Transportation

An easily accessible destination 

Sherbrooke is a ninety-minute drive from Montreal, two and one-half hours from Quebec City, forty-five minutes from Drummondville, thirty minutes from the American border and three and one-half hours from Ottawa. It is served by highway 10, the Eastern Townships autoroute, and highway 55, the Trans-Québécoise autoroute (accessible via highway 20, the Jean-Lesage autoroute).

Sherbrooke by Air

Most of international flights arrive in International Montreal-Trudeau Airport (90 minutes drive from Sherbrooke). If you wish to make a stay in Québec City before or after Society of Teaching and Learning in Higer Education (STLHE), it is possible to take flight towards Jean-Lesage International Airport (2 hours 30 minutes drive from Sherbrooke). 

Air Canada offers a 10% discount on eligible tickets. In order to book a flight with this discount, go to aircanada.com and enter the following promo code in the search bar: 9Z6HJFZ1. Once you have landed at the airport, you may reach Sherbrooke with the shuttle (Aéronavette) or by coach (please refer to the relevant section).

Sherbrooke by Train

VIA Rail Canada is proud to act as your preferred rail service. The fees proposed below are valid from June 16, 2018 to June 24, 2018, and may be applied at any VIA network train station travelling round-trip to Montreal or Quebec City. Restriction: these fees apply to a maximum of two travelers per reservation. One free en-route stop is permitted at no additional cost. For Business Class rate plans, the first en-route stop can be made at no additional cost, as long as this stop is in Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa. Discount: 10% off the lowest available price in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper Class (discount is not valid for Economy Escape tariffs and Prestige Class). Participants must indicate the regulator discount code: 13617.

To book a ticket online: go to VIA Rail and log in with your profile, or create a profile before booking your ticket. On the screen entitled.”Passenger Information », please choose « Promotional or Convention Discount” in the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the conference’s discount code in the field bearing the same name. This code will have been given to you by the conference organizers. The fee for conferences will appear on the following page. 

Upon arrival at the Dorval station, you must go to the airport. There is a free shuttle service between the Dorval VIA Rail station and the Montreal-Trudeau International Airport. You may call them by using the direct line located on the exterior wall of the Dorval station (514 633-0975). You will be dropped off at the appropriate area in the Departures section. The shuttle leaves at regular intervals and the approximate travel time is 10 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Once you have arrived at the airport, you may travel to Sherbrooke with Aéronavette or by Coach (see relevant section).

Getting to Sherbrooke by Coach or with Aéronavette

Using Aéronavette to Travel from the Airport

This service is available at a special price, leaves directly from the airport and will drop you off at your hotel. The cost of a round-trip ticket is $120, tax included. You may travel with two regular-sized pieces of luggage per person. Click here to book a ticket. For more information. For the meeting point, you have to go to the Aéronavette desk located between gates 24 and 25 inside the airport (on Level 1, by the Subway restaurant). If you cannot locate your chauffeur after a 10-minute wait, contact us at 1-855-628-3883.

Sherbrooke by bus from Montreal-Trudeau Airport

You must board the 747 Express Bus that connects the Gare d’autocars de Montréal / Berri-UQAM (The 747 Express Bus stop is located at the corner of Berri and Sainte-Catherine in Montreal) and the airport. This bus service, offered 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, takes about 45 minutes in light traffic. The bus fare is $10.00 and gives you free access to the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) bus system for 24 hours. This shuttle service is also available for people using a wheelchair. Tickets can be purchased at the airport (International arrival zone), at the Gare d’autocars de Montréal and at the Centre Infotouriste (1255 Peel, Montreal). For more information, please contact the STM at  514 786-4636 or for more details go to : www.stm.info.

Express buses depart from Montreal to Sherbrooke every hour or two hours depending on the time of day. The rate is about $74,25 taxes included, round trip. The ride takes about 2 hours 30 minutes from Montreal to Sherbrooke. For more information on coach schedules to Sherbrooke, call 1 819 562-8899 or visit www.limocar.ca

Once you have arrived at the Sherbrooke bus stop, you may take a taxi or a city bus to reach your hotel.

Sherbrooke by car

You will be able to rent a car directly from the airport. All major car rental agencies have counters at Montréal–Trudeau, located on the ground floor of the multi-level parking facility in front of the terminal. Below, please find the car rental companies available at Montreal-Trudeau Airport.

  • www.alamo.com/ 1 800 462-5266 
  • www.avis.com/ 1 800 879-2847 
  • www.budget.com/ 1 800 268-8970
  • www.dollar.com/ 1 800 800-4000
  • www.enterprise.com/ 1 800 736-8222
  • www.hertz.com/ 1 800 263-0678 
  • www.nationalcar.com/ 1 800 227-7368
  • www.thrifty.com/ 1 800 847-4389

From Montréal 

Pierre-Elliot Trudeau International Airport to Sherbrooke King Ouest Street 

  • Head west on Boulevard Roméo Vachon N
  • Slight right at Boulevard Roméo Vachon S
  • Take the ramp onto Autoroute 520 W
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Boulevard Bouchard
  • Take the ramp on the left onto Autoroute 20 E
  • Take exit 68-S E for Autoroute 20 E/Autoroute 15 S/Autoroute 10 toward Pont Champlain/U.S.A/Québec
  • Merge onto Autoroute 15 S/Autoroute 20 E
  • Continue onto Autoroute 10 E
  • Take exit 140 to merge onto Autoroute 410 E/Autoroute Jacques-O'Bready toward Rue King W
  • Merge onto Rue King W/QC-112 E via the ramp to Sherbrooke/Centre Ville

From Québec

Jean Lesage International Airport to Sherbrooke King Ouest Street)

240 km - About 2 hours 48 mins - Via Autoroute 20 W and Autoroute 55 S

  • Head south
  • Turn right toward Route Jean Gauvin
  • Take the 1st left onto Route Jean Gauvin
  • Turn right at Rue de l'Hétrière
  • Turn right to merge onto Autoroute 40 E toward Québec
  • Take exit 307S for Autoroute 73 S/Autoroute Henri IV S toward Pont Pierre Laporte
  • Merge onto Autoroute 73 S/Autoroute Henri-IV
  • Continue to follow Autoroute 73 S
  • Take exit 131 O to merge onto Autoroute 20 W toward Montréal
  • Take exit 173 to merge onto Autoroute 55 S toward Autoroute 91/Drummondville/Sherbrooke/Vermont
  • Take exit 140 to merge onto Autoroute 410 E/Autoroute Jacques-O'Bready toward Rue King W
  • Merge onto Rue King W/QC-112 E via the ramp to Sherbrooke/Centre Ville