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Montreal Rue Mozart is located in the Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie neighbourhood of centre-east Montreal. The district is home to the city’s Little Italy, Jean-Talon Market farmers’ market and Maisonneuve Park. Though not smack in the city centre, it is a hip place to base oneself. Much of the neighbourhood can be traversed on foot or by bus, but car rental is the best way to make trips to the scenic Montérégie region, the picturesque town of Montebello or the Laurentian Mountains.
Who to Book With
Discount is Montreal Rue Mozart’s sole car hire provider, but plenty of other well-known suppliers can be found throughout the rest of Montreal as well as at the airport. Thrifty, Budget, Avis and National all have offices in Ville-Marie (Downtown Montreal), while further top car rental agents can be found at the airport.
Best Time to Go
Summers are beautiful in Montreal, with temperature highs of around 30°C and plenty of sunshine. This also happens to be when the city’s most popular festivals are on and when prices are at their highest. Montreal is known for its large amount of snowfall, particularly in December, but even this month is a busy time thanks to the winter holidays. Prices also rise during ice hockey games at the Bell Centre, the Formula 1 Grand Prix and the annual NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Need to Know Essentials
Drivers need to show the following documents when collecting their car rental:
- A valid UK driver’s licence with photo card
- An additional piece of identification
- A valid credit card
- Confirmation of reservation
Driving in Montreal can be challenging for motorists, and the area surrounding Montreal Rue Mozart is no exception. The city is known for its one-way streets, traffic and lack of parking. There is on-street parking within the Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie neighbourhood though during rush hour, some streets prohibit it. Parking in a car park is expensive, at around £15 for the day, but is the best bet. Car parks close to Montreal Rue Mozart can be found on Avenue du Parc and Avenue de Gaspé.
Our guide to Canada has more details on driving here.
Visitors have numerous options for getting around Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie as well as the rest of Montreal. Walking is the most popular way to explore each neighbourhood in the large city, though public transport is useful for travelling between districts. The city is equipped with 370-plus miles of cycle paths and visitors can take advantage of Montreal’s extensive Bixi system. Taxis whiz around the city, but they are the most expensive way to get around.
Jean-Talon and Castelnau metro stations are both within a few metres of Montreal Rue Mozart. Jean-Talon is a stop on the blue and orange line of the Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) metro system, while Castelnau runs along the blue line. Tickets have been replaced by cards and the best deal is to purchase a card that allows for six trips. Agence Métropolitaine de Transport operates six commuter train lines that leave from Central Station (Gare Centrale), which is accessible via both the blue and orange lines of the metro. Via Rail Canada trains also run from here to Ottawa, Toronto and Quebec City, as well as to other destinations in eastern Canada. Amtrak’s Adirondack line runs between Central Station and Penn Station, New York City.
Montreal’s 8,500 bus stops are part of the city’s Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) bus network. Bus line 55 passes through Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie, with a stop within a stone’s throw from Montreal Rue Mozart. The over 300 bus routes that make up the city’s extensive bus network cover most areas of the city, with a daily passenger throughput of 1,403,700. There are also extensive bus services between Montreal’s Station Centrale d'Autobus and other destinations in Quebec, Ontario and the Atlantic Provinces, as well to the US.
Taxis are plentiful in Montreal and can be hailed on the street or found at taxi stands in Downtown Montreal. Taxis use metres for travelling around the city and a fixed rate to and from the airport. Using a taxi to get around can be expensive, with tariffs starting at about £2.20 and going up more than £1 for each additional 0.62 miles driven.
An elevated portion of Autoroute 40 passes over the city right near Montreal Rue Mozart and Autoroute 15 is close by. These two routes make it easy to get in and out of the city, and to explore the rest of Central Quebec. Daytrips can easily be taken to the picturesque Montérégie region, the famous Mont-Tremblant ski resort or to the capital city of Ottawa.
Montérégie – This pretty region on the south side of the Saint Lawrence River is split into farmland and mountains, and is one of the prettiest areas to drive through within a close distance of Montreal. Mont-Saint-Hilare is one is the most stunning towns in the region and attracts many hikers, while ancient forts such as Fort Chambly and Fort Lennox will suit any history buff.
Mont-Tremblant – With a name meaning the ‘Trembling Mountain’, Mont-Tremblant is a small village 90 miles northwest of Montreal that is famous for its ski resort. It is a popular weekend getaway throughout the year. Sure, skiing and snowboarding are its claims to fame, but when the snow melts and the spring kicks in, the village offers visitors plenty of other things to do, such as golf, horseback riding and dune buggy tours. Or you can ride the gondola to the top of the Laurentians highest peak and then go hiking along one of the mountains’ 12 trails.
Ottawa – Canada’s capital city is a two-hour drive from Montreal along the Trans-Canada Highway. The city’s primary attraction is Parliament Hill though there is plenty more to see and do here. In the winter months, the Rideau Canal turns into the world’s largest outdoor skating rink, while in the summer its paved trails make for excellent places for an afternoon walk. There are also some great museums and art galleries in Ottawa, including the National Gallery of Art and the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
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To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
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