Montreal Trudeau Airport

Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)


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 12 miles (20km) west of Montreal.

Getting to the city

There is an airport bus service into the centre of Montreal and to the major downtown hotels.


GMT -5 (GMT -4 from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November).


Tel: +1 (514) 394 7377.

Car rental

Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National and Thrifty are represented on site.

Airport Taxis

Metered taxis are readily available and can be found waiting outside the baggage reclaim area on the ground level. There is a minimum charge for a trip from the airport of C$17. The fare to downtown Montreal is fixed at C$40.


The Departures Level offers ATMs and bureaux de change, as well as duty-free and other shops. A variety of restaurants, bars and cafes are available on both levels and wifi access is available from anywhere in the terminal. Business facilities are available in the VIP lounges. Disabled travellers are well catered for; passengers with special needs should contact their airline in advance.


Short-Term parking is charged at C$6 for the first 20 minutes and C$37 per day; and indoor parking is available in HotelParc, charging C$8 for 20 minutes and C$36 per day. Long-term parking is cheapest in Econoparc at C$18-C$25 per day and C$110-C$145 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.




Wifi is available in the terminal, and is free for one hour.

Business Lounges

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.

Montreal Trudeau Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.