Montreal – Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport Car Rental
Montreal – Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport (IATA code: YUL) is the third largest and most important airport throughout Canada and is in Quebec region, on the island of Montreal, about 20 km from the city.
To be exact, the terminals are on the territory of Doval, while a runway and the offices are in Saint Laurent.
The airport is named after the homonym former Canadian Prime Minister, a prominent figure of the political life of the country. The airport is the main hub of the airline Air Canada and about 20 million passengers from all over the world transit here every year.
After having booked a rental car on RentalUp, you can pick it up upon arrival at Montreal Airport without any worries, so that you can set off on a on-the-road trip to Montreal and Quebec.
The city centre can be reached in about 20 minutes driving along the highways 20 or 520 and following the apposite driving directions. The car rental at Montreal International Airport is the best option for those who do not want to be bounded by the timetables of the public transportation and want to discover Canada in complete freedom.
Montreal: points of interest
Montreal is a lively and active city and the opportunity to take part into many events and festivals every year makes it the cultural and artistic capital of Canada.
The city is characterised by wide green areas, the largest one of which is Parc du Mount Royal, very frequented all year round, also to admire, from some panoramic locations, stunning views over Montreal.
Moreover, in the homonym district it is worth taking a walk observing some of the most important historic buildings in Montreal. Place d’Armes, where there is the imposing Basilique Notre-Dame, is very interesting, too: its construction dates back to the early XIX century and is characterised for being one of the most important places by all the Canadian people.
Thanks to the car rental at Montreal Airport, in the less cold period you can reach the old town, Vieux Montreal, and precisely Place Jacques Cartier and Saint Paul Street, where there are the most important palaces.
The Tour de Montreal is, instead, a very original attraction: with its 175 meters is the highest leaning tower in the world. It has, indeed, a unique architecture and is used for shows and concerts.
Montreal: art and culture
In wintertime Montreal is very cold, so that it is not possible to stay outdoor for too long. For this reason, a second city has been developed in the underground, the Réso, which hosts restaurants, cafes, shops, malls, hotels, museums and much more.
This particularity is an unmissable attraction for tourists and one of the most interesting places you should visit in Montreal.
Another very interesting place is the Bank of Montreal, whose building has an architectonical style that recalls the Roman Pantheon, on which decorative elements related to the Renaissance style are grafted: it is a truly fascinating mix. Moreover, inside it you can visit a very interesting and weird museum, that is the Bank of Montreal Museum.
Among the many places of worship, you cannot miss to admire the Basilica of St. Patrick: its inauguration dates back to 1847 and its architectonical style recalls the Gothic-French style. Regarding the museum offer of Montreal, we must absolutely mention the Museum of Archaeology and History, which stands up in a very symbolic location: it was built, indeed, in the area where the first Europeans arrived.
Taking advantage of the car rental at Montreal Airport, you can visit The Main, or St. Laurent Boulevard, which formerly represented the division between the Francophone and Anglophone communities; today it is the multicultural meeting point of the city, where you can find the bars most frequented by young people. Among the museums, it is also worth visiting the Museum of Fine Arts and the Canadian Centre for Architecture.