There are 8 ways to get from Chicago to Montreal by plane, bus, train, rideshare or car

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Fly Chicago O'Hare to Montreal  •  5h 22m

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

$216 - $497

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Bus, rideshare  •  17h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street to Toronto, ON - Royal York Hotel Chicago
  2. Take the rideshare from Toronto to Montreal

$104 - $152

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Fly Chicago Midway to Montreal  •  6h 48m

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

$156 - $617

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Burlington, bus  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from Chicago O'Hare (ORD) to Burlington (BTV) ORD - BTV
  2. Take the bus from Burlington Arpt, Vt to Montreal, Pq

$145 - $692

Train via Toronto  •  16h 16m

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

$239 - $433

Bus  •  21h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Toronto, On 5508
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Montreal Toronto

$123 - $176

Train  •  24h 1m

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

$165 - $234

Drive  •  14h 46m

  1. Drive from Chicago to Montreal 1354.3 km

$150 - $220

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Montreal is to bus and rideshare which costs $75 - $120 and takes 17h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Montreal is to fly which costs $160 - $370 and takes 5h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Chicago to Montreal. However, there are services departing from Chicago Amtrak, Il and arriving at Montreal via Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h 55m.

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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 Amtrak Station. 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 1354.3 km.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Montreal without a car is to bus which takes 21h 55m and costs $90 - $140.

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It takes approximately 5h 22m to get from Chicago to Montreal, including transfers.

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Chicago to Montreal bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Chicago Amtrak, Il 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 22m and costs $160 - $370. Alternatively, you can train via Toronto, which costs $170 - $330 and takes 16h 16m, you could also bus, which costs $90 - $140 and takes 21h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Montreal.
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  • Distance: 1197 km
  • Duration: 5h 22m

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

Air Canada, United Airlines and two other airlines fly from Chicago to Montreal every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Chicago to Montreal via Detroit Amtrak Station, Windsor, and Toronto in around 16h 16m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $410
Flights from Chicago Midway to Montreal via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $850
Flights from Chicago Midway to Montreal via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$650 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago Midway to Montreal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal
Ave. Duration
2h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $700
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Montreal via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
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 Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Premium
$290 - $410
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Seat
$100 - $150
Train from Chicago Union Station to Schenectady Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
15h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Premium
$400 - $550
Flexi Coach Seat
$220 - $330
Business Seat
$240 - $340
Train from Schenectady Amtrak Station to Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
7h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$280 - $390
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $130
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $160
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$50 - $80
Economy
$80 - $120
EconomyPlus
$110 - $160
Business
$130 - $180
Train from Toronto to Montréal
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $190
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$70 - $100
Economy
$100 - $140
EconomyPlus
$130 - $190
Business
$170 - $240
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Burlington Arpt, Vt to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70
Bus from Chicago Amtrak, Il to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $180
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Montreal
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Book at
megabus.ca
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL - 630 West Harrison Street to Toronto, ON - Royal York Hotel
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
International
$80 - $120
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Advanced Purchase
$70 - $110
Standard Fare
$100 - $115
Refundable
$115 - $130
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Toronto to Montreal
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
5 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 6m.

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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 8:31 AM in Chicago and 9:31 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 1354 km. It takes approximately 14h 46m to drive from Chicago to Montreal.

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

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There are 887+ hotels available in Montreal. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Chicago O'Hare Airport is to subway which takes 43 min and costs $2 - $5.

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