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Student Pass

Travellers aged 12 to 25 and students
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Starting at $459**Prices valid for 50 one-way trips in zones 1 to 4 at the Escape fare, excluding sales taxes. The number of seats is limited. Check conditions for more information.
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Travel Zones

Choose from zones 1 to 5 for travel within the Québec City–Windsor corridor
Note that not all cities served are shown on the map.

Features

Number of Trips

50 travel credits (one-way trips). Valid for a period of up to 120 days, and must be used between August 26 and December 31, 2019.

Class of Service and Fares

Select the Escape fare, in Economy class.

Tip: Book your trips in advance for the maximum number of departure options.

Benefits

Affordable: As low as $9.18 per one-way trip (based on 50 one-way trips in zones 1 to 4).

Available all year long: You'll be able to buy this pass for every semester.

No blackouts: Travel on any day, without restrictions.

Access to popular departures: If the Escape fare is sold out on your preferred train, get a 50% discount on the Economy fare.

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How does it work?

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Purchase your rail pass

Move your way with a pass that meets your needs.

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Use your pass

 

Log in to your account, enter your pass code, and select a departure.

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Get travelling

 

Bon voyage!
 

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Student Pass fares

Zone 1   Toronto - London - Sarnia - Windsor
Zone 1
Tickets Economy
50 $459
Zone 2   Kingston – Toronto
Zone 2
Tickets Economy
50 $459
Zone 3   Montréal – Ottawa – Kingston
Zone 3
Tickets Economy
50 $459
Zone 4   Québec City – Montréal – Ottawa
Zone 4
Tickets Economy
50 $459
Zone 5   Québec City – Windsor
Zone 5
Tickets Economy
50 $699
 
Fall 2019 PURCHASE PERIOD:

The Student Pass for the 2019 Fall semester can be purchased between July 29th and November 15th, 2019.

TRAVEL AND VALIDITY PERIOD:

Valid for a period of up to 120 days and must be used between August 26th to December 31st, 2019. At the time of purchase of the Pass, the first date of travel (which triggers the validity period of the pass) must be selected.

NUMBER OF TRIPS:

50 credits are available when purchasing.

TRAVEL ZONES:

Available for travel in Zones 1 to 5 within the Québec City-Windsor corridor.

AGE REQUIREMENTS:

Youth from 12 to 25 years old with valid proof of age and photo ID, or those aged 26 years old or older with a valid student card or an ISIC card can purchase the Youth Pass.

CLASS OF SERVICE:

Select the Escape fare in Economy class.

HOW TO PURCHASE:

Bookings may be made online at viarail.ca or through our mobile apps, by phone, or at a VIA Rail station.

HOW TO BOOK ONLINE:
  • Log in to your file or create one  This link open a new tabThis link open a new tabprior to booking.
  • Book your one-way or round-trip ticket for travel within the valid period and zone of your rail pass.
  • On the "Passengers Information" screen, select Rail pass as the "Discount Type" and enter the 13-digit serial number of your rail pass in the "Serial Number" field.
  • Your trip will be repriced, and the applicable number of credits will be deducted from your rail pass, if your trip meets the conditions of your rail pass.
ACCESS TO POPULAR DEPARTURES:

If the Escape fare is sold out on your preferred train, get a 50% discount on the Economy fare. A travel credit will be deducted when upgrading to Economy class with your pass.

EXCHANGES:

Travel credits are exchangeable and refundable prior to departure without a service charge.

HOW TO EXCHANGE AN EXISTING BOOKING:

Login to your profile, access your original booking and then proceed to make the changes for your desired date, train and departure time. Please note that you must still select the appropriate fare family when making changes (either Economy Plus for Economy class Business Pass or Business Plus for Business class Business Pass). You can also cancel online your original booking if you wish. It is recommended that you ensure space in the applicable fare class is available on the desired departure prior to changing your original booking. Any changes or cancellations must be done prior to the departure time of your original booking.

If you have a paper ticket issued by a VIA Rail station, please contact VIA directly at 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or TTY 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired) or go to any VIA station to make the changes directly with a VIA agent. Your ticket must be changed prior to the departure time of your original booking.

REFUNDS:

The pass is refundable with a $50 service charge if no credit is used, the pass is not expired, and no tickets booked have been cancelled after the chosen train's scheduled departure.

TRANSFERS:

Not transferable, only valid for travel by the person whose name is on the issued pass.

OTHER STANDARD CONDITIONS:

VIA Rail can limit the quantities sold of these passes.

Use of a rail pass when government-issued photo ID does not match the name of the passenger on the ticket or without valid photo ID may result in the immediate cancellation of the Pass.

Remaining or unused credits at the expiration date of a rail pass are not refundable, non-transferable or exchangeable.

The following practices may result in the immediate cancellation of the Pass:

  • Duplicate bookings on the same train or on multiple departures for the same date, or failure to cancel an unused booking prior to train departure.
  • Illogical bookings, such as departing from two different places when it would be impossible to travel on all legs of such trips.
  • Use of a rail pass when government-issued photo ID does not match name of the passenger on the ticket or without valid photo ID.

Rail passes bought before July 29, 2019

If you purchased an Unlimited Student Pass before July 29, 2019, please note that the terms and conditions of your pass remain valid.

*Prices valid for 50 one-way trips in zones 1 to 4 at the Escape fare, excluding sales taxes. The number of seats is limited. Check conditions for more information.