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Your roommate is going through her twentieth existential crisis. The Escape fare always offers the lowest possible VIA Rail prices.

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Get out of town! You’ve earned it after a semester spent mostly between your room and the library (and maybe a little bit on the Internet). For $20, the new VIA Rail 20/20 Discount Card saves you 10% (for a limited time only) on Escape fares—VIA Rail’s lowest fare—and up to 20% on Economy and Economy Plus fares. The card is valid for one year and, obviously, subject to the conditions below.

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An additional 10% off the Escape fare (with the 20/20 Discount card):

Routes Regular fare Starting at With Discount Card Starting at
Toronto ‒ Montréal $44 $40*
Toronto – Ottawa $44 $40*
Toronto – Kingston $41 $37*
Toronto – London $33 $30*
Montréal – Ottawa $33 $30*
London – Oakville $32 $29*

*One-way fare in Economy class, excluding sales taxes.
The number of seats is limited. Fares may vary based on selected day of week and time of departure.

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You don’t find sharing a bathroom with four people very romantic?
Go relax at your parents’ with a 10% discount.

The youth fare gets you 10% off the price of your ticket at any time, on Economy Plus, Sleeper or Sleeper Plus fares.

That’s not all

Wi-Fi access on board.

Bar and light meal service.

Extra baggage allowance for spring break, from February 12 to March 25, 2015, and at the end of semester, from April 13 to May 31, 2015—two 18 kg (40 lb.) articles

To take advantage of the youth fare, you must create a new profile and select “Youth” as the passenger type. If you already have a profile, change it here. You must also be between 12 and 25 years old or 26 and over with an ISIC card.

*Conditions apply.
**Approximate value. Conditions apply



The 20/20 Discount Card for youth can be purchased for $20. It gives 20% off on Economy and Economy Plus fares and 10% off on Escape fares.


  • The 20/20 Discount Card for youth can be used for discounts in Economy class only.


  • The 20/20 Discount Card for youth is valid for 1 year from the purchase date.


  • The 20/20 Discount Card for youth can be purchased between February 6, 2015 and May 31, 2015.


  • Available on the VIA Rail network.


Minimum fares after discount are applicable as per fare category conditions.


Tickets are refundable and exchangeable as per fare category conditions.


Each trip booked using a 20/20 Discount Card for youth is non-transferable and is only valid for travel by the person in whose name the 20/20 Discount Card for youth has been issued. Verification is automated, and the first and last names of the travelling passenger must match the first and last names given at the time the 20/20 Discount Card for youth was purchased.


  • At time of purchase and when using your 20/20 Discount Card for youth, valid government-issued proof of age identification with photo for those 12 to 25 years old is required and must be presented to VIA personnel upon request. A valid ISIC card will be accepted for those aged 26 years and older.
  • Failure to show required identification on the train will result in a penalty: full fare to be paid in the train.
  • Fares, discounts, conditions and schedules are subject to change without notice.
  • This offer is available on new bookings only.
  • This offer does not apply to group travels or tickets issued by tour operators.
  • Other conditions may apply.


  • Create a profile or log in to your existing account.
  • Go to Rail Passes and Discount Card and select Discount Card for youth.
  • Follow the steps and a serial number will be generated.
  • An e-mail confirming the purchase and serial number will automatically be sent to you.


  • Log in to your profile or create one prior to booking.
  • Book your ticket for travel within the valid period for the “Youth” passenger type.
  • Travel using a 20/20 Discount Card for youth may be booked in any Escape, Economy and Economy Plus class fares.
  • On the “Passenger’s Information” screen, select “Rail pass” as the “Discount Type” and enter the serial number of your 20/20 Discount Card for youth in the “Serial Number” field.
  • If your trip meets the conditions of your 20/20 Discount Card for youth, your discount will be applied on the regular fare.