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Overview: Train from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC

distanceDistance144 miles (233 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 59 min
priceAverage train ticket price$51 (€43)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersVIA 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. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $38 (€32), but the average price of train tickets is $51 (€43).

Train providers: VIA Rail from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC trains

For as little as $38 (€32) you can travel by train to Quebec City, QC from Montreal, QC with VIA Rail. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

VIA Rail

VIA Rail is Canada's main train provider. There are several different ticket fares like Economy, Business, Sleeper Plus, Prestige and Touring for your next journey by train from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC, check Omio for VIA Rail trains offering this trip. Whether you are looking for the fastest, earliest or cheapest train to take for this 144 miles (233 km) journey from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC, Omio makes it easier than ever to find VIA Rail trains at affordable prices, and you can also quickly book train tickets online. Check the current VIA Rail train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC as well as relevant ticket information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), and book your VIA Rail train on Omio. If you search for trains to Quebec City, QC from Montreal, QC in the Omio app, you can quickly see if the VIA Rail tickets are mobile tickets, making it convenient for you to go paperless when traveling. With prices for VIA Rail trains between Montreal, QC and Quebec City, QC starting at $38 (€32), buy your official VIA Rail tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

  • Average Price: $38

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your VIA Rail train ticket between Montreal, QC and Quebec City, QC:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • You can cancel your reservation at any time prior to the scheduled departure and receive a full refund in addition to not incurring any service charges, regardless of when you purchased your ticket. This includes all travel up to and including November 1, 2020, as well as any travel after November 1, 2020, if their outbound train is on or before November 1, 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Trains from Montreal to Quebec City

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.  

Montreal to Quebec City train time: Daily departures

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.  

How long is the journey by train from Montreal to Quebec City?

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. 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Montreal to Quebec City?

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. 

Which train companies travel from Montreal to Quebec City?

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 Montreal to Quebec City

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.  

Montreal to Quebec City Trains: Services on board

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. 

How can I find cheap train tickets from Montreal to Quebec City?

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. 

Travel Tips: Trains from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC

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FAQs

How much do cheap train tickets between Montreal, QC and Quebec City, QC cost?

Train tickets to Quebec City, QC from Montreal, QC for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $38 (€32)  one way in the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a train to Quebec City, QC from Montreal, QC?

If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC train price to come in at an average of $51 (€43)  one way.

How far is Quebec City, QC from Montreal, QC by train?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC by train to be approximately 144 miles (233 km).

How long is the train between Montreal, QC and Quebec City, QC?

The Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC train duration is on average 2 h 59 min, which is to be expected when traveling 144 miles (233 km) from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

Which train providers can get me from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC?

For the best Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with VIA Rail Canada. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Montreal, QC and Quebec City, QC to compare what amenities they may offer.

Can I find a direct train from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC?

Yes, there are 4 direct trains per day from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC, and you can find a direct train for this trip with VIA Rail Canada  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

How many train services are there to Quebec City, QC from Montreal, QC a day?

On average, there are 4 trains a day from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What time is the earliest train from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC? What time is the last train from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC?

The earliest train departing from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC leaves at 11: 25 AM. The last train departing from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC leaves at 11: 25 PM. You can find the latest Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I buy Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC train tickets to get the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC is on average $51 (€43) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Montreal, QC and Quebec City, QC available a few months in advance.