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

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Montreal, Pq to Albany, Ny 4015 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Springfield, Ma 220 / ...

$50 - $115

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Night bus, bus  •  9 h 13 min

  1. Take the night bus from Montreal, Pq to Albany, Ny 4029 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Albany, Ny to Springfield, Ma 220 / ...

$50 - $114

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Bus Trailways New York  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Montreal, QC to Albany, NY
  2. Take the bus from Albany, NY to Northampton

$57 - $104

Train  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Adirondack
  2. Take the train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Springfield Amtrak Station Lake Shore Limited

$85 - $195

Drive  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Amherst 286.4 miles

$35 - $55

Fly Montreal to Boston, bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Boston (BOS) YUL - BOS
  2. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Amherst Town Commons, Amherst Center, MA

$114 - $313

Bus to Massena, fly to Boston, bus  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Montreal to Cornwall, ON
  2. Fly from Massena (MSS) to Boston (BOS) MSS - BOS
  3. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Amherst Town Commons, Amherst Center, MA

$97 - $263

Fly Montreal to Hartford, train, bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Hartford (BDL) YUL - BDL
  2. Take the train from Hartford Amtrak Station to Springfield Amtrak Station
  3. Take the bus from Union Station, Springfield, MA to Amherst Town Commons, Amherst Center, MA

$213 - $502

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The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Amherst is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Montreal to Amherst is to drive which costs $45 - $75 and takes 5 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Montreal to Amherst. However, there are services departing from Montreal, Pq and arriving at Amherst Town Commons, Amherst Center, MA via Albany, Ny and Union Station, Springfield, MA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 43 min.

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The distance between Montreal and Amherst is 360 km. The road distance is 458.2 km.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Amherst without a car is to bus which takes 9 h 43 min and costs $65 - $150.

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It takes approximately 9 h 43 min to get from Montreal to Amherst, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Montreal to Amherst is to bus which takes 9 h 43 min and costs $65 - $150. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $110 - $260 and takes 12 h 31 min.

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The quickest flight from Montreal Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 19 min.

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Montreal to Amherst bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Springfield, Ma station.

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Map of how to get from Montreal to Amherst.
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  • Distance: 224.8 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 43 min

What companies run services between Montreal, QC, Canada and Amherst, MA, USA?

You can take a bus from Montreal to Amherst via Albany, Ny, Springfield, Ma, and Union Station, Springfield, MA in around 9 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Montreal to Amherst via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station, Springfield Amtrak Station, and Union Station, Springfield, MA in around 12 h 31 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Montreal to Boston via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Montreal to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,600
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Massena to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $120
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 Montreal Central Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Springfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Hartford Amtrak Station to Springfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Montreal, Pq to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Albany, Ny to Springfield, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Trailways New York
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Albany, NY to Northampton
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Amherst Town Commons, Amherst Center, MA
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Springfield, MA to Amherst Town Commons, Amherst Center, MA
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
peterpanbus.com
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Montreal to Cornwall, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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megabus.ca

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Yes, the driving distance between Montreal to Amherst is 458 km. It takes approximately 5 h 5 min to drive from Montreal to Amherst.

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Air Canada offers flights from Montreal Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Amherst. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Montreal Airport is to line 747 bus which takes 21 min and costs $4.

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