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Montréal Trudeau Airport Reviews

You might be wondering why whenever you search for YMQ, it goes directly to Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport which is YUL. Well, to enlighten you, YMQ is a sort of one-size-fits-all code that encompasses all airports in the Montreal metro area.  In a nutshell, YMQ is the general code for all Montréal, and YUL is the specific airport code for Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. And, besides, you’ll never see “YMQ” on anyone’s luggage tag!

Montréal Trudeau Airport Reviews-Pierre TrudeauMoving forward, Montreal’s original airport, Saint-Hubert Airport, was no longer adequate for the city’s needs. The Minister of Transport purchased a land that was considered the best location for a new airport. The airport was opened then (in 1941) as Dorval Airport with three runways. During its continuous growth, the airport’s name was changed to Montreal–Dorval International Airport in 1960.

In 2004, in honour of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, the airport was renamed Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport by the federal government.

Airport Facilities

Montréal Trudeau Airport Reviews-foodAs the largest airport in Quebec and one of the most busiest airports in Canada, Montréal Trudeau Airport sure is a busy airport everyday. But, that won’t be a problem because several facilities are available throughout the airport. 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.

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, confectionery and electronics shops. Newsagents are located in all areas of the terminal.

Montréal Trudeau Airport Reviews-Aéroport Montrèal-TrudeauThere are 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. Restrooms are everywhere but, unfortunately, shower rooms are not available. Sleeping at the airport is allowed, although passengers are restricted to landside only.

The airport is open for 24 hours, and free WiFi is available but only for 60 minutes. Travellers just have to connect to the “YUL Wi-Fi” network. Additionally, internet kiosks are available throughout the terminal.

Getting To and From

Montréal Trudeau Airport Reviews-Société de Transport de MontréalThe airport can be reached from Montreal directly along the Côte-de-Liesse Highway 520. Other means is through public transportation: a free minibus service links the airport with Dorval station. Or, the Société de Transport de Montréal runs a 24-hour express service between YUL and central Montreal. Taxis and limousines are readily available outside the terminal, on the arrivals level, with a set fare of C$40.

Location – Traffic – Service

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Montréal Trudeau Airport  is situated 20 km (12 miles) west of Montreal, and serves as the hub for Air Canada. The public international airport still has three runways which had successfully accommodated 15,517,382 passengers last year. There are plans to construct a light rail service, titled Train de l’Ouest, with a station at the airport, by 2020.

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Contact Information:

  • Airport Code:         YUL
  • Phone Number:     +1 514-394-7377
  • Website URL:         http://www.admtl.com/
  • Address:                Québec, Canada

Overview

Though, it seems there’s another story told online in Montréal Trudeau Airport reviews. Based on 109 reviewers, the airport deserves a 3/10 rating. As one reviewer said, “there is just too much chaos.” Another reviewer complained that he lived for years in Montreal and used the airport often. This past week demonstrated how antiquated YUL is. Getting off a US flight from Vegas, for hundreds of metres, neither myself nor other passengers could locate, find, and figure out where to find Air Canada’s transit check in. To see more of these Montréal Trudeau Airport reviews, click here.

 

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5 Most Popular Cities in Canada by FlightHub

Canada is one of the countries tourists and travellers do not just dream to visit, but dream to live and start a family in. Did you know that roughly 30% of Canada’s total landmass is occupied by forest? How should we put this, “Prostitution is legal in Canada.” Well, not all can make this legal.
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Some of Hollywood’s biggest and hottest stars come from up North. Name one? The actor who played Deadpool. Well, he’s not just famous in Deadpool. Ryan Reynolds sure had made his name legendary.

Hint! National flag: Canada’s flag became official on February 15, 1965, almost 100 years after it became a country in 1867. Canada had used approximately 13 different flag designs since 1497, before the maple leaf.

1. Quebec
5 Most Popular Cities in Canada by FlightHub-Quebec

Known as the largest province in Canada, the city plays host to some of Canada’s most beautiful countrysides. Quebec City is one of the oldest settlements in North America, French-speaking, and home to the Château Frontenac, a 19th-century hotel that dominates the city’s skyline.

2. Vancouver
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Some mistakenly think Vancouver is the capital of Canada. It is not. Though, Vancouver has been named the “best place to live in the world” more than a few times. The west coast city in British Columbia boasts a buzzy cultural life, a rich platter of ethnically diverse restaurants, and a cosmopolitan population. One of the popular destinations is the Capilano Suspension Bridge. And, this is the city where Mount Washington Alpine Ski Resort is located.

3. Ottawa
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The capital of Canada, Ottawa became known as “Silicon Valley North” during the technology boom of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Public Service of Canada and the high-tech industry generate the most jobs. Ottawa is the Canadian home to technology heavyweights Bell Canada, Cisco Systems, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei Technologies, and IBM. More famous for its Niagara Falls and Niagara Wine region.

4. Montreal
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The second-largest city in Canada, Montreal is France’s home away from home. The city’s official language is French which is spoken by more than half of the population. The French also lend the city its sense of cool laid-back chic. It is a cultural hub with more than a few international flavours, and boasts more than 100 festivals a year.

5. Toronto
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The largest city in Canada and arguably the best-known. Just so you know, Toronto is not the country’s capital (Ottawa is), but it is the Ontarian. Like a more civilised, clean-cut New York, Toronto has its skyscrapers downtown, glitzy shopping in Yorkville and Bohemian districts in Queen Street West. The most popular destination and landmark of the city is the CN Tower, which hathe world’s tallest, at 1,815 feet.

Pro Tip: If you’re planning to visit the 5 Most Popular Cities in Canada by FlightHub, make sure to do your research first; also try looking to book your flights using online travel agencies as they tend to, on average, reduce airfare costs by about 43%; one of the few good ones is JustFly.com.