There are 7 ways to get from Montreal to California by plane, subway, taxi, train, bus 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.

Recommended option

Fly, subway, taxi  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Pittsburgh (PIT) YUL - PIT
  2. Take the subway from Wood Street Station to Library Station
  3. Take a taxi from Library Station to California

$183 - $346

Cheapest option

Bus  •  17 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Montreal to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa
  4. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa

$172 - $286

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  16 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa
  4. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa

$182 - $395

Train, bus via Third Ave At Rt 51 Overpass  •  18 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Buffalo
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa
  4. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa

$218 - $459

Train  •  19 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Niagara Falls Station
  3. Take the train from Niagara Falls Station to Buffalo
  4. Take the train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
  5. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak

$256 - $582

Bus via Ottawa, ON  •  25 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Montreal, PQ to Ottawa, ON
  2. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Buffalo
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Dubois, PA
  4. Take the bus from Dubois, PA to Pittsburgh, PA

$216 - $408

Drive  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to California 643.6 miles

$85 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Montreal to California is to drive which costs $110 - $170 and takes 11 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Montreal to California is to fly and subway and taxi which costs $240 - $460 and takes 6 h 23 min.

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The distance between Montreal and California is 794 km. The road distance is 1029.7 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 23 min to get from Montreal to California, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Montreal Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $9 - $27.

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Map of how to get from Montreal to California.
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  • Distance: 496.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 23 min

What companies run services between Montreal, QC, Canada and California, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Montreal to California via Toronto, ON, Buffalo, NY, Buffalo, Ny, Erie, Pa, Pittsburgh, Pa, Sixth Ave At Smithfield St, and Worthington Ave At Hwy Rt 51 Fs in around 17 h 1 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Montreal to California via Toronto, Niagara Falls Station, Buffalo, Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak, Cleveland Amtrak, Pittsburgh Amtrak, Steel Plaza Station, and Library Station in around 19 h 55 min.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $410
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $410
Train operators
Port Authority of Allegheny County
Website
portauthority.org
Subway from Wood Street Station to Library Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
portauthority.org
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$50 - $70
Economy
$80 - $120
Economy Plus
$120 - $170
Business
$120 - $170
Business Plus/Sleeper
$210 - $300
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $85
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$28 - $40
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $85
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Train from Toronto to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$35 - $50
Economy Plus
$55 - $75
Business
$45 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$90 - $130
Train from Niagara Falls Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $60
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$21 - $30
Economy
$25 - $35
Economy Plus
$40 - $60
Business
$35 - $50
Business Plus/Sleeper
$65 - $90
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Niagara Falls Amtrak to Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Buffalo Depew Station Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Train from Cleveland Amtrak to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Bus operators
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Book at
megabus.ca
Bus from Montreal to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
megabus.ca
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$14 - $21
Online Fare
$16 - $35
Standard Fare
$25 - $40
Refundable
$29 - $45
Bus from Montreal, PQ to Ottawa, ON
Ave. Duration
2 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $23
Online Fare
$18 - $35
Standard Fare
$28 - $40
Refundable
$30 - $50
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$30 - $50
Online Fare
$40 - $65
Standard Fare
$55 - $85
Refundable
$60 - $90
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Buffalo, NY to Dubois, PA
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Bus from Dubois, PA to Pittsburgh, PA
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
Book at
fab.tdstickets.com
Other operators
Taxi from Library Station to California
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1 412-321-8100
Website
pghtrans.com
Classy Cab
Phone
+1 412-322-5080
Website
classycab.com

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