Transportation in Canada - Getting Around on Local & Public Transport
Getting from A to B quickly and easily
If you live in one of Canada’s bigger cities, you might prefer to walk, cycle or catch public transport rather than worry about potentially more expensive (and less convenient) private travel options.
Buses are available for local travel as well as longer distances, with frequent services running between major cities. Trains are modern, quiet and efficient, and offer convenient routes between popular destinations like Montréal and Halifax, or for travel from Montréal and Toronto to Vancouver.
Most public transport options offer discounted travel if you’re a student, but you may need a specific student card.
If you choose to drive or cycle in Canada, you’ll need to understand the rules and meet any requirements before hitting the road. For example, if you are staying in Canada for less than three months and have a valid driver’s licence from your home country, you generally don’t need to get an international licence as well. To learn more about the road rules and licence requirements, visit the Government of Canada website.
If you want to travel further, you can fly out of one of Canada’s 13 international airports, or choose from a number of different domestic airports across the country.