Travelling to Montréal
Useful tips for your trip
Important info for those traveling from outside Canada:
→ VISA AND OTHER DOCUMENTATION
Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). Exceptions include U.S citizens and travelers with a valid Canadian visa.
To find out whether or not you have a visa, please visit the Canada Immigration & Citizenship website.
→ CONVERTING YOUR CURRENCY
You can convert money at the pricier Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport currency exchange, at your hotel, or simply by using your ATM card at any bank, which will cost a smaller fee (best option). There are also numerous currency exchanges located downtown that offer competitive rates.
Service is not included in a restaurant or bar bill, so it's customary to add a 15% tip to the total before taxes. The 15% tip must also be added to the bill in restaurants and bars. Tipping cab drivers, hotel cleaning staff, porters, and doormen is also recommended (but may be less than 15%). Tipping is not necessary in cinemas and theaters.
The prices of most consumer goods and services are increased by a provincial tax (QST) of 9.975% and a national tax (GST) of 5%, which are generally not included in the posted price. So keep in mind that you'll have to add about 15% to the initial price when you check out.
Getting to Montréal
We're delighted to be able to offer a special package thanks to our collaboration with Air Canada, official carrier of MUTEK 2023.
We invite our audience to fly to Montreal for a unique festival experience. Take advantage of a discount of up to 15% on base fares for flights operated by Air Canada to Montreal, using the code GHBXJHG1 for travels between Tuesday, August 15 and Sunday, September 3.
Don't forget to offset your emissions with the "CHOOOSE" program!
Terms and conditions
• It is the ticket holder's responsibility to pay all applicable fees and surcharges, such as airport and departure taxes, security fees or other taxes or fees imposed by third parties.
• The reservation is for the following city: Montreal, YUL (CA).
• The trip begins on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, and ends on Sunday, September 3, 2023.
• Up to 15% discount on standard, Flex and premium fares for flights within North America.
• Up to 15% discount on standard and premium fares for international flights.
For more information, visit the Meetings & Conventions page.
From the airport
From Pierre-Elliott Trudeau Airport take the shuttle bus 747 towards the central bus station and access the metro system from there.
VIA Rail provides travelers with fast, convenient, comfortable and affordable service across Canada. Take the train, travel with peace of mind and enjoy a greener way to travel. Check out VIA Rail's Evasion fares for the best prices. Visit the official website for more information on the complete services and schedules offered by VIA Rail Canada.
We strongly recommend car sharing, an eco-responsible and simple way to get to the festival. You can check out the MUTEK Amigo Express page to easily find or offer a trip.
Once in Montréal
As parking is often difficult to find downtown, we strongly suggest you get to the festival by walking, biking, taxi or by public transport.
The metro stations near the venues of the festival are Berri-UQAM (green, yellow, and orange lines), Saint-Laurent (green line), and Place-des-arts (green line). There are also multiple bus lines to take you into the neighborhood of the festival. More information on public transport.
BIXI: You can rent a bicycle for the day or the week, a nice way to enjoy the summer and see more of the city! Multiple stations are available near the venues of the festival.
Parking is available in the vicinity of the festival, you can find information about locations and prices here.
To make your stay in Montreal as pleasant as possible, we have carefully selected hotel partners which will offer you the best services while taking a sustainably approach. Benefit from exclusive advantages when you book your stay at one of the establishments below.
Hotel Monville is a unique and modern hotel, with the latest in technology, thanks to its robot and check in touch terminals. Its large floor-to-ceiling windows in all rooms give an exceptional view of the city of Montréal, while offering the comfort you need. It is a luxurious hotel offering many services and a memorable experience, thanks to its terrace on the 20th floor, bar, and restaurant Gourmet Monville!
SPECIAL OFFER FOR MUTEK FESTIVAL-GOERS:
239$ per night instead of 329$ in a standard room from August 22 to 28, 2023 by clicking the link below (discount already applied).
(Establishment number: 295871
Youth hostel with cute red awnings: our hostel in the heart of downtown. Free breakfast every morning in their cozy café that transforms into a bar at night. Digital nomads can enjoy the super well-designed coworking spaces. The hostel also organize activities like pub crawls so you can get social.
A hop away from the metro, stores and shops, Concordia University, daring art exhibitions, the Musée des Beaux-arts and a 14-km path along the Lachine Canal.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR MUTEK FESTIVAL-GOERS:
10% discount on all stays from August 21 to 28, 2023 with code MUTEK10.
(Establishment number: 521334)
Header photo credit: © Alexandre Choquette - Tourisme Montréal