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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Boston to Montreal. Traveling by bus from Boston to Montreal usually takes around 9 hours and 11 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance251 mi (403 km)
Shortest duration6h 55m
Cheapest price$47.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Boston, MA to Montreal, QC

(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

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
Greyhound69h 11m$59.39
  • 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 6 bus trips from Boston to Montreal every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 11 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Montreal usually start from $38.

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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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus 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 bus.

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 9 hours and 11 minutes to cover the 251 miles from Boston to Montreal. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 55 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?

Because many passengers travel from Boston to Montreal at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Boston?

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 2:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Boston to Montreal, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Montreal every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 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 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 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. 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?

Boston, MA - South Station Bus Terminal - BOSSSB-0

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Departure stations

The South Station Bus Terminal is Boston's primary intercity bus station, and a major hub for bus companies like Greyhound, OurBus, Concord Coach Lines, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and more. The bus station is directly adjacent to the South Station Train Terminal, making it easy to access the local MBTA public transit, commuter rail, and connections to the airport. At the bus station, you'll find an on-site parking garage, a food court, and free WiFi. Nestled between the Financial District, Chinatown, and the Seaport, South Station is within a short walk from some of Boston's top sights and it is easily accessible by any mode of transportation.

All bus stations in Boston:

  • South Station Bus Terminal

Where does the bus arrive in Montreal?

Arrival stations

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Montreal.

All bus stations in Montreal:

  • Central Station - Gare d'autocars

  • Bus Stop

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