The Montreal Metro, an underground rapid transit system, serves the city of Montreal, Canada. It was inaugurated and started functioning in October 1966. The Montreal Transit Corporation operates the Montreal Metro System. Four lines and 68 stations serve the center, north, and east of Montreal. Metro Montreal hours vary based on the holidays. Within 2-10 minutes, Montreal Metro runs during peak and non-peak hours on weekdays. However, the Montreal Metro train runs within 5-12 minutes on weekends. Passengers and visitors can purchase different Metro Montreal fair cards available at the stations.
Montreal Metro Map
Montreal Metro Stations and lines
STM operates the Montreal Metro system with four underground lines and 68 stations totaling about kilometers in length. Metro lines are named Green line 1, Orange Line 2, Yellow Line 4, and Blue Line 5. Montreal Metro Map represents each line. Line 3 was planned but not built.
The four major Metro Montreal lines are:
Line 1 – Green Line (Angrignon – Honore-Beaugrand)
Total length: 22.1 km
Time taken to travel the entire line: 38 minutes
Montreal subway hours of operation: 5.30 am to 12.35 am; on Saturdays, 5.30 am to 1.05 am
Line 2 – Orange Line (Côte-Vertu – Montmorency)
Total length: 30 km
Time taken to travel the entire line: 49 minutes
Hours of operation: 5.30 am to 12.30 am; on Saturdays, 5.30 am to 1.00 am
Line 4 – Yellow Line (Berri-UQAM)
Total length: 4.25 km
Time taken to travel the entire line: 6 minutes
Montreal subway hours of operation: 5.30 am to 1.00 am; on Saturdays, 5.30 am to 1.30 am
Line 5 – Blue Line (Snowdon – Saint-Michel)
Total length: 9.7 km
Time taken to travel the entire line: 16 minutes
Hours of operation: 5.30 am to 12.45 am; on Saturdays, 5.30 am to 1.15 am
Best time to travel and service frequency
Depending on the line and time of days, trains frequency varies. The first train departs at 5.30 am, and until midnight it continues on all lines. The last train leaves at 12.15 am on Line 4, 12.30 am on Lines 1 and 2, 12:50 am, and 1:30 am on Saturdays on Line 4. If you are out later than the given time, you should have to go for a night bus. The first and last train times are displayed on the Montreal Metro map lower right corner. Metro Montreal hours will be busy during the morning and afternoon, so plan your travel during the non-peak hours to enjoy a relaxed trip.
Montreal Transit fares:
As of June 2022, a single trip Metro tickets Montreal costs $3.50 CAD. Passengers can buy a single or a three-day trip pass for a shorter duration, or they can save money by buying longer durations Montreal Metro pass. The current cost of a monthly pass is $90 CAD. You can visit the STM site to see the updated Montreal transit fares. You can purchase Montreal Metro passes at kiosks in metros or from a fare collector.
Also, You can transfer between bus lines and metros without paying for a second ticket with any fare. 120 minutes is given for this transfer. If you own an OPUS card, the amount will automatically be calculated on the card. Students who study in registered schools can receive reduced transit fares with a photo-affixed OPUS card. Seniors over 65 years are also eligible to receive the reduced transit fares with a photo-affixed OPUS card.
What to see while travelling in Montreal Metro?
Botanical Garden: Better known as Pare Maisonneuve, the Montreal Botanical Gardens has Chinese gardens, Japanese gardens, exhibitions, and greenhouses. The Pie XI station on the green lane is a five-minute walk from here.
Parc Jean Drapeau: This is famous for Expo 67 world fair. Today, the place has been changed into a museum full of activities and ecological themes. La Ronde Amusement Park and the Steward Museum are around the museum. The yellow line takes the passengers to all the above-said places while travelling.
Rue Sherbrooke: This elegant part of the city holds many museums and institutions. The McGill station on the green line is a few minute’s walk from McGill University and McCord Museum. The Peel station is also on the green line that takes you closer to the Musee des Beaux Arts.
Curious facts about Montreal Metro
- It is the most used Metro in Canada.
- Besides New York Metro and Mexico City, the Montreal Metro system is the third most used by North Americans.
- Paris Metro was impressed by the Montreal Metro, which is reflected in the designs of the stations and types of trains used in Paris Metro.
- Line 3 was cancelled, but the other names are retained with the same numbering to avoid confusion, say Line 1, Line 2, Line 4, and Line 5.
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