6 Surprising Destinations Accessible By Direct Flight From Montreal

Up until a few years ago, Montrealers didn’t have all that many options when it came to booking a direct flight from Montreal: Paris, London, and a handful of American cities. Gone are those days. Montreal Trudeau has become one of North America’s major airports, with airlines adding new service every week or so, it seems.

Aéroports de Montréal has a full list of destinations that are accessible by direct flight – here is a selection of my own personal favourites.

Where Can You Go With A Direct Flight From Montreal In 2016?

Reykjavik

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This is probably the one I’m happiest about. You guys know how much I love Iceland – and the fact that I can now reach my favourite country on the planet (yes, I know that is a bold statement but I stand by it) in a mere five-hour flight makes me giddy with excitement. If you’re lucky you might even get planes with aurora lighting effects! Moreover,

Moreover, Icelandair is one of the few remaining airlines to offer two checked luggage for free. And if you’re not sure about Iceland, why not consider a stopover? Icelandair offers up to seven nights in Iceland at no extra cost.

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 Lyon

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Did you know that Lyon is France’s culinary capital? With the commanding presence of celebrated chef Paul Bocuse (whose affordable Brasserie Sud I absolutely love), Lyon became the foodie and cultural city of France, well before Paris. Located at the strategic confluence of the Rhône and the Saône Rivers, Lyon is surrounded by water and history; there’s even a Roman amphitheatre dating back from 43 BC. I visited Lyon dozens of times while I was living in nearby Clermont-Ferrand and I couldn’t get enough.

Both Air Canada and Air Transat offer direct flights to Lyon.

Budapestdirect flight from montreal

Granted, I only spent a day and a half in Budapest but it was enough to convince me I need to go back, preferably in the summer when the weather is not as cold nor foggy! The Hungarian capital has a complex and fascinating history, which is complemented by extravagant architecture. Truly, a highlight of Eastern Europe, just a few hours away with Air Transat.

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Casablanca

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Although Casablanca itself left me feeling uneasy, it is the gateway to the rest of the country and, as such, the direct flight from Montreal to Casablanca with Air Canada is well worth considering. Morocco is a wonderful, safe, fascinating country with impossibly photogenic scenery. It was the first non-European country I visited and culture shock was something I feared would taint my experience – but the truth is, I couldn’t have gotten a more positive trip.

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Las Vegasdirect flight from montreal

On the other hand, I really don’t feel like I need to visit Las Vegas again. Mind you, I’m very happy to have seen it; the sheer opulence and over-the-top-ness of Las Vegas both need to be experienced once in a lifetime. There truly is nowhere else like Vegas, I’ll say that. Air Canada flies direct to Las Vegas several times weekly.

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Zurich

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Oh Switzerland ♥ I was lucky enough to visit twice last year with SWISS’ direct route to Zurich (business class, at that!) and I fell in love. I mean, it’s hard not to: from the cheese fondue to the crystal-clear waters, to the punctual trains to the fresh mountain air… it’s hard to say no to Switzerland. The country really isn’t that large, making it easy to go on day trips and explore several regions during a single trip.

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Direct Flight From Montreal In 2016 – Additional Suggestions

 

Algiers, Algeria (Air Algérie)

Amman, Jordan (Royal Jordanian)

Amsterdam, Netherlands (KLM & Air France)

Antigua, Antigua (Air Canada)

Athens (Air Canada & Air Transat)

Bordeaux, France (Air Transat)

Bridgetown, Barbados (Air Canada)

Brussels, Belgium (Air Canada & Air Transat)

Cartagena, Colombia (Air Transat)

Chicago, USA (Air Canada)

Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles (Air Canada)

Doha, Qatar (Qatar Airways)

Dublin (Air Transat)

Fort-de-France, Martinique (Air Canada)

Frankfurt (Air Canada & Lufthansa)

Geneva, Switzerland (Air Canada)

Glasgow, Scotland (Air Transat)

Istanbul (Air Transat & Turkish Airlines)

Liberia, Costa Rica (Air Canada & Air Transat)

Lisbon (Air Transat)

Los Angeles, USA (Air Canada)

Mexico City, Mexico (Aeromexico)

Miami, USA (Air Canada)

Nassau, Bahamas (Air Canada)

Panama City, Panama (Air Transat)

Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe (Air Canada & Air Transat)

Port-au-Prince, Haïti (Air Canada & Air Transat)

Prague, Czech Republic (Air Transat)

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos (Air Canada)

Roatan, Honduras (Air Transat)

Saint Lucie (Air Canada & Air Transat)

San Francisco, USA (Air Canada)

St. John’s, Newfoundland (Air Canada)

Tunis, Tunisia (Air Canada & Air Transat)

Washington (Air Canada)

 

12 Comments on 6 Surprising Destinations Accessible By Direct Flight From Montreal

  1. Marc Smith
    May 25, 2016 at 5:44 pm (8 months ago)

    OMG I would say yes to every direct flight but Las Vegas!

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    • Marie-Eve
      May 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm (8 months ago)

      Ha! Me too, to be honest! Wasn’t a huge fan of Sin City.

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  2. Brianna
    May 26, 2016 at 11:41 am (8 months ago)

    Wow! You can get to a lot of international destinations from Montreal! That’s gotta be super convenient.

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    • Marie-Eve
      May 26, 2016 at 1:53 pm (8 months ago)

      It’s starting to be! The last few years have brought in a bunch of new carriers, which is great!

      Reply
  3. Surender
    June 1, 2016 at 8:34 am (8 months ago)

    Wonderful post and sunning images. It looks so beautiful. Montreal in Canada is an ideal place for spending your vacation in a unique way. Thanks for sharing the list of destinations that are accessible by direct flight.

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    • Marie-Eve
      June 2, 2016 at 6:31 pm (8 months ago)

      Thanks Surender!

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  4. Faucet Shop
    June 14, 2016 at 3:45 am (7 months ago)

    Wow, so stunning and wonderful pictures, great post, love love love direct flight.

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  5. Amy
    June 27, 2016 at 3:24 pm (7 months ago)

    I love hearing this! I am originally from Canada and have been away for almost 20 years. My sister and I are really considering moving to Montreal and convenient travel is very important to us both. I love your blog. It has helped me so much!

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    • Marie-Eve
      June 28, 2016 at 11:24 am (7 months ago)

      Happy to help Amy! :)

      Reply
  6. Dennis
    July 6, 2016 at 7:12 pm (6 months ago)

    Reykjavik is surely an interesting route to Europe. And Icelandair offers the stopover option to Europe via Iceland from many North American cities. In case you are interested in direct flights from the US to Europe, I have researched ALL of them for the remaining year and published them on my new blog. You obviously get the most connections from New York, but there are also some seemingly odd ones: http://urbispedes.com/all-direct-flight-connections-from-the-us-to-europe-2016/

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