ABOUT VIA RAIL
Get ready to pack your bags and choo-choo-ch'boogie your way across Canada! Via Rail offers a travel experience like no other, with 19 routes that include rapid daytime services between Ontario and Quebec, long distance touring routes and regional services to several remote Canadian destinations. Thought rail travel was a thing of the past? Think again! Via keeps busy all year round, operating over 400 trains a day and transporting over 3 million people annually.
Here's what you need to know about travelling and saving with Via Canada...
Leave the car in the driveway and get ready to sit back and relax. Via Rail Canada offers a comfortable travel experience, whether you're making a quick trip from Toronto to Ottawa or embarking on a long-haul adventure across Canada in one of Via's sleeper cars. Depending on your destination and your ticket class, amenities aboard your Via train will differ, but the quality of service is consistent throughout. Here are some things you can look forward to during your travels with Via:
- Non-smoking train cars
- Food and drinks available for purchase. Depending on your trip, this could be light snacks or sit-down meals.
- A bathroom in each car. Those travelling in the sleeper cars will have their own private bathrooms in every room.
- Complimentary Via Rail Wi-Fi.
- Pre-board assistance to anyone requiring extra time to board the train, including those with strollers, wheelchairs, etc.
Like all things convenient and enjoyable, train travel comes with a price which sometimes can be more than what you'd pay for a car rental or even a short haul domestic flight. Those with a keen eye for sales and discounts, however, will find that Via Rail tickets can frequently purchased at a bargain, making the train a more economical and environmentally friendly option! Some ways to save on Via Rail fares include:
- Via Rail discounts on specific ticket types (i.e. kids tickets, students, business class, etc.)
- Via Rail special rates for CAA members.
- Via Rail promotions for summer travel which include special rates for families travelling to select destinations.
- Group rate.
- Via Rail coupon codes for discounts when booking your ticket online. A Via Rail discount code will sometimes apply to specific trips, other times site-wide.
Here on this page we post both sale offers and coupons codes pertaining to Via Rail. For sale offers, getting the saving is easy. Simply click on the deal and you'll be taken to the Via Rail website where the sale offer will be automatically applied to your fare. For coupon offers, follow these steps to redeem your savings:
- Click on your Via Rail deal and copy the coupon code. Viarail.ca will automatically open in a new tab on your browser.
- On the website, select your trip options including your trip dates and the number of travellers.
- At the bottom of the booking box, paste your Via Rail promo code into the "Discount Code" box and click "Search". The value of your coupon will be applied to your fare options.