Montréal Airport Arrivals (YUL)

Montréal–Trudeau International Airport

Airport codes:
IATA airport code: YUL
ICAO airport code: CYUL
Alias: Montréal-Dorval International Airport

Address: 975 Roméo-Vachon Blvd. North Dorval, QC H4Y 1H1, Canada
Phone: +1 514-394-7377

YUL Arrivals today

Schedule Time Estimated Time Origin Airline Flight Status
12:45 February-28 12:13 Cancun (CUN) Flair Airlines F82101 landed
12:48 February-28 12:36 Washington (DCA) Air Canada Express AC8822 landed
12:55 February-28 13:12 Paris (CDG) Air Transat TS111 delayed
13:10 February-28 15:07 Algiers (ALG) Air Algerie AH2700 delayed
13:10 February-28 13:37 London (LGW) Air Transat TS729 delayed
13:15 February-28 14:03 Tunis (TUN) Tunisair TU202 delayed
13:18 February-28 Ottawa (YOW) Air Canada Express AC8008 scheduled
13:20 February-28 13:18 Toronto (YYZ) Air Canada AC410 estimated
13:22 February-28 13:31 Deer Lake (YDF) Air Canada Express AC7719 estimated
13:32 February-28 13:22 Charlotte (CLT) American Eagle AA5029 estimated
13:40 February-28 Toronto (YTZ) Air Canada Express AC7962 scheduled
13:53 February-28 Rouyn-Noranda (YUY) Air Canada Express AC7982 scheduled
13:55 February-28 13:44 Vienna (VIE) Austrian Airlines OS73 estimated
14:00 February-28 14:18 Doha (DOH) Qatar Airways QR763 delayed
14:00 February-28 13:22 Mexico City (MEX) Air Canada AC994 estimated
14:00 February-28 Quebec (YQB) PAL Airlines PB831 scheduled
14:02 February-28 Pittsburgh (AGC) L.J. Aviation LJY976 scheduled
14:11 February-28 Chicago (ORD) Air Canada Express AC8960 scheduled
14:12 February-28 Sept-Iles (YZV) Air Canada Express AC7989 scheduled
14:30 February-28 14:05 Orlando (MCO) Air Transat TS821 estimated
14:31 February-28 Toronto (YYZ) Air Canada AC7058 scheduled
14:34 February-28 13:54 Sydney (YQY) Air Canada Express AC8093 estimated
14:36 February-28 Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Air Canada Rouge AC1603 scheduled
14:42 February-28 Bedford (BED) NetJets scheduled
14:42 February-28 Bedford (BED) NetJets canceled
14:50 February-28 14:33 Varadero (VRA) Sunwing Airlines WG6353 estimated
14:55 February-28 14:22 Punta Cana (PUJ) Air Canada Rouge AC1791 estimated
14:55 February-28 14:29 Geneva (GVA) Air Canada (Star Alliance Livery) AC885 estimated
14:55 February-28 14:26 Cancun (CUN) Air Canada Rouge AC1883 estimated
14:55 February-28 14:35 Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Air Transat TS2845 estimated
14:58 February-28 14:37 Tampa (TPA) Air Canada Rouge AC1617 estimated
15:05 February-28 15:33 Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Flair Airlines F81101 delayed
15:10 February-28 15:03 Zurich (ZRH) Swiss LX86 estimated
15:15 February-28 Toronto (YTZ) Porter PD2473 scheduled
15:17 February-28 14:50 Dallas (DFW) Air Canada Express AC8812 estimated
15:20 February-28 Toronto (YYZ) Air Canada AC414 scheduled
15:24 February-28 Philadelphia (PHL) American Eagle AA5796 scheduled
15:24 February-28 15:16 Calgary (YYC) WestJet WS212 estimated
15:25 February-28 15:18 Paris (CDG) Air France AF342 estimated
15:35 February-28 15:26 Rome (FCO) Air Canada (Star Alliance Livery) AC893 estimated
15:35 February-28 Toronto (YYZ) Porter PD119 scheduled
15:40 February-28 Puvirnituq (YPX) Air Inuit 3H705 scheduled
15:45 February-28 15:28 London (LHR) Air Canada AC865 estimated
15:45 February-28 15:18 Paris (CDG) Air Canada AC871 estimated
15:58 February-28 Quebec (YQB) Air Canada Rouge AC1965 scheduled
15:58 February-28 New York (EWR) United Express UA3715 scheduled
