VIA Rail discount offer to Cultural Access Pass members

As a new Canadian citizen and as a member of the Cultural Access Pass (CAP) program, VIA Rail Canada is pleased to offer you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover Canada by train – at half the price!

 

50% discount on the best available fare in all classes and on all trains!

Take advantage of a 50% discount on the best available fare in all classes for one-way or round-trip travel on board any VIA Rail train in Canada! This discount is offered to Cultural Access Pass (CAP) members and up to four (4) of their dependent minor children (17 years old and under) travelling in the same class and on the same train.

And, when you register to become a VIA Préférence member (VIA Rail’s loyalty point program), you will also receive an additional 150 bonus points!

 

How to book online

  • Register for the Cultural Access Pass program, if you have not already done so.
  • Pick up your CAP membership card and VIA Rail coupon at one of the designated CAP Pickup Locations across the country.
  • Register to become a VIA Préférence member (and, if applicable, register each accompanying minor dependent child in the VIA Préférence program).
  • Login to your profile using your new VIA Préférence membership number and password.
  • Select your travel dates and origin/destination cities.
  • Select the number of travellers according to type (adult, 60+, youth, child, infant).
  • Book your one-way or round-trip ticket in your preferred class and fare.
  • In the “Passenger Information” screen, enter the VIA Préférence membership number of each traveller.
  • In the “Passenger Information” screen, select "Promotional coupon" as the Discount Type.
  • In the “Passenger Information” screen, enter “ICC12” as the Discount Code.
  • In the “Passenger Information” screen, in the “Serial Number” field, enter the 9-digit CAP member serial number found on your coupon. If travelling with dependent minor children, enter the discount code ICC12 and the unique 9-digit serial number for each child as shown on your coupon.
  • The price of the ticket will be adjusted automatically if the trip meets all of the conditions of the fare plan.
  • Train tickets must be picked up at the ticket counter of a VIA Rail station. Submit your Cultural Access Pass (CAP) member coupon and photo ID to the VIA Rail agent at the ticket counter to receive your tickets.

How to book by telephone or at a VIA Rail station

  • Register for the Cultural Access Pass program, if you have not already done so.
  • Pick up your CAP membership card and VIA Rail coupon at one of the designated CAP Pickup Locations across the country.
  • By phone: call 1 888 VIA RAIL (1 888 842-7245) and advise the VIA agent that you have a Cultural Access Pass (CAP) member coupon with VIA’s 50% promotional offer and that you wish to use discount code ICC12 prior to the agent booking your travel. After your booking is completed, you must present your Cultural Access Pass (CAP) member coupon and photo ID to the VIA Rail agent at the station ticket counter to receive your tickets.
  • At a station: before going to the station, you must register online to become a VIA Préférence member. Bring your new VIA Préférence membership number with you to the station. Present your Cultural Access Pass (CAP) member coupon and photo ID to the VIA Rail agent at the station ticket counter and advise the agent that you wish to use the discount code on your coupon prior to the agent booking your travel.
Conditions of the 50% discount on the best available fare for Cultural Access Pass (CAP) members

Discount:
  • 50% discount off VIA Rail’s best available fare.
  • The discount code ICC12 and serial number(s) issued to the Cultural Access Pass (CAP) member and displayed on the coupon must be used to obtain the 50% discount.
  • One original promotional CAP coupon must be surrendered at time of ticket pick-up at the VIA station for each Cultural Access Pass (CAP) program member.
  • Valid for travel for the person named on the Cultural Access Pass coupon and up to four (4) of his/her dependent minor children (17 years of age or under). Children must travel with the parent. Not applicable to any person 18 years of age or older who is not a Cultural Access Pass (CAP) member.
  • The discount applies to the base fare only; all applicable taxes are not discounted.

Travel period:
  • Valid for travel no later than the expiration date indicated on the Cultural Access Pass (CAP) member’s promotional coupon.

Purchase period:
  • The offer is applicable to new bookings only using the Cultural Access Pass (CAP) member promotional coupon before the expiration date indicated on the coupon.
  • Tickets must be purchased according to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional 50% discount is applied.
  • All passengers (including minor children as applicable) must be members of the VIA Préférence program prior to booking travel. The name of the passenger must match the name of the VIA Préférence member. Membership in the VIA Préférence program will be verified by a VIA ticket agent before issuing your tickets.

Valid routes:
  • Valid for one-way or round-trip travel on all VIA trains and between all VIA stations in Canada.

Valid classes:
  • Valid in the following classes only: Economy, Business, Sleeper and Sleeper Plus. Not valid in Prestige class.

Refunds and exchanges:
  • Tickets are subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional 50% discount is applied.
  • Refunds and exchanges for tickets will only be processed if children’s tickets are processed at the same time.
  • Offer is non-transferable and cannot be extended beyond the validity period. Tickets are not transferable and cannot be sold or exchanged for money.

Other conditions:
  • The offer cannot be combined with any other fare or discount which requires a discount code. Cannot be combined with tickets issued using a rail pass or employee rail pass, group tickets, VIA Préférence reward tickets, charter car fare tickets or tickets issued by a tour operator.
  • Tickets must be booked in advance of travel. The offer is not applicable to tickets purchased on board a VIA train.
  • Minimum fares apply (adult: $20; senior (60+): $18; youth (12–25): $15; child: $10).
  • If requested by VIA personnel, Cultural Access Pass (CAP) members must provide a government-issued identification document with their name and photograph (e.g. driver’s license, health card or passport).
  • Other conditions may apply.

If you have any questions about the Cultural Access Program, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions listed on the CAP website.