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Directions


Here you can find directions on how to get to our facilities.

HINT: Because McGill’s downtown campus is located at the base of Mont Royal, “north” is always easy to determine - it’s simply in the direction of “uphill”.

McConnell is located on the west side of University Street, at the intersection with Milton Street. The entrance is on the other side of the building: from University Street turn west to Milton Street and walk through Milton Gates; the entrance will be on your left.


Trottier is also on the west side of University Street, a little north of McConnell, at the intersection with Prince Arthur Street. The entrance is on University Street.

Go to our Maps page to see the buildings on a map.

From Trudeau International Airport


The easiest way is to get to McGill from the airport is by taxi. It costs around $41.00 Canadian (+ tip) to downtown. Travel time is 20 to 55 minutes, depending on time of day.

It is also possible to take the 747 bus from the airport to downtown. The bus takes 45 to 60 minutes depending on traffic and it runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The bus costs $10 and the ticket can be used on all STM metro and bus routes for 24 hours. The fare may be paid on the bus in exact change (coins only) or purchased at a point of sale in the airport. The closest stop is at Union and René-Levesque, from there walk one block west to Robert-Bourassa and then north (uphill) to get to campus. Robert-Bourassa Blvd. becomes University St. north of Sherbrooke.

By Subway (Metro)


Take the Green Line train to McGill Station – intersection of Robert-Bourassa and De Maisonneuve Boulevards. Exit to Robert-Bourassa Blvd. and walk north (i.e. uphill) to McConnell and Trottier. Robert-Bourassa Blvd. becomes University St. north of Sherbrooke. The fare is $3.50 Canadian.

By Bus


The fare is $3.50 Canadian. Please note that operational hours might have changed. Also note that University St. becomes Robert-Bourassa Blvd. south of Sherbrooke St.
Route Direction Stop Where to go Oper. hours
15 East Saint-Catherine
& Robert-Bourassa
North on Robert-Bourassa Street 9:00AM-12:30AM
15 West Maisonneuve
& Robert-Bourassa
North on Robert-Bourassa Street
24 East Sherbrooke
& Robert-Bourassa
North on University Street 5:11AM-1:17AM
24 West Sherbrooke
& University
North on University Street
61 East Station McGill - Robert-Bourassa
& President-Kennedy
North on Robert-Bourassa Street 5:26AM-9:32PM
125 West Robert-Bourassa
& Maisonneve
North on Robert-Bourassa Street 5:20AM-1:18AM
144 East Pine
& University
South on University Street 5:15AM-1:27AM
144 West Pine
& University
South on University Street
168 North Robert-Bourassa
& President-Kennedy
North on Robert-Bourassa Street 6:00AM-1:32AM
168 South Union
& Maisonneve
West on Maisonneuve Street until Robert-Bourassa Blvd., then north on Robert-Bourassa


By Car


For precise driving directions from your location to the McConnell Building of McGill go to Google Maps: to the right of the search button click on “Get directions” link and type in your location in the “Start address” field, e.g. 555 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, USA.

From Central Train Station


The easiest way is to take a cab (costs around $7.00 Canadian + tip).

Otherwise you can walk (takes around 15 minutes) but all way is uphill. Exit to University Street and walk north (i.e. uphill) to McConnell and Trottier.

From Central Bus Station


Take a cab (costs around $11.00 Canadian + tip) or go by metro: you are at Berri-UQAM metro station, take the Green Line train in the direction of Angrignon, and follow “By Metro” directions.

Directions to McGill Libraries from CIM


Find here a listing of all libraries at McGill: Branches and Locations
As the Schulich Library for Science and Engineering is closed for renovations until 2021, its staff and materials have been relocated to the Humanities and Social Sciences Library in the McLennan-Redpath Complex . Librarians from Schulich are located on the sixth floor. Below are directions to the closest libraries and study areas on campus.

Directions from McConnell to the McLennan-Redpath Complex


3459 McTavish Street
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
1. Exit through main entrance of McConnell
2. Turn left and follow road through campus towards McTavish Gates
3. Turn left onto McLennan-Redpath Terrace after passing Lower Field and Redpath Museum
4. Continue straight into McLennan-Redpath Library Complex

Directions from McConnell to Birks Reading Room


2nd floor, Birks Building - 3520 University Street
Birks Reading Room
1. Exit through main entrance of McConnell
2. Turn right towards Milton Gates
3. Turn left on University
4. Continue to Birks Building, Reading Room is on Second Floor

Directions from McConnell to the Geographic Information Centre


5th floor, Burnside Building - 805 Sherbrooke Street West
Geographic Information Centre
1. Exit through main entrance of McConnell
2. Turn left and follow path into campus
3. Take left fork to continue south towards Burnside
4. Enter Burnside, GIC is on 5th floor