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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Québec City to Montreal?

Lowest Price$22.93
Fastest Train2h 48m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines1

Québec City to Montreal Route Map

Québec Montreal

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

In the last month, $25.99 was the average price of a train ticket from Québec, QC to Montreal, 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 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $23.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Québec City and Montreal is approximately 145 miles, or 233 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 48 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Québec City to Montreal are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Friday 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 1:00pm. 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 Québec City to Montreal?

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Québec City to Montreal.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Montreal to Québec City. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Québec City to Montreal for $43.72.

Which train should you take from Québec City to Montreal?

VIA Rail is the one and only train line which connects Québec, Quebec to Montreal, Quebec. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
VIA Rail43h 13m$32.34

Where is the train station in Québec City?

There are two stations in Québec City where you can board the train to Montreal:

  • Sainte Foy Station
  • Gare du Palais

Where is the train station in Montreal?

Montreal has one train station:

  • 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Québec, QC to Montreal, QC
Based on 34 ratings and 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!

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