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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from New York to Montreal. Traveling by bus from New York to Montreal usually takes around 13 hours and 31 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 19 minutes.

Distance332 mi (534 km)
Shortest duration8h 19m
Cheapest price$36.00
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Montreal, QC

(Based on 30 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Eve

March 3, 2020- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: The staff was friendly. In general we were on time. Cons: I will definitely appreciate to have a seat table to put a computer on especially for a nine hours ride. Tips: Don’t expect you will be able to work. You can read though.

Pros: The staff was friendly. In general we were on time. Cons: I will definitely appreciate to have a seat table to put a computer on especially for a nine hours ride. Tips: Don’t expect you will be able to work. You can read though.

4.0

Félicia

January 13, 2020- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: Driver told us about the schedule and he stayed on schedule. Cons: Less people in the bus.

Pros: Driver told us about the schedule and he stayed on schedule. Cons: Less people in the bus.

4.0

Nicholas

January 8, 2020- Couples trip

Greyhound

Pros: Driver was safe, we left on time and arrived early. Cons: seats were quite uncomfortable.

Pros: Driver was safe, we left on time and arrived early. Cons: seats were quite uncomfortable.

4.0

Chaithra

January 2, 2020- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: There was no Wifi in the bus and the seats were uncomfortable for 8hrs journey. Also, the bus didn't stop for a lunch break although it started at 8.30am. Cons: Pricing.

Pros: There was no Wifi in the bus and the seats were uncomfortable for 8hrs journey. Also, the bus didn't stop for a lunch break although it started at 8.30am. Cons: Pricing.

5.0

Florian

December 20, 2019- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: Calm and safety. Cons: Restroom Cleaning.

Pros: Calm and safety. Cons: Restroom Cleaning.

New York to Montreal Route Map

New York Montreal

What bus companies travel from New York to Montreal?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from New York to Montreal. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 6 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Pool28h 54m$76.15
Greyhound614h 42m$55.90
  • 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 6 bus trips from New York to Montreal every day, with the average journey taking around 14 hours and 42 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Montreal usually start from $36.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an overnight bus from New York to Montreal?

Greyhound has an overnight bus from New York City that departs at 11:00 p.m. most nights, arriving into Montreal’s Central Station at about 6:50 a.m. the next morning. The bus is direct, with no transfers, and departs from Port Authority Bus station. Greyhound tickets for this route average about $68.

Is there a train from New York to Montreal?

The Amtrak Adirondack has 1 daily route from New York to Montreal. The total travel time is about 10 hours and 56 minutes, but the trip itself is known to be very scenic as it weaves through the Hudson Valley. The average price for these tickets are about $76, and the daily train departs around 8:00 a.m. Eastern. The route is direct, so you do not need to transfer.

What is the best way to get from New York to Montreal?

The best way to get from New York to Montreal is by bus. Although a flight would be significantly faster, tickets start at more than $200. And if you were to travel by train, there is only 1 route per day via the Amtrak Adirondack, with tickets costing about $76.

By bus, there are 16 daily routes provided by two bus companies: Greyhound and Adirondack Pool. A bus ticket through Greyhound averages $69, and a ticket through Adirondack Pool averages about $84. Even though train tickets and bus tickets are around the same price, traveling by bus gives you more departure time options. The bus can also be faster than the train — direct bus trips can get from New York City to Montreal in as little as 7 hours and 35 minutes.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York 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?

The bus takes an average of 13 hours and 31 minutes to cover the 332 miles from New York to Montreal. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 hours and 19 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?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Montreal at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00am. To see the times for all buses from New York to Montreal, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from New York 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 New York to Montreal; ticket prices start at $70.00.

City Information

New York

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.

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 New York?

Departure stations

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.

Bus stations in New York:

  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

Where does the bus arrive in Montreal?

Arrival stations

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

Bus stations in Montreal:

  • Bus Stop

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