Important notice: Following reports from some media outlets regarding our baggage inspection policy, we would like to offer the following clarification. The new pre-boarding baggage procedure has been implemented in Thompson, Manitoba, in an effort to intercept, whenever possible, any object or product that could endanger passengers and employees. This procedure was only implemented in that location in response to some recent incidents. This policy is intended to enhance passenger and employee safety and security at VIA Rail.

Carry-on baggage policy 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.