The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Toronto to Montreal, QC is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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Of the 18 trains that leave Toronto for Montreal, QC every day 10 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||4 h 51 min|
|Average train ticket price||$50 (€46)|
|Train frequency||5 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||VIA Rail Canada|
Trains from Toronto to Montreal, QC cover the 312 miles (503 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 51 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 journey for as low as $48 (€43), but the average price of train tickets is $50 (€46).
VIA Rail trains will get you to Montreal, QC from Toronto from $48 (€43). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
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 Toronto to Montreal, QC.
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Train information from Toronto to Montreal, QC with VIA Rail:
Montreal, the second most populous city in Canada, styles itself as the nation's cultural capital - a vibrant Francophone metropolis enjoying a beautiful island setting on the St. Lawrence river. The VIA Rail intercity line from Canada's largest city Toronto to Montreal is naturally one of the busiest routes in the Canadian rail network, connecting the main cities of Ontario and Quebec. VIA Rail offers regular direct rail connections between the two cities seven days a week, with journey times between Toronto and Montreal of around 5 hours. Additional indirect trains involve a change in the capital city of Ottawa and take at least 2 hours longer to reach Montreal, and in the case of the morning service, sometimes considerably more. Weekend services are slightly reduced, with two fewer connections between Toronto and Montreal.
VIA Rail is the main rail operator in Canada, providing all the country's intercity services including all trains from Toronto to Montreal. VIA Rail trains on this route offer Economy and Business Class seats, and train carriages are equipped with electrical outlets, WiFi internet access and onboard entertainment systems. Light meals, sandwiches and drinks are available for purchase on board the train from Toronto to Montreal with complimentary meals and cocktails served to Business Class passengers. Some VIA Rail intercity trains also offer baggage check-in services for up to two large items per passenger.
The fastest train from Toronto to Montreal is VIA Rail's late afternoon direct departure from Union Station, taking four hours and 49 minutes to cover the 335-mile (556 kilometer) rail route north-east from Ontario. Other direct trains take between three minutes and 39 minutes longer, with VIA Rail's slowest service being the late morning train from Toronto to Montreal, taking 5 hours and 29 minutes. Additional indirect connections via Ottawa take between 7 hours and 25 minutes and nine hours and 35 minutes, with total journey times depending on the length of time spent in Ottawa between connections.
VIA Rail's weekday schedules offer six daily services from Toronto Union Station to Montreal. The first train from Toronto to Montreal departs from Ontario city in the early morning and there are three morning services, two afternoon trains and a final early evening departure leaving for Montreal just after 6:00 p.m. Saturday schedules offer five direct train services to Montreal with one fewer afternoon departure, while Sunday timetables also offer five trains to the city in Quebec, with no early morning departure from Toronto. On weekdays there are also five daily indirect connections with a change at Ottawa, with four morning departures and an early afternoon service. Weekend schedules offer four indirect connections via Ottawa, two in the morning and two in the afternoon.
Departure station: Toronto Union Station is Canada's busiest rail terminal and the second-busiest station in North America. Now a national historic site, located close to the waterfront on the south side of downtown Toronto, Union Station serves as a main hub for VIA Rail intercity services. In addition to GO suburban train services and GO buses, public transport connections to the station include TTC Subway trains, city buses and streetcars from stops within the station or nearby on Front Street and Bay Street. Facilities at the station include bike share racks, taxi stands, baggage storage lockers and free WiFi. The food court includes a Thai diner, pizzeria, sushi bar, chicken takeaway, sandwich stall and burger bar. Stores include a grocery market, drug store, book shop, and news vendor.
Arrival station: Montreal Central Station, also known as the Gare Centrale, is a major intercity terminus for VIA Rail services and the busiest commuter hub in the province of Quebec. Located close to the Old Port on the south-east side of downtown Montreal, the station's public transport links include seven local bus routes, night buses and airport shuttles, or Montreal Metro subway services on the Orange line from Bonaventure station or Green line from McGill station. Facilities include Bixi bike share racks, taxi stands, car rental agencies, free WiFi, a hair salon, and even a dental clinic. Food outlets on the concourse include Quebecois restaurants, fast food franchises, coffee shops, bakeries, and a Korean diner. The shopping mall offers fashion boutiques, a luxury chocolatier, luggage stores, jewelers, grocery markets, and news vendors.
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