Take the 55 Boulevard Saint-Laurent up the “Main”
Ever travelled right through the middle of Montréal by bus? You should try it! Hop on board the classic 55 Boulevard Saint-Laurent and open your eyes and ears.
It's worth the trip!
You’re in for a lovely ride—this bus line is Sooo Montréal!
You’ll start in the historic streets of Old Montreal and go north past the lively street vendors of Chinatown. Next, you’ll cross Sainte-Catherine, Sherbrooke and Duluth streets with their trendy, original and jam-packed bars, shops and more.
Around Rachel Street, you may get a whiff of Portuguese chicken grilling. This is the heart of the Plateau, a densely populated neighbourhood that’s always bustling with activity, especially on Mont-Royal and Laurier avenues.
Soon you’ll be in the Mile End, an eclectic area with shops displaying art, furniture, clothing and much more in their windows, in addition to lots of bars and restaurants. There’s so much going on here!
In Little Italy, rain or shine, the red, white and green flags decorating the cafés and trattorias give this part of the city its own special feel. You’ll be close to Jean Talon Market, one of Montréal’s oldest public markets, where marketgoers get to choose from an abundance of fresh produce.
The surroundings will change as you reach Chabanel Street, where warehouses point to the area’s industrial past and recent developments reflect a resurgence of activity in Montréal’s Garment District. This area is a popular shopping destination, as well as a residential and working neighbourhood.
The journey will come to an end in Ahuntsic, a residential neighbourhood whose main street, Fleury, bustles with shops, restaurants and businesses, all within walking distance of one another. Here is Montréal life at its fullest!
At the terminus stop on Millen Street, you’ll get off just a few steps from Rivière des Prairies and the peaceful green spaces that line the water’s edge. It’s the perfect place to rest for a while before going back or setting out if it’s just the beginning of your tour. Whether you’re heading north or south, Saint Laurent Boulevard is Montréal at its finest, and taking the 55 is the way to see it all!
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How to get there?
55 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
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Avoid line-ups during snowstorms by purchasing your fare in advance.
- 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. Check the amount by consulting the current fare schedule.
- 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
Transit fare cards are not sold on the bus.
The fares you buy are loaded on different fare media. Click on each one to see how to use it.
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.
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