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There are 9 ways to get from Chicago to Montreal by plane, bus, train or car

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

Recommended option

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Montreal  •  5 h 27 min

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

$139 - $467

Cheapest option

Bus  •  18 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON 5530 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Montreal 3 stops / ...

$89 - $187

7 alternative options

Fly Chicago Midway to Montreal  •  6 h 48 min

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

$109 - $396

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Burlington, bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Burlington (BTV) ORD - BTV
  2. Take the bus from Burlington, VT - Airport to Montréal, QC

$188 - $535

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa, train  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Ottawa (YOW) ORD - YOW
  2. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal

$208 - $651

Train via Toronto  •  14 h 59 min

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

$142 - $450

Train  •  23 h 56 min

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

$151 - $422

Bus via Ottawa, ON  •  30 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto Pearson International Airport
  2. Take the bus from Yorkdale, ON to Ottawa, ON
  3. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ

$184 - $335

Drive  •  14 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Montreal 844.8 miles

$110 - $170

Map of how to get from Chicago to Montreal.
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  • Distance: 748.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

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

Air Canada, United Airlines and three other airlines fly from Chicago to Montreal hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chicago to Montreal via Detroit Amtrak, Windsor, and Toronto in around 14 hours 59 minutes.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal
Avg. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal via Toronto
Avg. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Avg. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa
Avg. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa via Toronto
Avg. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa via Montreal
Avg. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Avg. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal
Avg. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Avg. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Avg. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via Newark
Avg. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa
Avg. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Avg. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Montreal via Detroit
Avg. Duration
5 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Montreal via Atlanta
Avg. Duration
6 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Montreal via Minneapolis
Avg. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via Detroit
Avg. Duration
4 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via New York La Guardia
Avg. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Ottawa via Detroit
Avg. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal
Avg. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Avg. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via Philadelphia
Avg. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via Reagan Washington
Avg. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via Charlotte
Avg. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Montreal via Toronto Island
Avg. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Avg. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$30 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
Economy Plus
$65 - $90
Business
$55 - $85
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Windsor to Toronto
Avg. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$65 - $90
Economy Plus
$95 - $140
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $240
Train from Toronto to Montréal
Avg. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $180
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$50 - $75
Economy
$85 - $120
Economy Plus
$120 - $180
Business
$120 - $180
Business Plus/Sleeper
$220 - $320
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Detroit Amtrak
Avg. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station Amtrak to Schenectady Amtrak
Avg. Duration
15 h 18 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$440 - $650
Train from Schenectady Amtrak to Montreal Central Station
Avg. Duration
7 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Burlington, VT - Airport to Montréal, QC
Avg. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
Avg. Duration
11 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$50 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto Pearson International Airport
Avg. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$95 - $130
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
Avg. Duration
11 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$65 - $95
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$90 - $130
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
Avg. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$17 - $25
Online Fare
$20 - $40
Standard Fare
$29 - $45
Refundable
$30 - $50
Megabus CA
Ontario Northland
Phone
+1 800-461-8558
Website
ontarionorthland.ca
Bus from Yorkdale, ON to Ottawa, ON
Avg. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
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Ontario Northland

How far is it from Chicago to Montreal?

The distance between Chicago and Montreal is 1197 km. The road distance is 1352 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Chicago to Montreal?

The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Montreal is to bus which costs $100 and takes 18 hours 18 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Chicago to Montreal?

The quickest way to get from Chicago to Montreal is to fly which takes 5 hours 27 minutes and costs $190.

Is there a direct train between Chicago and Montreal?

No, there is no direct train from Chicago to Montreal. However, there are services departing from Chicago Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Montreal Central Station via Schenectady Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 hours 56 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Chicago and Montreal?

No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Montreal. However, there are services departing from Chicago, IL and arriving at Montreal via Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 hours 18 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Chicago to Montreal?

It takes approximately 5 hours 27 minutes to get from Chicago to Montreal, including transfers.