Book a non-stop flight from Toronto to Montréal for the perfect mix of business and leisure.
Named for Mount Royal – the city’s central hill – Montréal rises above all expectations. Whether you’re wandering through Old Montréal or the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, there’s no denying Montréal’s charm. With a European flair and a unique Canadian culture, there’s a vast variety of things to do in Montréal.
The city’s downtown core mixes towering office buildings with a sprawling restaurant scene at ground-level. If you’re looking for lunch, some of the best places to eat in Montréal are mere minutes from the city centre. Should you find yourself going further for food, the Montréal Metro provides a convenient ride throughout the city.
Montréal takes leisure seriously, providing enough activities to fill your evenings, weekends, and more. Experience the city’s culture through its robust restaurant scene, whether it’s a taste of history with French-inspired fare or more modern multicultural dishes.
For more history, take a walk through Old Montréal and stroll along the Quays by the Old Port. See some of the city’s oldest buildings, including the Notre-Dame Basilica.
Sports fans can find delight at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium on Mount Royal, where the Alouettes play football. Just a few kilometers away, hockey lovers can catch the Montréal Canadiens take to the ice at the Bell Centre.
Montréal has a great underground shopping scene, thanks to its Underground City. Go from the Eaton Centre to Place Ville Marie, through this subterranean system. Or, choose to stay on street-level for chic boutiques and vintage shops. Either way, you’re bound to find something new or old.
With a flourishing arts scene, music, museums, and galleries, you never need to go more than a few steps to discover something. Walking through Montréal is an attraction on its own and is one of the best ways to get around, for business or leisure. After flying from Toronto to Montréal, travel the city by foot, to really get to know Montréal.
No trip from Toronto to Montréal is complete without a walk along Saint-Laurent Boulevard. Known as the Main, Saint-Laurent Boulevard serves as both Montréal’s heartbeat and one of its major arteries. Like Toronto’s Yonge Street, the Main captures the character of the city.
The meridian of Montréal, Saint-Laurent Boulevard divides the city’s eastern and western quarters. This multicultural mainstay runs from Old Montréal, northward through Chinatown, the Plateau, Mile End, Little Italy, and beyond.
When walking along the Main, getting distracted is not only expected, but encouraged. Follow your nose and stop in at one of Saint-Laurent’s restaurants. With everything from trendy vegan fare to the meat-packed Schwartz’s Deli, you’ll never go hungry along the Main.
If you’re looking for something other than a meal, keep your eyes on Saint-Laurent’s shops. The boutique clothing stores offer amazing window-shopping, but it’s hard to resist stepping in.
Visit one of the many art galleries and experience the more experimental side of Montréal’s art scene. The Société des Arts Technologiques provides a unique artistic experience, along with inventive cuisine, pop-up shopping, and weekly launch parties – with the occasional dance party.
If you visit after dark, grab a drink or a dance in Saint-Laurent’s club district. Between René-Levesque Boulevard and Saint-Joseph Boulevard, you’ll find an abundance of nightclubs. For something more low-key, spend an evening in one (or more) of Saint-Laurent’s bars. Most of the Main’s bars are within range of the club district and range from hipster to homey.
As much as there is to do on Saint-Laurent Boulevard, sometimes it’s best to do nothing at all. Amble along the thoroughfare, stopping at every coffee shop that catches your eye. The people-watching here is second to none.
Saint-Henri’s history provides a storied backdrop for the neighbourhood it has become.
Formerly the centre of Montréal’s leather-tanning industry, Saint-Henri was once a working-class enclave in the city’s industrial southwest borough. With the closure of the area’s leather tanneries during the Great Depression, Saint-Henri fell into decline for decades.
Once again thriving, Saint-Henri now offers a fresh alternative to Montréal’s ever-cool Plateau area. Bordering Westmount to the north and Little Burgundy to the east, Saint-Henri provides great places to shop, including unique storefronts.
With the neighbourhood’s recent revival, new locales and converted artist studios sit alongside blue-collar greasy spoons and art-deco buildings. This old-new neighbourhood bustles with creative types, young families, and local old-timers.
See some contemporary art in historical spaces in one of Saint-Henri’s art galleries. These converted industrial buildings offer a glimpse into the two lives of Saint-Henri at once. The venues are often as cool as the art.
Make like a local and indulge in some of the traditional Québecois food available at Saint-Henri’s restaurants. Both the traditional and trendy restaurants can agree on one thing: the fish. With the extensive fish selection at the nearby Atwater Market, the seafood is a must.
Don’t go back to Toronto before visiting the nearby Lachine Canal. Once used for industrial shipping, the shores of this canal are now tranquil. Take a walk or cycle along the Lachine Canal bike path. Enjoy the view and the new Saint-Henri.
Fly non-stop from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) to Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). Toronto to Montréal flight time is 1 hour and 10 minutes on average . The distance from Toronto to Montréal is around 495 km / 305 mi.
While onboard, sit back, relax, and enjoy our free drinks and snacks.
Porter’s check-in desk is located on the second floor, in the departures area.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) is about 3 km / 2 mi from downtown Toronto.
All roads and rails lead to Porter. Located at the base of Bathurst Street, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is easily accessible by streetcar (the 511 streetcar via Bathurst subway station and the 509 streetcar via Union Station). You can take the subway, GO Transit, PATH or UP Express to and from Union Station and then hop on the free shuttle bus service to get you to Porter as well.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $10 CAD. Car service is about $40 CAD.
The shuttle pick-up and drop-off location downtown is by the west entrance of the Royal York Hotel on York Street.
The shuttle bus offers comfortable and complimentary service between downtown and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, approximately every 15 minutes. Times may vary due to traffic and road conditions.
Ubers are available for pick-up and drop-off at the airport.
The UP Express Train connects you between Union Station, Bloor Station, Weston Station and Pearson Airport. For ticket fares and schedules, visit upexpress.com
You can choose to take the pedestrian tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport or the 90-second ferry ride that runs every 15 minutes across Toronto’s inner harbour.
Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is about 20 km / 12 mi from downtown Montréal.
Car rental services are available at the kiosks on the ground floor of the multi-level parking complex, located in front of the passenger terminal building of Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL).
Taxis to downtown cost about $40 CAD. Car service costs about $50 CAD.
The 747 P-E-Trudeau Airport / Downtown shuttle bus provides service from the airport to downtown. The fare is $10 CAD.