Cheap train tickets from Toronto to Montreal


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How much are train tickets from Toronto to Montreal?

Lowest Price$29.15
Fastest4h 33m
trains per day14
train companies1
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Overall score for Toronto to Montreal
Based on 54 reviews

Based on 54 reviews
Users that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 89 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
January 28, 2020Visiting friends
powerful internet
not bad
December 16, 2019Business
Good experience but some problems when I buy ticket.
Help online
It's very good but I can't buy ticket sometimes
December 6, 2019Visiting friends
Good enough
Leave on schedule. Better WiFi
November 30, 2019Visiting family
Stress free
Seat comfort could be improved a little. It was slippery!
November 25, 2019Visiting family
It is really fun and I enjoy it.
The hospitality service.
Every body was doing its own job.

Are there direct trains from Toronto to Montreal?

Out of 14 daily train trips from Toronto to Montreal, 8 of them are direct. The service is provided by VIA Rail, which offers routes across Canada. If you’re looking to get to Montreal faster, direct routes are more time efficient, averaging about 4 hours and 33 minutes in duration. For comparison, trips that require train transfers take an average of 6 hours and 23 minutes — almost two hours longer.

Would Toronto to Montreal be a good day-trip?

Traveling from Toronto to Montreal is not an ideal day-trip. The fastest travel time on a train is 4 hours and 33 minutes, meaning a round-trip would take about 9 hours. The average travel time, however, is closer to 6.5 hours, which would take you even longer. By the time you get to Montreal, you would only have a short amount of time to visit before needing to return home. We recommend staying overnight or turning this excursion into a weekend trip if you can.

Are Montreal and Toronto in different time zones?

No. While Montreal and Toronto are in different provinces — Montreal is in Québec and Toronto is in Ontario — they are not in different time zones. Although they’re almost 550 kilometers (342 miles) apart, both cities are on Eastern Standard Time, which means you do not have to change your watch when traveling between them.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Toronto to Montreal?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Toronto to Montreal is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Toronto to Montreal was $49.23. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 27 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $43.15 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Toronto to Montreal?

The distance between Toronto and Montreal is approximately 313.51 miles, or 504.42 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 6 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 33 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Toronto to Montreal?

On Saturday trains from Toronto to Montreal are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Toronto to Montreal?

Typically there are 14 schedules to compare for your trip to Montreal. One train carrier operates regular service on the Toronto to Montreal route. VIA Rail offers the most scheduled departures between Toronto to Montreal, usually offering 14 trips per day. 8 train trips per day are direct connections to Montreal, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Toronto to Montreal, which start at $8,888.00.

One train company connects Toronto to Montreal

VIA Rail

VIA Rail train tickets from Toronto to Montreal start from $29.15, and on average cost $66.69. Daily there are 14 VIA Rail schedules to Montreal. VIA Rail in Toronto leaves from Union Station and one other station. And in Montreal trains arrive at 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O,

From Toronto to Montreal train travel on VIA Rail takes 6 hours and 25 minutes. If you are looking to get to Montreal faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 33 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 12 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $76.94 for a one-way train ticket to Montreal.

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Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in Toronto with trains to Montreal. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Union Station
  • Guildwood Train Station
There is one train station where trains from Toronto arrive in Montreal:
  • 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O