During this very busy time of year, we ask that you arrive 30 minutes* prior to train departure to ensure easy boarding.<br />
If you are departing from Toronto Union Station, please arrive 45 minutes earlier and 1h earlier if you are checking baggage on a long-haul train.<br />
As you are preparing for your trip, be sure to consult our baggage policy and pack accordingly.<br />
VIA Rail wishes you safe and happy holidays!


Important notice: VIA Rail has modified its carry-on baggage policy. These rules aim to make the travel experience on board the train even safer and more enjoyable for all. Information on baggage allowance for your trip is provided at the “Review” stage during the booking process. It is also provided in the documents received by email.


Ours is one of the most cost-effective and easy methods of transporting baggage. For greater security, don’t forget to label each piece of baggage with your:

  1. 1. Full name
  2. 2. Complete home address
  3. 3. Telephone number
  4. 4. E-mail address

Please note that the baggage allowance for your trip is indicated at the time of booking confirmation and in the e-confirmation document you receive by e-mail. It is also indicated on your e-boarding pass if you travel in the Québec City – Windsor corridor.

Information on baggage entitlement for your trip is provided at the “Review” stage during the booking process. It is also provided at time of booking confirmation.


special needs

For information on transporting your wheelchair, stretcher or electric scooter, please go to our
special needs page.