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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Montreal to New York. Traveling by bus from Montreal to New York usually takes around 9 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance332 mi (534 km)
Shortest duration7h 35m
Cheapest price$42.68
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Montreal to New York

(Based on 159 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Bartholomew

March 16, 2024- Visiting family

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: The trip was wonderful and the driver very professional. We got to the NYC twenty minutes before the scheduled time. Cons: The seat was not relaxing. The legroom was poor. Tips: N/A.

4.0

Sameera

March 10, 2024- Solo travel

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: Great communication with Driver. Cons: Space between the seats is so little. Unable to sit for that many hours. Tips: Great Communication and fastest reliable service.

5.0

jean-marc

December 28, 2023- Solo travel

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: The driver. Cons: No more stupid stops. Tips: Trail ways is a great company.

4.0

Anna

November 27, 2023- Visiting friends

FlixBus US

Pros: Sticking to the timetable. Cons: Cleanliness of the bus. It departed Montreal with windows already dirty.

4.0

Fitia

August 17, 2023- Vacation

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: Confort, propre. Cons: La climatisation était trop forte. J'ai eu froid pendant tout le trajet.

Montreal to New York Route Map

Montreal New York

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Montreal to New York cost $83.64 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$35AprMay

If you're planning to travel by bus from Montreal to New York in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $80 to $102. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on May 19, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to New York this week, bus tickets are available starting at $84.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Montreal to New York is usually cheapest in May, when the average ticket price is only $82. If you're planning to take the bus from Montreal to New York during August, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $108. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 $20.24 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Montreal to New York?

There are 3 bus lines from Montreal to New York available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 7 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways39h 28m$84.35
FlixBus US28h 38m$86.92
Greyhound710h 7m$94.34
  • Adirondack Trailways connects areas in New York such as the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City, serving a total of 94 cities. Some of its top routes include those going to Albany, Ithaca, and Syracuse. Onboard, Adirondack Trailways vehicles have Wi-Fi for internet connectivity on the move and additional amenities, including power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, overhead lighting, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • 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 2 trips per day from Montreal to New York, 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 7 bus trips from Montreal to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 7 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $43.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you need a passport or some other valid form of ID to enter the U.S. Alternative forms of ID include Enhanced Driver’s License/Enhanced Identification Card, NEXUS card, FAST card, SENTRI enrollment cards.

Additional documentation may be necessary if you are traveling with children under 18 of whom you are not the parent. For further details, refer to the Department of Homeland Security website.

The cheapest bus from Montreal to New York is offered by Greyhound. The average price for a Greyhound ticket between Montreal and New York City is about $71. Greyhound offers 5 daily schedules, with an average duration of 8 hours and 37 minutes. A direct trip, however, can get you to New York City in as fast as 7 hours and 20 minutes.
New York is approximately 596 kilometers (371 miles) from Montreal. By bus, the fastest travel time is 7 hours and 20 minutes.

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 332 miles from Montreal to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 35 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 New York. 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, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

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 New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Montreal to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 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 New York; ticket prices start at $62.00.

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.

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. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

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. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

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 New York?

Main arrival station: Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

Buses arrive in New York at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority - 625 8th Ave

  • Port Authority Bus Station

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • 47 Chrystie St

  • 7-11 - Jd Foods

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