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Trains from Québec City to La Tuque

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Québec City - La Tuque Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Québec City to La Tuque. Traveling by train from Québec City to La Tuque usually takes around 12 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest VIA Rail train can make the trip in 11 hours and 52 minutes.

Distance86 mi (138 km)
Fastest train11h 52m
Lowest price$66.93
Most frequent serviceVIA Rail
Train lines1

Which train should you take from Québec City to La Tuque?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail212h 52m$74.36
  • VIA Rail

    VIA Rail

    VIA Rail train tickets from Québec City to La Tuque start from $67, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 VIA Rail schedules to La Tuque. VIA Rail in Québec leaves from Sainte Foy Station and one other station. And in La Tuque trains arrive at Fitzpatrick Rail Station and 2 other train stations.

    From Québec City to La Tuque train travel on VIA Rail takes 12 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to La Tuque faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 11 hours and 52 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Québec to La Tuque 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.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

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 Québec City to La Tuque?

The distance between Québec City and La Tuque is approximately 86 miles, or 138 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 52 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 Québec City to La Tuque 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 Saturday 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 Québec City at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. 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 Québec City to La Tuque?

Trains leave the station in Québec City twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

City Information

Québec City

Boasting quaint cobblestone streets and towering cathedrals, Québec City will make you feel like you are in France, with a unique Canadian touch. The city’s prime attraction lies in its Old Quarter, which features winding cobblestone streets and some of the city’s most iconic architectural marvels such as the Citadel or the Notre-Dame Basilica. Take a stroll around the quarter, and you might find yourself transported to Europe. If you wish to take a break from the hustles and bustles of a big city for a while, drive 9 miles northeast of the Old Town and you will reach Montmorency Falls Park, with its iconic 272-foot fall. The park’s idyllic beauty and its amazing landmarks will certainly strike a chord with nature lovers. For those who just can’t have enough with the town’s interesting history, head over to Place-Royale, which was the original birthplace of the French Colony and the French-American community.

Québec City’s food scene features a very strong French influence. If you want to try local specialties with a distinctive French twist, try La Traite or Le Clocher Penché. For lavish dinners, head over to Restaurant Initiale. And for a chic bachelorette party trip, plan to hit up Québec City's spas and book an afternoon tea.

The city’s principal VIA Rail train station is the Gare du Palais, and the main bus station is right next to it. The main airport in the city is the Jean Lesage International Airport, 8.1 miles west of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Québec City?

Main departure station: Sainte Foy Station

There are two stations in Québec City where you can board the train to La Tuque.

All train stations in Québec City:

  • Sainte Foy Station

  • Gare du Palais

Where is the train station in La Tuque?

Main arrival station: Fitzpatrick Rail Station

There are more train stations and stops in La Tuque than most cities. Most trains from Québec City will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in La Tuque:

All train stations in La Tuque:

  • Fitzpatrick Rail Station

  • Fitzpatrick Train Station

  • La Tuque Train Station

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