Montréal-Trudeau Airport (YUL)
The airport, in full, is called Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport after a former Canadian Prime Minister. The name is daring because Trudeau just built a new airport, north of the city, that had become the new airport of Montréal. It was a flop. That airport (Mirabel Airport) was almost only for used for cargo transportation. Montréal-Trudeau processes 11 million passengers per year. In order to capture the growth in passenger numbers there are major renovations being carried out. After completion the airport will have a capacity of 20 million passengers per year.
Prices are given here in the Canadian dollars, €1.00 = CAN $1.46 (November 2006).
The airport has a high speed train connection with the center of Montréal, that was constructed in 2008, the station is below the new Marriott Hotel.
Car and bus
The airport is 25 kilometers southwest of Montréal along Highway 20. From Montréal the airport is also accessible via the Côte-de-Liesse Highway 520. There are plans to reconstruct the roads around the airport to encourage the flow of traffic.
The Aérobus (tel: +1(0)514 842 2281) maintains a shuttle connection from the airport to the bus station in Montréal (Berri Station). Several buses leave from this bus station to several hotels in the center of the city. More information about these shuttles is available (tel: +1(0)514 843 4938). Long distance buses also leave from the airport to several destinations in Canada.
Car rental - Montréal-Trudeau Airport
In the Arrivals Hall there are counters from car rental companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Taxis are in front of the Arrivals Hall. A ride to downtown Montréal costs approximately CAN $35.00.
Right in front of the termina, there is a garage (ProxiParc). The places that are close to the terminal are for short-term parking, the rates are CAN $6.00 per half hour or CAN $25.00 per day, and the other places are for long-term parking, CAN $16.00 per day. A little further away is the InterParc where you can park for CAN $10.00 per day, and behind there is the new EconoParc for CAN $9.00 per day or CAN $49.00 per week. There are shuttle buses going between these parking areas to the terminal. For information about parking you can call the Parking Coordinator (tel: +1(0)514 633 3016).
There is a Marriott Hotel that was constructed in 2008, this hotel is directly connected with the Transborder Terminal. Right by the airport is the Montréal Airport Hilton Hotel (tel: +1(0)514 631 2411). Other hotels in the immediate vicinity of the airport are: Auberge de l’ Aéroport (tel: +1(0)514 828 5080), Hôtel Aéroport (tel: +1(0)514 735 5702) and Ramada Aéroport (tel: +1(0)514 733 8818). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
The airport has a good range of shops. There are 33 in total, spread over the Domestic, Transborder (US) and International Terminals. There are 21 snack bars, cafes and restaurants.
There is a window for storing baggage in the Arrivals Hall, directly next to this, is the counter for lost and found items (tel: +1(0)514 636 0499).
There are several general information counters spread throughout the airport. There are also special telephones where you can directly contact the information counter.
The airport facilities were greatly improved with the opening of the Marriott Hotel, which was opened in 2008. There are facilities available in the Hilton Hotel (see Hotels). Aéroports de Montréal has a VIP lounge with fax and computers in the Departures Hall, Air Canada has three lounges that are by the gates.
The airport hass excellent accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators, restrooms and telephones. Wheelchairs are available. There are a limited number of places reserved for the disabled in the parking garage right in front of the terminal. For further information and assistance you can call the Access Services (tel: +1(0)514 633 3016).
There are banks, money exchange offices and ATM's. There is a silence center in the Departures Hall. For domestic flights, passengers can check themselves in, the machines for this are by entrances 1, 2 and 4. For First Aid you can go to one of thegeneral gnformation counters.
975 Roméo-Vachon Boulevard North
Québec H4Y 1H1
Telephone, fax, email
Telephone: +1(0)514 394 7377
Fax: +1(0)514 633 3068
Email: through the contact form
IATA airport code: YUL
ICAO airport code: CYUL