SAVE 10% on this tour

The Ocean fr £95pp*

Montréal & Halifax (6 weekly departures)
*Sleeper Class (No Meals)

The Ocean is a night train that runs six times a week (six times each way) between Montréal and Halifax. You'll cover hundreds of kilometres while sleeping soundly and you'll wake up in a completely different part of Canada!

The Ocean leaves Montréal in the evening and travels through the small villages on the south shore of the St. Lawrence before entering the Matapédia Valley. By very early morning, you'll see Chaleur Bay. From there, The Ocean heads south across New Brunswick, where it stops in Moncton before noon, and then continues on to Nova Scotia to arrive at Halifax around mid-afternoon. In the other direction, the Ocean leaves Halifax in the afternoon to reach Montréal the next morning.

The Ocean is the ideal choice for visiting Québec and the Atlantic region. It is also very handy for short journeys in Nova Scotia and in New Brunswick.

The Ocean Prices

    Sleeper Plus Class
(Meals included)
Sleeper Class
(No Meals)
Renaissance Equipment
  Cabin for
1 or 2
Cabin for 2
with shower
Cabin for
1 or 2
Cabin for 2
with shower
From / To Economy
Single Double Double Single Double Double SAVE
Ste-Foy to Halifax £95 £369 £325 £335 £189 £165 £175 10%
Halifax to Ste-Foy £95 £369 £325 £335 £189 £165 £175 10%
Halifax to Montréal £115 £409 £359 £375 £215 £185 £195 10%
Montréal to Halifax £115 £409 £359 £375 £215 £185 £195 10%
Price per person, senior & child rates available.
Call for more information and prices

Seniors (60+): 10% off Sleeper Touring Class in Cabins for Two with/without showers in Peak Season. No discounts available in Economy Class or Sleeper in Off Peak Season.

Children (2-11): 50% off Economy Class and 25% off Sleeper or Sleeper Touring class at any time. Off season: Must be purchased 15 days prior to departure.

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The Ocean Departures Dates

Eastbound Routes

Ste-Foy to Halifax Wed, Fri, Sun 22:27 Thu, Sat, Mon 18:38
Montréal to Halifax Wed, Fri, Sun 18:55 Thu, Sat, Mon 18:38

Westbound Routes

Halifax to Ste-Foy Wed, Fri, Sun 11:00 Thu, Sat, Mon 05:02
Halifax to Montréal Wed, Fri, Sun 11:00 Thu, Sat, Mon 09:15

Class Operating Dates

Economy Class: 01 Jan - 31 Dec 2014
Sleeper Plus Class: 19 Jun - 16 Oct 2014
Sleeper Class: 07 Sep - 31 Dec 2014

The Ocean Economy Class

In Economy class on the Ocean you can travel between Montréal and Halifax at very reasonable prices. Sitting in your comfortable seat, you can stretch out your legs, lean back into the headrest and admire the scenery rolling by the window.

Meals can be purchased on board where Via Rail serves light meals, refreshments and treats, which you can enjoy at one of the tables, or at your seat. At night, a service attendant will offer you a pillow and blanket.

The Ocean Sleeper Touring Class

The Sleeper Touring Class (operates from 14 June - 14 October) includes meals and allows you to enjoy a unique martime learning experience with the onboard staff explaining some of the history and background to the area through which the train passes.

Choose a standard bedroom with wash basin and WC, or upgrade to a deluxe bedroom with shower facilities. Single occupancy of a bedroom incurs a small supplement. Sleeper Touring Class offers a reclining seat and blankets and pillows on overnight journeys.

Want to use the train a lot?

Make use of these money saving passes:

Canrail Pass

    The Canrail Pass gives you unlimited travel in Canada. It's the perfect choice for people who want to go a long way on a limited budget.

  • You get 12 days of unlimited travel in Comfort class (Economy) during a 30-day period. Just show your Canrail Pass each time you obtain a ticket for a trip during this 30-day period.
  • The card can be used anywhere VIA goes, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and up to Hudson Bay.
  • You can make as many stops as you like during your journey.
  • You can add up to three extra days' travel, which you can buy in advance or at any time during the 30-day validity period. This gives you 13, 14 or 15 days' unlimited travel!

