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Montreal to Toronto drive

2 travelers   /   driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV


Montreal to Toronto road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Montreal to Toronto. If you're planning a road trip to Toronto, you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Montreal and Toronto. Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Montreal and Toronto. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in Montreal
drive for about 52 minutes

11:52 am  Rue Royale
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:52 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

2:07 pm  Potsdam (New York)
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 3:07 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

4:23 pm  Thousand Islands National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 3.5 hours

 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from Thousand Islands National Park
drive for about 1.5 hours

11:25 am  Prince Edward
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 12:25 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

1:21 pm  Lake Ontario
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 2:21 pm
drive for about 1 hour

3:30 pm  Ajax
stay for about 1 hour and leave at 4:30 pm
drive for about 38 minutes

5:08 pm  arrive in Toronto
eat at St. Lawrence Market
stay at The Drake Hotel

day 2 driving ≈ 4 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Montreal, Quebec.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.



How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.



Where should I stop along the way?

Rue Royale
Potsdam (New York)
Thousand Islands National Park
Prince Edward
Lake Ontario  (2 mentions)
Ajax
    Toronto Zoo  (7 mentions)




Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Toronto, Ontario.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.



Where's the best place to stay in Toronto?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Toronto.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out The Drake Hotel, which was mentioned 3 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Thompson Toronto  (3 mentions)
Gladstone Hotel  (2 mentions)
Hyatt Regency Toronto  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Toronto? Click the blue button below.





Where's the best place to eat in Toronto?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest St. Lawrence Market, which was mentioned 11 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

The Black Hoof  (5 mentions)
Cold Tea  (5 mentions)
Panorama Lounge  (4 mentions)
Grand Electric  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Toronto? Click the blue button below.





What are some things to do in Toronto?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Royal Ontario Museum  (18 mentions)
CN Tower  (16 mentions)
Toronto Islands  (16 mentions)
Distillery District  (15 mentions)
Eaton Centre  (12 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Toronto. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Juliana from asked:
Which is the best Outlet for shopping?  (10 answers)

profile  Rocco from Rochester (New York) asked:
Must-see during Toronto weekend trip?  (8 answers)

profile  Stephanie from New York City asked:
Where to catch the best views in Toronto?  (7 answers)

profile  Avery from Berkeley asked:
Family of five heading to Toronto. What should we do?  (6 answers)

profile  Courtney from Los Angeles asked:
Walking tours in Toronto  (6 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Toronto.





Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Toronto to Montreal drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Montreal to Toronto. Or get a full Montreal to Toronto flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Montreal well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Montreal!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 338 miles
driving time of 5 hours, 29 minutes
118 Montreal travel answers
1 Potsdam (New York) travel answer
1 Prince Edward travel answer
133 Toronto travel answers





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