Flights to Montreal

Flights to Montréal

Book your flights to Montréal with Canadian Affair and you can fly to Canada from both London Gatwick and Glasgow. Here you will find great low-cost flights to Montréal and a comfortable flight experience. Montréal is the perfect city to fly to in order to experience French Canada’s charm. Montréal is the largest French-speaking city in North America and the second-largest in the world, after Paris, so make sure to brush up on your français!

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Best time to fly to Montréal

Montréal 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. The local diners are packed with hungry visitors 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.

Our partner, Air Transat operates cheap flights to Montréal up twice a week during the summer on a Tuesday and Thursday.

The Gatwick to Montréal service offers onward connections to Toronto & Québec City. You can also fly to Montréal 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 Montréal airport

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

Car hire – There are several 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 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl 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 from London Gatwick to Montréal 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


International 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. This makes finding a cheap flight to the city even easier.

The Gatwick to Montréal flight service offers onward connection flights to Toronto and 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 international 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 easy to reach by public transport, thanks to the First 500 Glasgow shuttle. This runs every ten minutes and thanks to the buses, it operates 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 Montréal, there are wining, dining and shopping options to suit all holiday types. Whilst you’re enjoying your time in Montréal, don’t forget to sample the local dish, poutine! See below for some approximate average prices that Montréal offers:


Exchange rate approx.: $1.00 = £0.58


Taxi from airport to city centre


Public bus from airport to city centre


3km taxi ride in Montréal


Metro or bus ride in Montréal


Meal, inexpensive restaurant


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


Combo meal in a fast food restaurant


Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught)


Cappuccino (regular)


Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre bottle)


Water (0.33 litre bottle)



Montréal weather

Montréal traditionally has warm, humid summers and cold winters. Montréal winters aren’t as sunny as in prairie cities like Calgary as the city receives a lot of deep snowfall in the winter. It does take full advantage of the weather with Montréal turning into a winter wonderland. Montréal’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 Montréal en Lumière Festival and have a Nuit Blanche enjoying the food, art, and live performances. Winter is a popular time to visit the city and you can check out our different holiday packages for the season and the rest of the year by looking at our Montréal holidays

Summer in Montréal 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 Montréal. 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


Attractions in Montréal

Montréal is a city you can visit time and time again because of its incredible attractions and the activities you can do. Here are just some of the highlights you can enjoy during your holiday to Montréal:

Saint Lawrence River – Enjoy activities like windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, kite surfing and even whale watching. Between May and October, up to 13 species of aquatic mammals are found in the salty waters of the St. Lawrence (River and Gulf), including blue whales.

Parc Jean Drapeau – You can visit the likes of the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, the Jean-Doré Beach and enjoy colourful gardens. The park also hosts lots of other events throughout the year, but one of the most popular is the dragon boat races.

Notre-Dame Basilica – The first Gothic Revival style church to be built in Canada is a must-visit. You can go on a guided tour and find out more about events such as the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1984 and some celebrities who have got married here.

Mount Royal Park – This 200-hectare city park is home to the highest point in the city and it offers spectacular views of downtown Montréal from the Belvédère Kondiaronk lookout.

Montréal Science Centre – Home to interactive exhibitions on science and technology as well as an IMAX cinema, the science centre is a popular attraction. The Montréal Science Centre is also beautifully located on the King Edward Pier in the Old Port of Montréal.


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:

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