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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Montreal to Toronto?

Lowest Price$37.06
Fastest Train4h 51m
Trains Per Day7
Train Lines1

Montreal to Toronto Route Map

Montreal Toronto

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Is it safe to travel by train from Montreal to Toronto 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 Montreal to Toronto?

In the last month, $50.37 was the average price of a train ticket from Montreal, QC to Toronto, ON. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $34.07 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Montreal to Toronto?

The distance between Montreal and Toronto is approximately 313 miles, or 504 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 51 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 Toronto are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Wednesday 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 8:00am 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 Toronto?

There are 7 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Montreal to Toronto.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Toronto to Montreal. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Montreal to Toronto for $8,888.00.

Which train should you take from Montreal to Toronto?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail75h 11m$64.31

Where is the train station in Montreal?

There is one train station in Montreal:

  • 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O

Where is the train station in Toronto?

Toronto receives travelers from Montreal at its two active train stations:

  • Union Station
  • Guildwood Train Station

Price trends for trains from Montreal to Toronto

Average prices by travel date

$135$90$45NovDec

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

$100$80$60$40$203020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Montreal, QC to Toronto, ON
4.6
Based on 53 ratings and reviews

Based on 53 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 70 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.5
Value
3.6
Condition
4.5
Alexander
4.0
January 29, 2020Regular commuter
Cons
Overall condition of the train Overall condition of the train
Khoa
5.0
December 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The check-in process is very easy and flexible. The seat is comfortable for such price.The check-in process is very easy and flexible. The seat is comfortable for such price.
Maria Isabel
5.0
December 20, 2019Vacation
Pros
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.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.
Cons
Food prices and signals to board the train.Food prices and signals to board the train.
Yan Kei
5.0
November 11, 2019Solo travel
Pros
nil.nil.
Cons
nil.nil.
Tips
nil.nil.
Reginald
5.0
October 18, 2019Solo travel
Cons
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.....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.....

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