16:00 February-28 15:41 Varadero (VRA) Air Canada Rouge AC1747 estimated
16:05 February-28 15:52 Cayo Largo del Sur (CYO) Sunwing Airlines WG6315 estimated
16:11 February-28 15:37 Los Angeles (LAX) Air Canada AC776 estimated
16:23 February-28 Ottawa (YOW) Air Canada Express AC8010 scheduled
16:30 February-28 16:37 San Jose (SJO) Air Canada AC958 estimated
16:40 February-28 Santo Domingo (SDQ) Arajet DM720 scheduled
16:40 February-28 Toronto (YTZ) Air Canada Express AC7968 scheduled
16:44 February-28 Orlando (MCO) Air Canada Rouge AC1637 scheduled
16:47 February-28 Vancouver (YVR) Air Canada AC304 scheduled
16:48 February-28 Detroit (DTW) Delta Connection DL5178 scheduled
16:51 February-28 New York (LGA) American Eagle AA4772 scheduled
16:55 February-28 San Francisco (SFO) Air Canada AC760 canceled
17:00 February-28 New York (JFK) Delta Connection DL5128 scheduled
17:02 February-28 New York (LGA) Air Canada Express AC8639 scheduled
17:05 February-28 Denver (DEN) Air Canada AC1074 scheduled
17:05 February-28 16:56 Amsterdam (AMS) KLM KL671 estimated
17:07 February-28 New York (LGA) Delta Connection DL5263 scheduled
17:08 February-28 Boston (BOS) Air Canada Express AC8607 scheduled
17:11 February-28 Saint John (YSJ) Air Canada Express AC8045 scheduled
17:13 February-28 New York (EWR) Air Canada Express AC8943 canceled
17:15 February-28 Kuujjuaq (YVP) Canadian North 5T163 scheduled
17:16 February-28 Fredericton (YFC) Air Canada Express AC7921 scheduled
17:17 February-28 Halifax (YHZ) Air Canada Rouge AC1597 scheduled
17:20 February-28 Toronto (YYZ) Air Canada AC418 scheduled
17:20 February-28 16:24 Punta Cana (PUJ) Air Transat TS399 estimated
17:20 February-28 Cancun (CUN) Sunwing Airlines WG5364 scheduled
17:20 February-28 Philadelphia (PHL) Air Canada Express AC8860 scheduled
17:22 February-28 Washington (IAD) Air Canada Express AC8726 scheduled
17:23 February-28 Chicago (ORD) United Express UA3410 scheduled
17:24 February-28 Detroit (DTW) Air Canada Express AC8584 scheduled
17:25 February-28 16:58 Sint Maarten (SXM) Air Transat TS285 estimated
17:30 February-28 Bathurst (ZBF) Air Canada Express AC7721 scheduled
17:30 February-28 Atlanta (ATL) Delta Air Lines DL801 scheduled
17:36 February-28 Miami (MIA) Air Canada AC1209 canceled
17:45 February-28 Cancun (CUN) Air Transat TS539 scheduled
17:50 February-28 Montego Bay (MBJ) Air Transat TS485 scheduled
17:55 February-28 Fort Lauderdale (FLL) Air Canada AC1005 scheduled
18:03 February-28 Calgary (YYC) Air Canada AC322 canceled
18:03 February-28 Washington (DCA) Air Canada Express AC8824 canceled
18:06 February-28 Edmonton (YEG) Air Canada AC336 canceled
18:15 February-28 Toronto (YTZ) Porter PD2483 scheduled
18:16 February-28 Toronto (YYZ) Porter PD125 scheduled
18:19 February-28 Toronto (YYZ) scheduled
18:20 February-28 La Grande Riviere (YGL) Air Inuit 3H705 canceled
18:20 February-28 18:10 Munich (MUC) Lufthansa LH474 estimated
18:20 February-28 Punta Cana (PUJ) Sunwing Airlines WG4335 scheduled
18:20 February-28 Toronto (YYZ) Air Canada AC420 scheduled
18:25 February-28 Montego Bay (MBJ) Air Canada AC923 scheduled
18:35 February-28 Winnipeg (YWG) Air Canada AC376 scheduled
18:35 February-28 18:25 Casablanca (CMN) Royal Air Maroc AT208 estimated
18:35 February-28 19:17 Istanbul (IST) Turkish Airlines TK35 delayed
18:40 February-28 Toronto (YTZ) Air Canada Express AC7972 scheduled
18:45 February-28 Punta Cana (PUJ) Air Canada AC945 scheduled
18:46 February-28 Chicago (ORD) Air Canada Express AC8962 canceled

