One of the best ways to travel to Quebec City from Montreal is by train.
Via Rail offers affordable fares and three departures daily. The station’s location is great, too — most major hotels are less than a 10-minute cab ride away.
The station itself, which translates to Palace Station, was built by Canadian Pacific Railway in 1915. The space also houses Quebec’s main bus terminal as well as the highly recommended Charbon Steakhouse and Aviatic Resto Bar. A small park near the entrance features plenty of benches and a gorgeous water fountain sculpture that glows with colored lights at night.
Above all said, don’t confuse the train station with the even more ornate government building next door at 330 Gare du Palais St. Built in 1938-39 by architect Raoul Chênevert, this was originally used as the Lower Town Post Office.