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Why is visiting Quebec more expensive than Toronto from NYC?

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Why is visiting Quebec more expensive than Toronto from NYC?

I took greyhound bus from NYC to Montreal 3 years ago and it cost me $125 round-trip.

I took same bus to Toronto and it cost only $80 round-trip (despite much longer trip and ride).

I booked same bus to Montreal now for going in May and it cost $125 again!

Why is it more expensive going to Montreal than Toronto despite Montreal being much closer?!

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1. Re: Why is visiting Quebec more expensive than Toronto from NYC?

Montreal is 571 miles from NYC. Toronto is 471 miles away. Toronto is 100 miles closer. In addition, it is flat drying whereas the trip to Montreal goes through the Green Mountains, consuming more gas.

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2. Re: Why is visiting Quebec more expensive than Toronto from NYC?

Air fares are not necessarily based on the distance travelled; perhaps bus fares aren't either.

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3. Re: Why is visiting Quebec more expensive than Toronto from NYC?

According to greyhound.com today, advance fare purchase NY-TO-NY is $126.

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4. Re: Why is visiting Quebec more expensive than Toronto from NYC?

Fares are no doubt determined in part on demand...,I would think Toronto would have a larger volume of passengers making it easier for lower fares...

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5. Re: Why is visiting Quebec more expensive than Toronto from NYC?

Boudlers @ Montreal is around 325 miles from NYC.... What are you talking about? Google map!

Toronto is much further away.

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6. Re: Why is visiting Quebec more expensive than Toronto from NYC?

Boulders may have been getting his miles/kilometres confused ... we do not live in miles here.

But I think TD is correct - the volume of ridership between TO & NYC is probably higher than Montreal & NYC.

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7. Re: Why is visiting Quebec more expensive than Toronto from NYC?

Boulders still said TO is closer to NY than MTL which is wrong. I think more people visit MTL than TO in the summer...

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8. Re: Why is visiting Quebec more expensive than Toronto from NYC?

whatever...

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9. Re: Why is visiting Quebec more expensive than Toronto from NYC?

>>>I think more people visit MTL than TO in the summer...>>>

That's quite the broad statement. Do you have anything to back that statement up or are we just supposed to go by something you pulled out of thin air?

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10. Re: Why is visiting Quebec more expensive than Toronto from NYC?

To the OP and your question.

I also think it depends on what type of ticket you buy. On the website today, Toronto on Greyhound is 11.5 hours (790 km) on the bus and the ticket costs range from $160 - $236. Montréal is 8 hours (600 km) and the range is $124 - $214.

So if someone bought an advanced purchase ticket to Toronto it could cost less than a regular fare to Montréal. Just a thought.

Edited: 6:09 pm, January 19, 2014