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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Québec to Toronto. Traveling by train from Québec to Toronto usually takes around 10 hours and 49 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 9 hours and 23 minutes.

Distance453 mi (730 km)
Fastest train9h 23m
Lowest price$174.52
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Québec, QC to Toronto, ON

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Maureen

July 16, 2021- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Reliable transportation...no hiccoughs...was going to fly, but couldn't count on getting a seat using my son's A/C pass.

Reliable transportation...no hiccoughs...was going to fly, but couldn't count on getting a seat using my son's A/C pass.

5.0

Jude

March 6, 2021- Business

VIA Rail

Pros: Everything. Cons: nothing. Tips: viarail is excellent.

Pros: Everything. Cons: nothing. Tips: viarail is excellent.

4.0

Colin

October 18, 2019- Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: Comfortable sats, good view. Cons: Track maintenance - at times a bumpy ride! Tips: Beats driving any day!

Pros: Comfortable sats, good view. Cons: Track maintenance - at times a bumpy ride! Tips: Beats driving any day!

4.0

Alberto

September 21, 2019- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: The train from Quebec to Montreal was very comfortable. Cons: The train from Montreal to Toronto. Tips: Union station in Toronto can be a little bit confusing when try to get on a bus.

Pros: The train from Quebec to Montreal was very comfortable. Cons: The train from Montreal to Toronto. Tips: Union station in Toronto can be a little bit confusing when try to get on a bus.

5.0

Alison

July 11, 2019- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: I was able to change my seat from one that was on an aisle and rear facing to one by a window with no-one beside me. The staff were very courteous and helpful both at the station and on the train. I enjoyed the scenic journey very much and the smooth ride. Cons...

Pros: I was able to change my seat from one that was on an aisle and rear facing to one by a window with no-one beside me. The staff were very courteous and helpful both at the station and on the train. I enjoyed the scenic journey very much and the smooth ride. Cons: It was a shame that the train arrived in Toronto 30 minutes late.

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What is the price of a train ticket from Québec to Toronto?

In the last month, $179.34 was the average price of a train ticket from Québec, QC to Toronto, ON. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 1 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $196.08 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Québec to Toronto by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$106 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Québec to Toronto in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$146 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 1 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Toronto from Québec will be about C$196.08 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Québec to Toronto?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Québec, Quebec to Toronto, Ontario. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail410h 50m$290.79
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail train tickets from Québec to Toronto start from $175, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 VIA Rail schedules to Toronto. VIA Rail in Québec leaves from Gare du Palais . And in Toronto trains arrive at Union Station .

    From Québec to Toronto train travel on VIA Rail takes 10 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Toronto faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 9 hours and 23 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Toronto.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Québec and Toronto is approximately 453 miles, or 730 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 23 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Québec to Toronto on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passangers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

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 12:00pm. 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 Toronto?

There are 4 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 Toronto 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.

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.

Toronto

Toronto is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, making it a great destination for travelers looking for a culturally unique experience. One of the most unique landmarks in the city is the Aga Khan Museum, which boasts a beautiful collection of Islamic, Iranian, and Muslim artifacts. If you are interested in art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is a definite must-see. For those who want to step away from the bustling city and seek the refuge of nature, take a ferry to Centre Isle, which offers plenty of activities such as biking or hiking.

Toronto’s food scene is vast and extremely vibrant due to the city’s multicultural nature. Bar Isabel is a local favorite that offers amazing Spanish dishes with a cozy vibe. For a more posh experience, head over to Alo Restaurant, which features a five-course tasting menu that will take you on a culinary ride.

The main bus station in the city is the Union Station Bus Terminal, served by various intercity bus services, including Greyhound and Ontario Northland. The main train station in Toronto is the adjacent Union Station, which is the hub for VIA Rail’s intercity services. The city’s airport is the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada.

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

Where is the train station in Toronto?

Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-0

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Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-1

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Arrival stations

Union Station is the center of rail transportation in Toronto and Canada's busiest train terminal. First opened in 1927, the station underwent several redevelopment and renovation projects to reach its current state. In 1999, in recognition of the station's importance to transportation history, it was inducted into the North America Railway Hall of Fame. The current station is served by VIA Rail trains and local public transit. The station currently serves over 72 million commuters each year, and as much as 91% of all Toronto passengers pass through this station. Just walking through the station is the perfect way to get familiar with Toronto's locals!

Train stations in Toronto:

  • Union Station

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