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

$184 - $347

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

$176 - $273

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  16 h 3 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

$183 - $380

Train, bus via Third Ave At Rt 51 Overpass  •  19 h 21 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

$220 - $468

Train  •  21 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Connellsville Amtrak

$328 - $754

Bus via Ottawa, ON  •  22 h 59 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 Erie, Pa
  4. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa

$184 - $369

Drive  •  11 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to California 643.6 miles

$85 - $130

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 New York Penn Station, Washington Union Station Amtrak, and Connellsville Amtrak in around 21 h 9 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 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $440
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh via New York La Guardia
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
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$50 - $75
Economy
$85 - $120
Economy Plus
$120 - $170
Business
$120 - $170
Business Plus/Sleeper
$220 - $310
Train from Toronto to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $90
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$29 - $45
Economy
$40 - $55
Economy Plus
$60 - $90
Business
$55 - $80
Business Plus/Sleeper
$100 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Montreal Central Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Connellsville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 42 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
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Bus operators
Megabus CA
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 - $18
Schedules at
ca.megabus.com
Book at
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Montreal to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
ca.megabus.com
Book at
ca.megabus.com
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 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$16 - $24
Online Fare
$19 - $35
Standard Fare
$29 - $45
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 - $70
Standard Fare
$55 - $85
Refundable
$65 - $95
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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
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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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Montreal to California?

The distance between Montreal and California is 794 km. The road distance is 1030 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Montreal to California?

The cheapest way to get from Montreal to California is to drive which costs $100 - $160 and takes 11 h 17 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Montreal to California?

The quickest way to get from Montreal to California is to fly and subway and taxi which takes 6 h 23 min and costs $230 - $450.

How long does it take to get from Montreal to California?

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