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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Montreal to Boston. Traveling by bus from Montreal to Boston usually takes around 11 hours and 24 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance250 mi (403 km)
Shortest duration8h 10m
Cheapest price$42.98
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Montreal to Boston

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Dalin

March 18, 2024- Solo travel

Greyhound

Pros: Driver was very friendly. Cons: Wifi wasn’t working the best ! Tips: N/a.

4.0

Brunet

February 23, 2024- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: The driver was very pleasant. Cons: The seats. Tips: Very good.

5.0

Rachel

August 14, 2022- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Nothing. Cons: Clean up.

4.0

Lea

October 7, 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.

4.0

Jaume

September 9, 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.

How much is a bus ticket from Montreal to Boston?

Bus tickets for a trip from Montreal to Boston cost $72.27 on average. While it’s a bit pricey for a bus ticket, it’s still significantly more cost-effective than flying. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35AprApr

If you're planning to travel by bus from Montreal to Boston in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $67 to $94. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on April 17, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Boston this week, bus tickets are available starting at $67.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Montreal to Boston is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $70. If you're planning to take the bus from Montreal to Boston during August, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $110. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 29 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $40.47 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Montreal to Boston?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Montreal to Boston that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US114h 29m$88.04
Greyhound310h 43m$87.63
  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 1 trips per day from Montreal to Boston, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 10 hours and 43 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Boston usually start from $43.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

The bus takes an average of 11 hours and 24 minutes to cover the 250 miles from Montreal to Boston. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 10 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Boston. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Montreal to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Montreal to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Montreal to Boston; ticket prices start at $181.00.

City Information

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.

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 tasting 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?

Main departure station: Gare d'autocars de Montreal

Most buses depart from the main station in Montreal.

All bus stations in Montreal:

  • Gare d'autocars de Montreal

Where does the bus arrive in Boston?

Main arrival station: 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

All buses from Montreal arrive at one main station in Boston.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • 748 Atlantic Avenue - Alongside South Station Bus Terminal

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