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Cheap train tickets from Montreal to Québec City


Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Montreal to Québec City?

Lowest Price$20.10
Fastest Train2h 48m
Trains Per Day9
Train Lines1
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Montreal to Québec City
Based on 28 reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Users that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 88 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
January 22, 2020Solo travel
Easy to navigate and much cheaper than flying! Also had free, working WiFi on board which made the 3 hours fly by.
December 30, 2019Solo travel
The seats.
More reliable Wi-Fi connection.
Sit back and relax!
December 20, 2019Couples trip
Getting to see the countryside.
Update to car -
Sit back - relax and enjoy. Snacks and drinks available for purchase.
December 6, 2019Vacation
I brought my cousin to walk around this charming city and he totally loves it
Please buy a one-day ticket for the bus, you need it!
Eileen B
October 11, 2019Vacation
It was pleasant from start to finish.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need a passport to travel from Montreal to Quebec City?

Once in Canada, a passport is not required when traveling between cities or provinces. However, if you are not a Canadian citizen, it is smart to keep your passport on hand or someplace safe and accessible just in case of emergencies. On a train, you only need a passport when crossing the United States–Canada border.

Is the train from Montreal to Quebec City scenic?

The train route from Montreal to Quebec City is not necessarily scenic but it is comfortable, reliable and convenient. Traveling this route you’ll see some hillsides, as well as lakes, but there are not consistent views for the entire duration of the trip. Trains depart Montreal from 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O and arrive in Quebec City at Sainte Foy Station.

Is Montreal to Quebec City a good family-trip?

If you are looking for a nice family vacation, Montreal to Quebec City would be a good option. Tickets on this route average about CA $69, which is cheaper than most flights. The trip takes around 3 hours 30 minutes, which may be a long ride for some young children, but goes by relatively quickly..

Once in Quebec City, there are many family-oriented activities to partake in, such as riding the funicular or seeking out some delicious crepes.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Montreal to Québec City?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Montreal to Québec 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 Québec was $28.94. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 27 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $19.76 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 Québec City?

The distance between Montreal and Québec City is approximately 144.88 miles, or 233.10 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 48 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 Québec City?

On Thursday trains from Montreal to Québec 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 Québec City?

Typically there are 9 schedules to compare for your trip to Québec. One train carrier operates regular service on the Montreal to Québec route. VIA Rail offers the most scheduled departures between Montreal to Québec, usually offering 9.483 trips per day. 9 train trips per day are direct connections to Québec, 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 Québec City, which start at $40.04.

One train company connects Montreal to Québec

VIA Rail

VIA Rail train tickets from Montreal to Québec City start from $20.10, and on average cost $39.05. Daily there are 9.483333 VIA Rail schedules to Québec. VIA Rail in Montreal leaves from 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O, And in Québec trains arrive at Sainte Foy Station and one other train station.

From Montreal to Québec City train travel on VIA Rail takes 3 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Québec faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 48 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 7.875 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $39.82 for a one-way train ticket to Québec.

Avg. Time
3h 26m
Avg. Price

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Montreal on their way to Québec:
  • 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O
There are 2 different stations where trains from Montreal arrive in Québec. 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 Québec:
  • Sainte Foy Station
  • Gare du Palais

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