CanRail Terms and Conditions

Here are some additional details on the use of your Canrailpass:

Holders of a Canrailpass must obtain a ticket for every journey by presenting their Canrailpass to an authorized VIA sales agent. The number of places available in Comfort class for Canrailpass holders is limited. We recommend advance booking. A Canrailpass is not transferable. You must be prepared to show identification or sign your ticket on request.

The Canrailpass is valid for journeys on any VIA train, and on buses providing transfer between Moncton and Saint John. It is not valid on trains and buses that are listed in the VIA timetable but operated by other companies. The Canrailpass is valid for 30 days. It entitles you to 12 days' travel in Comfort class over this 30-day period. Extension: up to 3 days' extra travel can be purchased during the 30-day validity period. The refund terms that apply are the same as those for the regular Canrailpass. Journeys for which you buy tickets with your Canrailpass must end before midnight on the last day of validity of your pass.

First class
As a Canrailpass holder, you are entitled to a seat in Comfort class (basic service). For a surcharge, you can upgrade to first-class accommodation on other trains (Sleeper, VIA 1 class and so on). As a Canrailpass holder, you are eligible for any discounts available in first class, provided that applicable conditions are met. During the peak summer season, an upgrade to Silver & Blue class (between Vancouver and Toronto) and to Totem and Totem Deluxe classes (between Prince Rupert and Jasper) can only be arranged in the 21 days prior to departure.


Travel on the Corridor network for 10 days. Choose between Comfort Class and Via 1 Class, giving first class comforts at affordable prices.

You can also choose between:

Comfort class (Economy): practical, comfortable, and very affordable!
VIA 1 class: everything you expect in first-class travel, except the price!

Corridorpass Terms and Conditions

You must purchase your Corridorpass at least five days in advance. Your first ticket must be issued at the time of purchase.
The Corridorpass is valid for 10 days only. This period begins at 00:00 on the day of the first journey and ends at 23:59 on the tenth day.
The Corridorpass enables you to travel on VIA Rail trains in southern Québec and southern Ontario, that is, between Québec City, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Kingston, Niagara Falls, Kitchener, Stratford, London, Sarnia and Windsor, including all stations between these cities.
The Comfort class Corridorpass entitles you to travel in Comfort class only, subject to seat availability.
The VIA 1 class Corridorpass entitles you to travel in VIA 1 Class or Comfort class, subject to seat availability.
You cannot make more than one return journey between the same two cities, including suburbs of these cities. For example, Guildwood station is considered as being in a suburb of Toronto; Dorval and Saint-Lambert stations as being in suburbs of Montréal; and Sainte-Foy and Charny stations as being in suburbs of Québec City. The Commuter pass has been specially designed for frequent trips between the same two cities.
You must board and get off the train at the stations shown on the card, failing which your ticket will be void and you will have to pay th full fare aboard the train.
The Corridorpass is personal and not transferable.
The Corridorpass is refundable only if it has not been used and if all tickets issued with the pass are surrendered. A service charge of $30 applies to each pass refunded. No refund will be given for lost or stolen passes.
The Corridorpass cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or special discount.

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Important Notes

Via Rail services are all non-smoking

As space is always restricted on the train, we would recommend that you take a small bag on board with the essentials that you need and check your remaining luggage through to your final destination.

The prices that we present are the super save fares, which must be booked 7 days before travel. There are additional discounts for seniors (60+), Students with an ISIC card and young people aged 12-17. Advance purchase is necessary.

Children 2-11 are eligible for 50% discount in comfort class and travel is FREE for children under 2 provided they are accompanied by an adult and do not take up a seat. A second infant travelling with just one adult pays 50% of the comfort class fare.

It is important to note that as the trains often travel through rugged and inaccessible terrain there may be occasional delays or freight trains may cause delay. Re-routing may be necessary at times by road. Via Rail does not pay compensation in this instance.

Outbound Flight

  • Flying out on:

Return Flight

  • Returning on:

  • Children under the age of 16 MUST be
    accompanied by an adult.

Booking for more than 9 people?