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Bus Route Overview: New York to Montreal

There are 4 intercity buses per day from New York to Montreal. Traveling by bus from New York to Montreal usually takes around 9 hours and 10 minutes, but the fastest Adirondack Pool bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance332 mi (534 km)
Shortest duration8h 25m
Cheapest price$97.23
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Trailways
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Montreal

(Based on 49 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Sayantee

June 18, 2022- Visiting family

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: The driving was very smooth, and the drivers were courteous and reminded people of the community rules which was really appreciated. Cons: The reading lights didn't seem to be working, which is fine. It would be nice to have some sort of a discreet option at the ...

Pros: The driving was very smooth, and the drivers were courteous and reminded people of the community rules which was really appreciated. Cons: The reading lights didn't seem to be working, which is fine. It would be nice to have some sort of a discreet option at the seat level, instead of overhead, so it doesn't disturb the folks around me. Tips: Please be courteous towards the other passengers travelling with you and be respectful of the rules.

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5.0

Racheda

May 28, 2022- Vacation

Adirondack Pool

Pros: Super confortable + clean and new. Cons: Wifi connection.

Pros: Super confortable + clean and new. Cons: Wifi connection.

5.0

Genevieve

May 24, 2022- Vacation

Adirondack Pool

Pros: The comfort of the seats during our transfer on the second bus. The second driver was really nice and friendly. Cons: Nothing in particular.

Pros: The comfort of the seats during our transfer on the second bus. The second driver was really nice and friendly. Cons: Nothing in particular.

5.0

William

May 20, 2022- Solo travel

Adirondack Pool

Cons: The wifi on board was not working. Tips: Be sure to go to an information booth to confirm the number of the gate of your departure. It's not written on the ticket and it played a trick on me..

Cons: The wifi on board was not working. Tips: Be sure to go to an information booth to confirm the number of the gate of your departure. It's not written on the ticket and it played a trick on me..

5.0

ANNIE

May 15, 2022- Visiting family

Adirondack Pool

Pros: We arrived 30 minutes early on the way out and back we were a lot so they separated into 2 buses and all the people returning to Montreal were grouped together. We thus avoided stops and we arrived in Montreal 1h15 early. Cons: The Wi-Fi is not working very well!

Pros: We arrived 30 minutes early on the way out and back we were a lot so they separated into 2 buses and all the people returning to Montreal were grouped together. We thus avoided stops and we arrived in Montreal 1h15 early. Cons: The Wi-Fi is not working very well!

New York to Montreal Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from New York to Montreal?

$97.23 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Montreal is expected to range from C$97 to C$97. If you are looking to travel to Montreal within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from C$97. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are C$97 and can be found on June 20, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just C$96 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Montreal in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to C$108 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 10 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save C$13.83 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Montreal?

There are 3 bus lines from New York to Montreal available for you to search and book on Wanderu. Adirondack Trailways offers the most choice in regards to departure time, with a couple of different times on its daily bus schedule.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Pool28h 38m$122.89
Adirondack Trailways29h 10m$97.23
Adirondack Trailways29h 10m$97.23
  • Adirondack Pool

    Adirondack Pool

    Part of the nationwide Trailways bus network, Adirondack Trailways serves routes across New York State. Most of its service connects the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City. On the New York to Montreal route, Adirondack Trailways tickets are on average, but you can score a cheaper ticket as low as $109 if you book well in advance. Buses are comfortable and well-equipped with Wi-Fi, power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • Adirondack Trailways

    Adirondack Trailways

    Part of the nationwide Trailways bus network, Adirondack Trailways serves routes across New York State. Most of its service connects the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City. On the New York to Montreal route, Adirondack Trailways tickets are on average, but you can score a cheaper ticket as low as $97 if you book well in advance. Buses are comfortable and well-equipped with Wi-Fi, power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • Adirondack Trailways

    Adirondack Trailways

    Book Adirondack Trailways from New York to Montreal from $97. There are 2 Adirondack Trailways schedules from New York to Montreal and you can expect on average to pay for a Adirondack Trailways ticket to Montreal. In New York, Adirondack Trailways departs to Montreal from Port Authority Bus Station and no other station. In Montreal, Adirondack Trailways arrives at Gare d'autocars de Montreal and no other station.

    An average trip on Adirondack Trailways from New York to Montreal takes 9 hours and 10 minutes , while the fastest available Adirondack Trailways trip will get you to Montreal in 8 hours and 25 minutes .

    On weekends, Adirondack Trailways offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Montreal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an overnight bus from New York to Montreal?

Greyhound has an overnight bus from New York City that departs at 11:00 p.m. most nights, arriving into Montreal’s Central Station at about 6:50 a.m. the next morning. The bus is direct, with no transfers, and departs from Port Authority Bus station. Greyhound tickets for this route average about $68.

Is there a train from New York to Montreal?

The Amtrak Adirondack has 1 daily route from New York to Montreal. The total travel time is about 10 hours and 56 minutes, but the trip itself is known to be very scenic as it weaves through the Hudson Valley. The average price for these tickets are about $76, and the daily train departs around 8:00 a.m. Eastern. The route is direct, so you do not need to transfer.

What is the best way to get from New York to Montreal?

The best way to get from New York to Montreal is by bus. Although a flight would be significantly faster, tickets start at more than $200. And if you were to travel by train, there is only 1 route per day via the Amtrak Adirondack, with tickets costing about $76.

By bus, there are 16 daily routes provided by two bus companies: Greyhound and Adirondack Pool. A bus ticket through Greyhound averages $69, and a ticket through Adirondack Pool averages about $84. Even though train tickets and bus tickets are around the same price, traveling by bus gives you more departure time options. The bus can also be faster than the train — direct bus trips can get from New York City to Montreal in as little as 7 hours and 35 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Montreal during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from New York to Montreal?

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 10 minutes to cover the 534 kilometers from New York to Montreal. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 25 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.

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

Buses departing from New York to Montreal tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. If you are trying to snag a cheap bus tickets or just want an emptier bus you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 11:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Montreal, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Montreal 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 New York to Montreal without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New York to Montreal; ticket prices start at $90.75.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

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 New York?

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Main departure station: Port Authority Bus Station

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

Where does the bus arrive in Montreal?

Main arrival station: Gare d'autocars de Montreal

All buses from New York arrive at one main station in Montreal.

Bus stations in Montreal:

  • Gare d'autocars de Montreal

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