Airfare to Montreal, Canada
Canada’s French-speaking cultural epicenter, Montreal is Quebec’s largest city. Make sure to visit all quarters of this vibrant area, starting with the Old Montreal and the Old Port. For shopping, stop by Boul. St-Laurent. Take a break from the hustle and bustle with a visit to Parc du Mont-Royal, which offers an impressive view of the city.
Airfare to Montreal will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into New York City. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. CanJet and WestJet fly to Montreal. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through New York City, New York, or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Air Canada is the national airline. However, Skyservice, Air France, British Airways and other airlines also stop in Montreal.
The most expensive air tickets to Quebec are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into New York City and traveling overland to Montreal via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Quebec, check out BootsnAll’s Montreal Travel Guide.