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Frequent Railers

Convenient, affordable, and flexible, VIA Rail’s discount cards are made for frequent travellers. The more you travel, the more you save!

Using a Discount Card has many perks

 

Using a discount card has many perks

  • It's affordable – Buy once, travel often, save big!
  • It's flexible – Travel between any two cities in the Québec City–Windsor corridor.
  • It's worry-free – Book your seat on any train, even during peak periods.
  • It fits the way you move – Take your work on the road and treat yourself to a quick getaway while you’re at it!

 

Travel your way

The Midweeker discount card

Choose either the $69 Midweeker discount card to save 25% OR the $119 Midweeker discount card to save 40%.

  • Get 25% or 40% off
  • On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
  • On 50 one-way trips
  • In Economy class (Escape or Economy fare)
  • For travel anywhere between Québec City and Windsor
  • Valid for 120 days
  • Get 25% or 40% off
  • On 50 one-way trips
  • For travel anywhere between Québec City and Windsor
  • On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
  • In Economy class (Escape or Economy fare)
  • Valid for 120 days
 
$ 69 *
Save 25% with the Midweeker Discount Card*
$ 119 *
Save 40% with the Midweeker Discount Card*

Conditions — The Midweeker discount card

Discount:

40% off the Escape or Economy fare in Economy class for travel in the Québec CityꟷWindsor corridor on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays using the $119 Midweeker discount card.

or

25% off the Escape or Economy fare in Economy class for travel in the Québec CityꟷWindsor corridor on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays using the $69 Midweeker discount card.

 

Travel period:

Valid for a period of up to 120 days. The last possible travel date is February 2, 2023. At the time of purchase of the discount card, the first date of validity must be selected.

 

Number of trips:

Valid for 50 segments (one-way trips).

 

Travel zones:

Available for travel within the Québec City-Windsor corridor.

 

Class of service:

For travel in Economy class. The discount card is only valid on Escape or Economy fare tickets.

 

How to purchase:

Bookings may be made online at viarail.ca, by phone, at a retail travel agency, or at a VIA Rail station.

 

How to book online:

  • Log in to your file or create one prior to booking.
  • Click on “Manage your rail passes and discount cards” and select the discount card you are using by clicking on “View”.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on “USE YOUR RAIL PASS”.
  • Book your one-way or round-trip ticket for travel within the Québec-Windsor corridor during valid period of your discount card.
  • If you did not commence your booking using the above procedure, on the "Passengers Information" screen, select “Rail pass or Discount” as the "Discount Type" and enter the 13-digit serial number of your discount card in the "Serial Number" field.
  • Your trip will be repriced, and the applicable number of credits will be deducted from your discount card, if your trip meets the conditions of your discount card.

 

Upgrades:

The discount card cannot be used as part of an upgrade to other fares or classes of service.

 

Exchanges:

Tickets booked using the discount card are exchangeable and refundable prior to scheduled departure time according to fare plan conditions but are non-refundable and non-exchangeable after scheduled departure time. Applicable service charges are quoted at the time of booking and on the booking confirmation.

 

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. You can also cancel your original booking online 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 discount card is refundable with a $50 service charge if no credit has been used, the discount card has not expired, and no tickets booked have been cancelled after the applicable train's scheduled departure. Tickets purchased using the discount card are subject to the conditions of the fare plan selected.

 

Transferability:

Non-transferable. The discount card is only valid for travel by the person whose name is on the issued discount card.

 

Other standard conditions:

  • VIA Rail may limit the quantity of discount cards sold.
  • Discount cards are not valid for group travel.
  • The discount card cannot be combined with any other discount or promotion that requires a discount code.
  • Remaining or unused credits at the expiration date of a discount card are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-exchangeable.
  • Stopovers are subject to VIA Rail’s stopover policy and may increase the number of credits used for a trip.
  • discount card holders can earn VIA Préférence points on the value of the card at purchase, and on the value of trips subsequently booked using the card after discount has been applied.

The following practices may result in the immediate cancellation of the discount card:

  • 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 discount card when government-issued photo ID does not match the name of the passenger on the ticket and card, or the passenger has no valid photo ID.
 

Earn 250 bonus points on your purchase of a Midweeker discount card!

Purchase your Midweeker discount card by October 31 to earn 250 bonus points! Don’t forget to register for the offer at viapreference.com.*

Not a member yet? Join the program now—it’s quick and easy! Your new VIA Préférence member number will be assigned to you immediately. Use it when purchasing your discount card and watch your points add up!

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*To be eligible for this offer, members must register at viapreference.com by October 31, 2022. Bonus points offer applies to the first Midweeker discount card purchased between September 13, 2022, and October 31, 2022, for a maximum of 250 bonus points per member. Discount cards that are refunded are not eligible for bonus points. Points will appear in the member’s account by November 15, 2022.