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A Megabus bus. Right: A highway sign welcoming drivers to New York state.

A Megabus bus. Right: A highway sign welcoming drivers to New York state.

If you were considering a little road trip to the states this winter but don't own a driving license or a car, you should know that Montreal is getting a new bus service to cities across New York, including NYC, starting in December.

Bus companies Megabus and Trailways of New York are joining forces to offer expanded service options connecting more than 100 cities in Canada and the United States.

Megabus already serves the Montreal-Toronto corridor, but many of the U.S. destinations are new.

From Montreal, you'll be able to travel to Albany, Champlain, Glens Falls, New York City, Plattsburgh and Saratoga Springs. Toronto will also get a new bus service connecting it with six cities.

At the time of writing, one-way tickets to the Big Apple are US$98. Tickets to the halfway point of Glen Falls, New York are US$58 if you're looking for a small-town feel. A quick getaway just across the border to Champlain, New York will cost you US$25.75. Going a little farther to Plattsburgh costs US$27. A one-way trip to Saratoga Springs is US$64. And it's US$69 to get to Albany.

"By working collaboratively with Megabus and selling our products on, Trailways of New York can introduce its brand and unique destinations to new customers across North America," Alex Berardi, Director of Marketing at Trailways of New York and President of, said in a press release.

"Partnerships like these, between two storied brands that control the end-to-end travel experience, are the future of ground transportation across North America," Berardi concluded.

Schedules are already available online and tickets can be purchased for travel dates after December 5. Happy road-tripping.

These prices are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time. Taxes and fees may not be included.

Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.

    Charlotte Hoareau
    Staff Writer
    Charlotte Hoareau is a Staff Writer for MTL Blog focused in things to do in Montreal and Montreal weather. She is based in Montreal, Quebec.
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