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Trip Summary

There are 8 daily trains from Montreal to Kingston. Traveling by train from Montreal to Kingston usually takes around 3 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 2 hours and 11 minutes.

Distance168 mi (270 km)
Fastest train2h 11m
Lowest price$36.08
Trains per day6
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Montreal to Kingston

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Fleming

January 31, 2020- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: I like the people who work on the train, we made friends with them on my first train ride ever. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Be quiet on the train.

Pros: I like the people who work on the train, we made friends with them on my first train ride ever. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Be quiet on the train.

5.0

Jason

January 24, 2020- Couples trip

VIA Rail

Pros: Very Quick and staff was accommodating. Cons: Nothing.

Pros: Very Quick and staff was accommodating. Cons: Nothing.

5.0

Nester

September 4, 2019- Business

VIA Rail

Pros: Pleasant and helpful staff. Cons: A small blanket to cover legs on a chilly morning. Tips: The best way to travel.

Pros: Pleasant and helpful staff. Cons: A small blanket to cover legs on a chilly morning. Tips: The best way to travel.

4.0

Diane

July 26, 2019- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: There was good space for resting. Cons: More luggage allowance when you are coming from airport and international travel. Tips: Knowing you have to pay extra luggage when you first check on taking the train.

Pros: There was good space for resting. Cons: More luggage allowance when you are coming from airport and international travel. Tips: Knowing you have to pay extra luggage when you first check on taking the train.

4.0

Sylvie

June 7, 2019- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Nice staff Faster than bus

Nice staff Faster than bus

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

In the last month, $48.90 was the average price of a train ticket from Montreal to Kingston. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $35.26 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 Montreal to Kingston by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $44 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Montreal to Kingston in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $64 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.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 17 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Kingston from Montreal will be about $35.26 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Montreal to Kingston?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Montreal to Kingston. However, there are 8 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail83h 4m$67.32
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 8 daily trips between Montreal and Kingston. 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 Montreal to Kingston 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 Montreal to Kingston?

The distance between Montreal and Kingston is approximately 168 miles, or 270 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 11 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Montreal to Kingston are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Sunday 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 Montreal 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.

Is there a direct train from Montreal to Kingston?

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to Kingston. 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 Kingston to Montreal.

City Information

Montreal

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.

Kingston

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Kingston is a beautiful lake city where the past and present intermingle at every turn, offering visitors of all ages and interests something to enjoy. History enthusiasts should visit Fort Henry National Historic Site to see remnants of old military conquest. Next, head to Bellevue House, the former home of Canada's first Prime Minister and perhaps the best example of the old-world Victorian architecture in the city.

Located on the northern tip of Lake Ontario, Kingston is brimming with watersports, bike trails, and mountain hikes for those that want to immerse themselves in nature—the Thousand Islands National Park and Frontenac Provincial Park, situated just outside of the city, are two highlights.

Kingston also harbors a bustling urban culture comprising live music, antique markets, and culinary excellence that is best experienced simply by walking around and following your eyes and nose. Raise a glass in any of Kingston's award-winning wineries or microbreweries before heading downtown to dine at one of the many international restaurants.

The city is well-placed and offers easy connections via rail and bus to major urban centers like Toronto and Montreal. Norman Rogers Airport is the quickest way to get around regionally, while the historic Rideau Canal provides Ottawa-bound travelers a slower but incredibly scenic mode of transport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Montreal?

Main departure station: Dorval-Montreal VIA Rail Station (near YUL airport)

There is one train station in Montreal.

All train stations in Montreal:

  • Dorval-Montreal VIA Rail Station (near YUL airport)

Where is the train station in Kingston?

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Kingston VIA Station, Kingston, ON - CAXEGVIA-0

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Main arrival station: Kingston VIA Station

Opened in 1974, the Kingston VIA Rail Station is the principal intercity rail transportation hub in Kingston, offering rail services throughout Ontario. The station is currently served by two VIA Rail lines: Toronto-Ottawa and Toronto-Montreal. Public restrooms, vending machines, a snack bar, and wheelchair access points are just some of the station's amenities. The station also offers both long-term and short-term parking slots.

All train stations in Kingston:

  • Kingston VIA Station

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