Getting around

Public transit (local buses)

Réseau de transport de la capitale (RTC)

The RTC serves Quebec 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.


Écolobus (RTC)
The Écolobus is an eco-friendly, ultra-quiet electric bus. Its route takes it through the Upper Town and the Old Port area and connects to the ferry terminal for a minimal fee. It is wheelchair accessible.


Quebec 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.


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.


The ferry links Quebec 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 hour at night.

On foot

Quebec City's historical Upper Town and Lower Town districts are easy to explore on foot.

Source: Québec City Tourism