Cheap train tickets from Boston to Montreal

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How much are train tickets from Boston to Montreal?

Lowest Price$167.07
Fastest21h 35m
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How much does a train ticket from Boston to Montreal cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Boston to Montreal were $173.60.

The best way to find cheap deals on train tickets from Boston to Montreal is by booking earlier as most train companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 24 days out, tickets are on average $115.45 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the train ride from Boston to Montreal?

The distance between Boston and Montreal is approximately 250.50 miles, or 403.04 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 21 hours and 39 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 21 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.

What's the best day to take the train from Boston to Montreal?

If you want to avoid a crowded train, Tuesday is the best day to travel as it is the least busy day for trains from Boston to Montreal.

In contrast, the busiest train day of the week is usually Monday. If you are planning to book travel for Monday, make sure to book your train tickets well in advance as they may sell out and you may find trains more full than usual.

Which train should you take from Boston to Montreal?

Typically there are 2 scheduled trains per day. One train company currently travels from Boston to Montreal.

The best option will depend on the time of your trip, available prices and other factors, but Amtrak has the most regularly scheduled departures from Boston to Montreal, with an average of 2 trips per day and 39 monthly trips.

Of the 2 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the train and boarding another train to complete your trip.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Boston to Montreal, which start at $58.34.

One train company connects Boston to Montreal

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Boston to Montreal start from $167.07, and on average cost $193.93. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Montreal. Amtrak in Boston leaves from South Station and one other station. And in Montreal trains arrive at 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O,

From Boston to Montreal train travel on Amtrak takes 21 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to Montreal faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 21 hours and 35 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $198.24 for a one-way train ticket to Montreal.

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Avg. Time
21h 40m
Avg. Price
$193.93

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Montreal that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Boston are:
  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Montreal from Boston. These are the busiest arriving stations in Montreal:
  • 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O