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Montreal to Vancouver by train

The journey from Montreal to Vancouver by train is 3,689.38 km and takes 14 hrs 28 mins. There are 1 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:18 p.m. and the last at 6:47 p.m.. It is possible to travel from Montreal to Vancouver by train for as little as $199.92 or as much as $649.60. The best price for this journey is $199.92.

Lowest Price$199.92
Journey Duration14 hrs 28 mins
Connection per Day1
Lowest Price$199.92
Highest Price$649.60
First Departure12:18 p.m.
Last Departure6:47 p.m.
Distance3,689.38 km
DepartureMontreal
ArrivalVancouver
CarriersViarail, WestJetMore

Montreal to Vancouver Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2024

Get from Montreal to Vancouver with Virail

Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Montreal to Vancouver. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much do train tickets from Montreal to Vancouver cost?

The prices for train tickets from Montreal to Vancouver vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Montreal to Vancouver will cost $199.92. The average train ticket price is approximately $395.94. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.
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Prices will vary when you travel from Montreal to Vancouver. On average, though, you'll pay about $395.94 for a train ticket. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper train tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest train tickets.

How long does it take to get from Montreal to Vancouver by train?

The average journey time is 14 hrs 28 mins. This is how long it takes to cross the 3,689.38 km from Montreal to Vancouver. When planning your journey, remember that delays are a possibility. Some unplanned events could cause your journey from Montreal to Vancouver to take longer than 14 hrs 28 mins. The journey between Montreal and Vancouver runs for about 3,689.38 km and usually takes approximately 14 hrs 28 mins. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 13 hrs 53 mins. If you are trying to get from Montreal to Vancouver as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

When do the first and last departures from Montreal to Vancouver leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Montreal to Vancouver, which usually leaves at 12:18 p.m.. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 6:47 p.m.. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Montreal at 12:18 p.m., and the last departure will leave at 6:47 p.m.. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Montreal to Vancouver can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

Which stations can I use to travel from Montreal to Vancouver?

You will be able to leave Montreal by using stations such as Montreal (Gare D'Autocars De Montreal),Montreal Central,Place Bonaventure,Aéroport YUL,Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport,Montreal / Saint-Hubert Airport. These connect you to stations including Vancouver BC - Pacific Central Station (VAC),Vancouver Airport (YVR) in Vancouver. Check carefully before making a booking. Some or all of these stations will appear on the route, depending on the transport provider you use for your trip. Check carefully to see which route your chosen transport provider follows, to see if it passes through a station that is convenient for your needs. It may be necessary to make a short journey between stations either in Montreal or in Vancouver, for your convenience while traveling.

How many times a day do departures from Montreal leave for Vancouver?

The route from Montreal to Vancouver is served by providers including . From this list of transport providers, there are up to departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Montreal 1 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Montreal to Vancouver, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 0 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 1 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Montreal to Vancouver. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Montreal to Vancouver
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Montreal to Vancouver.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Montreal to Vancouver, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Montreal to Vancouver.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Montreal to Vancouver

The cheapest Montreal - Vancouver train tickets can be found for as low as $95.57 if you’re lucky, or $122.83 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $156.76.

Find the best day to travel to Vancouver by train

When travelling to Vancouver by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Air Transat is a Canadian airline that operates scheduled and charter flights to over 60 destinations in 25 countries. Founded in 1987, the airline is headquartered in Montreal and is a subsidiary of Transat A.T. Inc. Air Transat operates a fleet of Airbus A310, A321, and A330 aircraft, and offers a range of services including economy and business class seating, in-flight entertainment, and meal service. The airline is known for its focus on leisure travel, with a strong presence in the Canadian and European markets. Air Transat is committed to sustainability and has implemented a number of initiatives to reduce its environmental impact.

Flair Airlines is a Canadian low-cost airline that operates scheduled and charter flights to destinations across Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Founded in 2005, the airline is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, and operates a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft. Flair Airlines offers a range of fare options, including basic economy, economy, and premium economy, and allows passengers to add on additional services such as baggage, seat selection, and in-flight meals for an additional fee. The airline has grown rapidly in recent years, expanding its route network and increasing its fleet size to meet growing demand for affordable air travel in Canada.

Via Rail Canada, operated by the Crown Corporation, is the primary train service in Canada. Established in 1977, it serves over 400 communities throughout the country, with routes covering the entire nation from coast to coast and extending to nine Canadian provinces. Some of its notable long-distance train routes include 'The Canadian,' which runs between Toronto and Vancouver, and 'The Ocean,' which runs between Montreal and Halifax.

Ticket types and facilities from Montreal to Vancouver

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Viarail when traveling from Montreal to Vancouver.

