Montréal 375th anniversary

Public transit services, bus and métro, free on Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30

  • From 5 am on the morning of July 29 to 1 am late at night to Sunday, July 30: no transit fare card needed

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

We're acting out

Until July 30

  • Street theatre troupes

Station   Place-des-Arts and Berri-UQAM

Montréal symphonique

August 19

  • Public concert - Mount Royal
  • Place-des-Arts + shuttle bus service from 5 p.m.
  • Sherbrooke + shuttle bus service from 5 p.m.

Station   Place-des-Arts and Sherbrooke

    Montréal AVUDO

    Until September 2

    • Multimedia show in the Old Port

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

    Balade pour la paix

    Until October 29

    • Sherbrooke Street turns into an open-air museum.

    Station McGill, Peel and Guy-Concordia

    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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