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Journey Summary

Montreal, QC to Toronto Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
6 hours 30 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $69
Trains depart from:Montreal, QC
Trains arrive in:Toronto
Distance:503 km
Train Companies:VIA Rail Canada

Trains from Montreal to Toronto

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.

Which train companies travel from Montreal to Toronto?

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.

How long is the train ride from Montreal to Toronto?

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.

How many trains are there from Montreal to Toronto?

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.

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

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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Trains from Montreal, QC to Toronto
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How much do cheap trains to Toronto from Montreal, QC cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Montreal, QC and Toronto for as low as $97 (€77)  for the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket to Toronto from Montreal, QC?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $112 (€88)  for a train ticket to Toronto from Montreal, QC.
How far is Toronto from Montreal, QC by train?
You should expect to travel around 312 miles (503 km)  between Montreal, QC and Toronto by train.
How long is the train ride from Montreal, QC to Toronto?
The train time between Montreal, QC and Toronto is on average 5 h 2 min  for the 312 miles (503 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Montreal, QC to Toronto by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
When does the first train depart from Montreal, QC to Toronto? When does the last train depart from Montreal, QC to Toronto?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Montreal, QC at 12: 50 PM. The last train leaves from Montreal, QC at 9: 16 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Montreal, QC to Toronto and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I book train tickets from Montreal, QC to Toronto for the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Montreal, QC to Toronto within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $112 (€88) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Montreal, QC and Toronto are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.