Review: National Bank Lounge at YUL, Montreal-Trudeau International Airport

Lounge National Bank Lounge
Airport YUL Montreal-Trudeau International Airport
Lounge Access Method National Bank World Elite® card.
Terminal International
Country Canada
City Montreal
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To the point The National Bank Lounge at YUL, Montreal-Trudeau International Airport: location, photos and access conditions.

Here’s how access to the National Bank lounge at Montreal-Trudeau International Airport works, to take advantage of its many benefits.

Relax, watch the planes at the gates, take advantage of free Wi-Fi and eat for free before you start your next getaway!

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The National Bank Lounge at YUL

As its name suggests, this lounge is primarily open to National Bank’s World Elite Mastercard® cardholders. But holders of a Priority Pass card, a Mastercard or Visa card offering DragonPass, or an American Express Platinum card also have access.

Here’s how to access the National Bank Lounge in detail.

Who can access the National Bank Lounge at YUL?

National Bank World Elite Members

All National Bank’s World Elite Mastercard® cardholders have free access to the lounge with one guest and two children aged 12 and under.

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American Express Platinum Cardholders

Through the American Express Canadian Airport Lounges program, all American Express Platinum CardMD or American Express Platinum Corporate Card® holders can access the National Bank lounge free of charge, accompanied by their spouse and 2 children under 21.

Holders of a Priority Pass membership card

You can access the National Bank lounge with a Priority Pass card. In this article, we’ve explained the various Priority Pass subscription options, which, let’s face it, are expensive for the occasional traveler.

Fortunately, many credit cards offer access to Priority Pass lounges. The best known are :

Mastercard cardholders with DragonPass

Finally, Mastercard holders with aDragonPass subscription can access the National Bank Lounge by simply presenting their Mastercard credit card.

When entering the lounge, you will need to show your Priority Pass card (or digital version) and not your credit card, except in the case of a National Bank card, American Express Platinum card or Mastercard with LoungeKey. So remember to apply for your Priority Pass card before you travel!

Where is the National Bank Lounge located at YUL?

The National Bank lounge is located near gate 53 and is reserved for international passengers only.

It is generally open from 4:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.

The National Bank lounge is located in the international zone. This lounge is not open to passengers flying from Montreal airport to Canada or the United States.

To access this area, you must scan your boarding pass. If your flight is in a country other than Canada or the United States, you will be able to enter. If not, you will be refused.

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Feedback from the National Bank Lounge at YUL

Once inside, the atmosphere of the lounge is calm and hushed. But it can fill up very quickly during busy periods.

The advantage of this lounge is that it has a small room reserved for children with games and small seats. It’s much appreciated!

There are large windows to watch the planes, which is very convenient for aviation enthusiasts.

As for the buffet, it is varied according to the moment and includes hot and cold items. The choice of drinks is limited, but the service is efficient.

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My overall impression of the National Bank YUL Lounge

My visit to the National Bank lounge at YUL gave me the opportunity to relax and unwind before my flight, while enjoying a drink or a bite to eat. There may be a wait outside the lounge at certain times (e.g. evenings and weekends).

The lounge staff offer excellent customer service.

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How do I access airport VIP lounges?

VIP airport lounges are reserved for certain travelers only, such as frequent flyers with airline status or high-end bank customers.

Subscriptions to certain airport lounge network programs are also available, but are subject to a fee.

The best way is to check whether your credit card offers free access! Check out this article to find out if yours gives you access to VIP airport lounges worldwide.

How do I access the VIP lounges at Montreal Airport?

There are many ways to access VIP airport lounges in Canada. Read this article on how to get free access to an airport lounge.

Which Mastercard credit card gives LoungeKey access to airport lounges?

Since 2022, Mastercard cards no longer give access to airport lounges with LoungeKey. Now it’s with DragonPass, via their Mastercard Travel Pass program.

Check out this article to find out how this new network for free access to airport lounges works.

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Jean-Maximilien is an expert in Canada and France about Loyalty programs, Credit cards and Travel. He is the Founding President of Milesopedia.

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