Whether you travel by car, bus or bike, the existing transportation networks and infrastructure will make it easy for you to get around in Quebec City and the surrounding region.
The city’s numerous bike paths are safe and well maintained. They are suitable for recreational cyclists as well as for individuals who use bicycles as their main form of transportation.
Transportation Automobiles are frequently used by Quebec City residents. Quebec City’s highway network is among the best developed in Canada and facilitates quick journeys within the metropolitan region. In addition, major thoroughfares expand the number of available travel options.
Public transit in Quebec City is also very well developed. The local bus network (Réseau de transport de la Capitale/RTC) operates various routes serving the metropolitan area. The bus frequency is quite good and single fares/monthly passes are affordable.
The networks of buses serving various cities make it possible to travel longer distances as well. Orléans Express offers hourly service every day to Montreal, which is located approximately 250 kilometres west of Quebec City, as well as frequent service to other cities in the province. Intercar links Quebec City to the Saguenay, Lac-Saint-Jean, Charlevoix and North Coast regions. In Quebec City, these services are accessible from the bus station in Sainte-Foy and the Gare du Palais terminal.
Jean Lesage International Airport is one of Quebec City’s most important points of entry. More than 10 airlines offer multiple links between Quebec City and other destinations in North America, South America and Europe.
A pioneer in the field, Québec City is lucky enough to have a vast car-sharing network connecting the whole urban area since 1994.
Communauto offers two distinct services: FLEX, which does not require a reservation and allows users to release a vehicle anywhere within the service area, and STATION-BASED rentals, allowing users to book up a vehicle at a specific location up to one month in advance.
The company proposes various membership plans and rates for all budgets.