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

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Bus to Massena, fly  •  4h 50m

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

$71 - $183

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Train to Ottawa, fly  •  6h 15m

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

$252 - $473

Bus, bus to Saranac Lake, fly  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Montreal to Cornwall, ON
  2. Take the bus from Hogansburg to Paul Smiths
  3. Fly from Saranac Lake (SLK) to Boston (BOS) SLK - BOS

$145 - $240

Bus  •  15h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Montreal to Cornwall, ON
  2. Take the bus from Hogansburg to Albany, NY
  3. Take the bus from Albany to Boston

$84 - $136

Train  •  15h 8m

  1. Take the train from St-Lambert Amtrak Station to Schenectady Adirondack
  2. Take the train from Schenectady to Boston South Station Lake Shore Limited

$76 - $116

Train via New York  •  15h 51m

  1. Take the train from St-Lambert Amtrak Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall Adirondack
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station Acela / ...

$88 - $233

Train, bus  •  15h 53m

  1. Take the train from St-Lambert Amtrak Station to Schenectady
  2. Take the bus from Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY to Union Station, Worcester, MA
  3. Take the train from Worcester to South Station

$77 - $116

Drive  •  5h 33m

  1. Drive from Montreal to Boston 310.6 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Boston is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 5h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Montreal to Boston is to bus and fly which costs $85 - $230 and takes 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Montreal to Boston station. However, there are services departing from Gare Centrale and arriving at Boston South Station via St-Lambert Amtrak Station and New York Moynihan Train Hall. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 51m.

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The distance between Montreal and Boston is 253 miles. The road distance is 310.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Boston without a car is to train which takes 15h 8m and costs $95 - $150.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from Montreal to Boston, including transfers.

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Montreal to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from St-Lambert Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Boston is to bus which takes 15h 21m and costs $100 - $180. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $150 and takes 15h 8m.

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The quickest flight from Massena Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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  • Distance: 252.8 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

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

You can take a bus from Montreal to Boston via Cornwall, ON, Hogansburg, and Albany in around 15h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Montreal to Boston via Station Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke, Terminus Longueuil, av. Victoria et GARE SAINT-LAMBERT, St-Lambert Amtrak Station, and Schenectady in around 15h 8m.

Airlines
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Ottawa to Boston via Billy Bishop Toronto City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $380
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from Saranac Lake to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $170
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Massena to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Ottawa to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Ottawa to Boston via Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$24 - $40
Business
$70 - $85
Economy
$46 - $49
EconomyPlus
$60 - $85
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 St-Lambert Amtrak Station to Schenectady
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Schenectady to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from St-Lambert Amtrak Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$95 - $140
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Worcester to South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
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 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
megabus.ca
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Hogansburg to Paul Smiths
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Hogansburg to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
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 Albany to Boston
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $70
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Albany Greyhound Bus Terminal, Albany, NY to Union Station, Worcester, MA
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Montreal to Boston is 311 miles. It takes approximately 5h 33m to drive from Montreal to Boston.

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Boutique Air offers flights from Massena Airport to Boston Airport.

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