Montréal–Trudeau International airport arrivals

Montréal – Trudeau International Airport is located 12 miles south of the city of Montréal. It is the third busiest airport in Canada. There were 236,908 YUL airport arrivals in 2019. There have been a drop in passengers last years since the pandemic but running ahead to the busiest year ever in 2023.

The airport is also called ‘Aéroport International Montréal-Trudeau’ in French. It is also sometimes called Montréal–Dorval Airport because of its location in Dorval, Quebec. The airport serves people from Montreal and the surrounding area, regions in Quebec and eastern Ontario. Although the location is in Canada, it can also be useful for passengers travelling to the US as it is close to the border. The airport is named after the former Prime Minister Pierre Ellitt Trudeau. The Montreal Mirabel is largely responsible for the cargo transport, while Aeroports de Montreal (ADM) takes care of the operational tasks for passenger transport.

It is the busiest airport in Quebec and comes in third place in the country of Canada. Most airline routes remain in Canada itself or head south with destinations in the US. In addition, there are also planes to Europe, South America, Caribbean, Europe, and Asia. The largest airline at the airport is Air Canada. Other carriers based at Montreal Trudeau airport are Air Transat and Air Inuit.

Top routes from YUL
Montreal airport History

The first flights to Montreal took place in 1927. That was at Saint Hubert airport. Because the demand for flights increased, a new airport had to be built. A piece of land was bought by the government at the Dorval Race Track. The new airport was opened in 1941 with the first Montreal airport arrivals with 3 additional runways. After a few years, more than 200,000 passengers used it every year. It soon reached the first million after ten years of opening.

Fifteen years after opening, a new terminal was put into use. This immediately became Canada’s largest terminal. The innovations led to it becoming Canada’s gateway from Europe. Its continuous growth was expanded, but it would be expected that it would soon reach the new maximum capacity. As a result, another airport was designed and built: Montreal Mirabel International Airport. There was a transition in which the flights to and from the US were still carried out but the rest transferred to the new airport in 1975. Montreal Mirabel airport became the largest airport in the world and more international airlines came with more routes.

Due to the Montreal’s economic decline and the larger aircraft from Europe, airline routes to Toronto Pearson airport changed. This also ensured that all flights went back from Maribel to Dorval Airport in 1987. Since 2004, Dorval airport has been called Montreal Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport.

Groun transportation Montreal airport

The airport is quite close to the city center and is easy to reach. It is in the southern area near Dorval.

  • Car rental: Rent a car after arrival. There are several car rental companies such as National, Dollar, Enterprise, Avis and Hertz to help you out with a rental car. They have counters in the terminal to arrange a car for you.
  • Taxi: If you want to continue traveling by taxi after arrival, you can arrange a taxi at the arrivals level. If you want to travel downtown there is a fixed price of $41. All other routes are calculated by meters.

Other alternatives:

  • 747 bus express: it runs 24/7 between the Montreal airport and downtown. Travel time is approximately 50-70 minutes. There are also several hotels that offer a shuttle service.
  • Train: If you want to travel to regional or further destinations, you can choose to travel by train. There are connections to Quebec City, Ottawa and Toronto.
  • Rideshare: You can also order an Uber with the online application. Another alternative is the Eva application.

If you want to pick up or drop off passengers from the airport yourself, you can do that at the special drop-off or pickup locations. You are not allowed to park here for any length of time. You could also use the free CellPark waiting lot for the pick location.

