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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Boston to Montreal. Traveling by bus from Boston to Montreal usually takes around 13 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance250 mi (403 km)
Shortest duration8h 25m
Cheapest price$65.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston to Montreal

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Hoan

February 20, 2020- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: N/A. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

Pros: N/A. Cons: N/A. Tips: N/A.

4.0

Mackendy

October 8, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Wifi was not effective. Cons: Wifi need to be available i was able to use on my way to Boston Not but not working from BOS to Montreal.

Pros: Wifi was not effective. Cons: Wifi need to be available i was able to use on my way to Boston Not but not working from BOS to Montreal.

5.0

Gladys

September 15, 2019- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: Good Nice. Cons: Just fine. Tips: Yes.

Pros: Good Nice. Cons: Just fine. Tips: Yes.

5.0

Panagiotis

September 10, 2019- Solo travel

Greyhound

The driver was extremely funny and careful.

The driver was extremely funny and careful.

4.0

Mélissa

July 27, 2019- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: It’s direct, fast and not too expensive. Easy to find. Cons: The bus could be cleaner and the driver more friendly and helpful.

Pros: It’s direct, fast and not too expensive. Easy to find. Cons: The bus could be cleaner and the driver more friendly and helpful.

Boston to Montreal Route Map

Boston Montreal

How much is a bus ticket from Boston to Montreal?

$78.44 is the average price of a bus ticket from Boston to Montreal. 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 Boston to Montreal is expected to range from $66 to $99. If you are looking to travel to Montreal within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $66. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $66 and can be found on December 13, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in March. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $66 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Boston to Montreal in September, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $81 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

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 19 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $11.34 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Montreal?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Boston to Montreal. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound413h 23m$84.90
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 4 bus trips from Boston to Montreal every day, with the average journey taking around 13 hours and 23 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Montreal usually start from $65.

Frequently Asked Questions

What bus companies run between Boston and Montreal?

The only bus company that runs between Boston and Montreal is Greyhound. Greyhound offers at least 3 daily trips, all of them direct routes. The earliest bus departs at 8 a.m. and the latest departs at 11 p.m. The trip takes between 7 and 8 hours depending on traffic, and costs around $58.91. You can enjoy amenities such as free WiFi, onboard restrooms, AC, extra legroom and power outlets on Greyhound buses.

Is the bus ride from Boston to Montreal scenic?

Most of the routes from Boston to Montreal are scenic by car or bus. You will drive through some of the most beautiful states in New England, such as Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. If traveling in autumn, you are likely to see some gorgeous fall foliage along the way, along with rolling hills and mountains.

Do they check passports on the bus from Boston to Montreal?

Yes, you must have a passport or proof of citizenship when crossing the border from the U.S. into Canada. This may include an Enhanced Driver’s Licence or Enhanced Identity Card, or you can use a Trusted Traveler Program Card (such as a FAST card). Passengers without a valid type of identification will not be able to enter Canada.

At the U.S. / Canada border, all passengers are required to get off the bus with their belongings to pass through security. At this time, any unclaimed belongings will be requisitioned by officials.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston to Montreal 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 Boston to Montreal?

The bus takes an average of 13 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 250 miles from Boston to Montreal. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 25 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by buses from Boston to Montreal on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Montreal, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Montreal every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to Montreal; ticket prices start at $126.00.

City Information

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.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Boston?

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Main departure station: South Station

South Station is the largest and busiest train station in Boston, and a major transportation hub for the greater New England area. South Station's 13 tracks are used by Amtrak, Acela, the MBTA commuter rail, and the MBTA subway system (a.k.a. the "T") with connections to the Boston Logan International Airport. You can also access intercity bus service in the adjacent South Station Bus Terminal. South Station's historic train terminal opened in 1899 right in downtown Boston, and is close to many points of interest like the Boston Common, the Freedom Trail, and the hip Seaport district. At the terminal, you'll find free WiFi, luggage storage, a 24-hour information booth, and 14 dining options, including that New England favorite, Dunkin'.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station

Where does the bus arrive in Montreal?

Main arrival station: Gare d'autocars de Montreal

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

All bus stations in Montreal:

  • Gare d'autocars de Montreal

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