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Journey Summary

Toronto to Quebec City, QC Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
10 hours 9 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $114
Trains depart from:Toronto
Trains arrive in:Quebec City, QC
Distance:729 km
Train Companies:VIA Rail Canada

Trains from Toronto to Quebec City

Quebec City is the capital city of Quebec province, a historic French colonial settlement on two levels, with a dramatic setting at the mouth of the St. Lawrence river. The city's old quarter and port area has an atmospheric charm that attracts legions of tourists, while the city is also an important cultural and political center for Quebecois Canadians. Travelers can take a train from Toronto to Quebec City Gare du Palais with the national intercity operator VIA Rail. All services are indirect, requiring a change, and sometimes a lengthy layover, in Montreal. The quickest connections take a little under 10 hours, but some trips take more than 11 hours. All trains to Quebec City depart from Toronto Union Station in the morning. There is a reduced service from Toronto to Quebec City on weekends, but it is still possible to use VIA Rail connections via Montreal.

Which train companies travel from Toronto to Quebec City?

Canada's main rail operator, VIA Rail, provides all the country's intercity services including all trains from Toronto to Quebec City Gare du Palais via Montreal. VIA Rail trains on this route on the Ontario-Quebec corridor offer passengers a choice of Economy and Business Class seats, and train carriages are equipped with power outlets for charging personal devices, WiFi Internet access, and onboard entertainment systems. Light meals, snacks and drinks are available for purchase on the trolley service on the train from Toronto to Quebec City, with complimentary meals and drinks served to Business Class passengers. Some VIA Rail intercity trains to Quebec City also offer baggage check-in services for up to two large items per passenger, and assistance with boarding for passengers with reduced mobility.

How long is the train ride from Toronto to Quebec City?

VIA Rail's long-distance intercity service from Toronto Union Station to Quebec City Gare du Palais is one of the longest routes in Eastern Canada, at 414 miles (666 kilometers). The fastest train from Toronto to Quebec City is the weekday early morning departure, which takes a total journey time of nine hours and 48 minutes to reach Quebec City, including 48 minutes spent in transit in Montreal. Other trains on this route from Toronto can take up to 2 hours longer to reach Quebec City, although much of the extra time is due to a longer wait between connections in Montreal.

How many trains are there from Toronto to Quebec City?

The VIA Rail schedules from Toronto Union Station to Quebec City Gare du Palais include four morning departures from Toronto, from early morning to a little before noon, all involving a change of train at Montreal. There are two indirect trains from Toronto Union Station via Montreal on Saturdays and three on Sundays, all with morning departure times. On Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, passengers taking the train from Toronto to Quebec City have the option of an additional evening connection onwards from Montreal to Sainte-Foy Station in Quebec City arriving a little after 10:00 p.m.

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

Departure station: Toronto Union Station is Canada's busiest station and the second-busiest rail terminus in North America. The station is located near the waterfront on the south side of central Toronto, serving as the main hub for VIA Rail intercity services and GO suburban trains. Public transport connections from downtown include TTC Subway services, GO express buses, city buses, and streetcars arriving at stops inside the station or nearby on Bay Street and Front Street. Passenger facilities at the station include parking lots, baggage storage lockers, free WiFi, bike share racks, and a taxi stand. The station concourse includes numerous food outlets including a pizzeria, Thai diner, sushi bar, sandwich stalls, and burger bars. The station shopping mall includes a convenience store, mini-market, drugstore and pharmacy, and news vendors.

Arrival station: Quebec City Gare du Palais is the main rail hub for VIA Rail intercity trains, a chateau-style building and national heritage site dating from 1915, located on the north-east side of the central Basse-Ville. Public transport connections include city bus routes downtown, departing from the adjacent bus terminus, and a shuttle link to Gare Sainte-Foy, which is situated south-west of the city center and also served by city bus route 76. Facilities at the station includes car rental agencies, baggage storage, ATMs, restrooms, and a taxi stand. The station concourse at Gare du Palais includes Quebecois restaurants, snack bars, coffee shops, sandwich stalls, vending machines, news vendors, a convenience store, and a gift store.

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Trains from Toronto to Quebec City, QC
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How much are cheap trains between Toronto and Quebec City, QC?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Toronto to Quebec City, QC to cost as little as $134 (€106)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket to Quebec City, QC from Toronto?
The Toronto to Quebec City, QC train ticket price is on average $171 (€135)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
How far is it from Toronto to Quebec City, QC by train?
The distance between Toronto and Quebec City, QC by train is approximately 451 miles (728 km).
How long is a train between Toronto and Quebec City, QC on average?
While the time it takes to travel 451 miles (728 km) between Toronto and Quebec City, QC can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Toronto to Quebec City, QC train journey time is on average 9 h 38 min.
When is the earliest train from Toronto to Quebec City, QC? When is the last train from Toronto to Quebec City, QC?
The earliest train departing from Toronto to Quebec City, QC leaves at 12: 52 PM. The last train departing from Toronto to Quebec City, QC leaves at 3: 52 PM. You can find the latest Toronto to Quebec City, QC train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I purchase Toronto to Quebec City, QC train tickets to get the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Toronto to Quebec City, QC within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $171 (€135) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Toronto and Quebec City, QC are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.