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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Toronto to Québec City. Traveling by train from Toronto to Québec City usually takes around 10 hours and 24 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance453 mi (730 km)
Fastest train10h 24m
Lowest price$137.62
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Toronto to Québec

(Based on 12 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

A SULAY

July 29, 2021- Couples trip

VIA Rail

Service and Wi-Fi

Service and Wi-Fi

4.0

Michel

July 22, 2021- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Friendly staff and comfortable space. Cons: Choice of meal could be broader. Tips: Bring something to read otherwise it gets to be long.

Pros: Friendly staff and comfortable space. Cons: Choice of meal could be broader. Tips: Bring something to read otherwise it gets to be long.

5.0

Jude

March 1, 2021- Business

VIA Rail

Pros: Everything. Cons: nothing. Tips: Viarail for ever!!!!!! Oyé!!!!!

Pros: Everything. Cons: nothing. Tips: Viarail for ever!!!!!! Oyé!!!!!

5.0

Andrea

January 2, 2020- Solo travel

VIA Rail

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.

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.

5.0

Kerstin

November 29, 2019- Solo travel

VIA Rail

the staff was extremely helpful and friendly which I greatly appreciated

the staff was extremely helpful and friendly which I greatly appreciated

Toronto to Québec City Route Map

Toronto Québec

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

In the last month, $137.62 was the average price of a train ticket from Toronto to Québec. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 2 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $15.21 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Toronto to Québec City by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for November. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $83 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Toronto to Québec City in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $130 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Toronto to Québec City?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Toronto to Québec. 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 Rail110h 24m$147.76
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 1 daily trips between Toronto and Québec. 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

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 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 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 24 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Toronto to Québec City on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Friday. Friday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Toronto at 11:00am and arrives in Québec City around 10 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Toronto to Québec City?

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 Québec City to Toronto.

City Information

Toronto

Toronto is one of the world’s most culturally diverse cities, making it a great destination for travelers looking for a culturally unique experience. One of the most unique landmarks in the city is the Aga Khan Museum, which boasts a beautiful collection of Islamic, Iranian, and Muslim artifacts. If you are interested in art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is a definite must-see. For those who want to step away from the bustling city and seek the refuge of nature, take a ferry to Centre Isle, which offers plenty of activities such as biking or hiking.

Toronto’s food scene is vast and extremely vibrant due to the city’s multicultural nature. Bar Isabel is a local favorite that offers amazing Spanish dishes with a cozy vibe. For a more posh experience, head over to Alo Restaurant, which features a five-course tasting menu that will take you on a culinary ride.

The main bus station in the city is the Union Station Bus Terminal, served by various intercity bus services, including Greyhound and Ontario Northland. The main train station in Toronto is the adjacent Union Station, which is the hub for VIA Rail’s intercity services. The city’s airport is the Toronto Pearson International Airport, the busiest airport in Canada.

Québec City

Boasting quaint cobblestone streets and towering cathedrals, Québec City will make you feel like you are in France, with a unique Canadian touch. The city’s prime attraction lies in its Old Quarter, which features winding cobblestone streets and some of the city’s most iconic architectural marvels such as the Citadel or the Notre-Dame Basilica. Take a stroll around the quarter, and you might find yourself transported to Europe. If you wish to take a break from the hustles and bustles of a big city for a while, drive 9 miles northeast of the Old Town and you will reach Montmorency Falls Park, with its iconic 272-foot fall. The park’s idyllic beauty and its amazing landmarks will certainly strike a chord with nature lovers. For those who just can’t have enough with the town’s interesting history, head over to Place-Royale, which was the original birthplace of the French Colony and the French-American community.

Québec City’s food scene features a very strong French influence. If you want to try local specialties with a distinctive French twist, try La Traite or Le Clocher Penché. For lavish dinners, head over to Restaurant Initiale. And for a chic bachelorette party trip, plan to hit up Québec City's spas and book an afternoon tea.

The city’s principal VIA Rail train station is the Gare du Palais, and the main bus station is right next to it. The main airport in the city is the Jean Lesage International Airport, 8.1 miles west of the city.

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

Where is the train station in Québec City?

Gare du Palais, Québec City, QC - CAXLJVIA-0

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Gare du Palais, Québec City, QC - CAXLJVIA-1

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Main arrival station: Gare du Palais

Gare du Palais is an intermodal transportation station in Québec City. Built in 1915, the station gets its name from its proximity to the Palace of the Intendant of New France. Because of its immense cultural value, the station was named a Heritage Railway Station in 1992. The station currently provides rail services on VIA Rail, which offers 12 daily trains from Québec City to Ottawa Station and vice versa. The station's amenities include on-site parking spots and public restrooms.

All train stations in Québec City:

  • Gare du Palais

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