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Montreal - Chicoutimi (July 4)
Posted June 10th, 2012 - 8:47 am by from Leuven, Belgium (Permalink)

I'm a Belgian Flemish going for the first time overseas for visiting my big sis in Chicoutimi. She planned a gig for me the same day as I land in Montreal, so I want to get there as fast as possible.

If everything on the plane goes well, I'll be in Montreal round 9.45am July 4.

Anyone out there who can help me to get to Chicoutimi? I'll share costs for gas and could take the wheel if needed (if allowed with my belgian license)

Or if you have other ideas for transport, please share :-)

thanks to all,


Posted June 10th, 2012 - 2:54 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hello Sebastiaan,

Do you realise that Chicoutimi is 6 hours drive non stop from Montreal? To that you have to add probably an hour to get out of Montreal since it will be rush hour and also some time for lunch maybe halfway. Also, just getting out of the airport will probably take an other hour (retreive luggages, custom, ect...).

All that on top of your fligth, I don't think you will be in great shape for the gig your sister is planning, enven if you can make it in time...

People just don't realise the distances here compared to Europe. In Europe I was able to have breakfast in Prague, lunch in London and supper in Paris but don't try things like that here unless you can rely on a private jet.

I wish you luck but at your place I would start to make a plan B rigth away.

Posted June 10th, 2012 - 9:40 pm from Leuven, Belgium
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Posted June 10th, 2012 - 10:01 pm by from Toronto, Canada (Permalink)
You are brave, I would not do it.

However if you are put for it I would encourage you to go on th web site of Amigo Express. It's a bit too early for a ride on July 4th, but it's a web site that organises ridesharing throughout Qc. I am sure you'll find something. Tough you might have too do Mtl-Qc city and Qc city - Chicoutimi

Good luck