There are 3 ways to get from Montreal to Cape Breton Island by plane, 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  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Sydney (YQY) YUL - YQY

$171 - $389

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  26 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Truro VIA Rail / ...
  2. Take the bus from Truro, NS to Sydney, NS 154 / ...

$144 - $400

1 alternative option

Drive  •  15 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Sydney 906.9 miles

$120 - $180

What companies run services between Montreal, QC, Canada and Cape Breton Island, NS, Canada?

Air Canada, WestJet and two other airlines fly from Montreal to New Waterford hourly.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Halifax
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Boston, Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Ottawa, Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via St John, Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Moncton, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Halifax
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Truro
Ave. Duration
20 h 17 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$95 - $340
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$95 - $140
Economy
$170 - $240
Economy Plus
$240 - $340
Business
$260 - $360
Business Plus/Sleeper
$460 - $650
Bus operators

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Montreal to Cape Breton Island?

The distance between Montreal and Cape Breton Island is 992 km. The road distance is 1451 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Montreal to Cape Breton Island?

The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Cape Breton Island is to drive which costs $150 - $220 and takes 15 h 53 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Montreal to Cape Breton Island?

The quickest way to get from Montreal to Cape Breton Island is to fly which takes 4 h 48 min and costs $210 - $500.

How long does it take to get from Montreal to Cape Breton Island?

It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Montreal to Cape Breton Island, including transfers.