Discounts - Children



With our $10 fare for your kids aged 2 to 11, spring break getaways will be a family affair. It’s the perfect time to see the country and make priceless memories.

- Book from February 18 to March 22, 2015 (inclusive)
- Travel the Québec City–Windsor corridor in Economy class from February 21 to March 29, 2015 (inclusive)

Three-day advance purchase required.


Here are a few suggestions for family activities:

  • Toronto

    Toronto   Ottawa

    • Fun at the museum!
    • Until March 22, the Canadian Museum
      of History, Canada’s most popular museum,
      will welcome Bob the Builder for fun-filled
      activities that will delight kids of all ages.
    • Buy now One-way–Economy class
      Starting at $44 (per adult)
  • Toronto

    Toronto   Montréal

    • An adventure among vintage toys.
    • Help your children search for shipwrecked
      monkeys in a mission involving more
      than 170 toys at The Island of Toys,
      part of the McCord Museum’s Toys
    • Buy now One-way–Economy class
      Starting at $44 (per adult)
  • Toronto

    Montréal   Québec City

    • Set sail for the Aquarium
    • Walruses, polar bears, seals and
      multicoloured creatures of all kinds await
      at this underwater wonderland!
    • Buy now One-way–Economy class
      Starting at $33 (per adult)

Other discounts for children:

Kids aged 2 to 11

Children travelling in Business, Sleeper, Sleeper Plus or Touring class receive a reduced fare if an additional discount applies to the selected promotion or fare class. The $10 kids fare only applies in Economy class.

Please note that children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Strict restrictions apply for older children travelling alone (i.e. not accompanied by their mother, father or another adult aged 18 or over).

Children under 24 months old

Children under the age of 24 months travel for free when they don’t take a seat. However, they must be seated in an adult’s lap throughout the trip (each adult may travel with only one baby on their lap).

Once you have bought the tickets online for yourself and the other members of your family, you must provide your baby’s name. You can only do so by calling 1 888 VIA-Rail (1 888 842-7245) or 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired).

If you’d like to book a seat for your baby, you will have to buy a kids fare ticket. Please note that when buying a kids fare ticket online, you must book the ticket(s) for the accompanying adult(s) at the same time.


Children aged 2-11 travel for only $10.


Eastern Time (ET): Bookings must be made between Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at 3:00 a.m. ET and Sunday, March 22, 2015, at 2:59 a.m. ET, inclusive.


Travel from February 21 to March 29, 2015, inclusive.

Three-day advance purchase required.


Valid for travel in the Québec City–Windsor corridor.


Economy class


To obtain the discount, one of the following fare plans must be selected:

Escape, Economy or Economy Plus

Up to 5 children can travel for $10 each per accompanying adult.
The fare will be automatically adjusted if the trip meets the conditions of this offer.
Bookings must be made online at, by phone or at a VIA Rail station.


Children s tickets purchased under this offer are non-exchangeable.


Children s tickets purchased under this offer are non-refundable.


Children aged 2-11 must be accompanied by at least 1 adult (including senior or youth aged 18 or over).
Up to 5 children can travel for $10 each per adult travelling on the same dates, on the same trains and between the same stations.
This offer applies to new bookings only.
Fares, discounts, conditions and schedules are subject to change without notice.
Not applicable to unaccompanied minors or group travel.
Passengers using travel passes, employee rail passes, VIA Préférence redemption tickets or travel vouchers can take advantage of this promotion for any children travelling with them. The $10 offer must be applied separately.
Other conditions, including minimum fares, may apply.