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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Toronto to Québec City?

Lowest Price$65.40
Fastest Train9h 36m
Trains Per Day5
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

What train goes from Toronto to Québec City?

VIA Rail Canada goes from Toronto to Québec City. VIA Rail is the only company that offers cross–Canada train travel, allowing you to go from one end of Canada to the other. The ride between Toronto and Québec City averages about 11 hours, and tickets cost an average of CAD$116. There are 18 daily schedules for this route.

Is it safe to travel by train from Toronto to Québec 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 Toronto to Québec City?

In the last month, $66.02 was the average price of a train ticket from Toronto, ON to Québec, QC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $79.40 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Toronto to Québec City?

The distance between Toronto and Québec City is approximately 453 miles, or 730 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 53 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 36 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 Toronto to Québec City are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Toronto at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. 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 Toronto to Québec City?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

Which train should you take from Toronto to Québec City?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Toronto, Ontario to Québec, Quebec. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail510h 54m$101.03

Where is the train station in Toronto?

There are two stations in Toronto where you can board the train to Québec City:

  • Union Station
  • Guildwood Train Station

Where is the train station in Québec City?

Québec City receives travelers from Toronto at its two active train stations:

  • Gare du Palais
  • Sainte Foy Station

Price trends for trains from Toronto to Québec City

Average prices by travel date

$180$120$60SepOct

Monthly average prices

$125$100$75$50$25ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$150$120$90$60$303020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Toronto, ON to Québec, QC
4.6
Based on 9 ratings and reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.6
Staff
4.4
Value
3.5
Condition
4.5
Andrea
5.0
January 2, 2020Solo travel
Pros
It was a calm ride with no surprises. Actually it atrended what I needed.
Cons
If we could choose the seats. I prefer window and I didn't have the option to choose when I bought the tickets.
Tips
Enjoy your ride. The turkey sandwich is great by the way.
Kerstin
5.0
November 29, 2019Solo travel
Pros
the staff was extremely helpful and friendly which I greatly appreciated
John
5.0
October 1, 2019Vacation
Pros
Great views and comfortable seats Wonderful staff
Tips
Make sure you get at the right stop We got off at the wrong Quebec stop but the staff held the train and let us back on
Colin
4.0
October 4, 2019Vacation
Pros
Nice scenery, comfortable seats - sure beats a plane!
Cons
VERY BUMPY - track maintenance not very good.
Tips
A nice alternative to flying!
Sune
4.0
July 17, 2019Vacation
Pros
Sorry but it was delaid almost 1 h between Toronto and Ottawa.

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