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Travel time from Montreal to Toronto



Montreal to Toronto airports and flights

How long does it really take to fly from Montreal to Toronto? Here's a sample itinerary for a commercial flight plan. If you want to know the total travel time to reach Toronto, you need to include time at the airports. Eventually, you'll be able to customize this itinerary to select other nearby airports and choose your preferred airline.


Tuesday, 3:11 pm:  start in Montreal
drive for about 24 minutes
most airlines recommend you get to the airport at least 90 minutes before your flight, so arrive by 4:30 pm at the latest

3:35 pm:  Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (YUL)
if you need to check luggage, make sure you do it at least 30-60 minutes before departure, or in this case, by 5:00 pm

4:05 pm:  get your boarding pass and go through TSA security
allow enough time for long security lines during busy travel seasons or holidays, and prepare for the wait time

5:05 pm:  arrive at the gate
once you're ready to board, you can get something to eat in the airport or just relax near the gate

5:35 pm:  prepare for boarding
check your boarding pass for your group number or listen to the gate agent as they announce boarding, some airlines require you to be in the boarding area 10-15 minutes before departure or risk losing your seat

5:50 pm:  board Lufthansa German Airlines flight
you can scroll down to view other airlines that fly this route

6:00 pm:  this is your scheduled departure time
but remember flights can be delayed, so take that into account
it takes the plane an average of 15 minutes to taxi to the runway

6:15 pm:  wheels up! take-off from YUL
fly for about 1 hour in the air

7:23 pm (local time):  Lester B. Pearson International (YYZ)
Toronto is the same time as Montreal
taxi on the runway for an average of 15 minutes to the gate

7:38 pm (local time):  arrive at the gate at YYZ
deboard the plane, and claim any baggage
if you're renting a car, check if you need to take a shuttle to car rental agency, otherwise you can ride in a cab, limo, or Uber for about 32 minutes to your destination

8:10 pm (local time):  arrive in Toronto

Total travel time: 5 hours




Flying non-stop from Montreal to Toronto

How far is Toronto from Montreal? Here's the quick answer if you have a private jet and you can fly in the fastest possible straight line.

Flight distance: 314 miles or 506 km

Flight time: 1 hour, 8 minutes

Compare this to a whole day of commercial travel with the airports and waiting in line for security, which ends up taking a total of 4 hours, 59 minutes.

Flying private is roughly 5x faster, and saves you about 4 hours in your total travel time.

Because of the curvature of the Earth, the shortest distance is actually the "great circle" distance, or "as the crow flies" which is calculated using an iterative Vincenty formula.

This is a relatively short flight in a private plane, but you might be planning to book a commercial flight. In that case, your travel time would really need to include how many minutes to get to your local airport, wait for security, board and taxi on the runway, land at the other airport, and get to your destination. The flight itinerary at the top of the page takes into account all these factors to get a more accurate estimate of your actual flight time.




Alternate flights from Montreal to Toronto

The most common route is YUL to YYZ, so that's what we used in the sample itinerary. However, you may want to explore travel alternatives, you could try one of these routes:

  1. YUL to YYZ
    Pierre Elliott Trudeau International to Lester B. Pearson International
  2. YMX to YYZ
    Montreal International (Mirabel) to Lester B. Pearson International
  3. YHU to YYZ
    St. Hubert to Lester B. Pearson International
  4. YUL to YTZ
    Pierre Elliott Trudeau International to Billy Bishop Toronto City
  5. YUL to YKZ
    Pierre Elliott Trudeau International to Buttonville Municipal
  6. YMX to YTZ
    Montreal International (Mirabel) to Billy Bishop Toronto City
  7. YMX to YKZ
    Montreal International (Mirabel) to Buttonville Municipal
  8. YHU to YTZ
    St. Hubert to Billy Bishop Toronto City
  9. YHU to YKZ
    St. Hubert to Buttonville Municipal




Airlines that fly to Toronto

We picked Lufthansa German Airlines for your main flight, but there are other airlines that you should check if you're looking for the cheapest flight, or you need a different schedule. Check the websites of these airlines:

  1. Lufthansa German Airlines (LH)
  2. Air Canada (AC)
  3. Swiss Air Ambulance (10Q)
  4. United Air Lines Inc. (UA)
  5. Air Transat (TS)
  6. Westjet (WS)




Plan a trip to Toronto

Trippy has a ton of information that can help you plan your trip to Toronto, Canada. Start by reading the Trippy page on where to stay in Toronto. If you're looking for a place to stay, you might want to check out The Drake Hotel. A great place to eat might be St. Lawrence Market. Trippy members can suggest things to do in Toronto like Royal Ontario Museum. Check out some of the questions people have asked about Toronto like Which is the best Outlet for shopping? Click the button below to explore Toronto in detail.






What about the return flight?

The distance is the same either way if you're flying a straight line. But for a real trip, there can be plenty of differences so go ahead and check the reverse flight itinerary to fly from Toronto to Montreal, or go to the main page to calculate other flight times.

You can also compare the travel time if you were to drive instead. Get the full itinerary for a Montreal to Toronto road trip. Or if you're more interested in the distance, How far is it from Montreal to Toronto?

If you happen to know Montreal, don't forget to help other travelers and answer some questions about Montreal!






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At a Glance
without making any stops
flight distance is 314 miles
flight time of 1 hour, 8 minutes
116 Montreal travel answers
118 Toronto travel answers

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Toronto Airports
  1. Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
  2. Toronto Pearson International Airport



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