There are 4 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 38 min

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

$169 - $387

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  29 h 21 min

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

$156 - $420

2 alternative options

Train, bus via Amherst  •  28 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Amherst
  2. Take the bus from Amherst, NS to Stewiacke, NS 101
  3. Take the bus from Stewiacke, NS to Sydney, NS 153

$157 - $394

Drive  •  15 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Sydney 906.9 miles

$120 - $180

Questions & Answers

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 $220 - $550 and takes 4 h 38 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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It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to get from Montreal to Cape Breton Island, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Montreal to Cape Breton Island.
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  • Distance: 620.1 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 38 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 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Ottawa, Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Moncton, Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Charlottetown, Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Fredericton, Halifax
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via St John, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Halifax
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Amherst
Ave. Duration
18 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $300
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$85 - $120
Economy
$150 - $210
Economy Plus
$210 - $300
Business
$220 - $320
Business Plus/Sleeper
$400 - $600
Train from Montréal to Halifax
Ave. Duration
21 h 51 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$100 - $140
Economy
$180 - $250
Economy Plus
$250 - $350
Business
$260 - $370
Business Plus/Sleeper
$470 - $700
Bus operators
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Amherst, NS to Stewiacke, NS
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Book at
maritimebus.betterez.com
Bus from Stewiacke, NS to Sydney, NS
Ave. Duration
5 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Halifax to Sydney, NS
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $75
Schedules at
maritimebus.com

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