Trains from Alexandria to Montreal
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There are 4 daily trains from Alexandria to Montreal. Traveling by train from Alexandria to Montreal usually takes around 46 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 43 minutes.
|Distance||54 mi (86 km)|
|Fastest train||0h 43m|
|Trains per day||4|
|Most frequent service||VIA Rail|
Which train should you take from Alexandria to Montreal?
VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Alexandria to Montreal. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|VIA Rail||4||0h 47m||$24.34|
VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 4 daily trips between Alexandria and Montreal. In addition to being completely green-certified, VIA Rail’s new, state-of-the-art trains feature amenities such as free reliable Wi-Fi, wide aisles, ergonomic seats, and wheelchair lifts in every accessible car. VIA Rail is known for its unparalleled customer service and snazzy black and yellow paint scheme.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Alexandria to Montreal during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train 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, train 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 train 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 train journey from Alexandria to Montreal?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains departing from Alexandria to Montreal tend to have the most passengers on Friday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Friday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Alexandria at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Alexandria to Montreal?
There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Alexandria to Montreal.
You can also take a train for your return trip from Montreal to Alexandria.
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.
Where is the train station in Alexandria?
Main departure station: Alexandria VIA Station
There is one train station in Alexandria.
All train stations in Alexandria:
Alexandria VIA Station
Where is the train station in Montreal?
Main arrival station: Dorval-Montreal VIA Rail Station (near YUL airport)
Montreal has one train station.
All train stations in Montreal:
Dorval-Montreal VIA Rail Station (near YUL airport)
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