Via Rail

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1 stars from 199 reviews

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thumb_downs tataei
"Why did no one tell us about delays before we left Union Station?! Instead we get to sit in a five hour delay in a train with the world's most annoying family of three children. We can't even get off and arrange a different form of transport because we are literally stalled in a corn field. Again, why did we not just wait at a central station until the block cleared. We have no choices. This is also costing more money. The longer we wait the less able we are to get home without calling a cab. Via rail should reimburse the journey. This is ridiculous."
"Worse site ever for trying to book a train."
thumb_upsherry daniells
"Late by 4 hrs. Dirty. Smelly and restroom closed."
thumb_upfrances jenise attwell madison
"Very good transportation . Enjoyable employees. Good prices . Good locations"
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"Good service via rail"

Via Rail contact

  • 1 888 842-7245
  • cP/PO BOX 8116 SUCC CENTRE-VILLE Montréal (Québec) H3C 3N3

All you need to know about Via Rail


Via Rail is a huge train company that runs intercity passenger rail services in Canada.

Via Rail Canada started in 1977, and since then carried millions of travelers around the country.

It runs almost 500 trains per week covering eight Canadian Provinces.

Beside this, Viarail has a partnership with Amtrak.

Together both companies can reach many places in Canada and the United States.


Train Ticket from Toronto to Montreal

18 Via train schedules are leaving Toronto to Montreal daily.

The cheapest Via Rail fare in this route is $123,17, while the highest price is 233,93.

This travel takes around 5 hours without stops.

Via Rail Toronto to Montreal Train Ticket Details
Train Ticket from Toronto to Ottawa

There are at least 25 Via Rail train schedules to Ottawa every day.

The lowest train ticket is $44, and the highest ticket price is $178,05.

This journey takes almost 5 hours without stops.

Via Rail Toronto to Ottawa Train Ticket Details
Train Ticket from Montreal to Toronto

There are at least 18 schedules to Toronto daily.

The cheapest ticket fare is $44, while the highest ticket price is $125,32

This trip takes around 5 hours without stops.

Buy Train Ticket from Montreal to Toronto


How to book Via Rail Tickets?

There are several ways to buy your train ticket or your rail pass.

Buying a Via Rail Ticket Online

You can buy your train ticket using Via Rail's site.

The payment can be made using credit cards.

It accepts MasterCard, Visa, and American Express.

Buying a Train Ticket for App

Via Rail offers a mobile application where you can buy your train ticket.

The app is available on GooglePlay and AppStore.

Buying a train ticket by Phone

To get information and buy a train ticket over the phone by calling 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245).

For TTY service, please call 1-800-286-9503

The calling is free to Canada or United States.

Buying a train ticket at Train Station

There are thousands of train station across Canada.

Find the nearest you and buy your ticketBuying your ticket at Via Rail Agency

Other option to buy is going to directly in a Travel Agency in Canada or the US.

Find all travel agency available.


Via Rail offers four types of ticket prices.

Each one has some own rules about routes, refunds, exchanges, stop-over, and seats.

Lowest Ticket Price

Every day some routes have reduced fares in Economy and Sleeper class.

Check more information at Via Rail's website.
Escape Fare

It is available only on Via Rails routes.

In a case of a refund or/and exchanges, it is applied a fee of 50% of the fare.

If you choose a new ticket more expensive, you will be charged for this difference.

There are a limited number of seats in this condition.

Business Fare

This price is available only for a one-way ticket for one adult.

It is valid only in Quebec City, Montreal, Oshawa, Toronto, and Ottawa.

This fare is available only in purchased made at website, phone number, or ticket counters.

Via Rail Business Class tickets are refundable and exchangeable with a 25% service charge of fare.

Corporate Fare

Via Rail offers a ticket fare special for companies.

Check more at Via Rail's website.


Via Rail has exclusive discounts programs.

Special Offer for CAA Members

If you are a member of CAA Rewards, you can get 10% OFF to travel in Economy and Business class to anywhere in Canada.

Special Discount for Hostelling International Members

If you are an Hostelling International member, you can get 12.5% OFF in a train ticket.

Special Discount for Football Fans

You can get 15% OFF to follow your favorite Football team during their games.

To receive this deal, you should enter the discount code: FOOTBALL

Exclusive Offer for Student and Youth

There are three kinds of ticket fares that were made to youth people.

Via 6 Pak: 6 one-way tickets for trips between two cities.

Unlimited Semester Pass Fares: A train pass that let you travel unlimited in a specific zone.

Youth Summer Pass: This pass let you enjoy the summer as much as you can.

This offer permits you to travel between all cities in Canada.

Only passengers up to 25 years old can use this deal.

Exclusive Offers for Children and Family

Via Rail has two types of deals for children.

Children up to two years travel for free.

Kids from two up to 11 years old get 50% OFF on the adult fare.

Special Discount for Elderly

Passengers from 60 years old can save 10% on Economy Plus, Sleeper, Sleeper Plus, and Touring fares.


Does Via Rail have Wi-Fi?

Via Rail offers Wi-Fi service in many trains, Station Lounge, and some stations.

Via Rail Baggage

If you carry on luggage in your Train trip, you should pay attention in which type of fare is your ticket.

Each ticket fare has its baggage rules.

Luggage allowed in Via Rail Escape Fare and Economy/ Economy Plus Tickets

One Personal Article, weighing up to 25 lb and volume up to 17 x 6 x 13 in., plus one large piece, weighing up to 40 lb and size 62 inches.

Or two small bags are weighing up to 25 lb each one and has a volume up to 21,5 x 15,5 x 9 inches.

Baggage allowed in Via Rail Business Fare

One personal article is weighing up to 25 lb and size 17 x 6 x 13 inches.

Plus two large pieces of luggage weighing up to 50 lb each one and has a size up to 62 linear inches

Luggage Allowed in Via Rail Sleeper Plus and Prestige ticket fare

One personal bag is weighing up to 25 lb and size 17 x 6 x 13 inches.

More two small pieces of luggage weighing up to 25 lb each one and size 21,5 x 15,5 x 9 inches each.

In all situations above, in a case of overweight or extra bags, passengers must pay a fee.

Does Via Rail Allow Pets?

Via Rail does not allow pets in passengers car, except guide dogs.

If you want to travel with a pet, it must go in the baggage car.

Only dogs, cats, and small rodents can go aboard Via Trains.


There are many train stations around Canada.

The main terminals are:

Montreal Central Train Station
Address: 895 de la Gauchetiere West
Montréal, QC, H3B 4G1, Canada

Phone Number: 1-888-842-7245

This station works from Monday to Sunday, at 04h30 to 00h30.

Find more details about Montreal Train Terminal
Toronto Union Station
Address: 65 Front Street West
Toronto, ON, M5J 1E6, Canada

Phone Number: (888) 842-7245

This terminal works from Monday to Sunday, at 05h30 to 00h45.

Find more details about Toronto Union Station
Pacific Central Station
Address: 1150 Station St.
Vancouver, BC, V6A 4C7, Canada

Phone Number: (888) 842-7245

This station works from Monday to Sunday, at 05h00 to 01h00.

Find more details about Vancouver Train Station


Documents Required for your Train Travel

Passenger must guarantee that they are in ownership of valid travel documents.

If travel is in Canada and the passenger is Canadian, it is necessary that have an I.D.

In a case of foreign travelers, it must have a valid passport and the required visas for all journeys.

Boarding on Via Rail Train

It is suggested that you come at the boarding point about 1 hour in advance from the departure time.

It may take some minutes to complete boarding process.