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1. Posted by dread1 (Budding Member 13 posts) 12y

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I would like to go to either toronto or Montreal from vancouver. What is the best option- rail, plane or bus? Also is it cheaper to go to Toronto and on to Montreal or vice versa? Any info or ideas much appreciated
thanks
L

2. Posted by moonflower (Full Member 39 posts) 12y

hi l,
i guess the cheapest way to either toronto or montreal would be by bus but it's as well the longest. the other quite reasonable solution is by plane. the train is - as far as i know - pretty expensive.
check out the following websites for fares:
http://www.greyhound.ca - for bus connections/fares
http://www.hmyairways.com/index.shtml - flights vancouver-toronto
http://www.jetsgo.com - low cost carrier
http://www.westjet.com - more or less same flights as air canada but often cheaper
http://www.aircanada.ca
it's difficult to say if toronto or montreal is cheaper because the airlines often have seat sales - especially now in summer - and the fares can change anytime.

or try unspecific sites like:
http://www.expedia.ca
http://www.orbitz.com

i hope this is helpful, if you should have more questions let me know.
marina

3. Posted by ace (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y

Dread,

Trust me, man . . . if you want to get there before you are very old, it is best to fly. Check out WestJet. They are a discount airliner. They may not go to Toronto, but you can get pretty close anyways, and then bus or train it from there. Also check out Air Canada, 'cause they've got some discount lines too.

4. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 12y

Just as a side bar: I saw an ad last week that it cost like $50 dollars to fly from Toronto to Montreal on eiethr West Jet or Jet's Go (one-way). You should definately check into that - if it's a limited time offer yo8u can book now and reap the benefits! LOL, I sound like an ad.

Cheers,
Katie ;)

Disclaimer: Mtlchica neither works or know anyone who has worked for the aforementioned companies. She hasn't even flown on their airlines. She is just relaying information onto her Travellerspoint peers. :)

5. Posted by dread1 (Budding Member 13 posts) 12y

hi
Thanks everyone for the advice- looking like planes the best and even better if I get in early!!

6. Posted by moscowmetr (Full Member 267 posts) 12y

Yo Dread,
Nice play on the magical cross canada city stop tour. Definetly fly from VanCity to Toronto, or as an alternative take the bus from Vancity to Calgary, thorugh the Okanogan and Rockies (when asking around most peoples of the world reflect an image of this stretch of road as lasting impression of Canada, truly some of the most amazing scenery in the world). Then fly to Toronto from Calgary. Enjoy the T Dot and take the Via Rail to Montreal and then after checking out Montreal for a few daze take the train even further to Quebec City. I think this would be the best approach to see the most.

MM