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Cheap Flights to Montreal

There’s a definite old-world air to Montréal, but there’s no mistaking its vibrant new-world energy. Richly diverse, and pulsing with life and culture, Montréal is an exciting place to visit (and a difficult one to leave!)

Flights to Montréal

Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is the 4th busiest airport in Canada, with over 14 million passenger movements each year. It’s a major hub for Air Canada, the national airline. It acts as a major international gateway into Canada, with more than half its passengers being non-domestic. It’s located on the Island of Montréal, 12 miles from downtown.

YUL is divided into three concourses: one is dedicated to domestic flights, one to transborder USA-bound flights, and one to all other international destinations. The airport is served by all major Canadian and American airlines, with non-stop destinations on 5 continents. Ground transport is simple. Taxi fares to the city are fixed at $40 CAD, and there’s a 24-hour express bus service available at $10 CAD.

What to do in Montréal

Walking the city is a wonderful way to spend the day. Stroll through Old Montréal’s lovely historical architecture and ramble through the leafy McGill campus. Work up a good appetite: Montréal is a foodie’s paradise, rightfully renowned for its incredible restaurant scene. Try Toroli, a completely unique French-Japanese fusion spot, or the famous Au Pied de Cochon, for a decadent take of Quebecois cuisine.

There seems to be a never-ending parade of festivals in Montréal, especially in the summer and fall months. Music, art, comedy, food, film, literature, cultural holidays: this city knows how to celebrate. The biggest is probably the Fete de St-Jean-Baptiste, on June 24th, which coincides nicely with the Montreal International Fireworks Competition, held every Saturday from mid-June.

Advice for Tourists Visiting Montréal

While many people in Montréal do speak English, the city’s official language is emphatically French, and it will be helpful to learn a few common phrases before you go. The currency here is the Canadian dollar (CAD).

The best time to visit depends on what you’d like to see and do, but in true Canadian form, winters here are very harsh, especially for the uninitiated. The “Underground City” of heated walkways and complexes connecting metro stations makes it a bit easier to hide from the cold, a blessing when temperatures drop to 5 degrees. Summer in Montréal is lovely, but very busy, so you’ll want to book your accommodation well in advance.

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