Montreal-Trudeau International Airport, also known as YUL, offers a variety of parking options to suit the needs of travelers. Here are the main parking choices, along with their differences, advantages, disadvantages, prices, and distances to the terminal:

  1. Terminal Parking:
    • Differences: Terminal parking is the most convenient option, located right in front of the airport terminal.
    • Advantages: It offers the shortest walking distance to the terminal, making it ideal for short trips or those willing to pay a premium for convenience.
    • Disadvantages: Terminal parking can be more expensive compared to other options.
    • Prices: Expect to pay around CAD 7-10 per 30 minutes, with daily rates ranging from CAD 40 to 50.
    • Distance to Terminal: Within walking distance.
  2. Multi-Level Parking:
    • Differences: Multi-level parking is still close to the terminal but slightly farther than the terminal parking.
    • Advantages: It’s more budget-friendly than terminal parking while still providing relatively easy access to the terminal.
    • Disadvantages: Rates are higher than economy parking.
    • Prices: Approximately CAD 5-7 per 30 minutes, with daily rates around CAD 30-40.
    • Distance to Terminal: A short walk away.
  3. Economy Parking:
    • Differences: Economy parking is the most cost-effective option but is farther from the terminal.
    • Advantages: Economical for longer trips, and shuttle service is available to transport you to the terminal.
    • Disadvantages: It requires more time to reach the terminal, and the shuttle may not be as fast as walking from the closer lots.
    • Prices: Expect to pay around CAD 5 per 30 minutes, with daily rates around CAD 20-25.
    • Distance to Terminal: Shuttle service is available; the time varies.
  4. Hotel Parking:
    • Differences: Some nearby hotels offer parking and shuttle services for travellers.
    • Advantages: Hotels often provide competitive rates, and you can combine parking with accommodation for added convenience.
    • Disadvantages: You’ll need to factor in the shuttle schedule and potential overnight stay costs.
    • Prices: Rates depend on the hotel, but they can be cost-effective.
    • Distance to Terminal: Varies based on the hotel’s location and shuttle frequency.
  5. Valet Parking:
    • Differences: Valet parking offers a premium service where an attendant parks your car for you.
    • Advantages: It’s the most convenient option, with staff handling the parking process.
    • Disadvantages: Valet parking is the most expensive choice.
    • Prices: Typically, CAD 40-50 per day.
    • Distance to Terminal: Drop-off and pick-up right at the terminal entrance.

The choice of parking at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport depends on your preferences, budget, and travel plans. If convenience is a top priority, terminal or multi-level parking may be your best options. If you’re looking to save money, economy parking is the most budget-friendly. Remember that prices and availability can vary, so it’s a good idea to check the official airport website for the most up-to-date information and any special promotions.

Parking locations


Montreal Airport terminal

The terminal consists of two floors. Upstairs are the Check-in desks to access the gates via the security check. These gates are also divided into 3 parts, for domestic flights, U.S. flights and other international flights. Upon Montréal flight arrivals you will land on one of three runways (11,000, 9,600 and 7,000 feet long). When you arrive you will have to go down one floor in front of the baggage claim area where you will end up in the Montréal arrivals hall.

Montreal-airport-arrivals-terminal Passenger stats

Montreal-Trudeau Airport is actually continuously expanding the airport and offering more capacity. This is also necessary because the Montréal–Trudeau airport arrivals have been increasing rapidly in the last 10 years. They went from 12 million passengers to 20 million in 2019. Of these, there are slightly more international flights than domestic flights. The airport is heading to a new record in 2023. So far it’s about the year before the pandemic. However, domestic arrivals declined but international arrivals increased a lot.

Eat, drink and shop

Not every shop, bar or restaurant can be reached at the airport. The ground floor is the arrivals area. This is actually accessible to everyone. For example, you can eat and drink there at Subway or Pub John Molson. There are some shops available. There are also several options before departure. These are divided into publicly accessible, the Canadian part, United States part and a place in the terminal on the first floor for all international flights.

Flight routes Montreal Airport

Many of the domestic Montréal–Trudeau flight arrivals are operated by Air Canada, WestJet, PAL Airlines and Porter Airlines. Flying to the USA you often do with United Express, Delta Air Lines, American Eagle and Air Transit. Mexico is also important to the airport. There are many Montréal–Trudeau arrivals from Aeroméxico and Sunwing Airlines. Some of these destinations are the following:

There are many more flights to the US, Caribbean but also Europe. Some of the busy escape routes are as follows: