The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Montreal, QC to Toronto is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 11 trains that leave Montreal, QC for Toronto every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||312 miles (503 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 12 min|
|Average train ticket price||$52 (€48)|
|Train frequency||5 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||VIA Rail Canada|
Trains from Montreal, QC to Toronto cover the 312 miles (503 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 12 min with our travel partners like VIA Rail Canada. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $52 (€47), but the average price of train tickets is $52 (€48).
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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 to Toronto from Montreal, QC.
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Montreal, QC to Toronto train information with VIA Rail:
Toronto is the largest city in Canada, a bustling multicultural metropolis that often serves as a body-double for New York in movie shoots. It's a city characterized by its local neighborhoods and vibrant communities with their own distinctive identities. The VIA Rail intercity line from Montreal to Toronto links the main city of Quebec with the provincial capital of Ontario. VIA Rail provides regular intercity rail connections between the two cities seven days a week, with journey times for the train from Montreal to Toronto averaging a little over 5 hours. Additional indirect trains involve a change in the capital city Ottawa and take at least 2 hours longer to complete the trip to Toronto. There are slightly fewer direct and indirect trains from Montreal to Toronto at weekends.
VIA Rail is the main Canadian rail operator responsible for all the country's intercity services including routes from Montreal to Toronto. VIA Rail intercity trains offer Economy and Business Class seats, with access to electrical outlets, WiFi and an onboard entertainment system. Sandwiches, snacks and drinks are on sale on board the train from Montreal to Toronto and Business Class passengers receive complimentary meals and cocktails. Baggage check-in services for up to two large items per passenger are available on some VIA Rail intercity trains.
The fastest train from Montreal to Toronto Union Station is VIA Rail's late afternoon direct departure, taking four hours and 50 minutes to cover the 335-mile (539 kilometer) rail route south-west to Ontario. Other direct trains take between eleven minutes and 1 hour and 42 minutes longer. VIA Rail's early morning weekday service is the slowest direct train from Montreal to Toronto, taking a longer route, with a journey time of around 6 hours and 32 minutes. Additional indirect connections to Toronto via Ottawa take between 7 hours and 35 minutes and 8 hours and 57 minutes, with journey duration affected by the length of time spent in Ottawa between connections.
VIA Rail's weekday timetables provide seven daily services from Montreal to Toronto Union Station. The first train from Montreal to Toronto departs in the early morning and there are four morning departures, two afternoon trains and a final early evening departure leaving Montreal just after 6:00 p.m. Saturday schedules offer five direct train services to Toronto with one fewer morning and one fewer afternoon departure, while Sunday timetables also offer five direct trains to Toronto, with no early morning departures from Montreal. On weekdays there are four additional daily indirect connections to Toronto involving a change at Ottawa, with one morning departure and three afternoon connections via the capital. At weekends there are two indirect connections via Ottawa on Saturdays and five indirect services on Sundays.
Departure station: Montreal Central Station, known to Francophone locals as the Gare Centrale is the main terminus for VIA Rail services and the busiest commuter station in the province of Quebec. Situated near the Old Port on the south-east side of central Montreal, public transport links to the station include seven local bus routes, night buses and airport shuttles, and Montreal Metro subway services on the Orange line from Bonaventure station or Green line from McGill station. Passenger amenities include taxi stands, car rental desks, free WiFi, a hair salon and even a dentist's practice. Food outlets on the station concourse include fast food franchises, coffee shops, burger bars, bakeries and a Korean diner. The shopping mall offers designer brand fashion outlets, a luxury chocolatier, jewelers, luggage and leather goods stores, grocery markets and news vendors.
Arrival station: Toronto Union Station, opened in 1927, is now Canada's busiest rail hub and the second-busiest station in North America. Located close to the waterfront on the south side of central Toronto, Union Station is the main terminus for VIA Rail intercity services, in addition to GO suburban trains. Public transport services to the station include TTC Subway trains, city buses and streetcars from stops inside the station or nearby on Bay Street and Front Street. Facilities at the station include taxi stands, baggage storage lockers, bike share racks, and free WiFi. Dining and snack options include a pizzeria, a Thai diner, sushi bar, chicken stall, sandwich shop and fast food franchises. The station shopping mall has a grocery market, book shop, drug store and news vendors.
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