The old city is eminently walkable — indeed, the only way to get around comfortably is on foot. Narrow, winding, often crowded streets would be a nightmare in a hired car.

Wear flat, comfortable shoes — this is a very hilly place! At CAD2.00$, the "Funiculaire" (elevator or cable car), moves between the Upper and Lower town. It might be more pleasant to walk down the hill instead. Another inexpensive way to navigate  between Upper and Lower Town is the Écolobus; the fare is CAD 2.00.$ per person, to be paid cash (no change given).

Most of the shopping in the Old Town is souvenir, with some expensive but unexciting clothes shops around the Basilica de Quebec area (the original 19th century La Maison Simons headquarters is the exception, with exclusive clothing and accessories) , and some very down market boutiques on Rue St -Jean.

The major stores are towards the suburbs. The Laurier mall (350 stores) is about a 20 minute bus ride away from the Old Town, through buses nr 11 (Upper Town only), or express buses 800 and 801 (Lower and Upper Town). Buses leave from beside the Hilton, among other places, and there is a flat fare of CAD2.50$, payable to the driver (exact fare required). You may buy tickets for a cheaper price in all convenience stores.

If you don't rent a car, a taxi is the only way in from the airport. Approx. CAD34$ flat rate(+tips).