Via Rail Canada – Conference Fare

Delegates who are travelling to the IAAP Congress by Via Rail Canada are entitled to a 10% discount on train fares from August 18th to 30th inclusively. Please make your reservation online through VIA*, by phone 1-888-842-7245 or any VIA Rail station with a ticket office and quote the Convention Code below. Please note that the Montreal train station is located below the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

* Online booking tips
You have to log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code for your convention or event in the “Discount code” field. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.

Convention Code # 11994


Augsut 18 to August 30, 2010

From all stations throughout the VIA system to Montreal, Quebec and return.

Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.

10% off the best available fare in Economy, Business, Sleeper, or Sleeper Touring class. "Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied."

Discount does not apply in Economy - special fare or Business - supersaver fare.

Participants must reference the event’s VIA confirmation number: 11994.



For example

(One-Way, Taxes Extra)
(One Way, Taxes Extra)
Business regular
$ 112 $ 100.80
Business discounted fare
$ 79 $ 71.10
Economy regular
$ 54 $ 48.60
Economy discounted fare
$ 45 $ 40.50
Economy supersaver fare
$ 37 $ 33.30

  • All fare levels have conditions. Please read the fare conditions prior to payment.
  • Tickets are subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.
  • Discount does not apply to tickets issued on railway employee passes or pass products including BizPak, Canrailpass or Corridorpass. This discount cannot be combined with corporate fares, contra accounts or any promotional fare plan or coupon-based offer requiring a separate discount code.

To and From the Airport
**At the airport, you simply go to the exit for buses and taxi.


There is a new shuttle now from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL) Airport in Dorval, Québec to downtown Montréal.

Buses run on a 24 hour basis, and there is a departure every 20-45 minutes. The schedules are revised every three months. The cost is only $7.00 CAD per person. You will need to have the exact change (no bills) to get on the bus

If you are going to use the public transit system while you are in Montréal (see Within Montréal section), you should purchase a fare card (Weekly Pass or 1-Day Pass or 3-Day Pass) at the airport which will allow access for the 747 bus shuttle for no additional cost. Fare cards are sold at the airport on international arrivals level. The bus will make about 7 stops before it gets to the main bus station downtown. Ask the driver for the closest stop to the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

STM Website


The fixed fare from the airport to the downtown core is $41.00 CAD. Taxis are available outside the airport and all must adhere to the fixed fare if you are going to downtown Montreal. The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel is located in the downtown core.
A tip of 15% is customary.

Within Montréal


The bus and metro are a fast and cheap way to get around Montréal. Fares are $2.75 per ticket. One-day and three-day tourist passes are also available from certain metro stations. The closest metro station to the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel is Bonaventure which is located beneath the hotel.

Metro operating hours are Monday to Friday and Sunday from 5:30 AM to 1 AM, and Saturday from 5:30 AM to 1:30 AM. The average wait time between trains is eight minutes and three minutes during rush hour.

STM Website


A coupling of the words "bicycle" and "taxi" – BIXI is the name of Montréal's new public bike system, a first in Canada and North America.

Costs: $5 for a 24-hour day pass* (paid at docking station, approved after confirming $250 security deposit on credit card: this amount will only be charged IF the bike is not returned)
*only two bikes can be charged to one credit card

After paying the basic daily fee, the customer is then charged for time usage as follows:

  • Free for the first 30 minutes
  • $1.50 for the second 30 minutes
  • $3 for the third 30 minutes (which equals $4.50 for 60 to 90 minutes of use)
  • $6 for the fourth and subsequent 30 minutes (which equals $10.50 for 90 to 120 minutes of use or more)