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

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  •  5 h 21 min

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

$135 - $448

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  19 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Toronto, On 5508 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Montreal 3 stops

$84 - $182

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Fly Chicago Midway to Montreal  •  6 h 52 min

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

$105 - $377

Fly Chicago O'Hare to Burlington, bus  •  7 h 11 min

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

$188 - $535

Train via Toronto  •  16 h 16 min

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

$187 - $400

Bus Greyhound Canada  •  21 h 18 min

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

$90 - $219

Train  •  24 h 1 min

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

$151 - $422

Drive  •  14 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Chicago to Montreal 844.8 miles

$110 - $170

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The cheapest way to get from Chicago to Montreal is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 14 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Chicago to Montreal is to fly which costs $130 - $450 and takes 5 h 21 min.

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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 19 h 35 min.

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 1 min.

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The distance between Chicago and Montreal is 748 miles. The road distance is 844.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Chicago to Montreal without a car is to bus which takes 19 h 35 min and costs $80 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Chicago to Montreal, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Chicago to Montreal is to fly which takes 5 h 21 min and costs $130 - $450. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $180 - $400 and takes 16 h 16 min, you could also bus, which costs $80 - $190 and takes 19 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Chicago to Montreal.
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  • Distance: 748.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

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

Air Canada, American 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 16 h 16 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,000
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Montreal via Detroit
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Montreal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago Midway to Montreal via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
5 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Chicago Midway to Montreal via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Montreal
Ave. Duration
2 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Chicago O'Hare to Burlington via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
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
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
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
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Windsor to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $120
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $90
EconomyPlus
$80 - $120
Business
$100 - $140
Train from Toronto to Montréal
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$55 - $75
Economy
$75 - $110
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Business
$130 - $180
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 Burlington Arpt, Vt to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Chicago, Il to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140
Megabus Canada
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Bus from Toronto, ON to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$26 - $40
Online Fare
$30 - $55
Standard Fare
$45 - $65
Refundable
$50 - $75
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Montreal, PQ
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$18 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $50

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The quickest flight from Chicago O'Hare Airport to Montreal Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 1 min.

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

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Montreal is 1 h ahead of Chicago. It is currently 12:00 PM in Chicago and 1:00 PM 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 845 miles. It takes approximately 14 h 41 min to drive from Chicago to Montreal.

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

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Book your Chicago to Montreal bus tickets online with Busbud, Busbud and Busbud.

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There are 846+ hotels available in Montreal. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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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 $2 - $5.

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