There are 10 ways to get from San Diego to Montreal by plane, bus, night bus, train or car

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Fly San Diego to Montreal  •  9 h 37 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Montreal (YUL) SAN - YUL

$165 - $426

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Fly San Diego to Burlington, bus  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Burlington (BTV) SAN - BTV
  2. Take the bus from Burlington Arpt, Vt to Montreal, Pq

$298 - $942

Fly San Diego to Plattsburgh, night bus  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Plattsburgh (PBG) SAN - PBG
  2. Take the night bus from Plattsburgh, Ny to Montreal, Pq

$301 - $1,152

Fly San Diego to Ottawa, train  •  11 h 51 min

  1. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Ottawa (YOW) SAN - YOW
  2. Take the train from Ottawa to Montréal

$267 - $1,098

Train to Los Angeles, fly to Montreal  •  12 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  2. Fly from Los Angeles (LAX) to Montreal (YUL) LAX - YUL

$232 - $485

Train via Toronto  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Windsor to Toronto
  5. Take the train from Toronto to Montréal

$441 - $1,347

Bus  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
  2. Take the bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Detroit, Mi
  4. Take the bus from Detroit, Mi to Toronto, On
  5. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Montreal

$300 - $768

Train  •  2 days 22 h

  1. Take the train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
  2. Take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Schenectady Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Schenectady Amtrak to Montreal Central Station

$450 - $1,345

Bus via Chicago, Il  •  3 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from San Diego to Blythe
  2. Take the bus from Blythe, Ca to Chicago, Il
  3. Take the bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
  4. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to Montreal

$313 - $714

Drive  •  47 h 6 min

  1. Drive from San Diego to Montreal 2935.3 miles

$380 - $600

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from San Diego to Montreal. However, there are services departing from San Diego, Ca and arriving at Montreal via San Bernardino, Ca, Dayton Trotwood, Oh, Detroit, Mi and Toronto, ON. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19 h.

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No, there is no direct train from San Diego to Montreal station. However, there are services departing from San Diego Santa Fe Depot and arriving at Montreal Central Station via Fullerton Transportation Center, Chicago Union Station and Schenectady Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 22 h.

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The distance between San Diego and Montreal is 2477 miles. The road distance is 2935.3 miles.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Montreal without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 19 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 37 min to get from San Diego to Montreal, including transfers.

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San Diego to Montreal bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from San Diego, Ca station.

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San Diego to Montreal train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from San Diego Santa Fe Depot station.

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The best way to get from San Diego to Montreal is to fly which takes 9 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 2 days 13 h, you could also bus, which costs and takes 2 days 19 h.

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There is no direct flight from San Diego Airport to Montreal Airport. The quickest flight takes 6 h 52 min and has one stopover.

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San Diego to Montreal bus services, operated by Megabus Canada, arrive at Montreal station.

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  • Distance: 2476.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 37 min

What companies run services between San Diego, CA, USA and Montreal, QC, Canada?

Air Canada, Delta and three other airlines fly from San Diego to Montreal hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from San Diego to Montreal via Fullerton Transportation Center, Chicago Union Station, Detroit Amtrak, Windsor, and Toronto in around 2 days 13 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Montreal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Montreal via Newark
Ave. Duration
10 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Montreal via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Burlington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,700
Flights from San Diego to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
8 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,700
Flights from San Diego to Burlington via Newark
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,700
Flights from San Diego to Plattsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
11 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Plattsburgh via Denver, Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
9 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Ottawa via Newark
Ave. Duration
11 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from San Diego to Ottawa via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from San Diego to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Montreal via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Montreal via Denver
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Flights from San Diego to Burlington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,700
Flights from San Diego to Ottawa via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from San Diego to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $1,700
Flights from San Diego to Ottawa via Vancouver
Ave. Duration
8 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,000
Flights from San Diego to Ottawa via Denver, Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,100
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $1,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Montreal via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Montreal via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Montreal via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Montreal via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
10 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $600
Flights from San Diego to Burlington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,900
Flights from San Diego to Burlington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $2,900
Flights from San Diego to Burlington via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
11 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,900
Flights from San Diego to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6 h 51 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal via Detroit
Ave. Duration
7 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Montreal via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Montreal via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
8 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Montreal via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from San Diego to Burlington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
8 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Burlington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
11 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,800
Flights from San Diego to Ottawa via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
10 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from San Diego to Ottawa via Calgary
Ave. Duration
8 h 12 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,000
Flights from Los Angeles to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from San Diego to Burlington via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
9 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from San Diego to Plattsburgh via Fort Lauderdale
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Ottawa to Montréal
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 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 Windsor to Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $130
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$40 - $60
Economy
$60 - $85
Economy Plus
$90 - $130
Business
$90 - $130
Business Plus/Sleeper
$160 - $230
Train from Toronto to Montréal
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
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 San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Room
$170 - $240
Train from San Diego Santa Fe Depot to Fullerton Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Fullerton Transportation Center to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
42 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$270 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$480 - $700
Business Coach Seat
$550 - $850
Room
$1,000 - $1,400
Train from Chicago Union Station to Detroit Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
Train from Chicago Union Station to Schenectady Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 h 23 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $320
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $320
Room
$440 - $650
Train from Schenectady Amtrak to Montreal Central Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Burlington Arpt, Vt to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Night bus from Plattsburgh, Ny to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $28
Bus from San Diego, Ca to San Bernardino, Ca
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from San Bernardino, Ca to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
46 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$200 - $330
Flexible
$390 - $550
Bus from Dayton Trotwood, Oh to Detroit, Mi
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Detroit, Mi to Toronto, On
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Blythe, Ca to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
46 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$180 - $460
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $300
Flexible
$350 - $460
Megabus Canada
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from San Diego to Blythe
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Chicago, IL to Toronto, ON
Ave. Duration
11 h 33 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$45 - $70
Online Fare
$60 - $95
Standard Fare
$80 - $120
Refundable
$85 - $130

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Montreal is 3 h ahead of San Diego. It is currently 6:26 AM in San Diego and 9:26 AM in Montreal.

San Diego to Montreal train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Montreal Central Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between San Diego to Montreal is 2935 miles. It takes approximately 47 h 6 min to drive from San Diego to Montreal.

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Air Canada, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from San Diego Airport to Montreal Airport.

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Book your San Diego to Montreal train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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There are 840+ hotels available in Montreal. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from San Diego to San Diego Airport is to line 992 bus which takes 9 min and costs .

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