Checked baggage

CHECKED BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

Trois articles

2 large checked items

Maximum weight per item: 23 kg (50 lb.)

                          Maximum linear dimensions per item: 158 cm (62 in.)
 

A baby (up to age 2) without a paid seat (sitting on their parent’s lap) is only entitled to the carry-on baggage allowance, while an infant with a seat is entitled to the checked baggage allowance.

Checked baggage includes suitcases, backpacks, sporting goods (golf bags, skis, etc.), and musical instruments (restrictions apply).

Items weighing more than 32 kg (70 lb.) or measuring more than 180 cm (71 in.) are not permitted, unless they are considered oversized outdoor equipment (bicycles, canoes, skis, etc.)

If you intend to make a connection with one of our partners, please visit their website for complete details on their baggage policy.

Remember to label each piece of baggage with your name, home address, telephone number and email address.
 

Verify that your train offers a checked baggage service: A checked baggage service is available at some stations and on a certain number of trains. Before travelling, be sure to confirm that this service is offered on your train. In stations where this service is offered, baggage must be checked at least 45 minutes before departure at terminal stations and 30 minutes at intermediate stations. Also, be sure to confirm at what time your station opens.

Trains without baggage cars: If your train does not have a baggage car, the checked baggage service will not be offered. You will therefore have to comply with the carry-on baggage policy.

*For security reasons, baggage is not allowed on board without its owner.

 

Maximum size and weight restrictions

 

DESCRIPTION

FEES

OVERWEIGHT BAGGAGE

Between 23 and 32 kg (50 and 70 lb.)

$40 (tax included) per item and per direction

OVERSIZED BAGGAGE

Between 158 and 180 linear cm (62 and 71 linear in.)

· Linear dimensions = length + width + height

$40 (tax included) per item and per direction

EXTRA BAGGAGE


Maximum 3 additional items per person

 

$40 (tax included) per item and per direction


*Surcharges for overweight or oversized items do not apply when you pay for extra baggage.

Stations served by regional/remote trains

·         Montréal–Jonquière

Stations located between Montréal and Senneterre.

·         Montréal–Senneterre
Stations located between La Tuque and Senneterre.

·         Toronto–Winnipeg 
Stations located between the following: Laforest, McKee’s Camp, Felix, Ruel, Westree, Gogama, Foleyet, Elsas, Oba, Hornepayne, Hillsport, Caramat, Longlac, Nakina, Auden, Ferland, Mud River, Armstrong, Collins (CT), Allanwater Bridge, Flindt Landing, Savant Lake, Sioux Lookout, Richan, Red Lake Road, Canyon, Farlane, Reddit, Minaki, Ottermare, Malachi, Copelands Landing, Rice Lake, Winnitoba, Ophir, Brereton Lake, and Elma.

·         Winnipeg–Le Pas–Churchill
All stations.

·         Sudbury–White River

All stations.

·         Jasper–Prince Rupert

All stations.

Fees for transporting food

Transporting groceries on regional/remote trains is free for the first two boxes, and incurs a $3 fee for each additional box.

Food and liquids must be transported in hermetically sealed boxes secured with adhesive tape, and must be claimed immediately on arrival. Perishable goods stored in bags or Styrofoam containers are not accepted. Items accepted at certain remote stations: VIA recognizes that people living in certain remote communities with limited transportation options will sometimes need to bring non-standard items on board.

Non-standard items that may be accepted:

Checked baggage charges (summary)

Checked items

Fee

Conditions

Tow bars or trailer hitches

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Restricted to regional trains / Counts towards checked baggage allowance

Bicycles/tandem bicycles

$25/$50 ea.

Per direction

Treated lumber

$1 per piece

Restricted to regional trains

–5 x 10 x 244 cm (2 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft.)
–5 x 15 cm x 244 cm (2 in. x 6 in. x 8 ft.)
–5 x 15 cm x 366 cm (2 in. x 6 in. x 12 ft.)

Grocery boxes

$3 ea.

Restricted to regional trains / Per box and per direction.

Propane tanks – 20 lb.

$5 ea.

Trains 185 and 186 only.

Canoes, kayaks, etc.

$50/$100 ea.

Trains 185, 186, 600, 601, 602, 603, 604, 606, 692 and 693: $50 per train, regardless of passenger fare.
Other trains: $100 per train, regardless of passenger fare.

Small stoves

$50 ea.

Restricted to regional trains / Max. 50 lb.

Plywood

$1 per piece

Restricted to regional trains – 122 x 366 cm (4 X 12 ft.

Jugs of drinking water

--

Restricted to regional trains / Counts towards checked baggage allowance.

3 x 3 x 6 m (10 x 10 x 20 ft.) space

$250 per trip

Trains 185 and 186 only.Space must be reserved through our call centre.

1.5 x 1.5 x 3 m (5 x 5 x 10 ft.) space

$125 per trip

Trains 185 and 186 only.Space must be reserved through our call centre.

0.9 x 0.9 x 1.5 m (3 x 3 x 5 ft.) space

$70 per trip

Trains 185 and 186 only.Space must be reserved through our call centre.

Fuel – 5-gallon jug

$5 ea.

Trains 185 and 186 only.

Extra baggage

$40 per piece

Per train and per item exceeding the baggage allowance, regardless of passenger fare.

Glass panes

$50 ea.

Restricted to regional trains / Max. 48 in. x 48 in.

Game animal carcasses

$75  ea.

Restricted to regional trains / Per train, regardless of passenger fare.

Outboard motor up to 15 hp

$20 ea.

Trains 185 and 186 only.

Outboard motor over 15 hp

$35 ea.

Trains 185 and 186 only.

Pallets of worms/bait

$15 per pallet

Trains 185 and 186 only.

Seedlings

--

Restricted to regional trains / Counts towards checked baggage allowance.

Single doors 

$50 ea.

Restricted to regional trains / Max. 48 x 84 in.

Miniature fridges

$50 ea.

Restricted to regional trains / Max. 50 lb.

Vinyl floor coverings

$5 each

Restricted to regional trains / Max. 10 x 120 in.

Skis and golf bags

--

Skis of any size and golf bags are permitted at no extra charge.

Sheet metal

$20 per piece

Restricted to regional trains / Max. 71 in.

ATVs/motorboats/snowmobiles

$75 ea.

Trains 185 and 186 only.


Planning to transport a watercraft?

If you book your trip online: Please send us an email with your confirmation number and the leg of the trip you’d like us to transport your watercraft, and we’ll make the necessary arrangements.

If you book by phone: Please inform the agent that you’d like to transport a watercraft.
Sailboards and masts are transported at the owner’s risk.