Ottawa-Montréal train – Useful info

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Carry-on baggage

CARRY-ON BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE (by fare)

ESCAPE

1 article operator

1 personal article

  • Max. 11,5 kg (25 lb.)
  • Max. 43 x 15 x 33 cm
  • (17 x 6 x 13 in.)
1 article operator

1 large article

  • Max. 18 kg (40 lb.)
  • Max. 158 linear cm
  • (62 linear in.)
2 article

2 small articles

  • Max. 11,5 kg (25 lb.) each
  • Max. 54,5 x 39,5 x 23 cm
  • (21,5 x 15,5 x 9 po) each

Overweight carry-on baggage

  • Additional fee of $20 tax incl. (per one-way trip) if baggage is 18.5-23 kg (41-50 lb.)
  • Carry-on baggage over 23 kg (50 lb.) not permitted on board

Additional carry-on item(s) allowed

  • One (1) additional article of up to 23 kg (50 lb.) for a fee of $30 tax incl. (per one-way trip).
  • Travellers will be responsible for handling the baggage from the departure to the arrival station.
  • Customers who require assistance in handling their additional articles must arrive at the station at least 30 minutes prior to departure to allow sufficient time for proper handling; this service is only available for customers originating from staffed stations.

ECONOMY / ECONOMY PLUS

1 article operator

1 personal article

  • Max. 11,5 kg (25 lb.)
  • Max. 43 x 15 x 33 cm
  • (17 x 6 x 13 in.)
1 article operator

1 large article

  • Max. 23 kg (50 lb.)
  • Max. 158 linear cm
  • (62 linear in.)
2 article

2 small articles*

  • Max. 11,5 kg (25 lb.) each
  • Max. 54,5 x 39,5 x 23 cm
  • (21,5 x 15,5 x 9 po) each

Overweight carry-on baggage

  • Carry-on baggage over 23 kg (50 lb.) not permitted on board
  • *Additional fee of $20 tax incl. (per one-way trip) if baggage is 18.5-23 kg (41-50 lb.)

Additional carry-on item(s) allowed

  • One (1) additional article of up to 23 kg (50 lb.) for a fee of $30 tax incl. (per one-way trip).
  • Travellers will be responsible for handling the baggage from the departure to the arrival station.
  • Customers who require assistance in handling their additional articles must arrive at the station at least 30 minutes prior to departure to allow sufficient time for proper handling; this service is only available for customers originating from staffed stations.

BUSINESS / BUSINESS PLUS VIA Préférence Premier Members

1 article operator

1 personal article

  • Max. 11,5 kg (25 lb.)
  • Max. 43 x 15 x 33 cm
  • (17 x 6 x 13 in.)
2 article

2 large articles

  • Max. 23 kg (50 lb.) each
  • Max. 158 linear cm
  • (62 linear in.) each

Overweight carry-on baggage

  • Carry-on baggage over 23 kg (50 lb.) not permitted on board

Additional carry-on item(s) allowed

  • None

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Checked baggage

CHECKED BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE (by equipment type)

If you already have a booking with us, the easiest way to check your allowance is on your "itinerary and receipt" email or your boarding pass.

Alternatively, please refer to the Checked baggage section on our website. The checked baggage allowance is determined by the car or equipment type.


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Meals

In Economy class, light meals, snacks, hot and cold drinks, and alcoholic beverages are sold throughout the trip.

In Business class, complimentary meals and cocktail service are included.

For lunch and dinner, we provide a selection of cateredtype meals that also include a warm bread, appetizer, dessert, a glass of Canadian wine and a selection of hot beverages.

For breakfast, we provide a selection of catered-type meals that also include fresh fruit, a warm croissant and a selection of hot beverages.

VIA Préférence Premier members travelling in Business class have priority meal selection on board.


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Smoking policy

VIA Rail offers a completely smoke-free environment in all our trains — as well as in all our stations. We wish to thank smokers for their understanding and cooperation.

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