Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport Guide (YUL)
One of Canada’s busiest airports and the largest in Quebec, Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is located a short distance from central Montreal. Our Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport guide includes information on airport facilities, public transport options and local hotels.
A new direct rail link connecting Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport with central Montreal is planned to open for service by 2015. Additionally, the international area of the terminal (Concourse B) is due for redevelopment by 2016.
Information desks are located on the arrivals and departures levels. Courtesy telephones are situated throughout the airport, and self-service information points can also be found in various parts of the terminal building.
Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is situated off the east-west Highway 20, but can also be reached from Montreal directly along the Côte-de-Liesse Highway 520.
Rail: A free minibus service links the airport with Dorval station, 2km (1.2 miles) away. From here, VIA Rail (tel: (514) 989 2626; www.viarail.ca) operates services along the Ottawa-Montréal, Québec City-Montréal and Toronto-Montréal routes.
Bus: Société de Transport de Montréal (tel: (514) 786 4636; www.stm.info) runs a 24-hour express service (bus 747) between Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and central Montreal (journey time: 35 minutes; fare: C$9). Tickets can be purchased at the ICE currency exchange counter in International Arrivals. In addition, STM bus 204 operates between the airport and the Dorval transport terminus (journey time: 10 minutes; fare: C$3).
Shuttle: Shuttle services are available to destinations further afield, including Quebec City and Ottawa from Orléans Express (tel: (514) 395 4000; www.orleansexpress.com), Greyhound (tel: 1 800 661 8747; www.greyhound.ca) and Aeroshuttle (tel: 1 855 628 3883; aeronavette.ca).
Taxi: Taxis and limousines (tel: (514) 394 7377) are readily available outside the terminal, on the arrivals level, with a set fare (C$40) to the city centre – metered fares are available to other destinations.
There are postboxes in the terminal, and stamps can be purchased at some newsagents. Free wireless internet access is available throughout Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, and access is also offered at several internet kiosks. Public telephones can be found at various points.
A good range of bars, restaurants and cafés is available in the main departure and arrival halls, while there are also options near the gates. These include well-known international coffee and fast-food chains, as well as local bars and eateries.
Duty-free outlets and specialist shops can be found on the departures level and in the departure concourses. Among the options are retailers selling gifts and souvenirs, confectioners and electronics shops. Newsagents are located in all areas of the terminal.
There are no left-luggage lockers at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, but a cloakroom (tel: (514) 633 2076) is located in the arrivals area. The lost and found office (tel: (514) 633 3029) is also located in this part of the terminal. If an item has been lost on the airplane, the airline in question should be contacted. Luggage trolleys are available free of charge and porters (tel: (514) 636 8320) are also on hand to assist.
Other facilities at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport include a multifaith prayer room, video games for children, baby feeding rooms and shoeshine booths. The airport patrol staff are trained in first aid and can be reached by pressing the emergency button on all public phones in the terminal.
There are no conference facilities within the airport terminal, although there are VIP lounges equipped with fax machines and computers, including the TD First Class Lounge in the international departures area.
Extensive meeting and events facilities are available at the Marriott Montreal Airport (tel: (514) 636 6700; www.marriott.com), which is attached to the US Departures section of the terminal, and at a number of other nearby hotels.
Lifts connect all levels of the airport and wheelchairs are available for hire. Text telephones for the hearing-impaired are available throughout the terminal. Passengers requiring special assistance should contact their airline in advance.
Parking for disabled travellers is provided in the short-term parking lots. Disabled drivers who require long-term parking can park in the ProxiParc multistorey area at economy rates (although the full price must be paid upon exiting, whereupon the driver will then be reimbursed the difference). Please note: The shuttle bus from the EconoParc area is not suitable for wheelchair users.
There are short- and long-term parking facilities at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. The multi-level ExpressPark area immediately opposite the terminal building offers short-term rates. The adjacent ProxiPark also provides short-term parking, as well as long-term options, and is within a short walk from the terminal. The InterPark and EconoParc areas offer long-term rates, and the latter is linked to the terminal by a shuttle bus service that departs every 15 minutes. Additionally, HotelPark houses 250 heated spaces beneath the Marriott Hotel. Valet parking (tel: (514) 633 3440) is available from immediately outside the terminal building.
Car hire providers Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty have offices on the ground level of the ExpressPark multistorey car park.
One hotel is attached to the US Departures section of the terminal, while other accommodation options can be found near Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport – many of these offer shuttle services to and from the terminal. Our Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport guide includes the following hotels: