Getting to Osheaga

DIRECTIONS FROM MONTREAL

The best way to get to Osheaga is to take the Metro (Montreal’s subway system). Follow signs to the Yellow Line; Jean-Drapeau is the station located right at the gates of the festival.

We recommend you do NOT drive to the site, as it gets easily congested and may not be the fastest way out after the evening shows.

Metro: 
The Osheaga festival site is located right next to the Jean-Drapeau metro station (yellow line).  The STM operates Montreal’s metro (subway) system as well as an extensive bus network on the island of Montreal. For more info about the STM, please click here.

Have you purchased your fare card? 

OSHEAGA will soon get started! Over 125,000 fans will be heading to Parc Jean-Drapeau from July 29 to 31. And the best way of getting there is with public transit!

We recommend that you purchase your transit fares for the return trip to the festival in advance, making it easier for you to catch the metro after the show. That way, you’ll avoid waiting in line to buy your fare and you’ll get home faster.

 

carCar: We also recommend using alternative modes of transport like car2go for a fun and ecofriendly ride. Register for free using promo code OSHEAGA on their website and get 30 free minutes. It takes 3-5 business days to validate your account so don’t wait. You can park for free at the car2go drop zone locate at P2 on Parc Jean Drapeau.

 

parkingParking: All parking at Parc Jean-Drapeau is regulated by Parc Jean-Drapeau/City of Montreal. All parking information can be found on Parc Jean-Drapeau’s website here.

 

bikeBicycle, Foot: Directions on how to reach Parc Jean-Drapeau by bicycle, and foot can be found here. Parc Jean-Drapeau offers bicycle parking near the festival site.

You can also take advantage of The Terminus: our secure and dedicated bicycle parking lot, steps away from the festival’s entrance. You can park your bicycle here for the day via our valet service, get some maintenance done by some pros from local bike shops and hang out as long as you’d like. Remember, we want you to get to and from the festival site as safely as possible so The Terminus will also serve as an area to relax and sober up post festival prior to leaving the site.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM OUTSIDE MONTREAL

From Quebec City (about 2 hours 45 minutes):

  • Take the AUT-440 O
  • Take exit 12 for Aut. Henri IV S./AUT-73 S/AUT-73 N/AUT-40 E/Aut. Henri IV N. toward Chicoutimi/Pont P.-Laporte
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Aut. Henri IV Sud/Pont Pierre-Laporte/AUT-73 S and merge onto AUT-73 S
  • Take exit 131-O to merge onto AUT-20 O/Autoroute Transcanadienne O toward Montréal
  • Take exit 90 to merge onto AUT-20 O/RTE-132 O toward Aéroport Dorval
  • Take exit 8 for Boul Taschereau/RTE-134 toward Pont Jacques-Cartier
  • Merge onto Boulevard Taschereau/RTE-134 O
  • Take the ramp onto Pont Jacques-Cartier/RTE-134 E
  • Take the exit toward La Ronde/Parc Jean-Drapeau
  • Slight right at Chemin du Tour-De-L’Îsle

 

From Ottawa (about 2 hours):

  • Take the HWY-417 E/Trans Canada Hwy E
  • Continue on AUT-40 E/Autoroute Transcanadienne E
  • Take exit 66-S on the left to merge onto AUT-15 S toward Pont Champlain/AUT-10/Centre-Ville/Montréal
  • Take exit 63-E on the left for Aut. Ville-Marie toward Centre-Ville
  • Merge onto AUT-720 E/Autoroute Ville-Marie
  • Take exit 7 toward AV. de Lorimier/AV. Papineau/Pont Jacques-Cartier
  • Merge onto Rue Notre-Dame E
  • Continue on Rue La Fontaine
  • Continue on Pont Jacques-Cartier/RTE-134
  • Take the exit toward La Ronde/Parc Jean-Drapeau
  • Turn right at Chemin du Tour-De-L’Îsle

 

From Toronto (about 6 hours):

  • Take the HWY-401 Express E
  • Continue on HWY-401 E/MacDonald-Cartier Fwy
  • Continue on AUT-20 E
  • Continue on AUT-720 E/Autoroute Ville-Marie
  • Take exit 7 toward AV. de Lorimier/AV. Papineau/Pont Jacques-Cartier
  • Merge onto Rue Notre-Dame E
  • Continue on Rue La Fontaine
  • Continue on Pont Jacques-Cartier/RTE-134
  • Take the exit toward La Ronde/Parc Jean-Drapeau
  • Turn right at Chemin du Tour-De-L’Îsle

 

From Boston (about 5 hours):

  • Take the I-89 N
  • Continue on RTE-133 N
  • Continue on AUT-35 N
  • Take exit 18-O to merge onto AUT-10 O toward Montréal
  • Take exit 6 toward RTE-132 E/AUT-20 E
  • Merge onto Boulevard Marie-Victorin
  • Take the exit on the left onto AUT-20 E/RTE-132 E toward Longueuil/Montréal
  • Take exit 8 to merge onto Boulevard Taschereau/RTE-134 O toward Pont Jacques-Cartier/Montréal
  • Take the ramp onto Pont Jacques-Cartier/RTE-134 E
  • Take the exit toward La Ronde/Parc Jean-Drapeau
  • Turn right at Chemin du Tour-De-L’Îsle

 

From New York (about 6 hours):

  • Take the I-87 N/New York State Thruway N
  • Take exit 24 to merge onto I-87 N/I-90 E toward Albany/Montreal
  • Take exit 1N to merge onto I-87 N toward Albany Int’l Airport/Montreal
  • Continue on AUT-15 N
  • Continue on AUT-20 E/RTE-132 E (signs for AUT-20 E/Longueuil/RTE-132 E)
  • Take exit 8 to merge onto Boulevard Taschereau/RTE-134 O toward Pont Jacques-Cartier/Montréal
  • Take the ramp onto Pont Jacques-Cartier/RTE-134 E
  • Take the exit toward La Ronde/Parc Jean-Drapeau
  • Turn right at Chemin du Tour-De-L’Îsle

 

 

TRANSIT
o      Société de transport de Montréal – Montreal’s public transit authority
o      Agence métropolitaine de transport – Montreal area commuter trains
o      Aéroports de Montréal – Trudeau Airport’s official website

TRAVEL RESOURCES
o      Tourisme Montréal – Montréal’s municipal tourism bureau
o      Bonjour Québec – Québec’s provincial tourism bureau