There are 8 ways to get from Boston to Montreal by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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Fly to Montreal  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Montreal (YUL) BOS - YUL

$104 - $307

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Bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Montreal, Pq 3533 / ...

$35 - $90

6 alternative options

Fly to Massena, bus  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Massena (MSS) BOS - MSS
  2. Take the bus from Cornwall, ON to Kirkland, QC

$88 - $257

Fly to Lebanon, night bus  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Lebanon (LEB) BOS - LEB
  2. Take the night bus from White River Jct, Vt to Montreal, Pq

$96 - $262

Fly to Ottawa, train  •  6 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Ottawa (YOW) BOS - YOW
  2. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal

$127 - $362

Bus Megabus  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to Downtown Transit Center Burlington
  2. Take the bus from Burlingt Transit Ctr to Montreal, Pq 3537 / ...

$38 - $76

Train  •  15 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Montreal Central Station Adirondack

$189 - $510

Drive  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Montreal 312.4 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Montreal is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 5 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Montreal is to fly which costs $100 - $310 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Montreal, Pq. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Montreal station. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station Amtrak and arriving at Montreal Central Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 39 min.

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The distance between Boston and Montreal is 253 miles. The road distance is 312.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Montreal without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 30 min and costs $35 - $80.

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It takes approximately 4 h 16 min to get from Boston to Montreal, including transfers.

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Boston to Montreal bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston, Ma station.

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Boston to Montreal train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station Amtrak.

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The best way to get from Boston to Montreal is to fly which takes 4 h 16 min and costs $100 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $80 and takes 7 h 30 min, you could also train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 15 h 39 min.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Montreal Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 12 min.

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Boston to Montreal bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Montreal, Pq station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Montreal.
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  • Distance: 252.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Montreal, QC, Canada?

Air Canada flies from Boston to Montreal every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Montreal via Downtown Transit Center Burlington and Burlingt Transit Ctr in around 7 h 30 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Boston to Montreal via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Boston to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Flights from Boston to Ottawa via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,200
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Boston to Lebanon
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Boston to Massena
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $200
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Amtrak
Bus operators
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Cornwall, ON to Kirkland, QC
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Book at
megabus.ca
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Night bus from White River Jct, Vt to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Burlingt Transit Ctr to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Boston, Ma to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Megabus

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