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Getting Around

Not only is it easy to get to Québec City, it’s easy to get around once you’re here. Whether you choose to travel by car, bus, or bike, the city’s transportation networks have got you covered.

An Extensive Network of Bike Paths

Safe and well-maintained, Québec City’s numerous bike paths (page available in French only) are a boon to cyclists.

Like walking, cycling helps save energy, protect the environment, reduce traffic, and improve public health.

An Efficient Highway Network

One of the most developed networks of its kind in Canada, Québec City’s highways make traveling around town a snap.

Four highways are dedicated to north-south traffic:

  • Henri-IV (Highway 573)
  • Laurentienne (Highway 73)
  • Maurice-Duplessis (Highway 540)
  • Robert-Bourassa (Highway 740)

East-west traffic is spread out over three highways:

  • Charest (440)
  • Dufferin-Montmorency (440)
  • Félix-Leclerc (40)

Numerous other major arteries connect to the highway network, making it even easier for drivers to get around.

RTC: Quality Public Transportation

Sensitive to environmental concerns and committed to creating a top-notch urban landscape, Québec City’s municipal government subsidizes its public transportation.

Réseau de Transport de la Capitale provides public transportation services via fast, efficient, and economical buses:

  • All week long, Métrobuses operate in bus-only lanes on major thoroughfares, thereby dramatically reducing trip times.   
  • During rush hour, the Express network offers speedy service between residential neighborhoods and the downtown core. 
  • All day long, carefully planned routes keep urban sectors and residential areas connected.

From Shore to Shore

Do you travel often between Québec City and Lévis? Société des Traversiers du Québec (STQ) offers regular ferry service between the two cities. What’s more, Réseau de Transport de la Capitale (RTC) monthly pass holders travel free. Visit the STQ website for more information on Québec-Lévis ferry services, fees, and schedules.