Few things are as exciting as traveling to a new country, city, or town.
The thought of immersing yourself in new surroundings, food, and cultures thrill just about everyone. However, to enjoy everything there is to offer, you need a convenient way to get around.
If your next trip is to Montreal, here is how to get around the city.
Montreal has an extensive bike-sharing program for both residents and visitors. For a small fee, you get a well-serviced bike to take you wherever you need to go.
The beauty of this is that unlike trains and buses with designated stops, you can stop anywhere and as many times as you wish. This is indeed an explorer’s dream.
There are thousands of bikes and docking stations doting the city. You are unlikely to be forced to walk too far looking for a station to get a bike.
The city runs an impressive public transportation system. This includes bus lines and an underground rail system. The city’s metro stations are demarcated with white and blue signs and are very easy to navigate.
Above ground, a well-planned bus network covers areas the metro doesn’t. Fares for both the train and bus are charged per ride and the rates are similar. Depending on when you travel and how long you intend to stay, consider purchasing a weekend ticket, a one-day unlimited access ticket, or a three-day ticket.
You can get great discounts on these.
For people in the city on business who need to get to specific places at specific times, taxis come in rather handy.
It’s pretty convenient to give your cab driver an address and leave them the responsibility of getting you there as they know most places and the best, fastest routes as well.
Taxis are readily available in Montreal. These include both traditional; cabs and phone haling apps.
While you cannot transverse Montreal on foot as it’s fairly large, some neighborhoods are easy to navigate on foot.
During winter, underground infrastructure makes it safe and warm to walk short distances. And for lazy days when you are in no rush to do, or get anywhere and just looking to explore, consider taking walks and going shoulder to shoulder with city residents.
Montreal has numerous car hire companies that can give you a well-serviced vehicle on a short or long-term basis. If you are looking for a convenient way to explore neighboring towns, having a car round the clock can be a great way to make that happen.
As you can see, you have numerous ways to help you get around the city whether there for business or pleasure. Think about what you will be doing in the town and your duration of stay. This will help you identify the most suitable means of transport.