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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  •  4 h 19 min

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

$100 - $293

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Bus  •  7 h 35 min

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

$35 - $90

4 alternative options

Fly to Massena, bus  •  5 h 50 min

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

$82 - $242

Bus Megabus  •  7 h 50 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 38 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station 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 $95 - $300 and takes 4 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Montreal, Pq. Services depart three times a day, 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 and arriving at Montreal Central Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 38 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 35 min and costs $35 - $90.

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 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.

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The best way to get from Boston to Montreal is to fly which takes 4 h 19 min and costs $95 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $90 and takes 7 h 35 min, you could also train, which costs $180 - $550 and takes 15 h 38 min.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Montreal.
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  • Distance: 252.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

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 to Montreal 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $90 and the journey takes 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Boston to Montreal via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
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
Amtrak Acela Express

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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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 New York Penn Station to Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
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
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
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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, Ma to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Bus from Burlingt Transit Ctr to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Megabus

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Montreal Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 19 min.

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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 312 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 23 min 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 846+ hotels available in Montreal. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $1 - $10.

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