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I am traveling to your airport from USA. And will connect then to Milan Italy. After,clearing customs do I have to obtain my luggage. And then carry it to the gate of my next flight? Or will the airline just keep it and route it on my next flight?
We are flying with 2 small dogs from Halifax through Montreal to Fort Lauderdale. How easily is it to move through the airport? Moving through Toronto Airport is terrible and takes a great deal of time. Is it much smoother going through US customs in Montreal? Thank you
Yes, Montreal handles far fewer transborder passengers than Toronto.
Hi, we are flying from Halifax and arrives in YUL at 6pm. We will have two and half hours layover before taking a bus to Quebec. What can we do during this two and half hours? Any restaurants in the domestic arrival terminal?

Many thanks.
I am a U.S. citizen with Global Entry, departing from Montreal with a 6:30 AM flight on United Airlines. I will have a bag that needs checked. How early should I arrive to check-in?
5 AM at the latest.
My 14 year old son will be flying home solo for the first time this summer. He flies in from YSJ and out to LAX so he will need to go through US customs, etc. Where can he go to get assistance to make sure he makes it to his connection gate? I am concerned that he might be overwhelmed and become confused.
The Montreal airport is very simple and not too big. If he just follows signs to US departures when he arrives in Montreal he can't screw up too bad.
I am flying from Ottawa to MTL for a connecting flight to US destination. Is there a dedicated passage way to get me from my domestic arrival gate to my US departure gate and through US customs? is it far? how much time will it take?
Yes, in Montreal you will follow signs to US Departures. You'll want at least 45 minutes for your connection.
Hi, I am traveling from Halifax to Vancouver and will make a transfer at the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) with only 45 minutes. is this enough time for the domestic transfer? Will I be required to change terminals? I will only have carry-on luggage. Thank you!
Montreal only has one terminal. You have enough time.
Hi... The flight leaves from calgary, lands in Montreal and 1 hour and 15minutes later leaves for Frankfurt. No ned to pick up luggage. Just wondering if the two terminals are close or if its a long walk before I book the flight? Any suggestions? Thanks
Montreal only has one terminal. All you have to do is walk from your arrival gate to your departure gate.
I am coming in domestically from Toronto, but I only have a 40 minute layover to make my international flight to France. I am not travelling with any checked luggage, and I was wondering if this would be enough time to go through the airport. The layout, 2 levels of this airport confuses me.
I will be flying from Scotland to New York La Guardia (LGA) via London Heathrow (LHR) and Montreal (YUL) in June. I have a fairly tight turnaround time in YUL: arriving from LHR at 1615 and leaving for LGA at 1800. I'm pretty sure my bags can only be checked as far as YUL (because I have to pay for checked bagge between YUL and LGA), so I have to collect them there, then re-check them for the flight to LGA. I have never been to YUL before and I'm very nervous that 1h 45m won't be enough time to allow me to clear Canadian customs, collect my bags, recheck them and then go through security and US pre-Customs clearance. Can anybody let me know if this seems feasible in that amount of time? Many thanks in advance.
Did you purchase two separate reservations? If all tickets are on the same reservation then your bags will be checked to LGA and you won't have to do anything with them in Montreal. In Montreal if your bags are checked through then you can proceed directly to US Immigration and Customs preclearance.
Thank you for the response, much appreciated. Unfortunately, the return tickets from the UK to YUL and then from YUL to LGA are on separate reservations (we had to do this due to my fiance's travel plans whilst in North America). I suspected that we would probably have to pick up our bags in YUL and check them again to go to LGA. If this is the case, do you know if 1h 45m is likely to be enough?