAM and then buy a multi day metro pass. If you just have one roller bag or a small suitcase it's ususally not a problem. My usual hotel, Clarion suites on D'maisoneuve is only a few block walk from it's closest metro stop.
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