If you want to visit Canada, it is advisable to rent a car at Montreal YUL airport, just because of the long distances and the sometimes patchy local traffic. Book your desired car online at Driveboo in the price comparison and you will have your desired car for pickup at Montreal Airport. Canada is a popular tourist destination and one of the world's wealthiest countries. Its infinite, untouched landscape and its cultural idiosyncrasies are well known.
The car hire companies at the airport are located on the right hand side when you leave the arrivals area. Among other places, you will find Montreal Airport:
Aéroport International Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau de Montreal with the IATA code YUL is the busiest airport in Québec and ranks fourth in terms of passenger numbers and aircraft movements in Canada. Approximately 130 destinations are served from Montreal, 35 of them in Canada. The airport is located in the Montreal suburb of Dorval. It can be reached by bus from downtown Montreal; regional and national bus companies provide connections to the cities of Québec, Gatineau, Trois-Rivieres and the Canadian capital Ottawa in Ontario.
Montreal-Trudeau Airport consists of a two-storey terminal divided into four different zones:
There are two different areas in the public part of the airport. One is intended for the check-in of flights within or outside of Canada except the USA, the other is for flights departing to the USA. Both public areas are equipped with self-check-in kiosks, a prayer area, shops and cafés. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the airport, as well as baggage carts, ATMs and restrooms.
When passengers arrive in Montreal-Trudeau from an international destination, they will be greeted by a huge and bright arrivals complex before they pass through customs and then leave a level deeper into the baggage claim area and finally the international arrival area. The Aérogalerie programme places works of art from all over the country to present the city's artistic and cultural history. The works are displayed throughout the airport in shop windows, illuminated columns, temporary exhibitions in the international arrivals complex and a permanent collection of various artists from the city.
The domestic gates accessible via security checkpoint A are divided into two parts: a gate connected to the main terminal by an underground tunnel and another gate at the main terminal. These parts of the airport are the only areas that were part of the original terminal. Although they have been rebuilt, the space is limited and the waiting rooms are usually smaller than the rest of the airport. Nevertheless, a new row of shops was opened in April 2016 for passengers near Gate 1.
The international gates, which can also be accessed via security checkpoint A, are intended for flights to destinations outside Canada and the USA. In this area, travellers can shop, eat and relax with a variety of boutiques, restaurants, cafés and one of Canada's largest airport duty-free shops. There is also a Balnea SPA, which offers travellers various wellness facilities.
In the international departure area there is a large area where passengers can relax before their flight. A rest area has been set up near Gate 57 to relax or read in a quiet environment with cushions and darkened lights. There are more than 1000 seats with charging stations and USB ports in the departure area as well as three water dispensers for filling water bottles.
The Société de Transport de Montréal, abbreviated to STM, currently operates four regular bus lines that run around the clock to Trudeau International Airport. Three of the four routes can transport passengers to and from the Dorval bus station and train station, just a few minutes' walk from the Via Dorval stop. There is a shuttle bus service between the airport and the Via Dorval stop.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operates a bus from Trudeau Airport to Ottawa Station only for Air France KLM customers taking off or landing from Ottawa. From 2016, Air-France KLM will have three daily bus connections between these cities. Air France also operates a bus service from the airport to Sainte-Foy station in Quebec City for its customers.
The airport can be reached via motorway 20 or motorway 520, a branch of motorway 40 leading directly to the airport. Both motorways lead to the Dorval motorway junction, the driver has to take the exit to the airport.
|Destination||Distance from Montreal Airport (YUL) in km/h||Distance from Montreal Airport (YUL) in mph|
|Ottawa||183 km||113 mph|
|Québec||276 km||171 mph|
|Montmorency waterfalls||283 km||175 mph|
|Niagara falls||655 km||406 mph|
Petrol prices have risen dramatically since the turn of the millennium in particular, but are still well below European levels. One should consider however, when planning a trip, that even the inexpensive gasoline alone can tear a big hole into the travel cash due to the amount of kilometers travelled. In addition, even normal-sized rental cars often have large six-cylinder engines and are correspondingly thirsty.
It has proved to be a good idea to fill up the tank completely before every longer distance, even if half or more are still in it. On some routes it is difficult to find a new petrol station when it matters.