Distance from Montreal to Quebec City

Old Feb 28th, 2005, 09:18 AM
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Distance from Montreal to Quebec City

Our family is planning on visiting the province of Quebec in June 2005. Our boys will go to Space Camp in Laval, leaving my husband and myself on our own for most of a week! We would like to see Quebec City as well as Montreal - how long does it take to drive between the two? We will already have a rental car since we are flying from Florida to Buffalo and driving from Niagara Falls, so paying for a train as well would probably not be cost efficient. Thanks.
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Old Feb 28th, 2005, 10:05 AM
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The distance is 253km. 2 to 3 hours, depending on your speed (you'd be speeding if you do it in 2 hours). I'd reccomend taking the day and drive on the 138 (north shore) and stop whenever you feel like. You can come back via highway 20 or 40. The 132 on the south shore is less interesting.
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Old Feb 28th, 2005, 10:10 AM
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CJMatt,

Agree that three hours (give or take) is right on. Also not cost efficient (since you have the car) but incredibly fun, is the Hydorfoil which goes between Quebec City and Montreal, and takes about 4 hours.

http://www.dauphins.ca/en/horaires.php

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Old Feb 28th, 2005, 10:47 AM
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Thanks! Looks like QC will be an easy day trip from Montreal.
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FYI - just a tiny bit of (experience) here.

I drove a very similar trip to QC along the St. Lawrence a couple of years back and once I crossed over to the north shore at Trois Rivieres I opted to forego the main highway and drove the smaller one nearer to the water. I'm not religious at all but it was AWESOME to see how striking the unique CHURCHES in every little community were.

(communities were little but the churches were quite prominent)

I am seconding the idea of driving on (what I will assume is the mentioned "#138") and enjoying your drive a great deal more than if on the freeway.

QC is quite unique and enjoyable and you're more heavily immersed in the french society than in Montreal. Old Quebec (city) is a must-see as well as "The most photographed hotel in the world" (so they say). The QC area is compact enough to cover a lot of territory with just daily strolls on foot.

Good luck.
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