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Train Information to Quebec City, QC from Montreal, QC

distanceDistance144 miles (233 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price$47 (€38)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 4 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesVIA Rail Canada

Trains from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC cover the 144 miles (233 km) long route taking on average 2 h 52 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 trip for as low as $38 (€31), but the average price of train tickets is $47 (€38).

Train companies

VIA Rail Montreal, QC – Quebec City, QC

You can travel by train from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC with VIA Rail for as low as $38 (€31). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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 between Montreal, QC and Quebec City, QC.

If you’re looking for a smooth and easy train between Montreal, QC and 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) route between Montreal, QC and 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 between Montreal, QC and 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 from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, 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 from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC starting at $38 (€31), buy your official VIA Rail tickets with Omio online quickly and easily!

    VIA Rail has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Montreal, QC to 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
    Travel by train to Quebec City, QC easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC.
    FAQs
    How much are cheap trains from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC?
    Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Montreal, QC and Quebec City, QC for the next 7 days starting from $38 (€31)  one way.
    What is the price of a train ticket to Quebec City, QC from Montreal, QC?
    In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $47 (€38)  for a train ticket to Quebec City, QC from Montreal, QC.
    How many miles is it from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, 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 from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC?
    The train time between Montreal, QC and Quebec City, QC is on average 2 h 52 min  for the 144 miles (233 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Quebec City, QC from Montreal, QC by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    Which train companies should I travel with from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC?
    When taking a train from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC, you can count on VIA Rail Canada for the best way to get you to Quebec City, QC. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Montreal, QC and Quebec City, QC and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    How many train services are there from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, 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.
    When is the earliest train from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC? When is the last train from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC?
    You can take the first train from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC at 10: 25 AM. The last train from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC that you can take departs at 10: 25 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    How early should I buy train tickets between Montreal, QC and Quebec City, QC to score the best deals?
    You can find trains between Montreal, QC and Quebec City, QC to cost on average $47 (€38) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Montreal, QC to Quebec City, QC train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.