A metro station at the airport
The REM will make it possible to travel to the airport by train. Reliable and frequent service will be guaranteed at all times and will be unaffected by traffic. The REM will also be connected to the three major STM metro lines: the Orange line (Bonaventure), the Green line (McGill) and the Blue line (Édouard-Montpetit). All network stations will have elevators, so as to ensure access for commuters who cannot use the stairs.
From downtown to the airport in 20 minutes
Aéroport de Montréal began work on the station in 2022 and construction will continue until 2026. The Alice Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has completed drilling the tunnel connecting the technopark to the airport. Following the end of the construction of the station, the systems integration and testing period will begin, to allow for the commissioning of the REM on this segment in 2027.
REM at the airport
Bonaventure to the airport
McGill to the airport
Édouard-Montpetit to the airport
Planned commissioning in 2027, following the construction of the station by Aéroports de Montréal.
Here are the travel times to the airport from the 25 other REM stations.
- Du Quartier: 38'
- Panama: 35'
- Griffintown – Bernard-Landry: 27'
- Central Station: 25'
- McGill: 24'
- Édouard-Montpetit: 21'
Mount-Royal and Saint-Laurent
- Canora: 18'
- Ville-de-Mont-Royal: 17'
- Côte-de-Liesse: 15'
- Montpellier: 13'
- Du Ruisseau: 11'
- Bois-Franc: 9'
- Marie-Curie: 2'
Sunnybrooke: approx. 24'
- Pierrefonds-Roxboro: approx. 26'
- Des Sources: approx. 26'
- Fairview-Pointe-Claire: approx. 30'
- Kirkland: approx. 33'
- Anse-à-l'Orme: approx. 36'
- Île-Bigras: approx. 29'
- Sainte-Dorothée: approx. 31'
- Grand-Moulin: approx. 34'
- Deux-Montagnes: approx. 36'
* To get to the airport from this station, you have to make a transfer at Bois-Franc. We added a conservative 10-minute connection time in our calculations.
If you are taking the REM from the South Shore, you just choose, after arriving at the station, the REM train that will go all the way to the Airport terminus. Roughly one in every three REM trains will travel to the airport (outside of peak hours in morning and evening), which means one departure every 10 to 15 minutes.
If you are taking the REM from the West Island or the North Shore, you will have to switch platforms at Bois-Franc station so you can catch a train going to the Montréal-Trudeau airport.
For example, here is how you can reach the airport from Kirkland station:
- Take the REM from Kirkland to Bois-Franc (14 minutes)
- Switch platforms and wait several minutes at Bois-Franc
- Take the REM from Bois-Franc to the airport (9 minutes)
In total, getting to the airport will involve 23 minutes of travel time and a few minutes of transfer time.
The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) is responsible for setting fares for public transit - bus, metro, commuter train and the future REM - on its territory, in collaboration with the various operators.
The fare reform deployed as of July 2021 establishes the basic principles of the fare framework. The schedule may evolve over the next few years in line with new services that may be introduced on the ARTM's territory.
Details concerning the pricing of services to the airport, if applicable, will be communicated in the coming years, before the YUL-Aéroport-Montréal-Trudeau station is put into service.