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Montreal-Boston Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Montreal to Boston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$86.80
Fastest time7h 50m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it best to take a train, bus or fly from Montreal to Boston?

The cheapest option is to take a bus from Montreal to Boston. On average, tickets can be purchased for around $59.68. The duration of the trip is about 8 hours, the earliest bus leaving at 8 a.m. and latest leaving at 11 p.m.

The fastest way to get from Montreal to Boston is to fly. A nonstop flight can take a little over an hour, while a connecting flight can take around 4 hours. Ticket prices average between $200 and $300, depending on the carrier.

There is no direct train from Montreal to Boston.

Do you need a passport when traveling from Montreal to Boston?

Yes, you must show your passport or proof of citizenship when crossing the border into the United States. Identification options include an Enhanced Driver’s Licence or Enhanced Identity Card, or you can use a Trusted Traveler Program Card (such as a FAST card). You will not be able to travel from Canada to the U.S. without a valid type of identification.

At the U.S. border, all passengers must disembark the bus with their belongings to pass through security. All unclaimed items will be possessed by officials at that time.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Montreal to Boston right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

How much is a bus ticket from Montreal to Boston?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $86.80 was the low point for bus fares from Montreal to Boston. Buses from Boston to Montreal are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $86.80 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 4 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $11.58 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 8 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 251 miles (403 kilometers) from Montreal, QC to Boston, MA. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 50 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Montreal to Boston at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Montreal?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Montreal to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Montreal to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Quebec to Massachusetts without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Montreal to Boston; ticket prices start at $241.71.

What bus companies travel from Montreal to Boston?

There is one bus company that operates from Montreal to Boston. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound38h 15m$100.48

Where does the bus leave from in Montreal?

Most buses depart from the main station in Montreal, Quebec:

  • Central Station - Gare d'autocars

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

All buses from Montreal arrive at one main station in Boston, Massachusetts:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Price trends for buses from Montreal to Boston

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