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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Vancouver to Montreal?

Lowest Price$360.94
Fastest Train100h 59m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Vancouver to Montreal right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Vancouver to Montreal?

In the last month, $360.94 was the average price of a train ticket from Vancouver, BC to Montreal, QC. Given how far apart Vancouver and Montreal are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Vancouver to Montreal?

The distance between Vancouver and Montreal is approximately 2291 miles, or 3686 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 100 hours and 59 minutes,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Vancouver to Montreal are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Vancouver at 3:00pm and arrives in Montreal around 100 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Vancouver to Montreal?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Montreal to Vancouver. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Vancouver to Montreal for $8,888.00.

Which train should you take from Vancouver to Montreal?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Vancouver, British Columbia to Montreal, Quebec. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail14d 4h 59m$360.94

Where is the train station in Vancouver?

There is one train station in Vancouver:

  • Pacific Central Station - 1150 Station St

Where is the train station in Montreal?

Montreal has one train station:

  • 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O

Price trends for trains from Vancouver to Montreal

Monthly average prices

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Vancouver, BC to Montreal, QC
4.5
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Pedro Angel
5.0
November 4, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The staff from Vancouver to Winnipeg was spectacular and so friendly (Debora and Ceci (blond lady)) ; but the one from Winnipeg to Toronto was awful and unfriendly (Robert and Paul) if they don’t like their job, just quite but treat people good and don’t be around with ...The staff from Vancouver to Winnipeg was spectacular and so friendly (Debora and Ceci (blond lady)) ; but the one from Winnipeg to Toronto was awful and unfriendly (Robert and Paul) if they don’t like their job, just quite but treat people good and don’t be around with their unhappy face, they didn’t care to keep clean the dinning area...More
Tips
Don’t be mad if you don’t get wifi bevause you will share with more people and that’s nice!! The old fashion way!! Sometimes I wanted WiFi to watch a movie but it was good not to get it Don’t be mad if you don’t get wifi bevause you will share with more people and that’s nice!! The old fashion way!! Sometimes I wanted WiFi to watch a movie but it was good not to get it
Brooklyn
4.0
September 6, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I absolutely loved all of my interactions with other solo travellers and the staff on the via rail train across Canada. The crew from train 4 from Vancouver to Manitoba was especially great! While spending 4 nights seated upright does not sound like the most comfortable...I absolutely loved all of my interactions with other solo travellers and the staff on the via rail train across Canada. The crew from train 4 from Vancouver to Manitoba was especially great! While spending 4 nights seated upright does not sound like the most comfortable experience, the lack of crowds on board the train resulted in me being able to spread onto not one, but two seats for 3/4 nights! More
Cons
I cannot think of anything in terms of service that can be improved. I feel as though the facilities, such as bathrooms and chairs, could use some more thorough maintenance, though none of this is the responsibility of the traveling crew.I cannot think of anything in terms of service that can be improved. I feel as though the facilities, such as bathrooms and chairs, could use some more thorough maintenance, though none of this is the responsibility of the traveling crew.
Tips
~Bring healthy snacks or buy them in each town the train stops in ~Bring a short water bottle ~Have changes of clothes organized ~Wear a sleeping mask and earplugs if you are a light sleeper ~Bring a travel pillow and a blanket ~Register as entertainment for a free ride...~Bring healthy snacks or buy them in each town the train stops in ~Bring a short water bottle ~Have changes of clothes organized ~Wear a sleeping mask and earplugs if you are a light sleeper ~Bring a travel pillow and a blanket ~Register as entertainment for a free ride, or just bring an instrument and be entertaining ~Bring a simple game that you can play with your neighbour, like Uno! ~Get off the train at every opportunity ~Get to know a stranger in the dining car ~Sit in the bubble for a better view ~Have a great playlist or album to listen to ~Bring some business cards to keep in touch with people you meet ~Try to switch seats halfway through the journey so your neck does not get sore from looking at the view ~Tell everyone that by training across Canada rather than flying you are cutting your carbon dioxide emissions by more than 95% ~Bring a reusable container and cutlery ~Enjoy the trip! More

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