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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from New York to Montreal. Traveling by train from New York to Montreal usually takes around 10 hours and 56 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance332 mi (534 km)
Fastest train10h 56m
Lowest price$70.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Adirondack
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York, NY to Montreal, QC

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Yeuk Ying

December 18, 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak Adirondack

Pros: I liked everything about my trip except the length (11h) : It was easy to book online and use my electronic ticket to board, it was more spacious and comfortable than a plane, there were scenic views and free wifi during most of the trip. Cons: Can the train go f...

Pros: I liked everything about my trip except the length (11h) : It was easy to book online and use my electronic ticket to board, it was more spacious and comfortable than a plane, there were scenic views and free wifi during most of the trip. Cons: Can the train go faster and hence reduce the length of the trip? Put air freshener in the restrooms and have doors that close automatically because I had to get up close the doors myself due to the bad odors. Tips: Bring food and something to do during the trip.

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5.0

Frauke

November 3, 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak Adirondack

Wifi was not working anymore when we crossed the border to Canada

Wifi was not working anymore when we crossed the border to Canada

5.0

Voloshyn

October 23, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Adirondack

Pros: Everything was just as described, everything worked. The space was clean. Cons: The toilets could be cleaned a little more often. The food is a little bit overpriced.

Pros: Everything was just as described, everything worked. The space was clean. Cons: The toilets could be cleaned a little more often. The food is a little bit overpriced.

5.0

Deborah Denise

July 23, 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Adirondack

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5.0

Valerie

June 24, 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Adirondack

Pros: Awesome scenery, spacious seats and overall a wonderful experience. Cons: Check the bathroom to empty garbage.

Pros: Awesome scenery, spacious seats and overall a wonderful experience. Cons: Check the bathroom to empty garbage.

New York to Montreal Route Map

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Price trends for trains from New York to Montreal

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Which train should you take from New York to Montreal?

Amtrak Adirondack is the one and only train line which connects New York, New York to Montreal, Quebec. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Adirondack110h 56m$70.00

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Montreal 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 New York to Montreal?

The distance between New York and Montreal is approximately 332 miles, or 534 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 56 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 New York to Montreal are the most crowded on Friday. 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?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves New York at 8:00am and arrives in Montreal around 10 hours later.

Is there a direct train from New York to Montreal?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Montreal with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Montreal to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Montreal for $36.00.

City Information

New York

New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

Montreal

Effortlessly blending quaint old buildings with the high-rises of the 21st century, Montreal is an exciting destination for adventure-seekers as well as introverted travelers. At the beating heart of this modern city is the quarter of Old Montreal, where you can find horse-drawn carriages and cobblestone streets. As you meander through the area, don’t miss out on the chance to marvel at the architectural genius of the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal, which is one of the most iconic structures of the city. For those who wish to stay close to nature, the gigantic Parc du Mont-Royal will satisfy all your needs. In the warmer months of the year, you can rent a boat and row on Lac des Castors, which offers amazing views.

Montreal is heaven for fans of French cuisine. The top-rated traditional French restaurants converge in the Old Montreal quarter, and some local favorite names include Toque, LOV, Crew Collective & Cafe. For those looking for Canadian specialties, head over to Schwartz’s.

The principal rail station for Montreal is the Central Station, which is served by both VIA Rail and Amtrak. If you are traveling by bus, head to the Montreal Coach Terminal (aka Gare d'autocars de Montréal) from where you can catch buses operated by Greyhound and several other carriers. The city’s main airport is the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, which is located in the nearby city of Dorval.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

New York, NY - Penn Station - NYCPEN-0

Departure stations

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

Where is the train station in Montreal?

Gare Centrale, Montreal, QC - CAMTLAMT-0

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Arrival stations

Established in 1943, the Gare Centrale is one of the most important intercity rail stations in Montreal,offering high-speed rail services to as many as 11 million customers per year. The station is the centerpiece of the Québec City-Windsor corridor, the busiest intercity rail service area in the country. The city's train services are operated by VIA Railand Amtrak, with several destinations including Toronto and Windsor. The station is large and well-appointed, containing two parking facilities and a shopping and restaurant complex. Other amenities include bicycle facilities and disabled access.

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