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Journey Information

There are 8 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Montreal. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Montreal usually takes around 15 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 14 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance489 mi (787 km)
Shortest duration14h 35m
Cheapest price$115.92
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington to Montreal

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Kambale Philippe

March 25, 2024- Visiting friends

FlixBus US

Pros: comfortable, safe, repected. Cons: clean the restroom regularly. Tips: NA.

5.0

Marguerite

July 11, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Good experience. Cons: Give the option to retrieve myself my ticket even if I accepted to collect it at the booth. Tips: Check that site as the offers are good.

How much is a bus ticket from Washington DC to Montreal?

$137.59 is the average price of a bus ticket from Washington DC to Montreal. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$228$152$76AprApr

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Washington DC to Montreal is expected to be between $130 and $217. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is May 1, 2024, when tickets are available for May 1, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $137.

Monthly average prices

$242$193$145$97$48MJJASONDJFMA
If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Washington DC to Montreal, mark your calendar for May. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $146. However, taking the bus from Washington DC to Montreal during August is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $239. The best way to find deals on a trip in August is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

$276$221$166$110$553020100

To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 27 days in advance to save up to $117.62.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Montreal?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Washington DC to Montreal that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US317h 43m$193.49
Greyhound415h 1m$178.52
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 3 trips per day from Washington to Montreal, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 4 bus trips from Washington to Montreal every day, with the average journey taking around 15 hours and 1 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Montreal usually start from $116.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 15 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 787 kilometers from Washington DC to Montreal. However, the fastest bus only takes 14 hours and 35 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Montreal. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Montreal, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Montreal every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Montreal; ticket prices start at $222.23.

City Information

Washington DC

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, and as such, it offers many points of interest of governmental and historical value. DC is home to several iconic landmarks, including the White House where the U.S. president resides, the Capitol building that houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the National Mall, where you can stop by the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial. One of the reasons Washington, DC is among the best destinations to visit with your family is because it is home to so many world-famous museums, including the Smithsonians – 16 museums scattered across the District, most of which are open every day of the week, and even better, every single one is free.

D.C. is not just about politics and museums, though. The city’s active nightlife fittingly ranks it among the biggest party hubs in the country. Head to the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood to check out some of the finest restaurants that the nation’s capital has to offer, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

Montreal

Effortlessly blending quaint old buildings with the high-rises of the 21st century, Montreal is an exciting destination for adventure-seekers as well as introverted travelers. We even propose Montreal as a fantastic bachelorette party destination to consider. At the beating heart of this modern city is the quarter of Old Montreal, where you can find horse-drawn carriages and cobblestone streets. As you meander through the area, don’t miss out on the chance to marvel at the architectural genius of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, which is one of the most iconic structures of the city. For those who wish to stay close to nature, the gigantic Parc du Mont-Royal will satisfy all your needs. In the warmer months of the year, you can rent a boat and row on Lac des Castors, which offers amazing views.

Montreal is heaven for fans of French cuisine. The top-rated traditional French restaurants converge in the Old Montreal quarter, and some local favorite names include Toque, LOV, Crew Collective & Cafe. For those looking for Canadian specialties, head over to Schwartz’s.

The principal rail station for Montreal is the Central Station, which is served by both VIA Rail and Amtrak. If you are traveling by bus, head to the Montreal Coach Terminal (aka Gare d'autocars de Montréal) from where you can catch buses operated by Greyhound and several other carriers. The city’s main airport is the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, which is located in the nearby city of Dorval.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

Main departure station: Union Station

Opened more than 100 years ago in 1907, Union Station is the largest transportation hub in Washington, D.C. with almost 5 million travelers passing through it every year. As the official headquarters of Amtrak, Union Station is the main train station in the U.S. capital. It is also a major hub for intercity bus travel, serving as the main bus station in D.C. for a number of carriers, including Greyhound, BoltBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. Union Station offers easy transit connections to places all over D.C. with dedicated stops for the city’s metro, bus and streetcar services, as well as commuter rail for travelers to and from the surrounding areas. Additionally, with a full blown shopping mall on the premises, Union Station is also among the most popular shopping destinations in the nation's capital.

All bus stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Montreal?

Main arrival station: Gare d'autocars de Montreal

All buses from Washington DC arrive at one main station in Montreal.

Bus stations in Montreal:

  • Gare d'autocars de Montreal

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