toronto to montreal

Aug 7th, 1999, 07:13 PM
carl kirton
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toronto to montreal

I have seven days in Canada. My plan is to spend some time in toronto and I would like to go to Montreal. How far is Montreal from Toronto? I won't have a car, should I fly? rail? bus. Any suggestions on the number of days I should spend in Montreal. My flight leaves from Toronto so I would have to travel back.
Aug 7th, 1999, 08:49 PM
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Spend all seven days in Toronto and environs...plenty to see and do. You could venture to Montreal for a glimpse of Paris in Quebec, but this is truly not necessary. See and you'll find more to see and do than you can possible cover in seven days....
Aug 8th, 1999, 05:44 PM
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Toronto is about 6 1/2 hours from Montreal (drive time). Personally I'd prefer to spend my time in Montreal and could go by bus or train and stop over for at least one day in Ottawa - the capital. The bus and train are both very good - of course the bus is cheaper.
Aug 13th, 1999, 06:08 PM
Brian Kilgore
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I spent two years living in Toronto four days a week and Montreal three days a week. I know the commute.
BEcause the airports are on the soutskirts of both cities, and assumingyou want to see downtown atractions, take the train from Toronto's Union Station to Montreal's Central Station. Both are downtown. Depending on the train, ti takes between four hours for the express and 5.5 hours for the slow train. If you makeyour sreservation a few days (four, I think) in advance, you'll save significantly on an economy class ticket. Travel economy class unless you are rich. The only difference is a free meal that's pretty good, and a plug for your laptop computer. Coming back, buy your meal to eat on the train from the takeout counters in Montreal's Central station. From Toronto to Montreal, you can do the same thing, except the food is not as good. Train sandwiches are OK, but they sell out fast, so it's better to take your own. Bus is cramped compared to the tain, and the savings are not worth it. Planes cost a lot more, plus you need to get to and from the airports.
Montreal is about 600 Km from Toronto. If I was doing your trip, I take the earliest train to Montreal one morning, arriving there about noon. I'd stay in Montreal one night,and catch the 6 o'clock (approx.) train back to Toronto the next night. That gives you one evening on Montreal,and make sure themeal is memorable. Montreal has wonderful restaurants. Plus you have a day and a half of daylight tourist stuff in Montreal.
Aug 26th, 1999, 05:57 AM
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Don't forget, Via Rail has a great website at (I think)


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