Montreal-Trudeau International Airport is located approximately 20km, or 12 miles from downtown Montreal, and is the largest airport in the province of Quebec, Canada. It is also rated as the third busiest airport in the country, as it handles around 13 million passengers every year. The airport is known by its IATA code of YUL, and as the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, in honour of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. The airport has a wide selection of facilities, including car hire companies such as Avis Montreal-Trudeau Airport. Avis is present at the majority of Canadian airports, and is a popular choice of car rental company.
Montreal-Trudeau Airport has a large terminal that is divided into three concourses. The terminal buildings were recently renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the airport’s growing passenger numbers, and now features a new international arrivals hall, a new customs hall and a new baggage reclaim area for international passengers. The parking garage of the airport was also expanded. Since the terminal was built in the 1960’s it hadn’t changed much, and therefore the modernization and expansion of the airport buildings was greatly needed. The airport can now easily handle fifteen million passengers per annum. The Montreal-Trudeau Airport car rental companies, including Avis, have their rental counters on the ground floor of the multi-level parking garage. Avis is open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 06:00am and 01:00am, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 07:00am to 01:00am. Avis is therefore available to meet passengers on the majority of the airport’s arrival flights.
A rented car from Avis is best reserved in advance of your arrival at Montreal Airport. Online reservations often provide the cheapest rental rates, and earlier bookings bring peace of mind in knowing that your ideal car will be ready and waiting at the airport for your arrival. Any additional item of equipment required for travelling in Canada should also be reserved early. Avis has child seats that are suitable for infants and toddlers, booster seats ideal for older children and satellite navigation systems for all drivers who are unfamiliar with the roads of Montreal. The GPS units hired provide accurate directions in voice or visual mode, and are equipped with colour touch-screens and easy-to-use interfaces. They also come pre-programmed with an extensive list of points of interest that may include medical services, restaurants, places of business, shopping centres and tourist attractions.
Avis hand controls for disabled drivers will also require an advanced reservation, as they are only available on certain types of automatic vehicles and will need to be fitted prior to your arrival. The entire airport complex of Montreal-Trudeau is accessible to disabled persons, and the car hire companies also offer various services to ensure their comfort. A person unable to drive due to disability may still be the primary renter of the vehicle, provided that he/she is accompanied by a person with a valid drivers license. From Montreal-Trudeau Airport, hand controls and the additional driver used by a disabled person are free of charge.
In general, persons 25 years of age or older are permitted to hire a car from the Montreal-Trudeau Airport car rental companies, but Avis also allows younger drivers to rent a car. Persons between the ages of 21 and 24 can hire cars such as the Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Accent Sedan and the Chrysler 200 Sedan found in the categories of Economy, Compact and Intermediate, but may not choose a vehicle that is considered as a luxury model, minivan, 12-passenger van, SUV or a specialty car. Younger drivers will also pay an additional underage fee that could amount to $20.00 CAD per day of car hire. The primary renter of a vehicle from Avis will need a valid drivers license (those issued in Canada and the United States are accepted) and a major credit card such as American Express, AT&T Capital, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, JCB, GE Capital and Diner’s Club. Avis Charge Cards may also be used at Montreal Airport. Drivers with foreign licenses will need to confirm with Avis which documents are required to validate the rental contract.
Avis offers a large number of cars in their Specialty category, and they are a range of interesting models. Some examples include the Fiat 500 Sport, Hyundai Genesis, Dodge Challenger RT, Ford Mustang GT Convertible, Cadillac CTS, BMW 328I, Jeep Wrangler and Lincoln Navigator, which is a large and luxury SUV for seven passengers. More usual car rentals, besides those mentioned above, are similar to the Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Grand Caravan, Ford Escape, GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Suburban and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The Dodge Grand Caravan is a Minivan for seven passengers. Avis also offers their customers vehicles from Premium and Luxury categories, such as the Chrysler 300 Limited and the Chrysler 300 Hemi.
Avis one-way hire services can be arranged from the rental location of Montreal-Trudeau Airport. One way hires permit customers to return their cars to a different rental location, and could be a more convenient option for certain travel itineraries. Keep in mind that snow tires are mandatory for rentals in the province of Quebec during the winter season, and they will cost a few extra dollars per day of car hire (up to a maximum of $3.99 CAD per day). Further car rental details are available from Avis, Montreal-Trudeau Airport.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Intl Airport
975, Boulevard Romeo Vachon
(North Local LV3)
Montreal, PQ, H4Y 1H1, CA
Telephone Number: (1) 514-636-1902