Cheap train tickets from Montreal to Toronto


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How much are train tickets from Montreal to Toronto?

Lowest Price$29.15
Fastest4h 50m
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Overall score for Montreal to Toronto
Based on 51 reviews

Based on 51 reviews
Users that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 69 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
January 29, 2020Regular commuter
Overall condition of the train
December 27, 2019Visiting family
The check-in process is very easy and flexible. The seat is comfortable for such price.
Maria Isabel
December 20, 2019Vacation
I received my ticket immediately I bought it. The puntuality. In general it was easy considering I'm from Mexico and I never had traveled by train.
Food prices and signals to board the train.
Yan Kei
November 11, 2019Solo travel
October 18, 2019Solo travel
For some reason, when I was connected to the via rail wifi, I could not play videos from Youtube, Facebook and other website. But when i was on the via rail website videos and movies were playing perfectly.....

What is the fastest way to get from Montreal to Toronto?

The fastest way to get from Montreal to Toronto is to fly, with a direct flight averaging between 75 and 90 minutes. This is also the most expensive option, however, with tickets averaging about CA $130 and as high as almost CA $400. A train ride on VIA Rail Canada averages about 5 hours in duration, but is significantly cheaper at about CA $64 per ticket.

Is there a direct train between Montreal and Toronto?

Yes, there is a direct train between Montreal and Toronto. Operated by VIA Rail Canada, there are six daily trains that go directly from Montreal to Toronto. The fastest trip is about 5 hours in duration.

Where do you catch the train from Montreal to Toronto?

Catch the VIA Rail Canada at Gare Centrale (Central Station) in Montreal. This train station is located underground, beneath the Queen Elizabeth Hotel. The address of Gare Centrale is 895 Rue de la Gauchetière O.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Montreal to Toronto?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Montreal to Toronto is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Montreal to Toronto was $49.21. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 26 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $40.38 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Montreal to Toronto?

The distance between Montreal and Toronto is approximately 313.51 miles, or 504.42 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 6 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 50 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Montreal to Toronto?

On Friday trains from Montreal to Toronto are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Montreal to Toronto?

Typically there are 15 schedules to compare for your trip to Toronto. One train carrier operates regular service on the Montreal to Toronto route. VIA Rail offers the most scheduled departures between Montreal to Toronto, usually offering 15 trips per day. 8 train trips per day are direct connections to Toronto, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Montreal to Toronto, which start at $8,888.00.

One train company connects Montreal to Toronto

VIA Rail

VIA Rail train tickets from Montreal to Toronto start from $29.15, and on average cost $66.20. Daily there are 15 VIA Rail schedules to Toronto. VIA Rail in Montreal leaves from 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O, And in Toronto trains arrive at Union Station and one other train station.

From Montreal to Toronto train travel on VIA Rail takes 6 hours and 22 minutes. If you are looking to get to Toronto faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 50 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 12 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $80.38 for a one-way train ticket to Toronto.

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Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Montreal on their way to Toronto:
  • 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O
There are 2 different stations where trains from Montreal arrive in Toronto. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Toronto:
  • Union Station
  • Guildwood Train Station