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Getting between the two buildings




Bike racks

Inter-city travel (car rentals, car pooling, inter city buses, trains)

BIXI bikes  



Public transit

HEC is easy to get to by public transit.

When you take the bus, you will need either a ticket or exact change for your fare. A paid bus or metro fare entitles you to a bus-to-metro or metro-to-bus transfer that is valid for 2 hours. A bus/metro ticket gives you access to the metro only once, but you can transfer between buses several times.

STM fares

To plan your itinerary, refer to the STM Web site’s or Google Maps.
You can also find precise schedules for a given bus stop and metro frequency according to line and time of day.

You can also refer to the STM’s paratransit service.

Summarty table - public transit (PDF – 156 Ko - in French only)




Getting between the two buildings

Getting between HEC Montréal’s two buildings is easy. You can take the 51 or 119 bus or, if you like, you can easily walk. In fact, by using the Université de Montréal pedestrian network, you can go most of the way without having to deal with the weather.





IMPORTANT: Technological issue on certain smartphone platforms are preventing some students from accessing the mandatory OPUS card attestation on HEC en ligne. There are two options:

 - Print your OPUS card attestation at home or at a School's computer lab and present it to the STM.

 - Make sure the pop-up blocking feature is disabled on your smartphone before you go to the STM.

Please note that printing will not be available at the Office of the Registrar or the Student Services.

The OPUS card is the electronic card used for public transit in the Greater Montréal area.

NEW - Effective September 1, 2017, all full-time students* residing on the Island of Montreal and attending an institution recognized by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEES), will be entitled to the student fee, regardless of age.

*Full-time is equivalent to 12 credits for the B.B.A., the graduate diplomas, the certificates and to 9 credits for the M.Sc programs.

Students residing on the Island of Montréal

To obtain the OPUS card, you must have the following documents:

Electronic OPUS card attestation (on HEC en ligne).

Proof of age with photo (driver's license, health insurance card, student card including date of birth or passport).

$15 (STM photo studio) or $14 (at HEC Montréal) in cash, exact change.

The photographer checks the authenticity of your documents, takes your photo and collects your payment. Your OPUS card is delivered to you on site. For more information: STM

Tour of the STM at HEC Montréal:

+  Fall Term

A tour of the STM is held at HEC Montréal for students wishing to obtain the OPUS card at the student rate.

Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Côte-Sainte-Catherine Building, Manuvie Room (1st Floor - Blue Section)


+  Winter and Summer Terms

No tour of the STM is planned for Winter and Summer terms. Go to the STM photo studio to get the OPUS card at a reduced rate.

For more information: STM


Students residing outside the Island of Montréal

To obtain the OPUS card, follow the procedures specific to your public transit in the Greater Montréal area.




Bike racks

For the convenience of cyclists and to encourage green transportation, HEC Montréal has installed a number of bike racks along the perimeter of its two buildings.

Learn all about cycling in Montreal:

Côte-Sainte-Catherine Building
The bike racks are located in the indoor parking complex (accessible from Côte-Sainte-Catherine) and along the laneway between HEC Montréal and the Université de Montréal’s Faculty of Urban Planning (Aménagement) building.

Decelles Building
The bike racks are located alongside the building on Jean-Brillant Avenue. Note that a large number of other racks are available at Université de Montréal, located at 3200 Jean-Brillant Avenue.

Learn all about cycling in Montreal: Vélo Quebec




BIXI bikes

BIXI is a public bike system which is available 24/7, from May until November. In order to take advantage of this service, you must adhere to an annual, monthly or daily subscription. Numerous BIXI stations can be found on the island of Montreal, mainly concentrated in the downtown and Plateau area. Four BIXI stations are found on the HEC Montréal campus:

  • Louis-Colin / Édouard-Montpetit station
  • Louis-Colin / McKenna station
  • Parc Jean-Brillant station
  • Hudson / Côte-Sainte-Catherine station

For a detailed map of all available stations, click here.





Communauto is a car sharing service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In order to be able to rent cars with Communauto, an annual subscription is required.  Rates go by the hour and according to the distance travelled. For more information, consult the company’s website.





Even though public transit, cycling and walking are the most environment-friendly ways of getting to HEC Montréal, for those times when you need to come by car, HEC Montréal has a 450-spot indoor parking lot in the Côte-Sainte-Catherine Building.

More information on parking lot opening hours and rates on the Coop HEC Montréal's website (in French only).





Taking a cab is both safe and inexpensive!

  • Co-op Taxi : (514) 725-9885
  • Diamond Taxi : (514) 273-6331
  • Atlas Taxi : (514) 485-8585

 Calulate how much your ride will cost you with this Montreal Taxi Fare Finder.




Inter-city travel

* You might need a visa to cross the US border. Don’t forget to ask about the regulations applying to your nationality. Be careful: a visa may take weeks to be issued!

Car rentals

Impossible under 21 years of age and a daily surcharge is applicable if you are under 25. A credit card and a driver’s license with over 1 year of experience are required. Beware of the daily insurance rates on price per km travelled.

Safety tip: In Winter, before you leave, check the road conditions at : 514 873-4121 (November 1st to April 19th).

To drive with your international driver's license:

Once you become permanent resident:


Car pooling

Allo-stop: Long-distance car sharing service. Economical and green.

514 985-3032


Inter city buses

In North America, forget trains, buses offer a lot more flexibility! Many companies offer daily service within Canada and to the USA. The bus terminal is at Métro Berri-UQAM and is the departure and arrival point for most lines.



The train network is not as well developed as in Europe and is much slower. Montreal-New York is 11 hours by train but only 7 hours by car. Nevertheless it may be an interesting option (e.g. winter conditions). VIA Rail offers service within Canada while AmTrak operates out of Montreal to the USA. Students with an ISIC card get discounts of up to 35%.

VIA Rail
Central Train Station
Métro Bonaventure
514 989-2626


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