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Fly to Montreal  •  3h 50m

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

$195 - $626

Cheapest option

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

$85 - $284

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Fly to Burlington, drive  •  3h 53m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Burlington (BTV) BOS - BTV
  2. Drive from Burlington to Montreal

$187 - $539

Train  •  14h 11m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Montreal Central Station Adirondack

$91 - $133

Bus  •  15h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Boston to Albany
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Hogansburg
  3. Take the bus from Cornwall, ON to Montreal, PQ

$105 - $171

Train via New York  •  15h 36m

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

$139 - $340

Train, bus  •  15h 36m

  1. Take the train from South Station to Worcester
  2. Take the bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY
  3. Take the train from Schenectady to Montreal Central Station

$91 - $137

Drive  •  5h 31m

  1. Drive from Boston to Montreal 496.9 km

$50 - $75

Boston to Montreal by train

The train journey time between Boston and Montreal is around 30h 21m and covers a distance of around 707 km. The fastest train normally takes 30h 21m. Operated by Amtrak, the Boston to Montreal train service departs from Boston South Station and arrives in Montreal Central Station. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
30h 21m
Fastest train time:
30h 21m
Train distance:
707 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$91
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
12:50
Last train departs at:
12:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Boston to Montreal train schedules

United States → Canada
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days prior for all arrivals by land or air 5 years of age or older
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • 14 day mandatory quarantine including 3 night pre-paid booking at a government authorised hotel at traveller's expense. COVID-19 test on arrival. Additional COVID-19 test on day 8 of quarantine
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Montreal is 1-833-784-4397.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Montreal is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Montreal is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 27 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

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 $150 - $550 and takes 3h 50m.

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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 Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 11m.

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The distance between Boston and Montreal is 405 km. The road distance is 496.9 km.

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The best way to get from Boston to Montreal without a car is to train which takes 14h 11m and costs $70 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3h 50m to get from Boston to Montreal, including transfers.

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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 50m and costs $150 - $550. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $110 and takes 14h 11m, you could also bus, which costs $80 - $140 and takes 15h 1m.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Boston to Montreal.
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  • Distance: 404.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 50m

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

Air Canada flies from Boston to Montreal 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Boston to Montreal via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station in around 14h 11m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Boston to Montreal via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Boston to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $550
Flights from Boston to Massena
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $290
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 Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$75 - $110
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
8h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $130
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
10h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$120 - $170
Train from Schenectady to Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$180 - $250
First Class
$240 - $410
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 Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$75 - $160
Business Class Seat
$120 - $220
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Worcester
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
MBTA
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 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
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 to Albany
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $45
Flexible
$55 - $85
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Hogansburg
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Worcester, MA to Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Montreal is 497 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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