One of the busiest airports in Canada, Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (usually shortened to Montréal Trudeau International Airport) serves the greater Montreal area, including northern Vermont and New York State, from its location about 12 miles (20km) from central Montreal.
Serving nearly 13 million passengers each year, Montréal Trudeau International Airport is a modern facility with plenty of shops and restaurants, and other facilities to make the transition into Canada a smooth one. Unfortunately, the airport has a reputation for long queues and disorganised customs and security screening, however the friendly and helpful staff is always on hand.
Flights to Montréal Trudeau International Airport come in from all around the world, including international hubs like New York, Amsterdam, Cancun, Doha, Mexico City, Paris, Chicago, Lisbon, Panama City, Dallas, London, Rome and Barbados.
The airport is located 15 miles (24km) west of Montréal.
Getting to the city
There is an airport shuttle bus service into the centre of Montreal and to the major downtown hotels. The shuttle bus also transfers passengers between Montréal-Mirabel and Montréal-Trudeau airports, taking about 45 minutes. Taxis are also readily available.
GMT -5 (GMT -4 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).
Tel: +1 (514) 394 7377.
Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National and Thrifty are represented on site.
Metered taxis are also readily available and can be found waiting outside the baggage reclaim area on the ground level. The main taxi companies operating from the airport are Taxi Diamond (514) 273 6331, Taxi Champlain (514) 273 2435, Taxi Expert (514) 374 7171 and Co-Op Taxi (514) 636 6666. The usual charge for metered taxis is an initial charge of $3.15, then $1.45 for each extra kilometre. There is a minimum charge for a trip from the airport $15.
The Departures level offers ATMs and bureaux de change as well as duty-free and other shops. A variety of restaurants, bars and cafes, and shops are available on both levels and wireless Internet access is available from anywhere in the terminal. Business facilities are available in the VIP lounge. Disabled travellers are well catered for; passengers with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
Express Parc (for pick-ups and drop-offs) is charged at CA$4 for the first 20 minutes and CA$40 per day; short-term parking is available in Proxiparc and Hotel Park, charging CA$6 for half an hour and CA$19/CA$23 per day respectively. Long-term parking is cheapest in Econoparc at CA$14 per day and CA$75 per week, and the lot is connected to the terminal by a free shuttle service. Valet parking is also available; the reception area is next to the terminal.
Flights to Montréal Trudeau International Airport are available via Aeromexico, KLM, Lufthansa, Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, Continental, Delta, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Sunwing, United Express, American Airlines, US Airways and WestJet.
Wifi is available in the terminal, and is free for one hour.
The currency exchange office on the departures level offers p=copying services, and there are internet kiosks located throughout the airport, as well as wifi access.
Montréal-Trudeau Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.