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Getting Here

Map of highways linking Québec City to the U.S., Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.
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Planes, trains, automobiles… or boats—it’s easy to get to Québec City no matter what your preferred method of travel.

In direct and close contact with major cities around the globe, Québec City boasts an intermodal transportation infrastructure that makes getting around a cinch.

An efficient network of highways, a modern international airport, a railway system stretching across Canada and the U.S., and a deep water port open year-round make Québec City a truly accessible destination.

Highway Network

Over 4,500 km of highway join Québec City with eastern, central, and western Canada, as well as with bordering U.S. states.

Distance between Québec City and km miles
Montréal 253 157
Ottawa 453 281
Toronto 798 496
Boston 761 473
New York 863 536
Philadelphie 995 618
Détroit 1 194 742
Washington 1 295 805
Chicago 1 621 1 007
Halifax 1 043 648
Source : Ministère des Transports du Québec

Jean-Lesage International Airport

Québec City’s modern airport facilities are a window on the world.
Photo : Jean-Lesage Airport

Located less than 20 minutes from downtown Québec City, Jean-Lesage International Airport is one of the city’s major gateways. Up to 1 million passengers use the facilities annually.

The airport is home to more than ten airlines offering connections throughout North America, South America, and Europe.

Train Station

Gare du Palais and Gare de Sainte-Foy are both part of the VIA Rail Canada network providing rail transport throughout Québec and across Canada. VIA Rail’s tracks connect with American railways, making Québec City accessible by train from just about anywhere in North America.

Bus Station

The Sainte-Foy and Gare du Palais bus terminals are also connected to the Orléans Express and Intercar bus networks.

Orléans Express offers numerous trips to and from Montréal daily and frequent service between other cities province wide.

Intercar connects Québec City with the Saguenay, Lac-Saint-Jean, Charlevoix, and Côte-Nord regions.

Port of Québec Cruise Terminal

As one of Canada’s largest ports, the Port of Québec welcomes over 100,000 cruise ship passengers and crew members from the U.S. and Europe from May to October of each year. Thanks to the port’s depth, it is able to accommodate ships weighing up to 150,000 tons.

Some of the world’s largest vessels drop anchor in the Port of Québec, much to the delight of passengers excited to visit the cradle of French civilization in the Americas.

To find out the cruise ship schedule, consult the Port of Québec Cruise Terminal website.

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