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Washington DC-Montreal Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Montreal?

Lowest Price$104.00
Fastest Train14h 21m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington 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 during the holidays, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Washington DC to Montreal?

If you're booking a train ticket this winter, expect to pay around $178.50 for a ticket from Washington, DC to Montreal, QC. It's especially important now to book tickets as far in advance as possible, as train travel becomes more expensive during the holiday season.

How long is the train journey from Washington DC to Montreal?

The distance between Washington DC and Montreal is approximately 489 miles, or 787 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 11 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 21 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 Washington DC to Montreal are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Washington DC at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00am. 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 Washington DC to Montreal?

Trains leave the station in Washington DC 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.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Montreal to Washington DC. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Washington DC to Montreal for $96.00.

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Montreal?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Washington, District of Columbia to Montreal, Quebec. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak215h 11m$178.50

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

There is one train station in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Montreal?

Montreal has one train station:

  • 895 Rue de la Gauchetiere O

Price trends for trains from Washington DC to Montreal

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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