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Find the best car rental deals at Montreal Airport, Canada

Montreal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is the gateway to Quebec, and entry point to the great city of Montreal: foodie paradise, cultural powerhouse, and hub for historic architecture. Rent a car through Orbitz at the airport, and you’ll be in complete control of your explorations of this unforgettable part of Canada.

Renting a car from Montreal Airport: What you need to know

Once you’ve touched down in Montreal, it’s time to pick up your car. Here are some important things to bear in mind.

Which car rental firms operate from Montreal Airport?

Car rental operators with offices at Montreal Airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National and Thrifty.

There are many more car rental operators with offices throughout Montreal.

Where do I go to pick up the keys to my rental car?

You’ll get specific information about where to find your car rental operator after you book online.

The rental companies are easy to find at Montreal Airport, though, with all of them within walking distance in the same area in the Arrivals terminal – just follow the signs once you get through customs.

Where do I pick up my rental car from?

When you arrive at the car rental desk, you’ll go through all the relevant paperwork and will then be escorted to a nearby parking lot, where you’ll inspect your car for existing damage with a car rental employee. Make sure you’re happy with the outcome before signing off on it, otherwise you could end up paying out unfairly.

How many miles is Montreal Airport from the city centre?

Having picked up your rental car, it’s time to take to the road towards your hotel in Montreal. How long this will take obviously depends on where you’re staying, but as a general guideline, Downtown Montreal is around 25 minutes away, Old Montreal about 20 minutes away, and the trendy Plateau neighborhood around 30 minutes away.

Top destinations within easy reach by car

Montreal Airport is the main port of entry not only for one of Canada’s greatest and most unique cities, but also for the wider region of Quebec. Here are some highlights of the city and the surrounding area within driving distance.

Old Montreal

The historic heart of Montreal is where it all began, and it shows in its beautiful Old World, European architecture. Highlights to look out for include the Basilique Notre-Dame, which, like its Parisian namesake, is a Gothic masterpiece, and the picturesque Vieux-Port.

Journey time: Around 20 minutes

Distance: Approximately 12 miles

Saint Denis Street

Immerse yourself in Montreal’s French-speaking culture at the shopping hub of Saint Denis Street. The street is home to all kinds of stores and workshops, from traditional tailors to one-off bookshops and everything in between. It’s a car-friendly street, so drive along until something catches your eye.

Journey time: Around 20 minutes

Distance: Approximately 10 miles

Mont-Tremblant National Park

Hit the road and head north of Montreal to the wilds of Mont-Tremblant National Park for a country escape. This lovely park is home to six rivers, 400 lakes and streams, and dense forest, which you can hike, climb, canoe or kayak through as you see fit.

Journey time: Around 90 minutes

Distance: Approximately 80 miles