Montreal Trudeau YUL Airport Terminal Map Overview

Main Terminal / Concourses at Montreal Trudeau YUL Airport

Checking in, Passenger Terminal Layout of Montreal Airport and Formalities regarding Transfers:

Checking in at Montreal Airport: 
As more and more airlines participate in various self-check-in options, it is important that you check with your airline first as to which service they participate in:
1. Web check-in: Follow instructions, print out your boarding card at home or at Airport's check-in kiosk, along with luggage tags for checked baggage.
2. Mobile check-in:  Use cellphone or web-enabled PDA - check with your airline for user terms. At the Airport, print out your boarding card & baggage tags. Note that some airlines now send your boarding card as a bar code directly to your mobile device. For printing you can use the self-service kiosk at the Airport by identifying yourself with your bar code.
3. Self-service kiosks at the Airport: You can check-in yourself and your party: Follow on-screen instructions. For identification, you can use either credit or loyalty card, passport or bar code. Or you can manualy enter information. You can use the kiosk for luggage check-in, choose your seating and print your boarding cards for each flight segment of your travel itinerary. More options will be added later.  
SecurXress offers priority passage through security for all departures, other an US-bound flights, for up to five persons. After confirming regisration by replying to an SMS, use the SecurXpress line.
NEXUS/ Global Entry - along with CANPASS Air, are self-service programs for frequent flyers, designed for low-risk travelers.
At Montreal Airport all self-service kiosks offer luggage-tag printout - note, however, not all airlines participate in this service. 
International Departures/ Arrivals:
1. Passengers flying to the U.S may use the new automated 'generic self-baggage-drop stations' which only need four clicks to complete the process. 
2. BorderXPress APC kiosks reduce US Customs inspection
by 89 percent, & passenger wait time is cut in half.  
3. All international Arrivals, including Canadian citizens, need to go through Canadian Customs.

Montreal Trudeau International Airport has one large two-level passenger terminal,  which had been extensively updated in recent years and offers so-called 'jetties' (Concourses A, B & C). It is also being expanded during two construction phases until 2016. Recently new commercial zones were addedin the public and international areas of the terminal.
The very large international arrivals area has a customs hall and baggage-claim. The public arrivals hall was also enlarged.  A transborder departures hall was added, adjacent to the transborder jetty. The new hall occupies two floors inside the Marriott Hotel and currently includes a check-in area, a U.S. Customs area, a pre-boarding screening checkpoint, various shops and a baggage-claim room.

The Terminal is divided into four areas.
1. The public area is for visitors and passengers alike, while there are three restricted areas;
2. the domestic area (with gates 1-15 & 17-34, currency exchange & ATM machine); 
3. the international area (with gates 47-62 and an ATM machine);  and
4. the transborder area (for E.U. & U.S. with gates 72-89)  has a new international arrivals complex, a customs hall and baggage claim area, 2 separate jetties (concourses) for US & international flights.  Airline ticket counters are near their check-in counters on the departures level; tour operators also have counters there near entrance door 1. 

Other services and amenities inside the passenger terminal: Self-service kiosks, some equipped with luggage tag printer, are now available (some airlines allow you to receive your boarding card in the form of a bar code sent directly to your mobile phone). The public arrivals hall offers an Information counter, foreign exchange office, ATM machine, hotel reservation counter, payment station, a café & bar, mini-market, flower shop. The tourist information counter is in the international arrivals area near carousel 6.
Lounges at Montreal Trudeau:
1. First Class Lounge, accessible to all passengers, is in the International Concourse, at gate 53.  
2. Air Canada VIP Lounge is in the Domestic Area, near gate 3, Transborder Area, near Gate 74, and International Area near gates 52-53. 
3. Air France/KLM VIP Lounge is in the International Area, near gates 55-57.
4. National Bank World Master Card / Red Carpet Lounge at international gate 53 (tel. 51-636-7638 or visit )

Transportation via Aerobus, taxis, limousines, is available directly outside of the terminal, while all rental car services are in one kiosk located in the multi-level parking area across from the terminal’s ground floor. 

A. Procedures for Passengers Departing for, or Arriving from, the United States:
1. Passengers departing to the United States: It is recommended to arrive at least 3 hours before scheduled flight, particularly for flights departing 4-9am & 3-5pm and Holidays & Spring Break. Proceed to the US departures area, which is at the far western end of the passenger drop-off area near entrances 7-11. Or you can access the departures area from the multi-level parking garage via walkway on level 3. The new departures area also connects to the public area of the central terminal building.
2. Passengers arriving from the United States:  Upon arrival at Montreal Trudeau Airport, you go through Canadian Customs and check the illuminated display panels for your assigned carousel number, then proceed to the baggage claim area where you find baggage trolleys. Your airline representative can, at your request, also call for a porter. Before proceeding to the public hall, hand your customs declaration card to CBSA border services, where you might be directed for further manual inspection or search, if deemed necessary. The secondary inspection also has a foreign exchange counter.

B. Flight Connection Procedures and Rules:
1. Flight connection from & to Canada: Just confirm your departure gate number on the flight screens. However, if you leave the restricted area, make sure to have your boarding pass with you and return timely to your gate.
   2. Flight connection to/from Canada to the United States: (a) If your flight originated in Canada and you have a boarding pass for a flight to the U.S., follow US connections signs, go through security screening & proceed to U.S. Customs. Your checked baggage will be automatically transferred (US Customs may recall your baggage for manual inspection).  (b) If your flight originated in the US and you have to take connecting flight to an international destination you can (i) go to the special international connections customs counter, should your airline offer the option of automatic transfer of your luggage; or (ii) pick up your luggage from the carousel, follow international arrivals procedures and then US departures procedures – if your airline doesn’t offer automatic transfer of your baggage.
    3. Flight connection to/from Canada to International Destination: (i) If your flight originated in Canada and you have a boarding pass for a flight to an international destination, simply confirm your departure gate number on the display screens. However, if you leave the restricted area, make sure to have your boarding pass with you and return timely to your gate. If you don’t have a boarding pass, obtain one at your airline’s check-in counter. (ii) If your flight originated outside of Canada or the US & you need to connect to a Canada destination, clear Canadian Customs. Do pick up your baggage immediately after passing Customs, which you then take to the connecting flight counter. Thereafter follow normal Canadian departures procedures & pass through security checkpoint A. Any liquids over 100 ml must be put into your checked luggage.
     4. Flight connection from an International flight to the United States: If your flight originated outside of Canada or the U.S. and you need to connect to a US destination, you have two options depending on whether your airline automatically transfers your baggage or not: (a) if it does, and you have a boarding pass to your connecting flight, proceed via a connecting flights corridor (avoiding Canadian Customs), go through US Customs and your checked baggage will be automatically transferred (US Customs, at their discretion, can recall your baggage for manual inspection). (b) if the airline does not offer auto transfer of your baggage, you have to pick it up from the carousel & follow first normal international arrivals procedures, then U.S. ones.
    5. Flight connection from an International to an International Destination: If your flight originated outside of Canada or the US and you have to transfer to another international flight, you have two options, depending on your airline: (a) If your airline transfers your baggage automatically, go to the special international connections customs counter. (b) If your airline does not transfer your baggage automatically, pick up your baggage from the carousel, then follow then normal international arrivals procedures and thereafter international departures procedures.

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