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Québec - Belleville Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Québec to Belleville. Traveling by train from Québec to Belleville usually takes around 9 hours, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 7 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance351 mi (564 km)
Fastest train7h 35m
Lowest price$78.43
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
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Which train should you take from Québec to Belleville?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Québec to Belleville. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail59h 0m$78.43
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail train tickets from Québec to Belleville start from $78, and on average cost . Daily there are 5 VIA Rail schedules to Belleville. VIA Rail in Québec leaves from Gare du Palais and one other station. And in Belleville trains arrive at Belleville VIA Station .

    From Québec to Belleville train travel on VIA Rail takes 9 hours and 0 minutes. If you are looking to get to Belleville faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 35 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Québec to Belleville 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 Québec to Belleville?

The distance between Québec and Belleville is approximately 351 miles, or 564 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 35 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?

Trains departing from Québec to Belleville tend to have the most passangers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Québec at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 Québec to Belleville?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Belleville to Québec.

City Information

Québec

Boasting quaint cobblestone streets and towering cathedrals, Québec City will make you feel like you are in France, with a unique Canadian touch. The city’s prime attraction lies in its Old Quarter, which features winding cobblestone streets and some of the city’s most iconic architectural marvels such as the Citadel or the Notre-Dame Basilica. Take a stroll around the quarter, and you might find yourself transported to Europe. If you wish to take a break from the hustles and bustles of a big city for a while, drive 9 miles northeast of the Old Town and you will reach Montmorency Falls Park, with its iconic 272-foot fall. The park’s idyllic beauty and its amazing landmarks will certainly strike a chord with nature lovers. For those who just can’t have enough with the town’s interesting history, head over to Place-Royale, which was the original birthplace of the French Colony and the French-American community.

Québec City’s food scene features a very strong French influence. If you want to try local specialties with a distinctive French twist, try La Traite or Le Clocher Penché. For lavish dinners, head over to Restaurant Initiale. And for a chic bachelorette party trip, plan to hit up Québec City's spas and book an afternoon tea.

The city’s principal VIA Rail train station is the Gare du Palais, and the main bus station is right next to it. The main airport in the city is the Jean Lesage International Airport, 8.1 miles west of the city.

Belleville

Belleville, ON - CAXVV-2

The biggest city in the Bay of Quinte, Belleville is a charming lakeside community that features a range of sights and activities appealing to everyone in the family. Walking around the city, you’ll notice grand buildings and stately facades from a forgotten era—nowhere is this more evident than the quaint Old East Hill Neighborhood, which boasts the Glanmore National Historic Site. This estate-turned-museum stands as a testament to Belleville's rich history. For outdoors lovers, the city's waterfront is lined with picturesque bayside trails and opportunities for sporting activities, while the various conservation areas bordering Belleville abound with unspoiled natural splendors.

Belleville's Historic Downtown District is the most happening place within the city. It's home to a great selection of shops, a multicultural roster of restaurants, vibrant street performances, and top entertainment venues. The Empire Theatre, which hosts live music and theatre productions, is the heartbeat of the city's arts scene.

More or less equidistant from Toronto and Ottawa, Belleville can be accessed from these two major urban centers on rail service from VIA Rail.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Québec?

Gare du Palais, Québec City, QC - CAXLJVIA-0

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Gare du Palais, Québec City, QC - CAXLJVIA-1

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Departure stations

Gare du Palais is an intermodal transportation station in Québec City. Built in 1915, the station gets its name from its proximity to the Palace of the Intendant of New France. Because of its immense cultural value, the station was named a Heritage Railway Station in 1992. The station currently provides rail services on VIA Rail, which offers 12 daily trains from Québec City to Ottawa Station and vice versa. The station's amenities include on-site parking spots and public restrooms.

All train stations in Québec:

  • Gare du Palais

  • Sainte Foy Station

Where is the train station in Belleville?

Belleville VIA Station, Belleville, ON - CAXVVVIA-0

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Arrival stations

The Belleville VIA Rail Station hosts incoming and outbound trains for the city. Established in 1856, the station underwent a major renovation project in 2012, adding more amenities such as access points for people with disabilities. The current station is served by two rail lines: The Toronto-Ottawa line and the Toronto-Montreal line. The station's additional amenities include paid permanent parking slots and a bicycle box. The station also features three tracks and two platforms to board the trains.

Train stations in Belleville:

  • Belleville VIA Station

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