Transport

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Canada is indeed a very large country, so the best mode of transport between the main cities here is by air. The railway network is quite dense and modern, but it is mainly used for freight traffic. For students and seniors, discounts are available, which can be obtained with a preliminary ticket order.

Two companies compete on intercity bus lines – Greyhound and Voyageur. The network of intercity bus routes is very well developed, and the buses are quite comfortable. Bus routes cross all of Canada; There are daily flights to the United States.

Taxis are best used for trips over short distances: long journeys will be expensive. Approximate fares: boarding the car – 4.25 CAD, then 1.65 cents for every 150 m. The prices on the page are for November 2019. The fare for the bus in Ottawa and Montreal is about 3.40 CAD. A one-day ticket costs about 5 CAD, a month – about 104 CAD.

On Quebec buses, a ticket worth 3 CAD is valid for 1.5 hours (one way), and a ticket for 3.50 CAD is valid all day.

In Montreal, three metro lines connect the most visited places of the city and extensive shopping complexes. A ticket costs 3.25 CAD, 2 trips – 6 CAD, a monthly unlimited travel card – 83 CAD.

Car hire in Canada

In Canada, you can rent a car with a driver’s license, a credit card, and being at least 23 years old. In addition to the rental itself, insurance and local fees are paid.

Alcohol while driving in the country is strictly prohibited – and monitoring is carried out constantly. The main motorways are in good condition and free of charge.

Tourist Safety

The overall crime rate in the country is low, street safety is strictly maintained. Tourists need to be as vigilant as possible in the outskirts of Ottawa and Montreal, at main stations, on the subway, buses and trams, and especially in the vicinity of the black quarters.

When moving around the city, you should have a minimum amount of cash with you, do not take all credit cards and documents. Valuable items, large sums of money and important documents are best left in the hotel safe.