Cheap train tickets from Québec City to Montreal


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How much are train tickets from Québec City to Montreal?

Lowest Price$21.86
Fastest2h 45m
trains per day9
train companies1
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Overall score for Québec City to Montreal
Based on 34 reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Users that traveled with VIA Rail report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 94 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
January 2, 2020Solo travel
The seats.
More reliable Wi-Fi connection.
Sit back and relax!
Brenda Patricia
December 24, 2019Vacation
Everything was find I really enjoy this trip
More personal in the station who can help you with any question
Arrive 30 min earlier
November 16, 2019Vacation
It's a nice way to travel!
October 25, 2019Vacation
The train was a convenient and fun way to get to see more of beautiful Canada.
November 13, 2019Couples trip
Best way to travel from one Canadian city to another. Friendly staff, spacious seats as well as arrival on time, it can’t get any better!

Should you take the bus or train from Quebec City to Montreal?

Both the bus and the train are good options from Quebec City to Montreal. Both the fastest bus and fastest train options take between 2 hours 30 minutes and 2 hours 45 minutes, but train prices actually start lower — the cheapest train ticket is about CA $29, while the cheapest bus ticket is about CA $45.

Is Quebec City to Montreal a good day-trip?

Quebec City to Montreal makes for a pretty good day-trip. The earliest train leaves Quebec City at 5:25 a.m. and arrives in Montreal at 8:37 a.m. The latest train departs Montreal to return back to Quebec City at 6:25 p.m., so while you can’t stay too late, you’ll have plenty of time during the day to spend in Montreal.

What is the best way to get from Quebec City to the Montreal airport?

The best way to get from Quebec City to the Montreal airport is to take a train from Quebec City to the station at 895 Rue de la Gauchetière O in Montreal, then take a short walk to the René-Lévesque/Mansfield bus stop, where you’ll take a 30-minute bus ride on the 747 to YUL Aéroport Montréal-Trudeau. In sum, the total travel time from Quebec City to the airport is around 4 hours.

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Québec to Montreal 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 Québec to Montreal was $31.56. 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 $39.45 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 Québec City to Montreal?

The distance between Québec City and Montreal 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 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 45 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 Québec City to Montreal?

On Friday trains from Québec to Montreal 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 Québec City to Montreal?

Typically there are 9 schedules to compare for your trip to Montreal. One train carrier operates regular service on the Québec to Montreal route. VIA Rail offers the most scheduled departures between Québec to Montreal, usually offering 9 trips per day. 9 train trips per day are direct connections to Montreal, 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 Québec City to Montreal, which start at $43.72.

One train company connects Québec to Montreal

VIA Rail

VIA Rail train tickets from Québec City to Montreal start from $21.86, and on average cost $43.53. Daily there are 9 VIA Rail schedules to Montreal. VIA Rail in Québec leaves from Sainte Foy Station and one other station. And in Montreal trains arrive at 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O,

From Québec City to Montreal train travel on VIA Rail takes 3 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Montreal faster, VIA Rail offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 45 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, VIA Rail offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $43.22 for a one-way train ticket to Montreal.

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Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in Québec with trains to Montreal. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Sainte Foy Station
  • Gare du Palais
There is one train station where trains from Québec arrive in Montreal:
  • 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O

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