The Complete Guide to Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)

Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is the second largest airport in the province of Quebec, and is home to 11 airlines flying across North America and to select cities in Europe.

Location and Transportation

Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport is located 30 minutes north of Quebec City at 505 Rue Principale.

The airport can be accessed via two public bus routes:

  • Bus route 76 runs daily from around 5:30am until 11pm and connects the airport with the area of Sainte-Foy, home to Laval University.
  • Bus route 80 runs daily from 6am to 11:30pm and serves Downtown Quebec City, with the route terminating at Place Jacques-Cartier.

The airport is also serviced by taxis, which offer a day-rate and a night-rate fixed price for both arriving and departing passengers who are travelling within the Quebec City area.

Passengers travelling to the Sainte-Foy area will enjoy a lower-priced flat rate service, while trips to anywhere else, including the neighbouring city of Lévis, will cost the meter rate.

Ridesharing services are also available through the Uber app.

Car rentals can be found on the ground level of the terminal. The drive between the airport and Downtown Quebec City or into Lévis takes approximately 30 minutes.

Car rental companies available on site at Quebec City International Airport include:

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Alamo
  • Thrifty

The airport also has a dedicated cell phone waiting area for drivers waiting to pick up arriving passengers, and it’s located just next to the airport at 507 Rue Principale.


Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport has only one terminal, which is divided into two levels.

  • Level 1 is home to the various car rental kiosks, the check-in area, customs, and the baggage carousels for both international and domestic flights.
  • Level 2 is home to airport security and the main departures and arrivals hall with gates 20–37.

Airlines and Destinations

There are 11 airlines that fly to and from Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport.

From Quebec City, you can take direct flights to destinations across North America, including to many sun destinations, as well as to a couple cities in Europe.

The following airlines fly in and out of Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport:

Star Alliance

  • Air Canada
  • United Airlines


  • Air France


  • American Airlines

Other Airlines

  • Air Inuit
  • Air Transat
  • Pascan Aviation
  • Porter Airlines
  • PAL Airlines
  • Sunwing
  • WestJet


Lounges are ideal for travellers with a bit of extra time before boarding their flight, with many offering comfortable seating, complimentary snacks and refreshments, and free wi-fi.

There’s one departure lounge at Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport for passengers to enjoy prior to their flight.

The VIP Lounge by Club Med is located near Gate 29 and is open daily from 4am to 6:30pm.

VIP Lounge by Club Med

The lounge is accessible to both domestic and international travellers who either purchase a day-pass, or who have lounge access through an eligible flight ticket, credit card, or lounge membership, such as Priority Pass, or DragonPass.

Priority Services

Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport offers priority services for premium ticket holders or elite status holders. These services may include priority check-in, security, boarding, and baggage, as well as lounge access.

Security screening at Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB)

However, it’s important to keep in mind that priority services are usually specific to the airline, so they’ll change depending on who you are flying with.

Airport Hotels

There are no on-site airport hotels at Quebec City International Airport, but there are a number of options nearby.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Quebec City

These hotels include:

  • Econo Lodge Airport
  • Clarion Pointe Quebec Airport
  • Super 8 by Wyndham Quebec City
  • Hôtel Quebec Inn
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton Quebec City
  • Comfort Inn Airport East
  • Hôtel Repotel Duplessis
  • Hôtel Must | Aéroport de Quebec
  • Hôtel Cofortel
  • Grand Times Hotel

International Transfers

For those passing through Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport from the US or another country, you’ll need to go through passport control upon arrival.

Following this, you can then proceed to collect your baggage and check-in for your next flight as usual.

US Pre-Clearance

Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport doesn’t have a US pre-clearance facility, so you’ll need to go through the formalities when you land at your first port of entry in the US.

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