There are 7 ways to get from Montreal to Boston by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Montreal  •  4h 4m

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Boston (BOS) YUL - BOS

$95 - $374

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Bus  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Montreal, Pq to Boston South Buses 3536 / ...

$35 - $55

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Bus to Massena, fly  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Montreal to Cornwall, ON
  2. Fly from Massena (MSS) to Boston (BOS) MSS - BOS

$82 - $139

Train to Ottawa, fly  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Ottawa
  2. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Boston (BOS) YOW - BOS

$189 - $276

Bus via Hanover  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Montreal, Pq to Hanover 3536
  2. Take the bus from Hanover to Boston Logan Int. Airport Southbound

$56 - $76

Train  •  13h 15m

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

$75 - $110

Drive  •  5h 30m

  1. Drive from Montreal to Boston 312 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Boston is to drive which costs $55 - $85 and takes 5h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Montreal to Boston is to fly which costs $130 - $550 and takes 4h 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Montreal, Pq and arriving at Boston South Buses. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Montreal station to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Montreal Central Station and arriving at Boston South Station via Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 15m.

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The distance between Montreal and Boston is 253 miles. The road distance is 312 miles.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Boston without a car is to bus which takes 8h 40m and costs $50 - $75.

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It takes approximately 4h 4m to get from Montreal to Boston, including transfers.

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

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Montreal to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Montreal Central Station.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Boston is to fly which takes 4h 4m and costs $130 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8h 40m, you could also train, which costs $100 - $160 and takes 13h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Montreal to Boston.
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  • Distance: 252.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 4m

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

Air Canada flies from Montreal to Boston every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Montreal, Pq to Boston South Buses 4 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 8h 40m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Boston via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Ottawa to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Flights from Ottawa to Boston via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Boston via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $310
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Massena to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $90
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$22 - $45
Economy
$40 - $60
EconomyPlus
$60 - $90
Business
$65 - $90
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
7h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $100
Train from Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $280
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Bus operators
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Montreal to Cornwall, ON
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Book at
megabus.ca
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 Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95
Bus from Montreal, Pq to Hanover
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Dartmouth Coach
Website
dartmouthcoach.com
Bus from Hanover to Boston Logan Int. Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
dartmouthcoach.com
Book at
webstore.dartmouthcoach.com

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The quickest flight from Montreal Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Montreal to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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Montreal to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Montreal to Boston is 312 miles. It takes approximately 5h 30m to drive from Montreal to Boston.

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Air Canada offers flights from Montreal Airport to Boston Airport.

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There are 618+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Montreal Airport is to line 747 bus which takes 28 min and costs $3 - $10.

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