Special offers and fares on flights to Montreal from Australia.
Montreal, with its road signs in French and its food and architecture reminiscent of the French capital, is the international gateway to the province of Quebec. Canada’s second biggest city is also a fascinatingly multicultural harbour city where you can enjoy green spaces and bicycle paths during the warm summers. Numerous festivals attract both locals and tourists in the summer months of June to September. In the winter months, Montreal is great for ice skating and even has its own underground city to escape the cold.
Australians can find flight deals to Montreal with one or two stops in Canada or in the United States. You can also fly via Asia.
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Montreal flight times
- From Sydney: 21 hrs 10 mins +
- From Melbourne: 22 hrs 30 mins +
- From Perth: 21 hrs 05 mins +
- From Brisbane: 28 hrs +
Airlines that fly to Montreal
- Air Canada
- Air New Zealand
- United Airlines
Montreal insider flight tips
- Your best bet for a one-stop flight from Australia to Montreal is to fly from Sydney or Brisbane via Vancouver (YVR) with Air Canada, via Los Angeles (LAX) with Qantas or via Beijing (PEK) with Air China. If you’re not one for spending long hours at a time on a plane, there are plenty of two-stop flights which don’t add much to the total journey time and are usually cheaper.
- Transiting in Canada or in the United States means you’ll have to clear customs, collect your baggage and check in again for your flight to Montreal. You’ll also need a valid visa or visa waiver if changing in the United States. Staying the night in your transit city could definitely make sense.
- Another option for travellers with enough time is to take a direct flight to Vancouver from Sydney or Brisbane. From there, Canada’s world-class rail network can take you on the scenic route to Montreal or elsewhere.
How to get from the airport
Montréal–Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is an easy one to navigate with international and domestic flights operating from the same terminal. It’s 20 kilometres to the city centre and you can get there in 45 minutes on the 747 express bus. This runs 24/7 daily to the city centre, ending at the bus station near Berri-UQAM metro station. You can buy a ticket as well as a 24-hour or 48-hour pass from an STM machine in the international arrivals hall. The pass is valid on the metro and on STM buses. If you don’t want to buy a ticket, you can also choose to pay the driver with coins. Alternatively, a free minibus service shuttles passengers to the nearby train station for rail connections on national provider VIA Rail Canada, including connections to Quebec City. Coach service providers Orléans Express and Greyhound can get you to surrounding cities like Québec City and Ottawa.
Taxis and limos are available near the central exit outside Arrivals with a dispatcher on hand to help. You won’t need reservations for either and fares are fixed to downtown Montreal or metered to elsewhere. A seasonal shuttle goes to Mont Tremblant in winter and you can find details regarding the shuttle on the airport’s website. You can also order an Uber car to pick you up from door six on the Departure level. You can find major car rental companies on the ground level of the multi-storey car park.