Québec City, an easy way to go
For delegates from the North-eastern USA, or Eastern and Central Canada, car travel is a viable option. A 4,500-km highway network serves the area and links the city to Eastern, Central and Western Canadian Provinces as well as American Border States. It only takes a few hours to get to Québec City.
Located 16 km from the city’s centre, the Jean-Lesage International Airport welcomes more than 700,000 passengers a year aboard all types of aircraft. Ten or so carriers offer over 300 weekly regular flights to various North American, Southern or European destinations. Travel is convenient with direct flights from Paris, New York, Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Montréal, Toronto, Halifax and Ottawa. There are also numerous one-stop flights.
For air travellers, there are many daily flights with only one stop coming from 116 cities from 41 U.S. states, and from all major Canadian cities. There can be as many as 90 departures or more per week with only one stop from a minimum of 80 cities in more than 50 countries, travelling through Paris, London, Detroit, Montréal, Newark or Toronto. Go to website.
Three train stations serve Québec City and its surrounding areas. The Gare du Palais manages some 2,600 train and 25,000 bus departures and arrivals per year. A modern rail network gives access to destinations across the North American continent, allowing for door-to-door shipping, and offers complete intermodal services.
Via Rail Canada offers daily service between Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City, and up to five daily connections between Montréal and Québec, for a total of 800 daily seats between the two cities. Via Rail’s Priva Service also allows patrons to charter one or more cars.
Québec City features two inter-city bus terminals. The Orléans Express network serves many cities. Nearly 20 daily departures for Montréal are available with close to 1,000 seats per day per route and correspondence to other carriers.
The only deep-water port open year-round in the heart of the continent, the Québec Port is the gateway to the North-American market. The region offers access to 35% of North America’s population over a 1,000-kilometre radius! The cruise-ship terminal is the boarding and landing dock for some 13,500 passengers annually. A stop of choice set at the foot of Québec City’s historic and tourist quarters, this terminal welcomes cruise ships from Europe and the United States from May to October.