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VIA Rail Canada Montreal Station

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Address: 895 de la Gauchetiere West, Montreal, Quebec H3B 4G1, Canada
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+1 514-989-2626

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Well organized VIA Station

Traveller Tip: If you arrive by train and need help selecting which exit to take from the great hall, notice that the semi-reliefs on each corner of the hall include a point on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Ian M
Picton, Canada

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Picton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Traveller Tip: If you arrive by train and need help selecting which exit to take from the great hall, notice that the semi-reliefs on each corner of the hall include a point on the compass. There's a really extensive food court, lots of shops and a walkway to Place Bonaventure on the lower floor. The Business Class lounge is located... More 

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Orange, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had issues with one leg of our flight being canceled due to weather. We decided to take the train round trip from Montreal to Quebec and back. We went out Economy and returned Business Class. The main difference between the two is economy is towards the back so the ride is not as smooth and seats are basic but... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot believe how good the service is here at ViaRail Canada. Staff are so friendly and helpful. The Montreal business lounge is clean and comfortable albeit hard to locate. Business class train to Quebec is again immaculate, modern and comfortable with outstanding service. Hot coffee served within 5 minutes of departure! Some airlines could take a leaf from Via... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our last trip to Montreal was by train. We normally drive but the December weather is unpredictable so this was our choice for transportation. The station is busy but there is sufficiet signage and staff to direct you to where you need to be. And there are ample shops and food outlets to satisfy the traveller who is in a... More 

Thank Tom G
Seoul, South Korea
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148 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

station wakes up early, car parking lot is a little bit way from the station, signing boards are clear, coffee shops and breakfast cafes are rather limited

Thank David J
Oak Park, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived here from Ottawa, and the train station is spacious and easy to navigate. Plenty of signage in English and French to guide travelers.

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Kingston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I traveled by rail to Quebec City this month which involved a transfer to another train in Montreal. It was only a 48 minute wait and the station is well marked. The steward aboard our initial train had announced which platform we needed to use to get to the next train. I had awakened that morning with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

One of the few large via rail stations that has amenities, food, services ( for long-haul passengers: a pharmacy and a clinic, a dentist and a hair salon, as well as electronics, some food places) Its busy. watch your bags, of course. But it's the central hub for trains in montreal and by any measure, aside from Toronto union and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We caught the Amtrak train from New York City and arrived at Montreal to a friendly greeting. Then after visiting Montreal caught the VIa train onto Ottawa. The VIA train was cleaner and the staff very friendly and helpful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The Montreal train station is very pleasant, clean and spacious. Lots of great restaurants in the food court; business people from the surrounding office towers eat there. There is comfortable seating in the wait areas. The station staff are friendly and helpful. It is very simple and easy to take the Metro ( underground) to anywhere in the city. The... More 

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