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Charter services


A unique way to travel

VIA Rail’s chartered car service offers individuals and corporate clients the use of a personalized rail car to get their meetings and events on the right track. Guests can enjoy a unique and memorable experience with a VIA Rail chartered car. Select a customizable menu that fits your budget, and our attentive staff will take care of everything else so you can relax and enjoy. From the moment they board to the moment they arrive at their destination, your guests will be able to interact at their leisure in a setting that fosters productive dialogue. Chartering a rail car is more than just offering your guests a pleasant place to have a meeting—they will arrive at their destination well-rested and relaxed. It’s offering them a more human way to travel.

Customize your chartered car with these options:

  • Priority boarding
  • Use of Business lounges
  • Economy class service
  • Business class service
  • Audio/visual equipment for onboard meetings and presentations
  • Personalized menus, from appetizers to three-course meals

For corporate meetings and events or leisure activities

The custom charter service is available on all trains and routes operated by VIA Rail. With a variety of rail cars and services to choose from, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination! With VIA, you create your own train journey.


Choose your class of service, with affordable rates:

VIA Rail offers the following services and amenities:


Business class (Québec City – Windsor corridor)

Access to in-station business lounges, including Toronto’s Union Station lounge with business centre

  • Priority boarding
  • Free Wi-Fi*
  • Cell phone service
  • At-your-seat power outlet
  • Downtown-to-downtown travel**
  • Spacious reclining seats
  • Plenty of leg room
  • All-inclusive meal service with Canadian wine and digestif

Ask about the perks and details of hosting a private welcome reception in the beautiful Business lounge at Toronto’s Union Station.



Economy class (from coast to coast)

Affordable, comfortable travel

  • Personalized service
  • Reclining seats
  • Plenty of leg room
  • Cell phone service
  • Free Wi-Fi*
  • At-your-seat power outlet

*Available on board most trains in the Québec City – Windsor corridor. Also available on board the Ocean’s service car (between Montréal and Halifax).

**In most cases. The Ottawa station is located 6 km away from downtown.

For more information about our customizable chartered car service, complete this form, or dial 1 888 842-0588.

If you are organizing a trip for 10 or more individuals, visit our Groups section.