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There are 7 ways to get from Quebec to Montreal by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the train from Québec to Montréal VIA Rail

$70 - $150

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h

  1. Take the rideshare from Quebec City to Montreal 254.1 km

$20

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Bus  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Québec to Montréal Montréal - Québec

$45 - $65

Bus via Duchesneau  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Sainte-Foy, QC to Montreal, QC Baie Comeau, PQ (Mingan) - Québec (Sainte-Foy)

$49 - $69

Drive  •  2h 58m

  1. Drive from Quebec to Montreal 252.3 km

$26 - $40

Fly to Montreal  •  3h 5m

  1. Fly from Quebec (YQB) to Montreal (YUL) YQB - YUL

$97 - $214

Fly to Montreal St. Hubert  •  2h 54m

  1. Fly from Quebec (YQB) to Montreal St. Hubert (YHU) YQB - YHU

$259 - $534

Quebec to Montreal by train

The train journey time between Quebec and Montreal is around 3h 24m and covers a distance of around 270 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 14m. Operated by VIA Rail, the Quebec to Montreal train service departs from Québec and arrives in Montréal. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 24m
Fastest train time:
3h 14m
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
$70
Carbon emissions:
14 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:00
Last train departs at:
13:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Quebec to Montreal train schedules

Quebec → Montreal
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  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine
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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Quebec to Montreal is to rideshare which costs $20 and takes 3h.

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The quickest way to get from Quebec to Montreal is to fly which costs $250 - $550 and takes 2h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Québec and arriving at Montréal. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Québec and arriving at Montréal. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 11m.

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The distance between Quebec and Montreal is 233 km. The road distance is 252.3 km.

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The best way to get from Quebec to Montreal without a car is to train which takes 3h 11m and costs $70 - $150.

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The train from Québec to Montréal takes 3h 11m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Quebec to Montreal bus services, operated by Orléans Express, depart from Québec station.

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Quebec to Montreal train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Québec station.

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The best way to get from Quebec to Montreal is to train which takes 3h 11m and costs $70 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $65 and takes 3h 15m, you could also fly, which costs $95 - $220 and takes 3h 5m.

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Map of how to get from Quebec to Montreal.
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  • Distance: 233.3 km
  • Duration: 3h 11m

What companies run services between Quebec, QC, Canada and Montreal, QC, Canada?

VIA Rail operates a train from Québec to Montréal 5 times a day. Tickets cost $70 - $150 and the journey takes 3h 11m. Alternatively, Orléans Express operates a bus from Québec to Montréal 4 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 3h 15m.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Quebec to Montreal
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $490
Air Inuit
Website
airinuit.com
Flights from Quebec to Montreal
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $650
Pascan Aviation
Website
pascan.com
Flights from Quebec to Montreal St. Hubert
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $600
PAL Airlines
Website
palaerospace.com
Flights from Quebec to Montreal
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Air Transat
Website
airtransat.com
Flights from Quebec to Montreal
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Québec to Montréal
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $150
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$40 - $60
Business
$100 - $130
Economy
$71 - $77
EconomyPlus
$100 - $150
Bus operators
Other operators
Ridesharing.com
Website
ridesharing.com
Rideshare from Quebec City to Montreal
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
ridesharing.com

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The quickest flight from Quebec Airport to Montreal Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Quebec to Montreal bus services, operated by Orléans Express, arrive at Montréal station.

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Quebec to Montreal train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Montréal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Quebec to Montreal is 252 km. It takes approximately 2h 58m to drive from Quebec to Montreal.

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Air Transat, PAL Airlines, Air Inuit and Air Canada offer flights from Quebec Airport to Montreal Airport.

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There are 335+ hotels available in Montreal. Prices start at $125 CAD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Quebec and Montreal. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Quebec to Quebec Airport is to line 80 bus which takes 49 min and costs $4.

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