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Journey Summary

Quebec City, QC to Montreal, QC Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
3 hours 7 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $39
Trains depart from:Quebec City, QC
Trains arrive in:Montreal, QC
Distance:233 km
Train Companies:VIA Rail Canada

Trains from Quebec City to Montreal

Montreal is the largest city in the Quebec province and the second-largest in Canada. It's a stylish place that regards itself as Canada's cultural powerhouse, a city rich with galleries, theaters and music venues, with its substantial student population contributing to the creative atmosphere. It has good rail links with the provincial capital with direct trains between the two Quebecois cities seven days a week. Canada's long-distance rail operator VIA Rail provides daily direct train services from Quebec City to Montreal, departing from the main station Gare Du Palais and from Quebec Sainte-Foy. There are morning and afternoon departures to Montreal Central Station daily, with journey times averaging around 3 hours and 15 minutes. Services from the provincial capital to Montreal are a little less frequent at weekends, with no early morning train services from Quebec City to Montreal available on Sundays.

Which train companies travel from Quebec City to Montreal?

VIA Rail is the main train company for intercity travel in Canada, providing all of the country's long-distance services including trains from Quebec City to Montreal seven days a week. VIA Rail services on this route provide Economy and Business Class seats, and train carriages are equipped with power outlets for charging personal devices, WiFi internet access, and onboard entertainment systems. Snacks, sandwiches and drinks are available to purchase on the train from Quebec City to Montreal with complimentary meals and cocktails provided for Business Class passengers. On this route, selected VIA Rail intercity trains include free baggage check-in services for up to two large items per passenger.

How long is the train ride from Quebec City to Montreal

The fastest VIA Rail intercity train from Quebec City to Montreal is the mid-afternoon departure from the provincial capital, taking 3 hours and eight minutes to cover the 80-mile (128 kilometer) route south-west to Montreal. Other direct trains take between four and 27 minutes longer to reach Montreal, with the slowest option being the mid-morning VIA Rail departure taking 3 hours and 35 minutes to complete the trip from Quebec City.

How many trains are there from Quebec City to Montreal?

The VIA Rail intercity schedule for weekday services offers five daily direct trains from the central Quebec City Gare Du Palais to Montreal Central Station. These departures include an early morning and mid-morning departure, one early afternoon service and two late afternoon trains, with the final train from Quebec City to Montreal leaving just before 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday services offer three direct trains, with departures in mid-morning, early afternoon and late afternoon. On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays an additional early morning train from Quebec City to Montreal departs from Quebec Sainte-Foy station, a continuation of the VIA Rail intercity service from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Indirect connections are not a practical consideration on the route to Montreal.

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

Departure station: Quebec City Gare Du Palais is the main terminus in the provincial capital - an impressive green roofed building dating from 1915, with a spacious concourse. The station is situated in the Basse Ville old quarter close to the St. Charles river, with public transport links available on Intercar local buses serving numerous routes across the city and arriving at the adjacent bus terminal. Sainte-Foy station is located on the south-west side of the city center, served by city bus route 76 and regular services stopping nearby on Chemin Saint-Louis. Facilities at the station include taxi stands, free WiFi, car rental desks, ATMs, news vendors and luggage storage lockers. Dining and snack options on the station concourses include fast food franchises, coffee shops, bakeries, and convenience stores.

Arrival station: Montreal Central Station, also known to locals as the Gare Centrale, is the main hub for VIA Rail services and the busiest commuter train station in the province of Quebec. Situated close to the Old Port on the south-east side of downtown Montreal, the station has public transport connections on seven city 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 facilities include taxi stands, car rental desks, free WiFi, ATMs, and Bixi bike share racks. The station concourse offers a wide range of dining and snack outlets, including fast food franchises, coffee shops, a pizzeria, bakeries, and a Korean diner. Shops in the station mall include designer brand fashion outlets, jewelers, luggage and leather goods stores, grocery markets, book stores, and news vendors.

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Trains from Quebec City, QC to Montreal, QC
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What is the price of the cheapest train from Quebec City, QC to Montreal, QC?
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Quebec City, QC and Montreal, QC for the next 7 days starting from $31 (€24)  one way.
How much does it cost to take a train between Quebec City, QC and Montreal, QC?
The train price between Quebec City, QC and Montreal, QC is on average $48 (€38)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
How far is Quebec City, QC to Montreal, QC by train?
The Quebec City, QC to Montreal, QC train distance is approximately 144 miles (233 km).
What is the Quebec City, QC to Montreal, QC train travel time?
The Quebec City, QC to Montreal, QC train duration is on average 2 h 48 min, which is to be expected when traveling 144 miles (233 km) to Montreal, QC from Quebec City, QC. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When can I take the first train from Quebec City, QC to Montreal, QC? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Quebec City, QC to Montreal, QC leaves at 12: 00 PM. The last train departing from Quebec City, QC to Montreal, QC leaves at 5: 26 PM. You can find the latest Quebec City, QC to Montreal, QC train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I book train tickets between Quebec City, QC and Montreal, QC to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets from Quebec City, QC to Montreal, QC within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $48 (€38) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Quebec City, QC to Montreal, QC a few months in advance.