Montreal Airport Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International

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    Guide to Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport (YUL)

    Montreal airport Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International is one of the busiest air hubs in Canada.
    ••• Montreal airport Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International is one of the busiest air hubs in Canada. Above: notice that imposing structure in the background? It's the highest point in Montreal. Photo by Flickr user BriYYZ

    Montreal airport Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International is one of Canada's busiest airports, servicing over 15 million passengers a year as of 2015 as well as handling direct flights to and fro 130 different Canadian, American and international destinations. Over 30 airline carriers operate regular or seasonal flights out of Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau.

    Keep reading below for more information on Montreal airport layout and passenger facilities as well as arrivals and departures.

    Plan Your Stay: Hotels Near the Montréal-Trudeau Airport
    Getting To and From the Airport: Public Transit, Shuttles, Car Rentals, Limos, Taxis and More
    See Also: Montreal Airport Parking: More Information

     

    Basic Montreal Airport Information

    Official Name: Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport or Aéroport international Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau de Montréal (formerly called Montréal-Dorval International Airport)

    Montreal Airport Code: YUL

    Address: 975 Roméo-Vachon Blvd. North, Dorval, Quebec ...MORE H4Y 1H1 Canada (map)

    Distance from Downtown Montreal: 20 km (12.4 miles)

    Phone Number:  (514) 394-7377 or 1-800-465-1213

    Flight Information: Montreal airport departures and arrivals

    Montreal Airport Radio Station: 88.1 CHDO-FM (broadcasts airport, tourist and road traffic information)

    Montreal Airport Layout: Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International is composed of one single terminal, facilitating the boarding of connecting flights. The terminal is divided into four sections: public, domestic, international and transborder flights to the United States. The first floor is for passenger departure check-in and the ground floor is for arrivals and baggage claim.

    Passenger Facilities: In addition to a duty-free shop, a National Bank World Mastercard VIP lounge accessible to National Bank World or World Elite MasterCard cardholders and a Marriott luxury hotel directly linked to the airport located one escalator ride from the United States departures terminal, Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport also offers passengers access to several bars, restaurants, cafés, a handful of boutiques (e.g., apparel, luggage, electronics, etc.) and a spa proposing massages, mani pedis and facial/body treatments.

    Internet Wi-Fi: free Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport.

    Connecting Flights: Baggage transfer and custom clearance protocol differ depending on originating flight and destination. Consult this page to properly prepare and avoid delays.

    Currency Exchange and Banking: Currency exchange counters and ATM machines are accessible at the airport.

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    Montreal Airport Transportation: Taxis, Car Rentals, Public Transit

    There are several transportation options to and from Montreal-Trudeau Airport.
    ••• There are several transportation options to and from Montreal-Trudeau Airport. Photo by Flickr user Gerry Lauzon

    There are several transportation options to get to and from Montreal-Trudeau Airport, covering the gamut of budgets, be it city bus, taxi, limo, car rental, train or complimentary shuttle. More below.

    Montreal Airport Info: Departures, Arrivals, Wi-Fi Access, Services, Layout FAQs and More
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    Plan Your Stay: Hotels Near the Montréal-Trudeau Airport

     

    Montreal Public Transit

    More than one bus passes through Montreal-Trudeau Airport, but the most convenient route by far is the 747 Express Bus. Fare is $10 and can either be bought at the airport or fare can be paid in exact change (no bills) in the bus itself. More details here on how to take the 747 Montreal-Trudeau Express bus.

     

    Montreal Taxis

    Montreal taxis are easy to find at the airport. Look for the central exit located in the arrivals section of the airport, on the ground floor. A dispatcher is standing by to assist. A standard fixed fee of $40 is set for trips from Montreal-Trudeau Airport to...MORE downtown Montreal. A minimum fare of $17 is imposed for other destinations from the airport. Note that fixed rates are subject to change without notice.

     

    Limousines

    Limousine services are readily available at Montreal-Trudeau without reservation. Look for the dispatcher at the central exit on the ground floor where the arrivals section is located. A standard fixed fee of $55 to $60 is set for trips from Montreal-Trudeau Airport to downtown Montreal. A minimum fare of $50 is imposed for other destinations from the airport. Note that fixed rates are subject to change without notice.

     

    Complimentary Hotel Shuttle Services

    Select Montreal hotels located near the airport offer free shuttle services.

