Getting to and getting around Québec city

Getting around town Getting to Québec city

Getting around town

On foot

Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC)

During the Festival, the RTC is increasing the number and frequency of buses and sells a special FestiBUS pass, a card designed for festivalgoers that allows to travel more often at low cost.

NEW : the FestiBUS option is now available in the RTC Nomade paiement mobile application.

Many options are available depending on your needs :

  • - Unlimited FestiBUS : $31,50
  • - FestiBUS - 10 rides : $22,50
  • - 2 rides on a chip card : $6,50
  • - Payment with exact change : $3,75

IMPORTANT : Get your pass before you get to the parking lots. No pass will be sold at the shuttles parking lots.

Shuttle service

Dedicated shuttle service directly from the suburbs to downtown, within walking distance to all Festival sites. Four convenient pick up/drop off areas.

Free parking

Use the free park and ride service to leave your car behind and take the bus.

Going back home

Before your visit, make sure you check the map to find the pick up zone associated with your home location.


For more information on city busses, bus routes, fares and parking lots, go to the RTC website.

Desjardins Bike Parking

The Desjardins Bike Parking, operated by the Coop Roue-Libre, is a secure bicycle parking area free of charge during the Festival (located at the corner of Honoré Mercier and Saint-Louis Street).

Bike parking opening hours:

•    Monday to Friday: 3 PM to 11 PM
•    Saturday and Sunday: 10 AM to 11 PM

On foot

All the Festival sites are within walking distance from another - a great way to tour the city!


Carpool service for residents of Île d'Orléans and the Côte-de-Beaupré.



There are indoor and outdoor paid parking lots operated by La Société Parc-Auto in the area, but they fill up fast.


In the Parc-O-Bus section on the RTC website, you'll find more information on free park and ride lots where to leave your car behind and take the bus.

Québec-Lévis Ferry

During the Festival, there are simultaneous departures from each shore every 30 minutes from 6: 30 p.m. to midnight.

To speed up boarding, we strongly recommend buying your tickets in advance at the Québec or Lévis ferry terminal.

Getting to Québec city


Via Rail

Via Rail network serves both Quebec City and its two train stations: the Quebec City train station (downtown) and the Sainte-Foy train station. Visit their website for special offers like Discount Tuesdays, Kids Fare, Escape Fare and more!


450, Gare du Palais street
Québec, QC, G1K 3X2, Canada
Arrivals/departures : (888) 842-7245
Information and reservation : (888) 842-7245

Québec City station


3255, Chemin de la Gare
Sainte-Foy, QC, G1W 3A8, Canada
Arrivals/departures: (888) 842-7245
Information and reservations: (888) 842-7245

Sainte‑Foy station

Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)

Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport has direct flights to and from several major Canadian and US cities.

505, Principale street
Québec (Québec) Canada G2G 0J4
Phone: 418 640-3300
Toll-free: 1 877 769-2700


Two major coach companies serve Quebec City with stops at Quebec City (downtown) and Sainte-Foy train stations.

Orléans Express

Toll-free: 1 888 999-3977


Toll-free: 1 800 806-2167