In addition to the directions on Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, here are some more helpful hints that you may not know if you are not from our area.
If you are coming to Québec from outside of Canada, please ensure you have a valid passport, and in some cases a visa, as per the entry criteria from the Canada Border Services Agency. US Citizens need a photo ID and proof of citizenship (i.e. birth certificate) or a permanent resident card. Please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website for further details.
The largest airports servicing our area are of course Montreal, New York City, and Toronto. Travel time is based on Google Maps from Québec City airport. Flight frequency is based on the Jean-Lesage International Airport website.
Other destinations / Connecting flights
Information on airlines and schedules
Directions from the Jean Lesage International Airport
Distance from Hotel: 18 km.
Drive time: 30 min.
Highway 20 (autouroute Jean-Lesage) runs along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, and Highway 40 (autoroute Félix-Leclerc) is the north shore access to the city.
If using a GPS, search on 1, rue des Carrières, Québec, Québec, Canada G1R 4P5 or visit http://www.fairmont.com/frontenac-quebec/map/map-and-directions/
Travel Distances *Source: CAA data
The Québec bus station is located at 450 rue de la Gare du Palais, at a 5 minute drive from The Château Frontenac.
For bus transportation in Canada, visit Orleans Express website or book your tickets by phone at 1-888-999-3977. If travelling by bus from the USA, look up the Greyhound website for a travel until Montreal, or call them at 1-800-231-2222.
Québec City's historical Upper Town and Lower Town districts are easy to explore on foot.
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.
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.
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. Motorcycle rentals
The Québec City area has close to 400 km of bicycle paths and bikeways. Bicycle rentals
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.