In town

Public Transit (local buses)

Réseau de transport de la capitale (RTC)
The RTC serves Québec City, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Wendake, and Ancienne-Lorette. The Côte-de-Beaupré, Île d'Orléans, Jacques-Cartier, and Portneuf areas are not part of RTC territory.

The Parcours 21 route serves the Upper Town and the Old Port area and connects to the ferry terminal.


The ferry links Québec City and Lévis 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It sails on the hour and half-hour during the day and on the half-hour at night.


Limousine rentals


Québec City area taxis can be identified by the sign on their roofs. There are several companies. We suggest that you call one of them and they will send a car. You can also get a cab at one of the various taxi stands in the city.

Taxi Boat

To go from point A to point B along or across the St. Lawrence River, take the taxi boat (zodiac type). Reservation necessary.


Car rentals can be a practical way to visit areas less than an hour from downtown, such as Île d'Orléans, Côte-de-Beaupré, Jacques-Cartier, and Portneuf regions.

Information on vehicle and parking regulations.


Note that motorcycles are not allowed inside the walls of the Old City unless you have a reservation at a hotel inside the walls.

Scooters rentals


The Québec City area has close to 400 km of bicycle paths and bikeways.

Bicycle rentals

On foot

Québec City's historical Upper Town and Lower Town districts are easy to explore on foot.

Paying Shuttle Services

Village Vacances Valcartier
In summer, a transportation service is organized 7 days a week between Québec City and Village Vacances Valcartier.

Laurier Québec (shopping)
In summer, from the beginning of June to beginning of October, departures 7 days a week from downtown to Laurier Québec shopping center.

In summer, from the end of June to mid-September, many departures per day from downtown to Wendake.

The Ice Hotel
Departures from downtown hotels upon reservation with Old Québec Tours.

SKI BUS Québec / Mont-Sainte-Anne/ Le Massif 
2015-2016 Season
Mont-Sainte-Anne and Le Massif ski stations are now so easy to get to! Let us transport you without any worries about the directions to get there, the road or the weather conditions… The SKI BUS service is fast, comfortable and safe. You’ll be picked up at your hotel’s doorstep, downtown or in the Sainte-Foy area. Then, just relax and appreciate the scenery en route towards the two stations Mont-Sainte-Anne and Le Massif. The best way to fully enjoy you ski vacation in Québec City!

Reservation mandatory.

Free Shuttles

Complexe Capitale Hélicoptère
In the summer months, departure every hour from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Navette des Promenades (web site in French only)
Shuttle between the commercial avenue Maguire and Promenade Samuel-De Champlain from July 3 to September 6, 2015.

Surrounding area


An intercity bus (Intercar) can drop you at the Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Sanctuary.

PLUMobile offers transportation from Monday to Friday. Many departure points in Québec City such as Place D’Youville, Gare du Palais, Place Jacques-Cartier (Hôtel Pur) and near Beauport bus terminal. The stops are a few steps from major tourist sites.

Île d’Orléans

PLUMobile offers transportation from Monday to Friday, no reservations necessary. Many departure points in Québec City such as Place D’Youville, Gare du Palais, Place Jacques-Cartier and near Beauport bus terminal. The stops are a few steps from major tourist sites.


An intercity bus (Intercar) can drop you at the entrance of Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier. From there, the visitors center is a 10 km walk.


To get in the Portneuf area, there is a shuttle service (without reservation) from Monday to Friday towards the end of the day.


In the summer months, there is a shuttle provided by Old Québec Tours
Le Réseau de transport de la capitale (RTC) also runs to Wendake.

From outside the region

From the airport

From Train Stations

The Gare du Palais train station is in the Old City. Public transit (RTC) and taxi are available.

The Sainte-Foy Train Station is 5 minutes by taxi from nearby hotels.

Bus Terminals (intercity transportation)

Terminals in the Old City and the borough of Sainte-Foy–Sillery–Cap-Rouge are served by the RTC public transit system and by taxi.