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
Commissioning in 2023
The YUL-Montréal-Trudeau-Airport station will be located underground. Construction will begin in summer 2019 with the arrival of a tunnel-boring machine (which will start excavating at the Technoparc) and will continue until 2023. During the commissioning, wide platforms will be built to receive commuters and facilitate line transfers.
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'
- L'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.
Public transit fares in Greater Montréal (for buses, the metro, commuter trains and the future REM) are set by the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM).
We are currently working with the ARTM to integrate the REM into the fare schedule. In general, REM fares are expected to be similar to current fares for comparable distances. For trips to the airport, a different fare may be charged for one-way tickets, as is done elsewhere in the world (this will not affect monthly passes). The ARTM will be making decisions on these details over the coming months.