     

    Regional Shuttle Services

    Travellers heading to Quebec City, Ottawa, Trois-Rivières and Mont Tremblant can book a bus ride for the next leg of their destination.  

    • Mont Tremblant
      Offered by Skyport from December through April.
       
    • Montréal-Trudeau to Trois-Rivières, Ste-Foy and Quebec City
      Offered by Orléans-Express. Several departures daily. Free Wi-Fi on board.
       
    • Montréal-Trudeau to Ottawa and Gatineau
      Offered by Greyhound. Several departures daily.

     

    Train Service

    Offered by Via Rail. ''VIA Rail Canada offers inter-city connections along the Ottawa-Montréal, Toronto-Kingston-Montréal and Québec City-Montréal corridors. A free minibus service is available between the VIA station in Dorval and the Montréal–Trudeau Airport.''

     

    Car Rentals

    Several car rental companies have service counters on the arrivals' ground floor. Companies include AlamoAVISEnterpriseHertzNational and Thrifty.

     

    More Montréal-Trudeau Information

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    Montreal Airport Parking

    Montreal airport parking can be free. Or cost a premium.
    ••• Photo by Flickr user abdallahh

    Montreal airport parking rates run the gamut from affordable to valet. The rule of thumb is the closer the parking spot, the more it costs.

    Plan Your Stay: Hotels Near the Montréal-Trudeau Airport
    Montreal Airport Info: Departures, Arrivals, Wi-Fi Access, Services, Layout FAQs and More
    Getting To and From the Airport: Public Transit, Shuttles, Car Rentals, Limos, Taxis and More

     

    Montreal Airport Parking: Short-Term Rates*

    Short-term parking is set at a flat rate regardless of how close to a lot is to the terminal. Parking at the Montreal airport for 20 minutes at a time is $5. The rate is subject to change without notice.

     

    Montreal Airport Parking: Free for Meters and Greeters*

    Meeters and greeters arriving by car to pick up passengers at the Montréal-Trudeau airport can park free of charge in the designated CellParc waiting lot BUT only if they remain in their car. Maximum wait time allowed is 60 minutes.

    Passengers can also be picked up in front of the terminal at the arrivals level or...MORE dropped off at the departures level BUT under no circumstances may drivers park in front of the terminal. If parking is required, then drivers must park in one of the paid parking lots.

     

    Montreal Airport Parking: 24-Hour and Long Term Rates*

    Terminal parking ranges from $20 to $35 a day. The more expensive spots are closer to terminal doors. Overall, terminal parking is a 3 to 6 minute walk to the terminal doors. Note that terminal parking clearance is 2.1 meters (6'10") and thus may not be suitable for all vehicles.

    Valet parking is available at $33 a day, available in close proximity to terminal doors without a reservation.

    EconoParc parking in sections P5, P6, P7, P8, and P9 ranges from $16 to $20 for 24 hours and is $69 for 7 days. EconoParc parking is either a 6 to 8 minute walk to the terminal doors or a 14- to 16-minute wait plus travel time to the terminal doors with a shuttle bus.

    AeroParc is the cheapest long-term parking of all, costing $13 for 24 hours or $65 for 7 days. AeroParc is 16-minute wait plus travel time to the terminal doors with a shuttle bus.

     

    Montreal Airport Parking: Indoor Parking*

    Indoor parking is available with HotelParc costing $5 for 20 minutes or $24 for 24 hours. The HotelParc lot is in close proximity to terminal doors.

     

    Plan Your Stay: Hotels Near the Montréal-Trudeau Airport
    Montreal Airport Info: Departures, Arrivals, Wi-Fi Access, Services, Layout FAQs and More
    Getting To and From the Airport: Public Transit, Shuttles, Car Rentals, Limos, Taxis and More

     

    *Parking rates, services and details herein are subject to change without notice. Always confirm details with Montreal-Trudeau Airport before heading out.

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    Montreal Airport Hotels

    Montreal airport hotels offer free complimentary shuttle services.
    ••• Photo by Flickr user Ville Oksanen

    Montreal airport Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International is in close proximity to several hotels with rooms at different price points. Many offer free shuttle bus services to and from the airport. The closest one of all is the Marriott Courtyard, which is directly linked to the airport, located one escalator ride away from the United States departures terminal.

    Note that hotels near the airport are more or less 20 km (12.4 miles) away from downtown Montreal, which is a roughly $50 dollar taxi ride to city centre in Canadian funds with tip. More on Montreal taxis.