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via rail montreal to toronto

Travel between Montreal and Toronto could soon rival flying. The Canadian government has announced it's seeking proposals for an inaugural high-frequency rail (HFR) project, signalling a step closer to the major transportation upgrade.

Compared to the rest of the world, Canada is at the caboose of fast rail travel. Trains that go more than twice the speed of cars are common in Europe and Asia, making rapid transit an everyday occurrence. With the new high-speed rail project, Canada could soon join the ranks of countries with swift and efficient inter-city rail travel.

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If you're in the mood for a cute spring getaway, then you might want to consider spending a few days in Toronto as VIA Rail currently has several tickets on sale from Montreal to Toronto for as low as $110 round-trip.

Tickets in the escape route fare are as low as $54 on certain days. For example, trips from Montreal to Toronto on March 31 to April 3, April 21 to 24, May 5 to 7 or May 12 to 14 will cost anywhere from $108 to $124.17 with taxes.

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Grabbing a bite or embarking on a spooky date for two in Montreal can cost you a good $60 (if you're a generous date), which is more expensive than the recent deals on VIA Rail for trips from Montreal to Toronto, thanks to their Tuesday discount.

A round trip lasting three days, from Montreal's central station to Toronto's Union station, costs as little as $46 per person today, using the discount code TUESDAY.

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With the current gas prices in Quebec at an all-time high, taking a road trip might not be the best idea, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't travel. Luckily for those looking for a weekend getaway, VIA Rail Canada currently has tickets from Montreal to Toronto on sale for as low as $69.

With a standard Montreal to Toronto trip taking approximately six hours of driving, you're looking at quite a lot of gas, not to mention the wear and tear on your car.

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