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There are 3 ways to get from Montreal to Cape Breton Island by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 10 min

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

$164 - $369

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  24 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Rivière-du-Loup
  2. Take the bus from Rivière-du-Loup to Moncton, NB
  3. Take the bus from Moncton, NB to Truro, NS
  4. Take the bus from Truro, NS to Sydney, NS

$199 - $328

Drive  •  15 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Sydney 906.9 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Montreal to Cape Breton Island is to drive which costs $150 - $230 and takes 15 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Montreal to Cape Breton Island is to fly which costs $210 - $490 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The distance between Montreal and Cape Breton Island is 992 km. The road distance is 1451.1 km.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Cape Breton Island without a car is to train and bus which takes 24 h 23 min and costs $260 - $430.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Montreal to Cape Breton Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Montreal Airport to Sydney Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Cape Breton Island is 1 h ahead of Montreal. It is currently 8:55 PM in Montreal and 9:55 PM in Cape Breton Island.

Yes, the driving distance between Montreal to Cape Breton Island is 1451 km. It takes approximately 15 h 53 min to drive from Montreal to Cape Breton Island.

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Porter Airlines, WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Montreal Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Cape Breton Island. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Montreal to Cape Breton Island.
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  • Distance: 620.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

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 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Charlottetown, Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Ottawa, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Saint John, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 24 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Halifax
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Rivière-du-Loup
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$90 - $130
Business
$110 - $160
Bus operators
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Rivière-du-Loup to Moncton, NB
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $100
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maritimebus.com
Bus from Moncton, NB to Truro, NS
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Truro, NS to Sydney, NS
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
maritimebus.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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