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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Montreal to Québec?

Lowest Price€19.92
Fastest Train3h 5m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Montreal to Québec Route Map

Montreal Québec

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need a passport to travel from Montreal to Quebec City?

Once in Canada, a passport is not required when traveling between cities or provinces. However, if you are not a Canadian citizen, it is smart to keep your passport on hand or someplace safe and accessible just in case of emergencies. On a train, you only need a passport when crossing the United States–Canada border.

Is the train from Montreal to Quebec City scenic?

The train route from Montreal to Quebec City is not necessarily scenic but it is comfortable, reliable and convenient. Traveling this route you’ll see some hillsides, as well as lakes, but there are not consistent views for the entire duration of the trip. Trains depart Montreal from 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O and arrive in Quebec City at Sainte Foy Station.

Is Montreal to Quebec City a good family-trip?

If you are looking for a nice family vacation, Montreal to Quebec City would be a good option. Tickets on this route average about CA $69, which is cheaper than most flights. The trip takes around 3 hours 30 minutes, which may be a long ride for some young children, but goes by relatively quickly..

Once in Quebec City, there are many family-oriented activities to partake in, such as riding the funicular or seeking out some delicious crepes.

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

In the last month, €22.65 was the average price of a train ticket from Montreal, QC to Québec, QC. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €27.67 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Montreal to Québec?

The distance between Montreal and Québec is approximately 145 miles, or 233 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 5 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 Montreal to Québec are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Tuesday 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 Montreal at 12:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 Montreal to Québec?

Trains leave the station in Montreal twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Québec with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Québec to Montreal. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Montreal to Québec for €34.93.

Which train should you take from Montreal to Québec?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Montreal, Quebec to Québec, Quebec. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail23h 27m€33.85

Where is the train station in Montreal?

There is one train station in Montreal:

  • 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O

Where is the train station in Québec?

Québec receives travelers from Montreal at its two active train stations:

  • Sainte Foy Station
  • Gare du Palais

Price trends for trains from Montreal to Québec

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Montreal, QC to Québec, QC

(Based on 28 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Megan

22 January 2020 - Solo travel

VIA Rail

Easy to navigate and much cheaper than flying! Also had free, working WiFi on board which made the 3 hours fly by.Easy to navigate and much cheaper than flying! Also had free, working WiFi on board which made the 3 hours fly by.

5.0

Nelson

30 December 2019 - Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: The seats. Cons: More reliable Wi-Fi connection. Tips: Sit back and relax! Pros: The seats. Cons: More reliable Wi-Fi connection. Tips: Sit back and relax!

4.0

Debra

20 December 2019 - Couples trip

VIA Rail

Pros: Getting to see the countryside. Cons: Update to car -. Tips: Sit back - relax and enjoy. Snacks and drinks available for purchase. Pros: Getting to see the countryside. Cons: Update to car -. Tips: Sit back - relax and enjoy. Snacks and drinks available for purchase.

5.0

Alounna

6 December 2019 - Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: I brought my cousin to walk around this charming city and he totally loves it. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Please buy a one-day ticket for the bus, you need it! Pros: I brought my cousin to walk around this charming city and he totally loves it. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Please buy a one-day ticket for the bus, you need it!

5.0

Eileen B

11 October 2019 - Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: It was pleasant from start to finish. Cons: Nothing. Pros: It was pleasant from start to finish. Cons: Nothing.

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