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Bus Route Overview: New York to Montreal

There are 7 intercity buses per day from New York to Montreal. Traveling by bus from New York to Montreal usually takes around 9 hours, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 19 minutes.

Distance332 mi (534 km)
Shortest duration8h 19m
Cheapest price$85.00
Trips per day7
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York to Montreal

(Based on 67 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

NAIMA-SAMIA

September 11, 2022- Visiting family

Adirondack Trailways

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5.0

Marie

September 8, 2022- Visiting family

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: profetionalisme driver. Cons: i'm satisfy. Tips: yes i' ll choose trailways for any time i feel like to get a trip.

Pros: profetionalisme driver. Cons: i'm satisfy. Tips: yes i' ll choose trailways for any time i feel like to get a trip.

4.0

Mensulu

August 25, 2022- Visiting friends

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: On time Friendly drivers Comfy seats comparing to Greyhound. Cons: Wi-fi Seats.

Pros: On time Friendly drivers Comfy seats comparing to Greyhound. Cons: Wi-fi Seats.

4.0

Virginie

August 21, 2022- Visiting friends

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: Departure and arrival on time. Cons: Cleanliness and.

Pros: Departure and arrival on time. Cons: Cleanliness and.

4.0

Laura

August 17, 2022- Solo travel

Adirondack Trailways

Pros: Good driving from the bus driver. I am used to the travail system and was not worried how it would go. We arrived ahead of schedule. Cons: Several passengers didn't appreciate staff conducts. Tips: Expect the bus trip to be short and sweet and respect the staff i...

Pros: Good driving from the bus driver. I am used to the travail system and was not worried how it would go. We arrived ahead of schedule. Cons: Several passengers didn't appreciate staff conducts. Tips: Expect the bus trip to be short and sweet and respect the staff instruction but do not expect to have a vip service. The goal is to go from point A to B.

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New York to Montreal Route Map

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

$89.13 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York 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 New York to Montreal is expected to range from $87 to $103. If you are looking to travel to Montreal within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $88. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $87 and can be found on October 13, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in October. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $74 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Montreal in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $83 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $11.44 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from New York to Montreal?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from New York to Montreal that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 4 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Adirondack Trailways39h 11m$89.29
Greyhound48h 46m$104.17
  • Adirondack Trailways

    Adirondack Trailways

    Book Adirondack Trailways from New York to Montreal from $85. There are 3 trips per day offered by Adirondack Trailways from New York to Montreal and you can expect on average to pay for a Adirondack Trailways ticket to Montreal. In New York, Adirondack Trailways departs to Montreal from Port Authority Bus Station . In Montreal, Adirondack Trailways arrives at Gare d'autocars de Montreal .

    An average trip on Adirondack Trailways from New York to Montreal takes 9 hours and 11 minutes , while the fastest available Adirondack Trailways trip will get you to Montreal in 8 hours and 19 minutes .

    On weekends, Adirondack Trailways offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Montreal.

  • 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 New York to Montreal every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 46 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Montreal usually start from $85.

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.

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 New York to Montreal?

The bus takes an average of 9 hours 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?

Monday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking buses from New York to Montreal. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Monday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the bus and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave New York?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. 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 7 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Montreal 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 New York to Montreal without transferring.

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

City Information

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.

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 New York?

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Main departure 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

Where does the bus arrive in Montreal?

Main arrival station: Gare d'autocars de Montreal

All buses from New York arrive at one main station in Montreal.

All bus stations in Montreal:

  • Gare d'autocars de Montreal

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