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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Montreal to Boston. Traveling by bus from Montreal to Boston usually takes around 8 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance251 mi (403 km)
Shortest duration7h 50m
Cheapest price€55.10
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Montreal, QC to Boston, MA

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Lea

7 October 2019 - Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Efficient Spacious and confortable seats working outlet plugs. Cons: No WiFi!!! Even though phone was connected there was not connection.

Pros: Efficient Spacious and confortable seats working outlet plugs. Cons: No WiFi!!! Even though phone was connected there was not connection.

4.0

Jaume

9 September 2019 - Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: It was nice that the bus had lavatory, and electricity ports. Cons: The Wi-Fi never worked even though they sell tickets with it included. Tips: There's a and stop of 10 minutes in the middle of the trip to rest, buy some food and drinks.

Pros: It was nice that the bus had lavatory, and electricity ports. Cons: The Wi-Fi never worked even though they sell tickets with it included. Tips: There's a and stop of 10 minutes in the middle of the trip to rest, buy some food and drinks.

5.0

Jean Carmelo

6 September 2019 - Vacation

Greyhound

Everything Thank you

Everything Thank you

4.0

Olivia

18 July 2019 - Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: The drivers were careful , mindful of others. Not too many people on the bus so I was able to use 2 seats, then more comfortable. Cons: The bathroom smells needed some air freshener or something to prevent the smell throughout the bus. Tips: Buy your ticket onlin...

Pros: The drivers were careful , mindful of others. Not too many people on the bus so I was able to use 2 seats, then more comfortable. Cons: The bathroom smells needed some air freshener or something to prevent the smell throughout the bus. Tips: Buy your ticket online otherwise it will be way more expensive at the counter. In addition to faster check in.

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4.0

Edward

16 June 2019 - Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: The first driver was OK, the second not so much... bad driving, and had an attitude. Cons: Driver professionalism, WiFi connectivity to the internet, as told.

Pros: The first driver was OK, the second not so much... bad driving, and had an attitude. Cons: Driver professionalism, WiFi connectivity to the internet, as told.

How much is a bus ticket from Montreal to Boston?

€55.10 is the average price of a bus ticket from Montreal to Boston. 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.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Montreal to Boston by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around €59 whenever you decide to travel.

What bus companies travel from Montreal to Boston?

There is one intercity bus company that operates from Montreal to Boston. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound38h 15m€63.78
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 3 bus trips from Montreal to Boston every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 15 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from €55.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it best to take a train, bus or fly from Montreal to Boston?

The cheapest option is to take a bus from Montreal to Boston. On average, tickets can be purchased for around $59.68. The duration of the trip is about 8 hours, the earliest bus leaving at 8 a.m. and latest leaving at 11 p.m.

The fastest way to get from Montreal to Boston is to fly. A nonstop flight can take a little over an hour, while a connecting flight can take around 4 hours. Ticket prices average between $200 and $300, depending on the carrier.

There is no direct train from Montreal to Boston.

Do you need a passport when traveling from Montreal to Boston?

Yes, you must show your passport or proof of citizenship when crossing the border into the United States. Identification options include an Enhanced Driver’s Licence or Enhanced Identity Card, or you can use a Trusted Traveler Program Card (such as a FAST card). You will not be able to travel from Canada to the U.S. without a valid type of identification.

At the U.S. border, all passengers must disembark the bus with their belongings to pass through security. All unclaimed items will be possessed by officials at that time.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Montreal to Boston 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?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 403 kilometers from Montreal to Boston. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 50 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?

Because many passengers travel from Montreal to Boston at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Friday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Friday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Montreal?

The first bus leaves at 08:00 and the last bus leaves at 23:00. To see the times for all buses from Montreal to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Montreal to Boston 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 Quebec to Massachusetts without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Montreal to Boston; ticket prices start at €153.44.

City Information

Boston

Boston is one of the oldest cities in the country, but it is kept young and fresh with the help of over 150,000 students who flock to the city’s prestigious universities every year. Beantown’s many sights and activities celebrate American history, prolific sports teams, and New England seafood. So let's spill the tea (into the harbor, if you will):

Boston's Freedom Trail is the best way to see the city on foot and visit some of the most iconic landmarks of the American Revolution: from Bunker Hill and the USS Constitution to the Old North Church and Faneuil Hall. The Freedom Trail officially begins in Boston Common, the oldest public park in the U.S. and a beautiful spot for walking, picnicking, or ice skating in the winter. Foodies will love the Italian cuisine in the North End and the modern eateries of South End, while sports fans can tour Fenway Park, and art lovers can explore the expansive Museum of Fine Arts.

From Boston, travelers can easily get to the beachy summer destination of Cape Cod, or surrounding states like New Hampshire, Vermont, and Rhode Island. With four main train stations and several bus stops in the city, as well as Boston Logan Airport (which, by the way, has some excellent airport food), Boston is a central hub for travel throughout New England and beyond.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Montreal?

Departure stations

Most buses depart from the main station in Montreal.

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

Arrival stations

The South Station Bus Terminal is Boston's primary intercity bus station, and a major hub for bus companies like Greyhound, OurBus, Concord Coach Lines, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and more. The bus station is directly adjacent to the South Station Train Terminal, making it easy to access the local MBTA public transit, commuter rail, and connections to the airport. At the bus station, you'll find an on-site parking garage, a food court, and free WiFi. Nestled between the Financial District, Chinatown, and the Seaport, South Station is within a short walk from some of Boston's top sights and it is easily accessible by any mode of transportation.

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