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There are 10 ways to get from Chicago to Montreal by plane, car, train, bus or rideshare

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Montreal  •  5h 16m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Montreal (YUL) ORD - YUL

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Bus, rideshare  •  17h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Detroit
  2. Take the bus from Windsor, ON to Toronto, ON
  3. Take the rideshare from Toronto to Montreal

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Fly Chicago Midway to Montreal  •  6h 58m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Montreal (YUL) MDW - YUL

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Burlington, drive  •  5h 40m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Burlington (BTV) ORD - BTV
  2. Drive from Burlington to Montreal

Train to South Bend, fly to Montreal  •  8h 55m

  1. Take the train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
  2. Fly from South Bend (SBN) to Montreal (YUL) SBN - YUL

Fly Chicago Midway to Burlington, drive  •  7h 38m

  1. Fly from Chicago Midway (MDW) to Burlington (BTV) MDW - BTV
  2. Drive from Burlington to Montreal

Train via Toronto  •  16h 36m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit
  2. Take the train from Windsor to Toronto Union Station
  3. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Montréal

Bus  •  20h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago to Detroit
  2. Take the bus from Windsor, ON to Toronto, ON
  3. Take the bus from Toronto Union Station to Montreal

Train  •  24h 1m

  1. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Schenectady Lake Shore Limited
  2. Take the train from Schenectady to Montreal Central Station Adirondack

Drive  •  14h 45m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Montreal 1364.9 km

Chicago to Montreal by train and car

The journey time between Chicago and Montreal is around 25h 15m and covers a distance of around 1358 km. This includes an average layover time of around 9h 47m. The fastest journey normally takes 22h 11m. Operated by Amtrak and VIA Rail, the Chicago to Montreal service departs from Chicago Union Station and arrives in Montréal. Typically 13 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
15h 28m
Layover time:
9h 47m
Total time:
25h 15m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
22h 11m
Journey distance:
1358 km
Services per week:
13
Cheapest price:
$233
Carbon emissions:
70 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:05
Last service departs at:
17:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Chicago to Montreal train and car schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Montreal is to bus and rideshare which costs $95 - $130 and takes 17h 53m.

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The fastest way to get from Chicago to Montreal is to fly which takes 5h 16m and costs $210 - $500.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Montreal. However, there are services departing from Chicago and arriving at Montreal via Jefferson at Griswold, Windsor, ON and Toronto Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Chicago station to Montreal station. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station and arriving at Montreal Central Station via Schenectady. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 1m.

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The distance between Chicago and Montreal is 1197 km. The road distance is 1364.9 km.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Montreal without a car is to bus which takes 20h 2m and costs $120 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Chicago to Montreal, including transfers.

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

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Chicago to Montreal train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Chicago Union Station.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Montreal is to fly which takes 5h 16m and costs $210 - $500. Alternatively, you can train via Toronto, which costs $190 - $420 and takes 16h 36m, you could also bus, which costs $120 - $190 and takes 20h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Montreal.
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  • Distance: 1197 km
  • Duration: 5h 16m

What companies run services between Chicago, IL, USA and Montreal, QC, Canada?

Air Canada, American Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chicago to Montreal hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chicago to Montreal via Detroit, Windsor, and Toronto Union Station in around 16h 36m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to Montreal via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $550
Flights from Chicago Midway to Montreal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $700
Flights from Chicago Midway to Montreal via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $600
Flights from South Bend to Montreal via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $550
Flights from South Bend to Montreal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $750
Flights from Chicago Midway to Burlington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $900
Flights from Chicago Midway to Burlington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from South Bend to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from South Bend to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare, Newark
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago Midway to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Ave. Duration
2h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,200
Flights from South Bend to Montreal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Burlington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Montreal via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Train operators
South Shore Line
Phone
+1 219-926-5744
Website
mysouthshoreline.com
Train from Van Buren St. to South Bend Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $18
Schedules at
mysouthshoreline.com
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$270 - $370
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$95 - $140
Train from Chicago Union Station to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
15h 23m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$360 - $500
Flexi Coach Seat
$200 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $310
Train from Schenectady to Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$250 - $360
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Toronto Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$50 - $70
Business
$110 - $150
Economy
$80 - $95
EconomyPlus
$120 - $180
Train from Toronto Union Station to Montréal
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$70 - $95
Business
$140 - $180
Economy
$100 - $120
EconomyPlus
$180 - $260
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Chicago to Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110
Rider Express
Phone
1-833-583-3636
Email
contact@riderexpress.ca
Bus from Windsor, ON to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
riderexpress.ca
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto Union Station to Montreal
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Book at
megabus.ca
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Chicago to Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Toronto to Montreal
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
ridesharing.com

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Montreal Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 4m.

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Chicago to Montreal bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, arrive at Montreal station.

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Montreal is 1h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 8:38 AM in Chicago and 9:38 AM in Montreal.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Chicago to Montreal is 1365 km. It takes approximately 14h 45m to drive from Chicago to Montreal.

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United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and Air Canada offer flights from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Montreal Airport.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs $1 - $5.

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