How to get to Rimouski

Located approximately 315km east of Quebec City, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, Rimouski can be reached by air/shuttle service, car, the Orleans Express Bus, or VIA Rail (limited service only).


Shuttle Service

Please arrive at Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport no later than 6:00 p.m. on June 30. We will be there to meet you and take you by shuttle to our campus in Rimouski. If you arrive after 6:00 p.m., you will have to make your own arrangements to get to Rimouski. 

Airport to Rimouski - June 30

The shuttle to Rimouski departs the Quebec City airport at 6:00 p.m. and arrives at the CEGEP Residence in Rimouski at 10:00 p.m.  

Rimouski to Airport - July 20

The shuttle departs Rimouski at 8:00 a.m. and arrives at the airport at approximately 12:00 p.m.  Your return flight departure time should be no earlier than 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20.


By Bus

Orleans Express Bus – from Montreal or points east  

Please buy your ticket in advance. We will meet you at the bus station if you advise us of your date and time of arrival. We will also drive you to the station for your departure.


By Train

VIA Rail*  limited service only

If you take the train you will be arriving in the early hours of Monday morning. We will be at the station to meet you.  Please book your round-trip ticket early as space is limited.


By Car

Driving directions from Jean Lesage International Airport (Quebec City) to the CEGEP Residences - 320, rue Saint-Louis, Rimouski QC G5L 5R5


Arrival - Sunday, June 30

We ask that you arrive in Rimouski on Sunday, June 30 (early Monday AM if arriving by train).

Classes begin on Monday.



Departure - Saturday, July 20

The program will end with the closing ceremonies on Friday night. We recommend that you plan your departure for Saturday, July 20 by noon.


Travel Allowance for Bursary Recipients

If you live outside of Quebec, you may be eligible for an allowance at the end of the program that will cover part of your travel costs to and from Rimouski. This allowance is granted upon completion of the program.