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There are 6 ways to get from Montreal to Boston by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Montreal  •  3 h 53 min

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

$99 - $288

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Bus  •  8 h 40 min

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

$35 - $90

4 alternative options

Bus to Massena, fly  •  4 h 51 min

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

$82 - $238

Bus Megabus  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Montreal, Pq to Burlingt Transit Ctr 3536 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Downtown Transit Center Burlington to Boston, MA

$38 - $76

Train  •  13 h 16 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 Boston South Station Lake Shore Limited

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Boston 312.2 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Boston is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Montreal to Boston is to fly which costs $130 - $380 and takes 3 h 53 min.

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

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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 13 h 16 min.

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The distance between Montreal and Boston is 405 km. The road distance is 499.5 km.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Boston without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 25 min and costs $45 - $100.

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It takes approximately 3 h 53 min 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, arrive at Montreal Central Station.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Boston is to fly which takes 3 h 53 min and costs $130 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $100 and takes 7 h 25 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 13 h 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Montreal to Boston.
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  • Distance: 252.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

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

Air Canada flies from Montreal to Boston every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Montreal to Boston via Burlingt Transit Ctr and Downtown Transit Center Burlington in around 7 h 25 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
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 Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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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 Burlingt Transit Ctr
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Montreal, Pq to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90
Megabus

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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 Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston, Ma 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 499 km. It takes approximately 5 h 22 min 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 779+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $110 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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