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City Information

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

Established in 1943, the Gare Centrale is one of the most important intercity rail stations in Montreal,offering high-speed rail services to as many as 11 million customers per year. The station is the centerpiece of the Québec City-Windsor corridor, the busiest intercity rail service area in the country. The city's train services are operated by VIA Railand Amtrak, with several destinations including Toronto and Windsor. The station is large and well-appointed, containing two parking facilities and a shopping and restaurant complex. Other amenities include bicycle facilities and disabled access.

Popular train stations in Montreal:

  • Dorval-Montreal VIA Rail Station (near YUL airport)

What train companies travel to Montreal, Quebec?

Located in Quebec, Canada, Montreal is accessible by train from 16 other cities. You can choose from 70 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Montreal on Wanderu. VIA Rail usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Montreal are also available.

Train companies serving Montreal

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail165h 30m$77.27

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Montreal?

$15.35 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Montreal, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Montreal. In the last month, trains from Saint-Lambert to Montreal had the lowest average price at $15.67. The train from Saint-Hyacinthe to Montreal also tends to start at relatively low prices.

Where is the train station in Montreal, QC?

The main train station in Montreal is Dorval-Montreal VIA Rail Station (near YUL airport). As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Montreal.

Which train service has the best service to Montreal?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Montreal by train with Amtrak Adirondack giving them a 4.9 rating out of 5. Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak Adirondack had the most comfortable train service to Montreal taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak Adirondack offers. They rate Amtrak Adirondack a 4.9 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard. If you are looking to arrive to Montreal punctually travelers suggest that Amtrak Adirondack has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Montreal, rating them a 4.6 based on their on time arrivals.

Is Montreal a popular train travel destination?

Montreal ranks number 20 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 96 in Canada. Montreal ranks number 3 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Montreal via train service. On average 60 direct daily train trips serve Montreal.

What is the population of Montreal?

The population of Montreal is 1600000. Montreal ranks number 15 in terms of population in Quebec and number 71 in all of Canada.

How much do train tickets to Montreal cost?

Train tickets to Montreal range from $15 for a short trip to Montreal, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Montreal starts at , and a longer trip by train to Montreal can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $18 .

What type of traveler does Montreal attract?

Taking a train to Montreal is very popular for those traveling on their vacation. The flexible luggage policies that train travel affords, convenient arrival stations and of course the great deals available make taking the train to Montreal a great option when planning your next vacation.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Montreal?

The closest train station to the city center of Montreal is 329 Avenue St-Denis, located just 2.9 miles away. Select 329 Avenue St-Denis as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Montreal. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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