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Train Trip Information: Montreal to Toronto

There are 10 daily trains from Montreal to Toronto. Traveling by train from Montreal to Toronto usually takes around 5 hours and 40 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 4 hours and 32 minutes.

Distance313 mi (504 km)
Fastest train4h 32m
Lowest price$37.54
Trains per day14
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Montreal to Toronto

(Based on 117 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Fairouz

September 13, 2022- Regular commuter

VIA Rail

Pros: Very calm environment. Cons: The bathrooms were dirty and smelly and the menu can be improved. Tips: Pack some food.

Pros: Very calm environment. Cons: The bathrooms were dirty and smelly and the menu can be improved. Tips: Pack some food.

5.0

Ashley

August 22, 2022- Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: The on board staff including staff at the station were most helpful and supportive of any requests or questions I had, which totally made this trip enjoyable. The food was excellent and the rail journey comfortable...Business class made the journey even more rela...

Pros: The on board staff including staff at the station were most helpful and supportive of any requests or questions I had, which totally made this trip enjoyable. The food was excellent and the rail journey comfortable...Business class made the journey even more relaxing thanks to the on board staff...thanks girls. Cons: Not much...the journey met all my expectations. Tips: Arrive 1 hr before travelling.

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5.0

Santosh kumar

August 19, 2022- Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: No hastle at all. Cons: Comfortable seats. Board train should be less timing. Tips: Try ur trip once then you will love to try more n more.

Pros: No hastle at all. Cons: Comfortable seats. Board train should be less timing. Tips: Try ur trip once then you will love to try more n more.

5.0

Jesus

July 16, 2022- Vacation

VIA Rail

Pros: Masks are not necessary. Cons: Please, forbids the masks.

Pros: Masks are not necessary. Cons: Please, forbids the masks.

5.0

Dharma Raj

July 12, 2022- Visiting family

VIA Rail

Pros: Fine. Cons: N/a. Tips: N/a.

Pros: Fine. Cons: N/a. Tips: N/a.

Montreal to Toronto Route Map

Montreal Toronto

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

In the last month, $67.22 was the average price of a train ticket from Montreal to Toronto. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $34.30 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Montreal to Toronto will vary between $68 and $153. Planning a train trip to Toronto within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Montreal over the next 7 days is $68. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Montreal to Toronto 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 $65 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Montreal to Toronto in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $88 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 14 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Toronto from Montreal will be about $34.30 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Montreal to Toronto?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Montreal to Toronto. However, there are 10 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail105h 41m$81.31
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail, also known as Via Rail Canada or simply VIA, provides service across the Canadian provinces and territories, including 10 daily trips between Montreal and Toronto. 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 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 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 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 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 32 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 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 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 10 scheduled trains on most days. 14 of these are direct connections to Toronto. 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 Toronto 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.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Montreal?

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

There are two stations in Montreal where you can board the train to Toronto.

All train stations in Montreal:

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

  • Gare Centrale

Where is the train station in Toronto?

Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-0

Image credit: The City of Toronto

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Union Station, Toronto, ON - CATORAMT-1

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Main arrival 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

  • Guildwood Train Station

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