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Bus Route Overview: New York to Montreal

There are 3 intercity buses per day from New York to Montreal. Traveling by bus from New York to Montreal usually takes around 8 hours and 46 minutes, but the fastest Adirondack Pool bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance332 mi (534 km)
Shortest duration8h 25m
Cheapest price€52.38
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Pool
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Montreal

(Based on 44 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

ANNIE

15 May 2022- Visiting family

Adirondack Pool

Pros: We arrived 30 minutes early on the way out and back we were a lot so they separated into 2 buses and all the people returning to Montreal were grouped together. We thus avoided stops and we arrived in Montreal 1h15 early. Cons: The Wi-Fi is not working very well!

Pros: We arrived 30 minutes early on the way out and back we were a lot so they separated into 2 buses and all the people returning to Montreal were grouped together. We thus avoided stops and we arrived in Montreal 1h15 early. Cons: The Wi-Fi is not working very well!

5.0

Corlee

7 May 2022- Vacation

Adirondack Pool

Pros: Comfort and service. Cons: Wifi on board. Tips: Book early for better deals.

Pros: Comfort and service. Cons: Wifi on board. Tips: Book early for better deals.

5.0

Joel

19 April 2022- Solo travel

Adirondack Pool

Good quality bench

Good quality bench

5.0

Carlota

17 April 2022- Solo travel

Adirondack Pool

Pros: The speed of the trip, the Chauffe74 was nice and explains to us that it was a direct trip, so I arrived in Montreal an hour early. Cons: The chairs. Tips: Wear your passport, vaccines and exit ticket from Montreal, and your passport, vaccines, ticket and arrivec...

Pros: The speed of the trip, the Chauffe74 was nice and explains to us that it was a direct trip, so I arrived in Montreal an hour early. Cons: The chairs. Tips: Wear your passport, vaccines and exit ticket from Montreal, and your passport, vaccines, ticket and arrivecan to return.

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5.0

Rosanna

18 February 2022- Visiting family

Adirondack Pool

Pros: The staff. Tips: Wear something to eat.

Pros: The staff. Tips: Wear something to eat.

New York to Montreal Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from New York to Montreal?

€70.13 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Montreal. 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.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from New York to Montreal is expected to range from €66 to €96. If you are looking to travel to Montreal within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from €71. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are €66 and can be found on 7 June 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just €70 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Montreal in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to €79 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 20 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save €15.49 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Montreal?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from New York to Montreal that you can search and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Adirondack Pool usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Pool28h 44m€77.60
Adirondack Trailways29h 11m€55.14
  • Adirondack Pool

    Adirondack Pool

    Part of the nationwide Trailways bus network, Adirondack Trailways serves routes across New York State. Most of its service connects the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City. On the New York to Montreal route, Adirondack Trailways tickets are on average, but you can score a cheaper ticket as low as €67 if you book well in advance. Buses are comfortable and well-equipped with Wi-Fi, power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • Adirondack Trailways

    Adirondack Trailways

    Part of the nationwide Trailways bus network, Adirondack Trailways serves routes across New York State. Most of its service connects the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City. On the New York to Montreal route, Adirondack Trailways tickets are on average, but you can score a cheaper ticket as low as €52 if you book well in advance. Buses are comfortable and well-equipped with Wi-Fi, power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, and reclinable seats with footrests.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an overnight bus from New York to Montreal?

Greyhound has an overnight bus from New York City that departs at 11:00 p.m. most nights, arriving into Montreal’s Central Station at about 6:50 a.m. the next morning. The bus is direct, with no transfers, and departs from Port Authority Bus station. Greyhound tickets for this route average about $68.

Is there a train from New York to Montreal?

The Amtrak Adirondack has 1 daily route from New York to Montreal. The total travel time is about 10 hours and 56 minutes, but the trip itself is known to be very scenic as it weaves through the Hudson Valley. The average price for these tickets are about $76, and the daily train departs around 8:00 a.m. Eastern. The route is direct, so you do not need to transfer.

What is the best way to get from New York to Montreal?

The best way to get from New York to Montreal is by bus. Although a flight would be significantly faster, tickets start at more than $200. And if you were to travel by train, there is only 1 route per day via the Amtrak Adirondack, with tickets costing about $76.

By bus, there are 16 daily routes provided by two bus companies: Greyhound and Adirondack Pool. A bus ticket through Greyhound averages $69, and a ticket through Adirondack Pool averages about $84. Even though train tickets and bus tickets are around the same price, traveling by bus gives you more departure time options. The bus can also be faster than the train — direct bus trips can get from New York City to Montreal in as little as 7 hours and 35 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York to Montreal 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 46 minutes to cover the 534 kilometers from New York to Montreal. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 25 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by buses from New York to Montreal on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 11:00 and the last bus leaves at 18:00. To see the times for all buses from New York to Montreal, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Montreal 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 New York to Montreal without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from New York to Montreal; ticket prices start at €66.67.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in New York?

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Departure stations

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

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