Trains from Québec to Saguenay
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There is one daily train from Québec to Saguenay. Traveling by train from Québec to Saguenay usually takes around 15 hours and 57 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 15 hours and 44 minutes.
|Distance||112 mi (180 km)|
|Fastest train||15h 44m|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
Which train should you take from Québec to Saguenay?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Québec to Saguenay. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||1||15h 58m||€85.02|
VIA Rail train tickets from Québec to Saguenay start from €85, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 VIA Rail schedules to Saguenay. VIA Rail in Québec leaves from Sainte Foy Station and one other station. And in Saguenay trains arrive at Jonquiere VIA Station .
From Québec to Saguenay train travel on VIA Rail takes 15 hours and 58 minutes. If you are looking to get to Saguenay faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 15 hours and 44 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Québec to Saguenay during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train.
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 train journey from Québec to Saguenay?
The distance between Québec and Saguenay is approximately 112 miles, or 180 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 15 hours and 44 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?
Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Québec to Saguenay. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Saturday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
Most days, there is only one train which leaves Québec at 08:00 and arrives in Saguenay around 15 hours later.
Is there a direct train from Québec to Saguenay?
Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
Boasting quaint cobblestone streets and towering cathedrals, Québec City will make you feel like you are in France, with a unique Canadian touch. The city’s prime attraction lies in its Old Quarter, which features winding cobblestone streets and some of the city’s most iconic architectural marvels such as the Citadel or the Notre-Dame Basilica. Take a stroll around the quarter, and you might find yourself transported to Europe. If you wish to take a break from the hustles and bustles of a big city for a while, drive 9 miles northeast of the Old Town and you will reach Montmorency Falls Park, with its iconic 272-foot fall. The park’s idyllic beauty and its amazing landmarks will certainly strike a chord with nature lovers. For those who just can’t have enough with the town’s interesting history, head over to Place-Royale, which was the original birthplace of the French Colony and the French-American community.
Québec City’s food scene features a very strong French influence. If you want to try local specialties with a distinctive French twist, try La Traite or Le Clocher Penché. For lavish dinners, head over to Restaurant Initiale. And for a chic bachelorette party trip, plan to hit up Québec City's spas and book an afternoon tea.
The city’s principal VIA Rail train station is the Gare du Palais, and the main bus station is right next to it. The main airport in the city is the Jean Lesage International Airport, 8.1 miles west of the city.
Where is the train station in Québec?
There are two stations in Québec where you can board the train to Saguenay.
All train stations in Québec:
Sainte Foy Station
Gare du Palais
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