Montréal 375th anniversary

Bus and métro: your best bet to attend festivities

Public transit is your best option for travelling to any of the many activities for Montréal’s 375th anniversary. Your trips will be made easier with service levels adjusted to major events that will  attract thousands. 

Living Connexions

  • A work of illumination for Jacques-Cartier Bridge

Station   Place-d'Armes and Champ-de-Mars

La Finale

December 31 st's do not miss last great event. In Old Montréal. Free of charge.

  • Le Banquet populaire - Marché Bonsecours
  • New Years's Eve Party - Jacques-Cartier Quay
  • Le Grand décompte - Clock Tower Quay

Station   Place-d'Armes and Champ-de-Mars

Vive 375 Montréal events Events for Montréal’s 375th

L’Occasionnelle chip card takes on a festive air

L'Occasionnelle chip card Vive Montréal STM’s L’Occasionnelle fare card is sporting the official colours for Montréal’s 375th anniversary to highlight STM's participation in these celebrations. You can purchase L’Occasionnelle at all the usual points of sale.


Read the section for tourists and those wishing to rediscover their city, riding aboard public transit of course!

Trip planning tools to get there easily

The "Your trip" tool in the Getting around section of our website will show you which bus lines or métro stations to use to reach your destination.

Just enter your departure point and destination addresses to get directions!

Find out when the next buses are scheduled to arrive at your stop. If you don't know which buses serve your neighbourhood,  enter your address in the "Maps" tool of the Getting around section of the website. To learn more:

5 ways to view bus schedules

Avoid line-ups during snowstorms by purchasing your fare in advance.

Your options

  • You can go to one of many authorized retailers to purchase the fare you want.
  • You can pay cash aboard the bus, but make sure you have the exact change for the $3.25 fare. 
  • You can go to the nearest métro station and purchase your fare from either:
    • The fare booth attendant
    • One of the automated fare vending machines

Get more information here.

Transit fare cards are not sold on the bus.

Only ride public transit occasionally? These fare cards could suit your needs.

1-trip: $3.25

2-trips: $6

10-trips: $27

Unlimited Evening: $5 (from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.)

Unlimited Weekend: $13.75 (from 4 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday)

View all fare products here

The fares you buy are loaded on different fare media. Click on each one to see how to use it.



L'Occasionnelle card - Montreal 375 anniversary

Keep your fare card with you :

Hold on to your fare card until the end of your trip, because once it is validated, it serves as your proof of payment. Otherwise, you could be fined a minimum of $150 plus fees.

If you have limited mobility or use a wheelchair, please read the section about network accessibility on our website.

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