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

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Train  •  19h 6m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Schenectady
  2. Take the train from Schenectady to St-Lambert Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Québec

$163 - $276

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Fly  •  7h

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Quebec (YQB) BOS - YQB

$101 - $670

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Train via New York  •  20h 7m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to St-Lambert Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Québec

$179 - $389

Train, bus  •  20h 52m

  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 bus from Albany, NY to Hogansburg
  4. Take the bus from Cornwall, ON to Montreal, PQ
  5. Take the bus from Montréal Downtown, QC to Québec

$162 - $268

Drive  •  6h 58m

  1. Drive from Boston to Quebec 635.3 km

$65 - $100

Bus, rideshare  •  19h 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
  4. Take the rideshare from Montreal to Quebec City

$125 - $196

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Quebec is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 6h 58m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Quebec is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 6h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Quebec. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Québec via Schenectady and Saint-Lambert. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 6m.

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The distance between Boston and Quebec is 495 km. The road distance is 635.3 km.

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The best way to get from Boston to Quebec without a car is to train which takes 19h 6m and costs $130 - $220.

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It takes approximately 19h 6m to get from Boston to Quebec, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Quebec is to train which takes 19h 6m and costs $130 - $220. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $80 - $550 and takes 7h.

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There is no direct flight from Boston Airport to Quebec Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 51m and has one stopover.

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Boston to Quebec train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Québec station.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Quebec.
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  • Distance: 495.4 km
  • Duration: 19h 6m

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

You can take a train from Boston to Quebec via Schenectady and Saint-Lambert in around 19h 6m. Alternatively, Air Canada and Porter Airlines fly from Boston to Quebec once daily.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Quebec via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Boston to Quebec via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Boston to Quebec via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $360
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 Schenectady
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
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
Train from Schenectady to St-Lambert Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7h 24m
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
Train from Boston South Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$260 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $120
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to St-Lambert Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
10h 42m
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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Saint-Lambert to Québec
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$40 - $60
Business
$100 - $120
Economy
$70 - $76
EconomyPlus
$100 - $140
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
4h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$75 - $160
Business Class Seat
$120 - $230
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
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
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
peterpanbus.com
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 - $85
Book at
trailwaysny.com
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
Intercar
Phone
+1 800-806-2167
Email
info@intercar.ca
Website
intercar.qc.ca
Bus from Montréal Downtown, QC to Québec
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Book at
intercar.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
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Montreal to Quebec City
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
ridesharing.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Quebec is 635 km. It takes approximately 6h 58m to drive from Boston to Quebec.

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Air Canada and Porter Airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Quebec Airport.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $13.

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