There are 8 ways to get from Montreal to Nelson by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Montreal to Castlegar  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Castlegar (YCG) YUL - YCG

$412 - $477

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Fly Montreal to Kelowna, bus  •  15 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Kelowna (YLW) YUL - YLW
  2. Take the bus from Kelowna, BC to Nelson, BC

$236 - $543

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Fly Montreal to Cranbrook, bus  •  12 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Montreal (YUL) to Cranbrook (YXC) YUL - YXC
  2. Take the bus from Cranbrook, BC to Nelson

$316 - $1,078

Train to Ottawa, fly to Castlegar  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Ottawa
  2. Fly from Ottawa (YOW) to Castlegar (YCG) YOW - YCG

$434 - $1,416

Train, bus, drive  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Toronto
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago - Amtrak
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Spokane Amtrak
  4. Take the bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Kettle Falls, WA
  5. Drive from Kettle Falls, WA to Christina Lake, BC
  6. Take the bus from Christina Lake, BC to Nelson, BC

$365 - $1,110

Bus  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the bus from Montreal to Toronto, ON
  2. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Winnipeg, MB
  3. Take the bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
  4. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Nelson

$245 - $598

Train, bus  •  3 days 11 h

  1. Take the train from Montréal to Toronto
  2. Take the train from Toronto to Edmonton
  3. Take the bus from Edmonton to Calgary, AB
  4. Take the bus from Calgary, AB to Nelson

$323 - $1,131

Drive  •  45 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Montreal to Nelson 2818.7 miles

$370 - $550

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Montreal to Nelson. However, there are services departing from Montreal and arriving at Nelson via Toronto, ON, Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21 h.

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The distance between Montreal and Nelson is 3266 km. The road distance is 4509.9 km.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Nelson without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 21 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 11 h 7 min to get from Montreal to Nelson, including transfers.

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Montreal to Nelson bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, depart from Montreal station.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Nelson is to fly which takes 11 h 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 21 h.

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There is no direct flight from Montreal Airport to Castlegar Airport. The quickest flight takes 7 h 23 min and has one stopover.

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Montreal to Nelson bus services, operated by Greyhound Canada, arrive at Nelson station.

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Nelson is 3 h behind Montreal. It is currently 12:06 PM in Montreal and 9:06 AM in Nelson.

Yes, the driving distance between Montreal to Nelson is 4510 km. It takes approximately 45 h 50 min to drive from Montreal to Nelson.

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Map of how to get from Montreal to Nelson.
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  • Distance: 2041.1 miles
  • Duration: 11 h 7 min

What companies run services between Montreal, QC, Canada and Nelson, BC, Canada?

Air Canada, United Airlines and WestJet fly from Montreal to Nelson hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Montreal to Nelson via Toronto, ON, Winnipeg, MB, and Calgary, AB in around 2 days 21 h.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Montreal to Castlegar via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Castlegar via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Castlegar via Victoria, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 11 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Castlegar via Toronto, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Castlegar via Calgary, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
11 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $850
Flights from Montreal to Cranbrook via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $950
Flights from Montreal to Cranbrook via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Cranbrook via Toronto, Calgary
Ave. Duration
9 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Cranbrook via Calgary, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Cranbrook via Toronto, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 17 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Ottawa to Castlegar via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 53 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,300
Flights from Ottawa to Castlegar via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 31 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Flights from Ottawa to Castlegar via Toronto, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$460 - $1,500
Flights from Ottawa to Castlegar via Winnipeg, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Flights from Ottawa to Castlegar via Regina, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
10 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Flights from Ottawa to Castlegar via Calgary, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
11 h 21 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,500
Flights from Ottawa to Castlegar via Montreal, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
11 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $1,500
Flights from Montreal to Kelowna via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 48 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Kelowna via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Kelowna via Calgary
Ave. Duration
7 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
Flights from Montreal to Kelowna via Toronto, Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $700
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Montreal to Cranbrook via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Cranbrook via Toronto, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Cranbrook via Edmonton, Calgary
Ave. Duration
10 h 4 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Montreal to Kelowna via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Kelowna via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Kelowna via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Kelowna via Edmonton
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Montreal to Kelowna via Toronto, Calgary
Ave. Duration
8 h 46 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Montréal to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
Train from Montréal to Toronto
Ave. Duration
5 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Edmonton
Ave. Duration
2 days 12 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$210 - $300
Economy
$410 - $550
Economy Plus
$550 - $800
Business
$600 - $850
Business Plus/Sleeper
$1,000 - $1,500
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Chicago Union Station to Spokane Amtrak
Ave. Duration
37 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$230 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$410 - $600
Business Coach Seat
$500 - $700
Room
$850 - $1,300
Bus operators
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Cranbrook, BC to Nelson
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$18 - $26
Online Fare
$21 - $40
Standard Fare
$30 - $45
Refundable
$35 - $50
Bus from Kelowna, BC to Nelson, BC
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $60
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$23 - $35
Online Fare
$28 - $50
Standard Fare
$40 - $60
Refundable
$45 - $65
Bus from Toronto, ON to Chicago - Amtrak
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $90
Standard Fare
$75 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130
Bus from Christina Lake, BC to Nelson, BC
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $35
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$12 - $18
Online Fare
$13 - $28
Standard Fare
$22 - $35
Refundable
$26 - $40
Bus from Toronto, ON to Winnipeg, MB
Ave. Duration
30 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $260
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$100 - $160
Online Fare
$140 - $200
Standard Fare
$180 - $260
Refundable
$190 - $280
Bus from Winnipeg, MB to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$70 - $110
Online Fare
$95 - $140
Standard Fare
$120 - $180
Refundable
$130 - $190
Bus from Calgary, AB to Nelson
Ave. Duration
11 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$40 - $65
Online Fare
$55 - $85
Standard Fare
$70 - $110
Refundable
$80 - $120
Bus from Edmonton to Calgary, AB
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $55
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$21 - $35
Online Fare
$26 - $45
Standard Fare
$35 - $55
Refundable
$40 - $60
Gold Line
Website
gold-line.us
Bus from Spokane Intermodal, WA to Kettle Falls, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $80
Schedules at
gold-line.us
Amtrak Thruway

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800 872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Spokane, WA to Kettle Falls, WA
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $30
Website
amtrak.com
Megabus Canada

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Air Canada offers flights from Montreal Airport to Castlegar Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Nelson. Prices start at $77 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Montreal to Montreal Airport is to line 747 bus which takes 22 min and costs .

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