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Travelling with the kids

Bring the kids! Travelling by train with the family is easy and relaxing.

Children under 24 months travel for free*

Kids aged between 2 and 11 travel at 50 % OFF in economy

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Travel with you kids this summer!

Travel with you kids this summer!

Between June 7 and October 1, 2022, children aged 2 to 11 travel for $20* in Economy class in the Québec City-Windsor corridor on select days*, and on the Canadian, the Ocean and regional trains any day of the week.

A relaxing trip for everyone

Travel comfortably as a family

  • Travelers aged 2 to 11 receive a CLUB CHOO CHOO activity bag
  • Power outlets and access to free Wi-Fi *
  • Special double-facing seats for four people
  • Room to stretch your legs

Facilities for toddlers

  • Priority boarding
  • Real changing tables in the toilets
  • Microwaves for baby bottles and purees
  • Parks and strollers allowed on board

Meals and drinks

You and the kids can enjoy a wide range of meals, snacks and drinks throughout your trip.

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Travel safely

More than ever, we want you to feel safe and relaxed when you are on board. See the measures in place to ensure your safety.

Book with peace of mind

Does your child need to travel alone?

We're there for you! Call us to make the necessary arrangements at 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or TTY 1 801 268-9503 (hearing impaired).

Refunds and exchanges

Because nobody can predict the future. VIA Rail allows you to easily modify an existing reservation, or even request an exchange and refund.

Travel without breaking the bank

Remember, children under 24 months travel for free on the train!

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Free Wi-fi access

Available on the Québec City - Windsor corridor and between Montréal and Halifax

Infants (0-24 months):

Children under 24 months travel free provided that they do not occupy a seat. They must, however, be seated on an adult's lap throughout the trip (an adult can travel with only one infant on his or her lap).

Booking online:

If you want your child to have a seat, you must purchase a child’s ticket. Please note: to purchase a child's ticket online, you must reserve one or more tickets for the accompanying adult(s) at the same time.

Kids aged 2-11 travel at 50% off in economy

Conditions

Kids aged 2-11 travel at 50% off in Economy class (not applicable in Business and Prestige classes) Kids aged 2-11 travel at 25% off in other classes (not applicable in Business and Prestige classes) including Sleeper class if the child occupies their own bed.

Baggage

Children and toddlers (ticket holders or travelling on an accompanying adult's lap) have the same hand baggage allowance as the accompanying adult.

For more information on permitted baggage visit the page baggage for toddlers and infants

DISCOUNT:

Accompanied children aged 2-11 travel for $20 in Economy class in the Québec City-Windsor corridor on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday, and on board the Canadian, Ocean and regional trains any day of the week.

This offer applies to each segment of a one-way or round-trip.

BOOKING PERIOD:

Eastern Time (ET): Tickets must be purchased between 8:00:00 a.m. on May 31, 2022, and 11:59:59 p.m. on October 1, 2022.

Pacific Time (PT): Tickets must be purchased between 5:00:00 a.m. on May 31, 2022, and 8:59:59 p.m. on October 1, 2022.

TRAVEL PERIOD:

From June 7, 2022, to October 1, 2022, inclusively.

ROUTES:

Valid for travel across the VIA Rail network.

CLASS OF SERVICE:

Economy class.

HOW TO PURCHASE:

Online or with the VIA Rail application:

  • Choose the best available fare in Economy class in the "Select class and fare plan" drop-down menu for your chosen departure, and, if applicable, the return.
  • The fare will be automatically adjusted if the trip meets the conditions of this promotion.
  • See applicable conditions.
  • Payment must be made at the time of booking.
  • Bookings must be made online, by phone, or at a VIA Rail station.

MINIMUM FARES:

Not applicable.

EXCHANGES:

Tickets for children aged 2-11 purchased at $20 as part of this promotion are non-exchangeable.

REFUNDS:

Tickets for children aged 2-11 purchased at $20 as part of this promotion are non-refundable.

OTHER STANDARD CONDITIONS:

Seats at this fare are limited and subject to availability.
This offer may not be available on all days of week and all trains.
Children aged 2-11 must be accompanied by at least one (1) adult at least 18 years of age.
Up to five (5) children may travel for $20 per adult travelling on the same dates, trains, and between the same stations.
This promotion applies to new bookings only.
Fares, discounts, conditions and schedules may change without notice.
Not applicable to unaccompanied minors.
Not applicable to group travel and bookings made with contra accounts.
Other conditions may apply.

*Prices valid for either direction. One-way fare in Economy class, excluding sales taxes. The number of seats is limited.
Fares may vary based on selected day of week and time of departure. Check conditions for more information.