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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Montreal to Québec City?

Lowest Price$23.53
Fastest Train3h 5m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Montreal to Québec 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 Québec City?

In the last month, $26.67 was the average price of a train ticket from Montreal, QC to Québec, QC. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. 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 $32.25 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Montreal to Québec City?

The distance between Montreal and Québec City is approximately 145 miles, or 233 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 5 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 Québec City 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 Tuesday 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 12:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 Québec City?

Trains leave the station in Montreal twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Québec City with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Québec City to Montreal. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Montreal to Québec City for $40.81.

Which train should you take from Montreal to Québec City?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Montreal, Quebec to Québec, Quebec. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail23h 26m$40.04

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 Québec City?

Québec City receives travelers from Montreal at its two active train stations:

  • Sainte Foy Station
  • Gare du Palais

Price trends for trains from Montreal to Québec City

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25SepSep

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Montreal, QC to Québec, QC
4.9
Based on 28 ratings and reviews

Based on 28 reviews
Overview
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)
Comfort
4.6
Staff
4.9
Value
3.8
Condition
4.7
Megan
5.0
January 22, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Easy to navigate and much cheaper than flying! Also had free, working WiFi on board which made the 3 hours fly by.Easy to navigate and much cheaper than flying! Also had free, working WiFi on board which made the 3 hours fly by.
Nelson
5.0
December 30, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The seats.The seats.
Cons
More reliable Wi-Fi connection.More reliable Wi-Fi connection.
Tips
Sit back and relax!Sit back and relax!
Debra
4.0
December 20, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Getting to see the countryside.Getting to see the countryside.
Cons
Update to car - Update to car -
Tips
Sit back - relax and enjoy. Snacks and drinks available for purchase.Sit back - relax and enjoy. Snacks and drinks available for purchase.
Alounna
5.0
December 6, 2019Vacation
Pros
I brought my cousin to walk around this charming city and he totally loves itI brought my cousin to walk around this charming city and he totally loves it
Cons
NothingNothing
Tips
Please buy a one-day ticket for the bus, you need it!Please buy a one-day ticket for the bus, you need it!
Eileen B
5.0
October 11, 2019Vacation
Pros
It was pleasant from start to finish.It was pleasant from start to finish.
Cons
Nothing.Nothing.

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