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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Montreal to London. Traveling by train from Montreal to London usually takes around 10 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 8 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance418 mi (672 km)
Fastest train8h 29m
Lowest price$67.81
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Montreal to London

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Louise

July 30, 2019- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: Air conditioning. Cons: Less stops, more direct route. Food far far too expensive. 2'25 for a tea, didn't eat because too expensive. Ridiculous. Tips: Bring your own food.

Pros: Air conditioning. Cons: Less stops, more direct route. Food far far too expensive. 2'25 for a tea, didn't eat because too expensive. Ridiculous. Tips: Bring your own food.

5.0

Steven

June 20, 2019- Visiting friends

VIA Rail

Pros: My second travel experience aboard VIA Rail was excellent. I'm from Michigan and it's good to travel long distances in Canada by rail, especially with the quality of staff and technologies onboard. The comparatively high speed of 100 MpH and smooth track made t...

Pros: My second travel experience aboard VIA Rail was excellent. I'm from Michigan and it's good to travel long distances in Canada by rail, especially with the quality of staff and technologies onboard. The comparatively high speed of 100 MpH and smooth track made the travel enjoyable. Easy to see why every seat on VIA was filled! This is quality. While AMTRAK is also very good, the approach by VIA is ahead with assigned seats, special assistance provide passengers onboard and generally higher quality train coaches, imho. Cons: Onboard WiFi was at times slow, possibly due to other passengers using the WiFi simultaneously. Having WiFi at all is welcome. On this route accessing the internet without the use of WiFi was possible while traveling along the shoreline of Lake Ontario and through rural communities. Tips: Highly recommend VIA Rail. The entire experience was very positive and enjoyable, less expensive and safer than driving with less fatigue.

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Which train should you take from Montreal to London?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Montreal to London. However, there are 7 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail710h 23m$103.82
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 7 daily trips between Montreal and London. 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 London 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 London?

The distance between Montreal and London is approximately 418 miles, or 672 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 29 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 Montreal to London are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Monday 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 1:00pm. 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 London?

There are 7 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 London 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.

London

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London may not be the first Canadian city that comes to mind when planning a trip away, but it is home to many hidden treasures that are well worth experiencing first-hand. The city is a hub for science, technology, and education, making it an alluring destination for the intellectually-inclined traveler. Discover London's proud medical history in the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame and Banting House, former home of the man who discovered insulin. Museum London and London Children Museum offer fascinating exhibitions for art enthusiasts and little ones, respectively. Nicknamed "The Forest City," London abounds with nature which visitors can experience downtown in Victoria Park or further afield in any of the lush conservation areas bordering the city.

If you're partial to a pint, Old East Village is the place to get a taste of the famous local craft beers, while Labatt Brewery, the biggest brewery in Canada, opens its doors to beer enthusiasts for tours and sampling sessions.

Sitting along the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor, London is a vital thoroughfare with VIA Rail train connections to major cities, including Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. London International Airport also provides daily flights to destinations in Canada and the U.S.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Montreal?

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Main departure 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 Rail and 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

Where is the train station in London?

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Main arrival station: London VIA Station

The London VIA Rail Station is a large intercity rail station in London, offering access to travelers who wish to visit Windsor, Toronto, and Sarnia. Built in 1963, the station is large and fitted with modern amenities such as access points for people with disabilities as well as parking slots and vending machines. It received significant renovations in 2001, adding even more amenities to the station. Two VIA Rail lines serve the station: the Sarnia-Toronto and the Windsor-Toronto.

All train stations in London:

  • London VIA Station

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