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There are 6 ways to get from Boston to Montreal by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Montreal  •  3h 49m

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

$105 - $474

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Bus  •  7h 35m

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

$50 - $75

4 alternative options

Fly to Massena, bus  •  5h 23m

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

$106 - $203

Bus via Hanover  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Boston Logan Int. Airport to Hanover Northbound
  2. Take the bus from Hanover to Montreal, Pq 3533 / ...

$80 - $104

Train  •  15h 38m

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

$123 - $273

Drive  •  5h 31m

  1. Drive from Boston to Montreal 500.2 km

$55 - $85

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Montreal is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 5h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Montreal is to fly which costs $75 - $350 and takes 3h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston South Buses and arriving at Montreal, Pq. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7h 35m.

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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 and arriving at Montreal Central Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 38m.

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The distance between Boston and Montreal is 405 km. The road distance is 500.2 km.

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The best way to get from Boston to Montreal without a car is to bus which takes 7h 35m and costs $35 - $55.

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It takes approximately 3h 49m to get from Boston to Montreal, including transfers.

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

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Boston to Montreal train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Montreal is to fly which takes 3h 49m and costs $75 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $55 and takes 7h 35m, you could also train, which costs $90 - $210 and takes 15h 38m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Montreal.
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  • Distance: 404.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 49m

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

Air Canada flies from Boston to Montreal 5 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Boston South Buses to Montreal, Pq 3 times a day. Tickets cost $50 - $75 and the journey takes 7h 35m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Boston to Massena
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $160
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 Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$280 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$90 - $130
Train from New York Penn Station to Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Premium
$310 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $190
Business Seat
$130 - $190
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$85 - $180
Business Class Seat
$130 - $250
Bus operators
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Cornwall, ON to Montreal, PQ
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Book at
megabus.ca
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $130
Bus from Hanover to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $95
Dartmouth Coach
Website
dartmouthcoach.com
Bus from Boston Logan Int. Airport to Hanover
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
dartmouthcoach.com
Book at
webstore.dartmouthcoach.com

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Montreal Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 16m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Montreal is 500 km. It takes approximately 5h 31m to drive from Boston to Montreal.

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Air Canada offers flights from Boston Airport to Montreal Airport.

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There are 695+ hotels available in Montreal. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $11.

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