Bus Routes 55 (St-Laurent) and 80 (Parc) connect downtown with the Plateau, Mile End and Little Italy and run approximately every 10 minutes. There is also a night bus service on these bus routes. The Metro runs from 5:30 a.m.-Midnight (1 a.m. on weekends). Fares for both buses and the metro is $3 for a single ride, although there are a lot of other ticket options. For more info on lines, timetables and ticket prices visit stm.info.
Montreal is an extremely cyclist-friendly city with many dedicated bike lanes. Biking is the best way to get around, and perfect for venue hopping. BIXI, the city’s public bike system, has stations located across the city, including near almost all venues and hotels. A 24-hour BIXI-pass costs $5 and a 72-hour pass costs $12. Both deals give you access to unlimited bike rides as long as you keep your trips under 30 minutes. Visit montreal.bixi.com for more info on fares and routes.
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