The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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2 h 49 m
3 h 1 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Montreal, QC for Quebec City, QC every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||144 miles (233 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 59 min|
|Average train ticket price||$45 (€40)|
|Train frequency||4 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 4 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||VIA Rail Canada|
Trains from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC cover the 144 miles (233 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 59 min with our travel partners like VIA Rail Canada. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $45 (€40), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $45 (€40).
For as little as $45 (€40) you can travel by train from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC with VIA Rail. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.
VIA Rail Canada is the national passenger rail service of Canada, providing intercity and regional services across the country including trains between Montreal, QC and Quebec City, QC. It operates over 12, 500 km of track, connecting over 450 communities in 8 provinces. VIA Rail offers a variety of train types, including the Ocean, the Canadian, the Corridor, and the Regional. The Ocean is a transcontinental train that runs between Montreal and Halifax, while the Canadian runs between Toronto and Vancouver. The Corridor is a regional service that runs between Quebec City and Windsor, and the Regional is a short-distance service that operates in Ontario and Quebec. VIA Rail offers a variety of ticket types, including Economy, Economy Plus, Business, and Sleeper Class. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of dining options. The most popular routes for VIA Rail Canada are the Toronto-Montreal route, the Toronto-Ottawa route, and the Montreal-Quebec City route.
Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC train information with VIA Rail:
Operating on one of the busiest and most scenic routes in eastern Canada, the train from Montreal to Quebec City offers an easy alternative to a flight for travelers in Quebec. VIA Rail trains offer daily connections between the Quebecois cities, with journey times averaging around three hours. There are five daily direct services, with morning, afternoon and early evening travel options. Trains from Montreal arrive at two stations, in the center of Quebec City and in the south-western suburbs.
The VIA rail schedule offers a direct train from Montreal to Quebec City five times a day on weekdays, with three to four direct trains at weekends. These trains call at both Sainte-Foy and Gare du Palais stations in Quebec City. In addition, the long-distance evening service from Montreal to Halifax stops at Quebec City Sainte-Foy station on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Daily schedules include morning, afternoon and evening departures from Montreal Central station.
The quickest VIA Rail train from Montreal to Quebec City takes two hours and 52 minutes to complete the 169 mile route north east to the provincial capital. Other direct trains on this route take from seven to 54 minutes longer to reach Quebec City. With trains limited on this stretch of the Canadian rail network, indirect journeys are not a practical consideration for this trip.
Departure train station: Montreal Central station is located on the southern side of central Montreal, with public transport links available on buses or Metro trains to Bonaventure or McGill Metro stops, taking around ten minutes from downtown. The station has a shopping mall, luggage storage facilities, restaurants, snack bars, ATMs, news vendors, waiting rooms and public WiFi.
Arrival train station: Quebec City Gare du Palais is located on the eastern side of the historic city center, with public transport connections across the city available on local buses. Bus routes also serve Sainte-Foy station, situated south west of the city center, with the trip downtown taking around 20-30 minutes. Both stations offer grocery stores, fast food outlets, restaurants, coffee-shops, luggage storage lockers, car rental agencies, ATMs and taxi stands.
VIA Rail, Canada's main long-distance rail operator, provides all direct trains from Montreal to Quebec City on the eastern stretch of the Windsor to Quebec corridor. Most trains operate on the main commuter route in Quebec with three evening services a week operating on the Ottawa to Halifax long-distance route.
VIA Rail's schedule for trains from Montreal to Quebec City provides five daily trains from Monday to Friday, four direct services on Sundays and three on Saturdays. These services stop at both Sainte-Foy and Gare du Palaias stations in Quebec City. Additionally, there is one evening train on Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays, stopping only at Sainte-Foy. Journey times range from two hours and 52 minutes to three hours and 46 minutes.
VIA Rail trains from Montreal to Quebec City offer passengers a choice of economy or business class seating. Most trains have a cafe-lounge or trolley service providing refreshments, snacks and drinks. Power sockets are supplied for charging cell phones or personal devices and there is free WiFi on board. Passengers are restricted to two items of luggage, with an additional item allowed for business class ticket holders. Bikes are accepted on board for a fee and are stored in the bicycle rack. Pets can travel for free with their owners if in pet carriers, but must be booked at least two days in advance of travel. Most VIA Rail trains on this route have a car with dedicated wheelchair spaces and low-level boarding, with accessible restrooms.
Travelers planning to take the train from Montreal to Quebec City can use the Omio booking platform to identify the range of fares on offer for this trip. VIA Rail prices tend to be fairly standardized on most departures, but it is possible to find the cheapest ticket by traveling at less popular times of the day. Booking well in advance is sensible as prices can rise steeply for popular travel dates, especially if there is a major concert or sporting event taking place.
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