Economy

Affordable travel on all routes. Spacious seats, accessible, snacks & bar available, upgrade to Business possible, carry-on baggage allowed.
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Business Class

Relax or work on Québec-Ontario trips. Lounge access, priority boarding, ergonomic seats, accessible, meals & bar included, carry two bags plus personal item.
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Sleeper Plus Class

Comfort for Western Canada and Maritimes journeys. Lounge with freebies, one personal & two small carry-ons, two checked bags free, priority boarding, choice of cabin sizes, washrooms & showers with supplies, accessible cabins, onboard meals, buy or bring drinks, attendants for service.
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Prestige Class

Elite service exclusively on Toronto-Vancouver trips. Relax pre-departure in our lounge, breeze through baggage check-ins, board with ease, and settle into our plush cabins. With a personal concierge, delightful meals, a vast array of drinks, access to special train cars, and guaranteed seating, we've got all your needs covered.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Most of Via Rail's fleet offers Wi-Fi Internet access.
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Most of Via Rail's fleet provides electrical outlets.
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You can carry two pieces of carry-on luggage, not exceeding 11.5 kg each, and two pieces of checked baggage at 23 kg each for free on certain routes. Carry-on bags must fit in the overhead bin or under the seat. There's also the possibility of carrying oversized items like sporting equipment and musical instruments with specific restrictions and potential charges. For passengers traveling in sleeper classes on long-distance routes, an additional piece of checked luggage is allowed.
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Trains are accessible for passengers with reduced mobility. Sleeper Plus: Both 'The Canadian' and 'The Ocean' feature cabins accessible for those with reduced mobility. Prestige: 'The Canadian' includes a cabin suitable for travelers with reduced mobility.
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Economy: Purchase snacks, meals, local beers, wines, and non-alcoholic drinks onboard. Adhere to the alcohol consumption policy. Business: Nutritious gourmet dishes made from local ingredients served with wine. Special meal requests available. Wide selection of local wines, beers, tea, and coffee provided. Sleeper Plus: Refer to the Food and drinks section for meal details. Special meal orders and affordable alcoholic beverages available. Option to bring personal drinks. Prestige: Three-course gourmet meals prepared onboard. Choose from three dishes per meal in the Dining car. Special meal orders accepted. Unlimited drinks, local wines, and beers served anytime.
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All coaches come with air conditioning.
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Child safety seats can be brought aboard but cannot be used in seats for safety reasons, and can be checked as baggage if necessary. Passengers with disabilities can bring mobility aids such as wheelchairs or scooters, with some trains providing spaces for secure placement, or else these aids can be stored as checked baggage. Sporting equipment such as bicycles, skis, and golf clubs can also be transported as checked baggage on certain routes for an additional fee. For musicians, carrying cases for smaller instruments can count as one piece of carry-on baggage, while larger instruments can be checked in if they meet size and weight requirements.
Services on board Viarail, WestJet and Flair Airlines from Montreal to Vancouver
Compare services on board when travelling from Montreal to Vancouver by train.
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Montreal to Vancouver CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
258.26kg
Bus
276.7kg
Flight
737.88kg
Car
590.3kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Montreal to Vancouver by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Montreal and Vancouver are 258.26kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Montreal and Vancouver? By taking the train between Montreal and Vancouver you will save 479.62kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 18.44kg compared to a bus and 332.04kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Montreal to Vancouver?
A train ticket from Montreal to Vancouver is $395.94. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $199.92.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Montreal to Vancouver?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Montreal to Vancouver is $199.92. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Montreal and Vancouver by train?
Montreal to Vancouver is 3,689.38 km.
How long does the train between Montreal and Vancouver take?
Montreal to Vancouver is on average 14 hrs 28 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 13 hrs 53 mins.
Which companies operate from Montreal to Vancouver?
The train journey from Montreal to Vancouver is covered by 5 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Viarail, WestJet, Kish Air, Flair Airlines, Air Transat and Porter Airlines.
How many train connections per day go from Montreal to Vancouver?
Montreal to Vancouver has 1 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Montreal to Vancouver leave?
The earliest train from Montreal to Vancouver departs at 12:18 p.m.. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Montreal to Vancouver depart?
The latest train from Montreal to Vancouver departs at 6:47 p.m.. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Montreal to Vancouver in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $199.92 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
What's the fastest journey time between Montreal to Vancouver by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Montreal and Vancouver is 13 hrs 53 mins.
Is there a direct train from Montreal to Vancouver?
Yes, there is a direct train between Montreal and Vancouver.
What are the CO2 emissions for Montreal to Vancouver by train?
The train journey from Montreal to Vancouver creates 258.26kg of CO2 emissions.

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