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Montreal - Burlington Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Montreal to Burlington. Traveling by train from Montreal to Burlington usually takes around 8 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 7 hours and 9 minutes.

Distance342 mi (551 km)
Fastest train7h 9m
Lowest price$154.72
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
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Overall score for trains from Montreal to Burlington

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Rosemary

June 4, 2019- Couples trip

VIA Rail

Pros: Able to relax on the train less.stressful than a couple in a car lol. Cons: Ability to walk ti other cars maybe a car.ro get snacks etc. Tips: Make sure that if you are traveling with another couple you get the seats that face each other with the table in the mid...

Pros: Able to relax on the train less.stressful than a couple in a car lol. Cons: Ability to walk ti other cars maybe a car.ro get snacks etc. Tips: Make sure that if you are traveling with another couple you get the seats that face each other with the table in the middle we didnt know about this.

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Which train should you take from Montreal to Burlington?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Montreal to Burlington. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail28h 14m$183.22
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail train tickets from Montreal to Burlington start from $155, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 VIA Rail schedules to Burlington. VIA Rail in Montreal leaves from Gare Centrale . And in Burlington trains arrive at Aldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd .

    From Montreal to Burlington train travel on VIA Rail takes 8 hours and 14 minutes. If you are looking to get to Burlington faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 9 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Burlington.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Montreal to Burlington during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.

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 train journey from Montreal to Burlington?

The distance between Montreal and Burlington is approximately 342 miles, or 551 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 9 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Friday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Montreal to Burlington. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Friday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Friday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Montreal at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Montreal to Burlington?

Trains leave the station in Montreal twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Burlington to Montreal.

City Information

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.

Burlington

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Burlington is a charming city with enviable access to natural beauty. Its biggest attraction is the celebrated Royal Botanical Gardens, the largest and perhaps most stunning garden in Canada, but Burlington has a lot more to offer. Walking through the historic downtown, marvel at the city's quaint architecture that features Gothic Revival mansions and old-world churches. Burlington also has various outdoor activities available for every type of adventurer, including gentle walks along the Lake Ontario waterfront, jaw-dropping hikes up the Niagara Escarpment, or adrenaline-fuelled rock climbs at Mount Nemo Conservation Area.

The city has a vibrant culinary scene featuring a range of high-quality eateries and several food-focused festivals such as Ribfest, which falls on Labor Day every year. Dozens of bars and nightclubs serve up live music late into the night for those looking for a party.

Just 30 miles from Toronto, Burlington is well-connected and benefits from its proximity to Canada's biggest city. The local VIA Rail station provides convenient rail links across the region, and Burlington is within driving distance of four different international airports.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Montreal?

Gare Centrale, Montreal, QC - CAMTLAMT-0

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Departure stations

Established in 1943, the Gare Centrale is one of the most important intercity rail stations in Montreal, offering high-speed rail services to as many as 11 million customers per year. The station is the centerpiece of the Québec City-Windsor corridor, the busiest intercity rail service area in the country. The city's train services are operated by VIA Rail and Amtrak, with several destinations including Toronto and Windsor. The station is large and well-appointed, containing two parking facilities and a shopping and restaurant complex. Other amenities include bicycle facilities and disabled access.

All train stations in Montreal:

  • Gare Centrale

Where is the train station in Burlington?

Aldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd, Burlington, ON - CAASTAMT-0

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Arrival stations

Aldershot Station is Burlington's train station, located in the Aldershot neighborhood slightly southwest of downtown. The station consists of a spacious waiting area with public restrooms and several platforms for long-distance VIA Rail trains and commuter GO Transit trains. The station has two large parking lots, but it can sometimes be difficult to find a spot on weekdays. You can board VIA Rail's Windsor to Toronto line or Toronto to New York line from this station.

Train stations in Burlington:

  • Aldershot Station - 1199 Waterdown Rd

Need a return trip from Burlington to Montreal?

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