Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) Information
(Montreal, Quebec - QC, Canada)
Quebec province's main transport hub is the Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. It is in fact Canada's third-busiest airport, serving Montreal, the greater province of Quebec, and even the American states of Vermont
and New York
. In excess of 13 million passengers use this complex annually, on over 30 airlines that now serve more than 100 destinations around the Americas and Europe.
Most of the air traffic is international, mainly with Air Canada, which uses Montreal's airport as one of its principal hubs. Recent improvements to the terminal have both modernized it and added a wealth of new amenities, including a four-star Marriott hotel and a dedicated concourse for US flights.
The unique situation of Trudeau Airport means that the terminal is separated into domestic, international and US / Canada transborder areas. Each of the three zones has a good range of shops, eateries and other services, while there is also a VIP lounge.
Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)
Address: 975 Romeo Vachon Boulevard North, Suite 317, Montreal, Quebec, QC, H4Y 1H1, Canada, CA
Tel: +1 514 394 7377
The Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is situated on Montreal Island, just 12 miles / 20 km from the downtown area. The suburbs of Westwood, Ville St. Laurent and Pierrefonds are all within close proximity. Transport options here range from trains to shuttle buses, taxis and rental cars.
Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport Guide
- Currency exchange kiosks can be found in both Departures and Arrivals areas
- Porter services, a cloakroom and baggage secure services are offered
- A number of restaurants, cafés, snack shops and bars are found in all three zones of the terminal. These include Boulangerie de Montréal Cie and the Café Bar Métropole (public area), the Café Bar Bon Voyage and L'Escale Air Canada (restricted domestic area), Boulevard Express and Jugo Juice (restricted international area), and Burger King, Le Bar Sportif and Starbucks (restricted transborder area)
- Shops at the terminal sell the usual range of goods, including duty free, gifts, reading material and travel sundries
- Seven car hire firms are represented on the ground floor of the multi-level parking complex, in front of the terminal
- The TD First Class Lounge features Wi-Fi Internet, a business center, a bar, snacks and reading material
- The new Marriott hotel offers a complete accommodation experience and is directly connected to the terminal
- Six parking options are offered, including valet, short-term and long-term, adjacent to the terminal and in satellite lots
Cars and Taxis
Three major highways run from the Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport to all areas of the city, via routes 20, 40 and 13. All taxis at the airport are licensed and use a fixed rate for downtown destinations. For journeys to destinations outside the downtown core, taxi meters are used. Private limousines are also available at the Arrivals area and several downtown Montreal hotels now offer pick-up services for their customers.
Four public bus routes service Montreal's airport in a system called the 747 Aéroport P-E-Trudeau / Center-Ville route. These low-step buses are designed specifically for airport transport and run 24 hours, seven days a week.
VIA Rail Canada services the airport from long distance destinations outside of Montreal, while Skyport runs a seasonal shuttle directly to the popular Mont Tremblant ski resort during the summer and winter seasons.