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There are 4 ways to get from Albany to Montreal by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Montreal, QC 4036 / ...

$27 - $65

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Train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Montreal Central Station Adirondack

$45 - $120

Drive  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Albany to Montreal 222.6 miles

$29 - $45

Fly  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Montreal (YUL) ALB - YUL

$104 - $854

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The cheapest way to get from Albany to Montreal is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 3 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Albany to Montreal is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 3 h 54 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Albany, NY and arriving at Montreal, QC. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station station and arriving at Montreal Central Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 1 min.

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The distance between Albany and Montreal is 199 miles. The road distance is 222.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Albany to Montreal without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 5 min and costs $27 - $65.

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The bus from Albany, NY to Montreal, QC takes 5 h 5 min including transfers and departs four times a day.

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Albany to Montreal bus services, operated by Trailways New York, depart from Albany, NY station.

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Albany to Montreal train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Albany to Montreal is to bus which takes 5 h 5 min and costs $27 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $120 and takes 8 h 1 min, you could also fly, which costs $100 - $900 and takes 6 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Albany to Montreal.
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  • Distance: 198.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

What companies run services between Albany, NY, USA and Montreal, QC, Canada?

Trailways New York operates a bus from Albany to Montreal twice daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. Greyhound USA also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Albany to Montreal once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 8 h 1 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Albany to Montreal via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Albany to Montreal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
5 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $950
Flights from Albany to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Albany to Montreal via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $850
Flights from Albany to Montreal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Albany to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Albany to Montreal via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Montreal, QC
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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trailwaysny.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Albany, Ny to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65

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There is no direct flight from Albany Airport to Montreal Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 44 min and has one stopover.

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Albany to Montreal bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Montreal, QC station.

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Albany to Montreal train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Montreal Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Albany to Montreal is 223 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to drive from Albany to Montreal.

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Air Canada, Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Albany Airport to Montreal Airport.

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There are 864+ hotels available in Montreal. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Albany to Albany Airport is to line 737 bus which takes 20 min and costs $2.

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