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VIA Préférence Program



VIA Préférence Program

Via Préférence

Welcome aboard the transformed VIA Préférence program

Whether you travel every week or a few times a year, your trips with VIA Rail can always be rewarded. We’ve redesigned the VIA Préférence program to give our members more value, exciting new features, and new ways to earn points and redeem them sooner.

Join VIA Préférence to start collecting points towards reward trips

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Get points

Get more points in more ways

Earn points on eligible fees and optional products and services—like baggage and fees for travelling with your pet—in addition to your tickets and travel passes.Discover new ways to earn

Share points

Share your points with friends and family

You can now transfer points from one VIA Préférence account to another up to 5 times a year. And the best thing is, it’s free! Learn more about the new points transfer feature

Redeem sooner

Redeem sooner

The number of points you need for a trip is now based on the published fare at the time of booking. That means when the fares are lower, so is the number of points required. Plus, we’ve made it easier for you to use your points with new redemption options. Learn all about the changes

VIA Préférence useful links

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VIA Préférence FAQs

Looking for specific information about the program? Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

VIA Préférence news

Updates concerning points redemptions

As of July 4, purchases made with VIA Préférence points will no longer require the payment of taxes in cash or by card. Consequently, the temporary 30% reduction currently applied on all redemptions will come to an end on July 3, 2024.

View a side-by-side comparison of the current terms and conditions and those coming into effect on July 4, 2024.


VIA Préférence news

Terms and conditions of the VIA Préférence program