Travelers from the Greater Montreal are can choose to fly form a number of airports to fly from, but not enough long term airport parking solutions. Other than Montreal’s own YUL Trudeau airport, travelers can drive up to two hours to Ottawa Macdonald–Cartier International Airport or cross the US border to fly from Plattsburgh, NY or Burlington VT airports.
For the savvy traveler, this could translate into hundreds of dollars worth of savings on each trip. While Montreal YUL serves an impressive 143 destinations globally, having one of the most expensive airport fees for airlines means sometimes you overpay for a trip. That said, Montreal YUL also offers some low cost destinations through airlines such as SunWing, Westjet, WOW (starting in May 2016) and – naturally – the Montreal-based Air Transat.
As for nearby alternative airports to Montreal, Plattsburgh, NY houses Allegiant Air, Pen Air and Spirit Airlines. Burlington, VT airport houses Allegiant Air, Porter Airlines and Jet Blue, among others.
The main worry for people who would like to save through airport browsing is that the transportation/parking costs offset the initial savings. This is no longer a concern thanks to innovative, affordable airport parking solutions, allowing drivers to use cheaper alternatives and capitalize on their savings. For options to stay the night before leaving your car at the hotel parking and getting on your flight, check out tripteo.com.
Whether you are looking for airport parking only or a package that includes a room night at a premium airport hotel with several days of parking for free, there is always a solution. Some airport hotels offer valet parking, while others give you the option to park indoors or in a covered area. Those options can come in handy in extreme seasonal weather like snow in Montreal or extreme sun and heat in July.
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