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Trip Summary

There are usually 10 daily train trips available from Toronto to Montreal. Traveling by train from Toronto to Montreal usually takes 6 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 4 hours and 23 minutes.

Distance313 mi (504 km)
Fastest train4h 23m
Lowest price$39.59
Trains per day11
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Toronto to Montreal

(Based on 92 ratings and reviews)




August 26, 2023- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Spacious seat and timely arrival. Cons: Lots of people coughing and sneezing - perhaps enforcement of covid measures.



August 25, 2023- Business

VIA Rail

The train left on time. I felt safe and relaxed.



August 24, 2023- Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: Plugs and wifi were working on board Helpful and friendly staff at the train station and on board. Tips: Understood we could check our suitcases in but not the case on that train so had to pay 6$/each to leave suitcases at the bagagerie.


John Brian

August 19, 2023- Solo travel

VIA Rail

Pros: Easy Peasy Nice & Easy. Best value by far!👍. Cons: Not much.



July 21, 2023- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Comfortable seating and tables. Cons: I'd like foldable footrests (as on most planes) for short people like me so that my feet aren't dangling and my ankles don't swell. Tips: Bring your own food.

Toronto to Montreal Route Map

Toronto Montreal

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Toronto to Montreal was $64.24. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 27 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $49.18 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date


Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from Toronto to Montreal will cost between $62 and $161. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly average prices

Ticket prices for the train from Toronto to Montreal often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in March when the average ticket price is only $50. If you're thinking of traveling from Toronto to Montreal during August, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $90 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in August, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


By booking your train trip from Toronto to Montreal on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time, you can save about $49.18 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Toronto to Montreal?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Toronto to Montreal. However, there are 10 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail106h 15m$86.62
  • VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 10 daily trips between Toronto 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

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.
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.
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.

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.

The distance between Toronto and Montreal is approximately 313 miles, or 504 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 15 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 23 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.

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for train travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded trains to Montreal, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The earliest train departs Toronto at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 11 of these are direct connections to Montreal. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Montreal to Toronto.

City Information


Welcome to Toronto, a city that buzzes with an electrifying blend of cultures, flavors, and experiences. Nestled on the northern shores of Lake Ontario, this Canadian gem is a vibrant tapestry of neighborhoods, attractions, and adventures waiting to be uncovered.

Touch down at Toronto Pearson International Airport, your gateway to an urban playground that has something for everyone. The city's heartbeat can be felt at Union Station, a transportation hub where modern marvels meet historical charm, making it a perfect starting point for your Toronto escapade.

Venture into the heart of downtown and witness the iconic CN Tower pierce the sky, offering breathtaking views from its glass-floored observation decks. Roam through the Distillery District's cobblestone streets, where art galleries, boutiques, and cafés invite you to savor Toronto's creative spirit.

As you stroll along Queen Street West, eclectic shops, enticing eateries, and vibrant street art create an atmosphere that's both trendy and welcoming. Don't miss Kensington Market, a melting pot of cultures where international flavors and local craftsmanship collide.

Toronto's waterfront beckons with serene harbors and picturesque islands. Hop on a ferry to Toronto Islands, where peaceful beaches and stunning skyline vistas offer a tranquil escape from the urban hustle.

Sports enthusiasts, catch a Raptors game at Scotiabank Arena or witness the passion of a Blue Jays match at Rogers Centre. For a cultural journey, explore the Royal Ontario Museum's diverse exhibits or take in a show at the historic Ed Mirvish Theatre.

Toronto's charm lies in its warmth, diversity, and a strong sense of community. Whether you're savoring global cuisines in Greektown, admiring art in Yorkville, or embracing the serene beauty of Scarborough Bluffs, Toronto promises an experience that's as unique as it is captivating.

Pack your sense of adventure and prepare to be swept away by Toronto's magnetic energy. Book your journey now and uncover the magic that makes this city an irresistible destination for explorers of all kinds.


Step into the enchanting world of Montreal, a captivating city that seamlessly blends European charm with North American vibrancy. From historic landmarks to contemporary festivals, Montreal offers a dynamic experience that promises to captivate and inspire.

Arriving at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, you're greeted by a cosmopolitan atmosphere that sets the tone for your Montreal adventure. Start your journey from the heart of the city at Gare Centrale, a bustling transportation hub that's a gateway to the city's wonders.

Begin your exploration in the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, where history comes to life through exquisite architecture and inviting cafes. Admire the grandeur of Notre-Dame Basilica, a symbol of Montreal's rich cultural heritage. Wander along the Old Port's waterfront, where historic warehouses have been transformed into charming boutiques and galleries.

Montreal's culinary scene is a fusion of flavors that reflect its diverse heritage. Venture to Plateau Mont-Royal, a neighborhood bursting with bistros and eateries offering delectable cuisine. Don't miss iconic delights like the Montreal-style bagel and the city's famous poutine.

Artistry is embedded in Montreal's DNA, evident in its vibrant street murals, galleries, and world-class museums. Experience the creative pulse of the city at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Embrace the lively festival scene, with highlights including the Montreal Jazz Festival and the internationally acclaimed Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.

Montreal's bilingual nature, combined with its artistic energy, creates an ambiance that's both intriguing and alluring. Discover hidden gems in the vibrant Gay Village, savour authentic French pastries, or ascend Mont-Royal for panoramic city views. Each corner of Montreal offers a new perspective and a delightful surprise.

Prepare for an enchanting journey as you venture into Montreal's cultural tapestry. Book your voyage today and let the city's charm and charisma sweep you off your feet, revealing a destination that's as captivating as it is unforgettable.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Toronto?

Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-0

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Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-1

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Main departure station: Union Station

Union Station is the center of rail transportation in Toronto and Canada's busiest train terminal. First opened in 1927, the station underwent several redevelopment and renovation projects to reach its current state. In 1999, in recognition of the station's importance to transportation history, it was inducted into the North America Railway Hall of Fame. The current station is served by VIA Rail trains and local public transit. The station currently serves over 72 million commuters each year, and as much as 91% of all Toronto passengers pass through this station. Just walking through the station is the perfect way to get familiar with Toronto's locals!

All train stations in Toronto:

  • Union Station

  • Guildwood

Where is the train station in Montreal?

Gare Centrale, Montreal, QC - CAMTLAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Gare Centrale

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.

All train stations in Montreal:

  • Gare Centrale

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