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Why choose VIA Rail?

The journey is just as important as the destination

Get the most out of your next trip

Picking the train means enjoying the journey as much as the destination. And when you choose VIA Rail, you choose a safe, comfortable, accessible and eco-friendly way to travel. You also help to support your community as well as every other Canadian community we serve. Let us carry you away.

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Health and Safety

The health and safety of our passengers and employees is a top priority. From adopting preventive health measures to rigorously inspecting our trains, we are committed to ensuring that you and our millions of passengers have a safe way to travel.

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Accessible and Comfortable

VIA Rail is one of the most accessible travel options in Canada, and you can always count on us for a safe, comfortable, and more autonomous way to travel. You’ll enjoy a unique experience, one-of-a-kind services, and a warm welcome. We take care of everything so you can focus on what’s important to you.

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A Sustainable Choice

Choose a mode of transportation that helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and a company that cares about maximizing benefits for the Canadian economy. We're currently working on the modernization of our infrastructure and the implementation of a new fleet to improve the way people travel. Be part of the change!

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Enjoy all the advantages train travel has to offer

Discover why VIA Rail is the most eco-friendly, comfortable way to travel by learning about our onboard services and various activities.


You’ll love taking the train

Leave your car at home and climb aboard! Make sure your next getaway is safe and eco-friendly.

Environmental impact of travelling by train

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Onboard Services

Make the most of your journey: connect to complimentary WiFi, sip a warm coffee or enjoy a hearty meal as the landscapes roll past. Learn more about VIA’s onboard experience.

All onboard services

WiFi and entertainment

Activities for children

Food and drinks on board




Do you have specific needs? We’ll do everything we can to make your trip easy and enjoyable, from the moment you book your trip until you arrive at your destination.

Special meals and allergies, medical needs and unaccompanied minors

Accessibility and special assistance services

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Get to know VIA Rail

VIA Rail has worked with and for Canadians from the very start. We operate the country's national passenger rail service on behalf of the Government of Canada and serve over 400 communities from coast to coast.

The VIA Rail story

Our Train Fleet

Supporting Canadian Communities