By bus, metro, train, car or bike... you've got options – at reduced rates!
Chances are, no matter where you live in the greater Montreal region, public transit will take you right to Concordia's doorstep. Get an OPUS card to access reduced fares.
The STM's network of four subway lines (known as the metro) and nearly 200 hundred bus routes serves 2.5 million riders a day on the Island of Montreal. That makes it the mostly heavily used transit system in Canada. Off-island commuters in Laval and Longueuil can also hop on the metro.
The green line of the metro runs directly below the Sir George Williams Campus downtown, stopping at Station Guy-Concordia. A network of tunnels connects most buildings on campus to the metro.
The Réseau de transport métropolitain, or Exo, connects suburban communities to the downtown core by train, including the West Island, the North Shore (also known as the Couronne nord) and the South Shore (Couronne sud).
Officially known as the Réseau express métropolitain, the REM is major light rail network currently under construction. It will connect Montréal-Trudeau airport to 26 stations across the Greater Montreal region. The first section became operational in 2023.
The Réseau de transport de Longueuil's network of busses connects nearby communities to the city of Longueuil.
The Société de transport de Laval runs public transit in the city of Laval.
Your free ride between campuses
Concordia manages a limited number of parking spots on both campuses.
Metered street parking, run by Stationnement Montreal, is another option.
Concordia has outlets for charging electric vehicles on both campuses. You'll also find street parking with EV charging stations.
Communauto offers its members access to a fleet of electric and hybrid vehicles, with the option of booking ahead to make a round trip or spontaneously using a car to travel from point A to point B only. There are Commaunauto stations, as well as parking spots where you can leave a Communauto, near both campuses.
Montreal, alongside Vancouver, is the most bicycle-friendly city in North America, according to the latest Copenhagenize index. The De Maisonneuve bike path runs through the downtown campus. It's part of more than 3,000 kilometres of bike paths in the Greater Montreal area.
You can buy an annual or seasonal pass to keep your bike in a locked cage in the garage of the Library Building on the Sir George Williams Campus.
Rent one by the hour or buy a season's pass, then hop on a Bixi and go. The designed-in-Montreal public bike sharing system (since exported to London and New York) offers regular and electric bicycles, with stations across the city, including several on both campuses. Concordia students qualify for a discount.
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