Flights from London to Montréal land at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), which is also known as Montréal-Trudeau. In London you’ve got a few departure airports to choose from, including London Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), and London City (LCY). There are around 1,695 weekly flights on this route, so the departure hub you choose could have a big bearing on what you pay for your tickets.
Choose London Heathrow, for example, and you’ve got several airlines who fly direct – including British Airways and Air Canada. You can fly indirect from here, too, which could reduce the cost of your ticket. Although London Heathrow is the most popular departure airport for London flights to Montréal, you may be able to find a bargain if you fly from Gatwick – Air Transat fly to Montréal from here and offer some great value deals. London City Airport is another option if you’re looking for cheap flights from London to Montréal, but bear in mind they’re all indirect.
Another way to save money on your airfare is putting some thought in to when you travel to Canada. January, for example, can be one of the cheapest times to fly to the province of Québec. But it’s cold and snowy, so pack wisely. In July, flight prices go up in line with Montréal’s summer temperatures, which means accommodation costs often rise at the same time.
FAQs about flights from London to Montréal
Which airlines fly from London to Montréal?
Airlines including Air Canada, British Airways, Iberia Airlines and Finnair all fly direct to Montréal from London Heathrow, while the likes of Virgin Atlantic, KLM, Air Canada and United Airlines all fly indirect. Air Transat offer direct flights from Gatwick, and West Jet and Aer Lingus also fly indirect. From London City Airport you can fly indirect with various carriers, including KLM and Alitalia.
Which airlines have the cheapest flights to Montréal?
Air Transat usually have the cheapest flights to Montréal, from London Gatwick.
Can I fly direct from London to Montréal?
Yes, you can fly direct to Montréal with Air Transat from London Gatwick and Air Canada from London Heathrow.
Which London airport offers the cheapest direct flight to Montréal?
For the cheapest direct flight to Montréal, look out for flights from London Gatwick with Air Transat. London Heathrow has some great-value direct flights, too.
How long is the flight from London to Montréal?
The shortest flight time is somewhere in the region of 7 hours and 5 minutes.
How do I get into Montréal from Montréal–Trudeau Airport?
The 747 STM bus line is the cheapest way to get into downtown Montréal from the airport – there’s an STM information counter for tickets in international arrivals. The journey into the central bus station takes up to an hour depending on traffic, and buses run 24 hours a day. It costs $10 for unlimited travel on the STM bus and metro network for 24 hours. There are also plenty of taxis at the airport, or – if you’re renting a car – head to the ground floor of the multi-storey car park in front of the terminal.
What are the top things to do in Montréal?
As the biggest city in the province of Québec, Montréal has plenty lined up for visitors. Start by climbing Mont-Royal, a huge, forest-clad hill that overlooks the city. Then soak up more of the great outdoors with a picnic at leafy Parc La Fontaine, or a stroll through Montréal Botanical Garden. While you’re there, discover Old Montréal, with cobbled streets that date back to the 17th century. The landmark sight here is the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal – a huge church with ornate stained-glass windows.
Do I need a visa to travel to Montréal?
British passport holders don’t usually need a visa to visit Canada for short periods, but you’ll need to get an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) before you travel. You will only need a visa if you intend to work or stay in Montréal for a longer period.