Lying on the Canadian island of Montreal in Quebec, the Montreal-Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport, or better known as Montreal-Trudeau Airport for short, measures 20km shy of the city centre. The airport was christened in honour of the country’s 15th Prime Minister for his unwavering dedication to the nation, and serves as Quebec’s main gateway today. Montreal-Trudeau Airport is an important strategic airport for Canada as it connects the country around the world efficiently, with international direct flights reaching up to five continents. The airport is segregated into domestic operations, international operations, as well as operations to and from the United States. Home to a range of amenities such as exclusive lounge services, retail boutiques, Duty Free shopping, and numerous dining options; passengers are bound to feel right at home upon arrival. Flying in for a transit? Check in to Marriott In-Terminal Hotel conveniently located just a stone’s throw away from your arrival gates! Notable carriers flying in and out of Montreal-Trudeau Airport includes Air Canada, Qatar Airways, Lufthansa, and British Airways.
How to get around
Getting downtown from Montreal-Trudeau Airport is highly convenient given the selections of both public and private transportations available. Bus services, particularly 747, run frequently throughout the day and night, ferrying passengers to and from the central bus station effortlessly around the clock. Neighbouring cities of Montreal are also accessible by coach services offered by multiple operators from the airport. Passengers may also opt to take a taxi into the heart of the city from outside the arrivals hall. The airport generally regulates all taxis picking arriving passengers up so as to ensure that only superior standards of services are delivered. Payment may be made through cash and sometimes credit cards.
The city proper is well connected by extensive metro networks, which provides an affordable and swift approach of exploring the city significantly. Montreal is however, very much pedestrian friendly with plenty of small lanes inaccessible by vehicles. To better appreciate the city, put on some great walking shoes and set out on your adventure. Nonetheless, do keep a constant eye out for oncoming traffic, as drivers in the city are not going to be the nicest people you have ever met.
What to see & do
With significant European influence, Montreal has been widely known to house the second largest French diaspora. Do pick up some basic French in advance to facilitate communication, although English is still widely spoken around the city.
Passengers with time to spare for a day’s trip can take a short 20 minutes’ drive down to Old Montreal, living testimony of the city’s rich culture and stunning antiquated architectures dating all the way back to the 17th century. Embark on one of the many walking tours available to soak up the spectacular visuals comprising rows of immortally etched structures in their full majesty; either accompanied with highly professional guides who will dish insightful knowledge about the area, or on your own with detailed maps to guide your paths. Here, visitors who wish to stay for the night can also choose from a wide array of accommodations; ranging from no frills lodging that comes at low costs all the way to posh hotels housed in classic