Urban and Inter-City Transport
Since the start of the 2004 school year, students at the Université de Sherbrooke need only show their student card to have access to urban transport throughout Sherbrooke. This was a first in Quebec and is part of a series of innovative, environmentally-friendly measures included in the Université de Sherbrooke’s Green Plan.
In addition to saving students several hundreds of dollars annually (a monthly card costs more than CAD$42.00), this free access to public transit aims to slow the expansion of parking areas and reduce polluting emissions by reducing traffic on the two Sherbrooke campuses and in certain areas of the city.
For inter-city transport, there is a network of buses that travel between Sherbrooke and the major urban centres (Montréal and Québec City). These stop at the Main Campus and the downtown Sherbrooke terminal. There are special student rates.
For more information, visit the Sherbrooke Public Transit Web site (en français).
To get around, you can also rent a car, although this can be costly.
Several companies offer short-term car rental services:
Most driver licences issued abroad are valid in Quebec, but some restrictions may apply. To find out if your driver’s licence is valid in Quebec, please visit the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) Web site.