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About VIA Rail

VIA Rail is a popular train company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest VIA Rail tickets by searching Overall, VIA Rail serves 1,662 train routes, connecting 165 cities in 1 countries. To cover all these routes VIA Rail runs an average of 14,926 trips per day and 453,991 trips per month. These train trips range in price from $17.45 to $1,254.43 based on a variety of factors.


VIA Rail train Coverage

Daily Trips14,926

VIA Rail train amenities

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Is there WiFi onboard VIA Rail?

Yes VIA Rail offers WiFi connection onboard their train trips. Though most trips with VIA Rail will have WiFi as advertised, some trips might not come equipped with Wifi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. VIA Rail WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends, you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets on a VIA Rail train? Are there USB plugs?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard VIA Rail train trips. You can generally find one or two plugs per row of seats, so be a good traveler and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a power outlet USB converter that typically come with most phones and tablets. Since VIA Rail might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power outlets. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.

Are there bathrooms on VIA Rail trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on VIA Rail train trips. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.

Are meals or beverages offered onboard VIA Rail trips?

VIA Rail provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Check with the carrier if snacks are for sale, and pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Does VIA Rail offer any premium features like extra legroom, movies or TV?

Movies are provided during the train trip to keep you entertained. Don’t forget to bring your favorite pair of headphones, as not all carriers offer headphones on the train. We recommend in-ear noise cancelling headphones as the best choice for the frequent traveler due to their small size. Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as VIA Rail advertises that they offer extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you might get varies from carrier to carrier, but getting extra is always good.

Do you have to print your VIA Rail ticket?

VIA Rail does not require a printed ticket to board the train. An E Ticket is sent to you by email that you can load on most electronic devices. You will want to have your ticket ready to be displayed as you board for the agent to scan. We recommend you download the Wanderu app, as it gives you super easy access to E Tickets for your upcoming trips for most carriers. As back up, road warriors recommend taking a screenshot of your E Ticket. That way, you won’t be fumbling around in case your internet connection cuts out.

Can you use your phone to board VIA Rail?

Yes, you can board VIA Rail by showing your E Ticket on your phone. The E Ticket is emailed to when you make your reservation. To save yourself the trouble of digging through your inbox to find your ticket, get the Wanderu app and pull up your ticket with one click.

Do you need an ID to get on a VIA Rail train?

Yes, VIA Rail requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, like a college ID, won’t work.

Does VIA Rail offer will call tickets, that you pick up at the station?

No, currently VIA Rail does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station or stop.

VIA Rail serves travelers in Canada with train service to 165 destinations. These are the most popular VIA Rail schedules and routes.

Toronto to Montreal
Daily Trips74
Windsor to Toronto
Daily Trips10
Montreal to Québec City
Daily Trips6
Toronto to Niagara Falls
Daily Trips2
Toronto to Ottawa
Daily Trips22

Cheap VIA Rail ticket deals users recently found on Wanderu.

With 14,926 VIA Rail trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and VIA Rail tickets start at just $17.45. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users. As these bargains are in really high demand, they’re poised to sell out fast and may no longer be available. Chill. As mom used to say in middle school, there’s plenty of fish in the sea. We can help you catch them all!

Niagara Falls to Burlington
Travel DateSun Feb 17
Niagara Falls to Toronto
Travel DateSat Feb 16
Oakville to Toronto
Travel DateMon Feb 18
St. Catharines to Toronto
Travel DateSat Feb 16
Burlington to Toronto
Travel DateWed Feb 20