VIA Rail Holidays

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Canada Travel Expert
about via rail

About VIA Rail

Travel Canada with VIA Rail

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How to book

How to Book

Getting started

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where does VIA Rail go


Choose your route

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on board VIA Rail

On Board

Cabins and meals

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top tips for travelling on via rail

Top tips

Good to know

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VIA Rail's Routes

Explore the different VIA Rail routes to see which cities are linked

The Canadian
The Corridor & Ocean

See VIA Rail's routes for yourself

Useful information for VIA Rail travellers

From baggage allowances to train cars, find everything you need to know about VIA Rail trains

arriving at Via Rail station


If you are travelling in Economy Class with hand-baggage, you only need to arrive at the station around 30 minutes beforehand. However, for Sleeper, Sleeper Plus and Prestige Class, and for any checked baggage, allow 90 minutes before departure. Sleeper Plus Class and Prestige Class may have their own Business Lounge at the station.

VIA Rail cabin


The baggage allowances vary depending on your route and service class, so make sure you call us to check.

dining on VIA Rail


The Canadian route has a smart dining car for Sleeper and Prestige guests. For other routes and Economy, you can purchase yummy hot food and snacks.

wifi on via rail


Free WiFi is available on certain routes, like The Ocean, and VIA has a range of digital onboard entertainment to choose from.

sleeper cabin Via rail


Book early for private cabins, especially the Prestige cabins. They are very popular and sell out quickly.

via rail routes

Choosing the one

We know that between the different routes and different service classes, VIA Rail trips can sometimes get confusing. Just give our experts a call and we’ll happily advise you on which routes go where, which service levels are available on each route and which will suit your needs the best. We’ll also help figure out your luggage for your journey.

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