Sitting outside the core of downtown Montréal, Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport rests on the boomerang-shaped Island of Montréal. It’s the rare airport operated and managed by a non-profit organization without share capital. It is one of Canada’s busiest airports, serving mostly Quebec, Eastern Ontario and the Atlantic Provinces.
With the turn of the century, Montréal-Pierre Airport initiated an extensive modernization program to increase its capacity and heighten its level of customer service. These renovations included all new facilities, expanded parking and increased retail space to broaden passenger options, including cheap car rentals, eateries and shopping. Another major project was a four-star hotel that connects to the airport with an underground rail.
Montréal-Pierre Airport strives to streamline travel for all its passengers, even providing time savers like online parking reservations. So, when traveling to and from Montréal, expect to start the trip off right with Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport’s courteous and innovative service.
Montréal Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is the airport that meets the air travel needs to Greater Montreal. The airport is owned by the Aéroports de Montréal and is the hub for Air Canada. It is located at a distance of around 25 km from the city center in the suburb of Dorval, in Montreal, Quebec. Montréal-Trudeau is ranked as the busiest airport in Quebec while also featuring as the third busiest in the whole of Canada.
Popular car rentals also operate shuttle services from the airports. It is a wise idea to carry contact numbers of your desired rental agency so as to contact them for additional information on shuttle timings. Many of the car rental agencies also have their offices located in the ground level of YUL bringing you easy access to cheap rental options. Check out some of the following, popular car rental agencies featured at our site and at Montreal airport
Transportation: Visitors to the city can access the cheap transport services of city buses and shuttle services. Express bus lines from Socité de transport de Montréal operate 24 hours a day, while Orléans Express operate regular shuttle services from Montréal-Trudeau International Airport. Skyport is another cheap shuttle service provider. Greyhound services are also available, to select locales in the city. If you prefer cars, the best options are taxis and limousines for hire, as well as cheap car rentals that are easily accessible through the many popular car rentals agencies in Montreal.
YUL offers a wide range of activities that you can indulge in as your wait for the announcement of your flight. Between shopping, dining and relaxing in the airport lounge, you will find that long waits at the airport need not be an ordeal.
Shopping: Duty free shops are located in Gate 52 and 75. Many other shops such as Airport Florist, La Confiserie Sweet Factory, Sunglass Hut, Swatch, Bentley, Bizou, Maison de la Presse can also be found in the vast expanse of the airport complex.
Restaurants: A wide range of diners and restaurants offer variety of fare to passengers. Casey’s has a regular daily special, while at Jugo Juice you can enjoy protein shakes, sandwiches and wraps as well as fresh juices. You can feast on Sushi and other Oriental delicacies at Tatami Sushi, steaks and ribs at Houston, smoked meat and pizzas at Moe’s Deli and Bar or snack on sandwiches, salads at the other restaurants.
TD First Class Lounge: Unwind and relax and enjoy personalized service in the TD First Class Lounge. This luxurious lounge won the 2008 award for its design. With comfortable and spacious settings equipped with bar and light snacks, this lounge is the best place to while away your time between flights.
Hôtel Marriott Aéroport: If you have an extended stay, you can also find a room to spend the night at the Hotel Marriott. The airport has a direct link to the hotel and can be accessed by taking the elevator at the US departures terminal of the airport.