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There are 6 ways to get from Montreal to California by plane, subway, taxi, bus, train 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.

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Fly, subway, taxi  •  6 h 24 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

$178 - $328

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Bus  •  17 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Montreal to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY 207 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa
  4. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa

$184 - $296

Train via Washington Union Station  •  20 h 59 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
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Connellsville Amtrak

$328 - $754

Train  •  22 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Montreal Central Station to New York Penn Station Adirondack
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station Pennsylvanian

$231 - $477

Bus via Ottawa, ON  •  25 h 8 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

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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 $230 - $430 and takes 6 h 24 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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The best way to get from Montreal to California without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 42 min and costs $240 - $390.

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Montreal to California, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Montreal to California is to bus which takes 17 h 42 min and costs $240 - $390. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $420 - $1,000 and takes 20 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Montreal Airport to Pittsburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 42 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Montreal to California is 1030 km. It takes approximately 11 h 17 min to drive from Montreal to California.

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United Airlines, Air Canada and American Airlines offer flights from Montreal Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in California. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Montreal to California.
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  • Distance: 496.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 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 Third Ave At Rt 51 Overpass in around 17 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Montreal to California via New York Penn Station, Washington Union Station, and Connellsville Amtrak in around 20 h 59 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
Flights from Montreal to Pittsburgh via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $320
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
4 h
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 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Train operators
Port Authority of Allegheny County
Phone
+1 412-442-2000
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
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 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 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
Train from New York Penn Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Amtrak Acela Express

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 New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Bus operators
Megabus Canada
Phone
1-866-488-4452
Email
canada-info@coachcanada.com
Website
ca.megabus.com
Bus from Montreal to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Book at
megabus.ca
Bus from Toronto, ON to Buffalo, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $22
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 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Toronto, On to Buffalo, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Buffalo, Ny to Erie, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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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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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