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Buy a train ticket

It's easy to buy a train ticket

Not sure how to proceed? We have the answers to all your questions.


VIA Rail's online booking engine, located at the top of this page, allows you to book your train tickets quickly and easily. You can even add some specific needs, assistance, or accessibility requests to your booking.

VIA Préférence members can also redeem their points during their online booking toward the purchase of their ticket.

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By phone

Call 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or TTY 1 800 268-9503 (persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing). It’s toll-free from anywhere in Canada or the United States.

In our stations

Find information about all the stations (locations, hours of operations, services available). If you are heading for a small station, be sure to phone first, some stations do not sell tickets.

With a travel agent

Through your travel agent in Canada or the United States. Or with one of our overseas travel agents.


If you have questions that are not answered in these pages or are unsure about the options available to you, please do not hesitate to contact us:

1-888-VIA-RAIL (1-888-842-7245)

TTY 1-800-268-9503 (persons who are deaf or hard-of-hearing)

Train Alert Service

By subscribing to the VIA Train-Alert service, you will be notified of delays and of any major schedule changes for your VIA train. Alerts are sent by email or SMS (text messaging).