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Flights to Montreal

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Book your flights to Montréal with Canadian Affair and you can fly direct to Canada from both London Gatwick and Glasgow. Here you will find great low-cost flights to Montreal with no stopovers and a comfortable flight experience. Montréal is the perfect city to fly to in order to experience French Canada’s charm. Montreal is the second largest French-speaking city in the world, after Paris, so make sure to brush up on your français!

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Best time to fly to Montréal

Montreal is a beautiful destination for a Canada holiday all year round. In summer, Montréal is perfect for al fresco dining at the wealth of street food trucks and exploring the stunning architecture of the city. In winter, the romantic cobbled streets are wonderfully festive - reminiscent of old Europe, and the legendary local diners are packed with hungry visitors wanting a warm meal of poutine and other local dishes. Montréal boasts some of the best culture and dining experiences in Quebec; from hip coffee shops and Instagram-worthy artisan ice creams, to fine dining that’s easy on the wallet or a special treat.

Our partner, Air Transat operates flights to Montréal up to 3 times a week during the summer on a Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday. Prices for flights to Montreal start from £319 per person return, including taxes and charges.

The Gatwick to Montréal service offers onward connections to Toronto & Quebec City. Flights to Montréal are also available on a connecting service via Toronto.

 

Montréal Pierre Elliot Trudeau Airport facilities

When you fly to Montréal-Trudeau airport, you will find some great facilities to make your onward journey to Canada even better. If you need any extra assistance then please let us know via email or by calling 0203 424 6305 and we will help to arrange it for you.

Airport services include:

- Porter services

- Wheelchair assistance

- Free Wi-Fi

- Children’s play areas in most boarding lounges

- Free digital books

- Free luggage trolleys

 

Travelling to and from Montreal airport

Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is located just 12 miles from downtown Montréal, which makes it easy to travel from the airport to your chosen accommodation in the city. Transport options include the 747 bus line or public bus services into the city or you have the option to take a taxi or rent a car from the airport.

Car hire – There are a number of car rental companies available from Montréal including Alamo, Avis, Hertz and National. We also offer Avis car hire for your Canada holiday which can be booked through the Canadian Affair website.

Taxis & limos – Available from Arrivals, licensed taxis and limos offers fixed fares to downtown Montréal - $40 for a taxi and $55/$60 for a limousine.

Bus 747 Express – This service runs 24/7 between Montréal-Trudeau airport and the central bus station in Montréal. Fares are a flat $10 and the journey takes 45-60 mins depending on traffic.

Intercity Trains – VIA rail provide a shuttle service from Montréal airport to their station in Dorval if you are continuing your Canada holiday by train.

Regional Shuttles – Coach services like Orleans Express and Greyhound provide affordable transport to other Canadian cities including Ottawa, Québec City and Gatineau.

Hotel Shuttles – Many Montréal hotels provide a complimentary shuttle service from the airport. Please contact your chosen hotel to arrange this service.

 

Flights to Montréal from London Gatwick

Here is some useful information about flights to Montréal from London Gatwick and the aircraft that will be making the journey:

Origin:  LGW – London Gatwick

Destination:  YUL - Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

Distance:  5,243km

Flight length:  7h 25m

Aircraft operating this route:  Air Transat Airbus A310 and Airbus A330

 

p>Flights from London Gatwick in the UK to Montréal, Canada operate up to three times a week during the summer on a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Prices start from £319pp return, including taxes and charges.

The Gatwick to Montréal flight service offers onward connection flights to Toronto and to Québec City. Flights to Montréal are also available on a connecting service via Toronto.

As London’s second largest international airport, Gatwick Airport is well-equipped with modern facilities to ensure a smooth and comfortable journey. Located just 28 miles from Central London, a strong road and public transport network make it easy to reach via car, rail, coach, bus or taxi.

 

Flights to Montréal from Glasgow

Here is some useful information about flights to Montréal from Glasgow and the aircraft that will be making the journey:

Origin: GLA - Glasgow

Destination: YUL - Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

Distance: 4,796km

Flight length: 7h

Aircraft operating this route: Air Transat Airbus A310 and Airbus A330

 

Located to the west of Glasgow city centre, Glasgow Airport is easy to reach by car via the M74 or M80 and has several car parks if you are travelling by car. The airport is also easy to reach by public transport, thanks to the First 500 Glasgow shuttle which runs every ten minutes and thanks to the buses that operate routes across the city.

 

How much do things cost in Montréal?

Prices in Montréal are similar to other large cities, meaning that there are plenty of stores and establishments to suit a variety of budgets. For meals, drinks, and activities in Montreal, there are wining, dining, and shopping options to suit all holiday types. Whilst you’re enjoying your time in Montreal, don’t forget to sample the local dish, poutine! See below for some approximate average prices:

 

Exchange rate approx.: $1.00 = £0.58

 

Taxi from airport to city centre

$40

Public bus from airport to city centre

$10 

3km taxi ride in Montréal

$10

Metro or bus ride in Montréal

$3.25 

Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$14

Meal for 2, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$63

Combo meal in a fast food restaurant

$9

Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught)

$6

Cappuccino (regular)

$3.50

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre bottle)

$1.75

Water (0.33 litre bottle)

$1.40

 

Montréal weather

Montréal traditionally has warm, humid summers and cold winters. Montreal winters aren’t as sunny as in prairie cities like Calgary, but the city receives a lot of deep snowfall in the winter which it takes full advantage of, turning Montreal into a winter wonderland. Montreal’s winter calendar of events is packed with world famous festivals and parties. Don your ski jacket and dancing shoes and party at Igloofest, a huge open-air music festival in the -20°C weather! Or visit the beautiful Montreal en Lumière Festival and have a Nuit Blanche enjoying the food, art, and live performances.

Summer in Montreal usually enjoys a good amount of warm, sunny days with temperatures reaching over 30°C. August tends to be the rainiest time of year and July is the warmest. There’s plenty to do during the warm weather in Montreal. Stroll down the Village at Pied-du-Courant, a re-purposed park boardwalk full of artisan markets and live music. Or why not explore Little Italy, Laurier Park, or Mile-Ex, some of Montreal’s best-loved hangout spots?

See below for yearly average high temperatures in Montréal:

Average temperature in Montreal, Canada

 

Montréal insider information

Take inspiration from the experts when you fly to Montréal, with some of the best things to see and do in the area:

Why you need to visit Montreal's Underground City

The best of Canada's summer festivals

Highland fever in Montreal

Montreal's Old Port

Montreal Just for Laughs festival

 

 

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