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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Toronto to Montreal?

Lowest Price€32.57
Fastest Train4h 32m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines1

Toronto to Montreal Route Map

Toronto Montreal

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there direct trains from Toronto to Montreal?

Out of 14 daily train trips from Toronto to Montreal, 8 of them are direct. The service is provided by VIA Rail, which offers routes across Canada. If you’re looking to get to Montreal faster, direct routes are more time efficient, averaging about 4 hours and 33 minutes in duration. For comparison, trips that require train transfers take an average of 6 hours and 23 minutes — almost two hours longer.

Would Toronto to Montreal be a good day-trip?

Traveling from Toronto to Montreal is not an ideal day-trip. The fastest travel time on a train is 4 hours and 33 minutes, meaning a round-trip would take about 9 hours. The average travel time, however, is closer to 6.5 hours, which would take you even longer. By the time you get to Montreal, you would only have a short amount of time to visit before needing to return home. We recommend staying overnight or turning this excursion into a weekend trip if you can.

Are Montreal and Toronto in different time zones?

No. While Montreal and Toronto are in different provinces — Montreal is in Québec and Toronto is in Ontario — they are not in different time zones. Although they’re almost 550 kilometers (342 miles) apart, both cities are on Eastern Standard Time, which means you do not have to change your watch when traveling between them.

Is it safe to travel by train from Toronto to Montreal right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, €33.94 was the average price of a train ticket from Toronto, ON to Montreal, QC. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €35.84 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Toronto to Montreal?

The distance between Toronto and Montreal is approximately 313 miles, or 504 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 32 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 from Toronto to Montreal are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Toronto at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 17:00. 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 Toronto to Montreal?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to Montreal. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Montreal to Toronto. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Toronto to Montreal for €7,607.09.

Which train should you take from Toronto to Montreal?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail45h 59m€53.70

Where is the train station in Toronto?

There are two stations in Toronto where you can board the train to Montreal:

  • Guildwood Train Station
  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Montreal?

Montreal has one train station:

  • 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Toronto, ON to Montreal, QC
Based on 54 ratings and reviews

Based on 54 reviews
Users that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 89 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
28 January 2020Visiting friends
powerful internetpowerful internet
not badnot bad
16 December 2019Business
Good experience but some problems when I buy ticket. Good experience but some problems when I buy ticket.
Help online Help online
It's very good but I can't buy ticket sometimes It's very good but I can't buy ticket sometimes
6 December 2019Visiting friends
Good enoughGood enough
Leave on schedule. Better WiFiLeave on schedule. Better WiFi
30 November 2019Visiting family
Stress freeStress free
Seat comfort could be improved a little. It was slippery!Seat comfort could be improved a little. It was slippery!
25 November 2019Visiting family
It is really fun and I enjoy it. It is really fun and I enjoy it.
The hospitality service.The hospitality service.
Every body was doing its own job.Every body was doing its own job.

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