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Matt is our resident Montréal transit wizard.
Do you mean the Dorval airport? It’s right next to a train station (“Gare” in French), from which I believe you can take a commuter train into the central city (to Gare Lucien-L’Allier).
(It does not go to Gare Centrale. There are two train stations in downtown Montréal. However, they are fairly close together, I believe, and are both on the Metro.)
According to the linked page, the cost for a one-way ticket appears to be $4.25. The inbound schedule on a weekday appears to be infrequent, though: a train at 11:52, the next at 14:32.
You can take a shuttle bus between the Dorval train station and the airport terminal. That’s what we did when we went from Toronto to Vermont: we took a train from Toronto to Montréal Dorval, transferred to the airport to pick up our rental car, and drove the rest of the way.
The Montréal Metro:
The train from Dorval drops you at Lucien-L’Allier station. This is next to the metro station of the same name. The Metro costs $2.50 for one ride, or $9 for a day pass (“carte touristique”).
The Université de Montréal appears to be near the Université-de-Montréal and Édouard-Montpetit Metro stations. These are on the blue line; to get there from Lucien-L’allier, take the orange line in the direction of Côte-Vertu, and change to the blue line at Snowdon.
I believe that you can take a bus from Dorval downtown, but I have no idea how.
Matt did an amazing website about the Montreal Metro, showcasing its stunning art and architecture. It makes the Toronto subway look like an institutional bathroom.
Did I mention that I really really want to go back to Montréal?
[sub]Me? Metro envy?[/sub]