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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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Lots to eat while you are waiting

The station has a huge variety of restaurants where you can actually pick up some decent food while you wait for your train. Beautiful flower shop!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kingston, Canada

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Peterborough, Canada
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to find your way around. Staff was very friendly and helpful. This was our first visit to Montreal by Train and I highly recommend it.

Thank PtboCan
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took Amtrak from New York City to Montreal - a daylong journey up the Hudson Valley and across the Canadian border to Montreal. The location of this station is within walking distance to downtown hotels and felt very safe. A great way to begin a tour of the city.

Thank RoadRunnerGramma
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having traveled by trains for the last month , think this was my least fav station! The staff were rude , unhelpful and generally not a welcoming or user friendly station at all

Thank charlier83_12
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was my first time on the train ( accompanied with my 11 year old ) the process was very easy , train station was easy to get to and from . our hotel was across the street ( 5 minute walk to our hotel bonne aventure) and a short walk to the Beel center.

Thank Danielle K
Kingston, Canada
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109 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The station has a huge variety of restaurants where you can actually pick up some decent food while you wait for your train. Beautiful flower shop!

Thank infopro
Sykesville, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Montreal Station is very convenient to downtown and within walking distance of many hotels. It is also literally under the Fairmont Hotel Queen Elizabeth. The station is very large. We saw it on a weekend and it was not overly crowded or busy. One of the benefits is that it is attached to the walkable underground areas which feature... More 

Thank FF13
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Getting on a train and going from one major city to another by train in Canada is very convenience. The train stations are all at the center of the city. always on time and we can always check in out luggage. Always enjoy being on the train than flying : )

Thank vera h
Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a nice clean place where we took the train to Quebec City. The facilities were clean and the place felt safe. Nothing really special about it besides that.

Thank Steve R
Wasaga Beach, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff on the train were friendly and accommodating. The wifi worked some of the time. The refreshments were good. Traveling from Toronto to Montreal we were on a newer train compared to the older, in desperate need of an update, that we had from Montreal to Toronto. The seats were in desperate need of upholstering. I was worried about what... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mostly helpful but signage to metro, buses, taxis are missing. Walking is also possible but there's nothing, signage, info, to direct the traveller. It may be there just not consumer help.

Thank hfdebray

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