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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Montreal to New York. Traveling by bus from Montreal to New York usually takes around 8 hours and 28 minutes, but the fastest Adirondack Pool bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 45 minutes.

Distance332 mi (534 km)
Shortest duration7h 45m
Cheapest price$55.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceAdirondack Pool
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Montreal to New York

(Based on 69 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Liana

May 13, 2022- Visiting friends

Adirondack Pool

Pros: Effective. Cons: The seats, the wifi. Tips: No.

Pros: Effective. Cons: The seats, the wifi. Tips: No.

5.0

Schmayda

May 13, 2022- Vacation

Adirondack Pool

Wifi doesn't work

Wifi doesn't work

4.0

Pedro

April 29, 2022- Visiting family

Adirondack Pool

Pros: The driver was courteous and make us feel safe all throughout the trip. Cons: Looks pretty good to me. The delay was primarily due to the immigration delay and the random DOT inspection of the bus at the border. Tips: Bring enough water and food that you can drin...

Pros: The driver was courteous and make us feel safe all throughout the trip. Cons: Looks pretty good to me. The delay was primarily due to the immigration delay and the random DOT inspection of the bus at the border. Tips: Bring enough water and food that you can drink and eat in the bus should there be unforeseen delay in making the lunch break stop in time.

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5.0

Faik Necil

April 24, 2022- Visiting family

Adirondack Pool

Pros: On time, driver is very competent, capable and qualified, excellent coop with traffic rules and regulations. Cons: 1. Seat reservations and appointments to be determined, at purchase, I would prefer to know which/what seat, I am going to be travelling, in advance...

Pros: On time, driver is very competent, capable and qualified, excellent coop with traffic rules and regulations. Cons: 1. Seat reservations and appointments to be determined, at purchase, I would prefer to know which/what seat, I am going to be travelling, in advance! 2. You may try a new seating plan, a row of single travelers, at one side and double seats at the other, https://i2.wp.com/img-s1.onedio.com/id-57768de2d4b22df7194aafcf/rev-0/w-900/h-443/f-jpg/s-1c559bf4d9fa6bb6824894278f796a41dd5d586e.jpg?w=320&resize=320 3. Some snacks and tea and coffee, may be served during the trip. Tips: Always on time, enjoy your trip.

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5.0

Jamihla

April 20, 2022- Visiting family

Adirondack Pool

Pros: The drive was helpful and professional. Cons: The space between our legs and seats.

Pros: The drive was helpful and professional. Cons: The space between our legs and seats.

Montreal to New York Route Map

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

$78.64 is the average price of a bus ticket from Montreal to New York. While it’s on the pricier side for a bus ticket, taking the bus is still a cheaper alternative to flying. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Montreal to New York is expected to range from $73 to $95. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $74. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $73 and can be found on June 9, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Montreal to New York by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $75 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 15 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $8.00 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Montreal to New York?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Montreal to New York that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Adirondack Pool usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Pool28h 29m$80.90
Adirondack Trailways28h 26m$56.91
  • Adirondack Pool

    Adirondack Pool

    Part of the nationwide Trailways bus network, Adirondack Trailways serves routes across New York State. Most of its service connects the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City. On the Montreal to New York route, Adirondack Trailways tickets are on average, but you can score a cheaper ticket as low as $70 if you book well in advance. Buses are comfortable and well-equipped with Wi-Fi, power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, and reclinable seats with footrests.

  • Adirondack Trailways

    Adirondack Trailways

    Part of the nationwide Trailways bus network, Adirondack Trailways serves routes across New York State. Most of its service connects the Adirondacks and Hudson Valley with New York City. On the Montreal to New York route, Adirondack Trailways tickets are on average, but you can score a cheaper ticket as low as $55 if you book well in advance. Buses are comfortable and well-equipped with Wi-Fi, power outlets, restrooms, air conditioning, and reclinable seats with footrests.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need a passport to get from Montreal to New York?

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.

What is the cheapest bus from Montreal to New York?

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.

How far is New York from Montreal?

New York is approximately 596 kilometers (371 miles) from Montreal. By bus, the fastest travel time is 7 hours and 20 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Montreal to New York during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 bus ride from Montreal to New York?

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 332 miles from Montreal to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 45 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Buses from Montreal to New York are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your bus tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Montreal?

The first bus leaves at 9:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Montreal to New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Montreal to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Montreal to New York without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Montreal to New York; ticket prices start at $70.00.

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.

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?

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Main arrival station: Port Authority Bus Station

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

All bus stations in New York:

  • Port Authority Bus Station

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