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Via Rail - Great History

Via Rail - train

Established by the Canadian government in 1977, VIA Rail Canada breathed new life into the country's railways by becoming its first national passenger rail company. Throughout its history, VIA has succeeded in building an outstanding company known around the world for its remarkable efficiency and management.

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VIA’s full range of fares, special offers, discounts, rail passes, travel packages and corporate offers for business and leisure travellers.



Via Rail offers you relaxing trips while you manage your time and work. Enjoy great scenery with frequent departure times at a low prices


Train Packages

Train, hotels, activities and more! For an all-inclusive trip customized to your passions. There’s a VIA Rail train package that’s perfectly suited to your wishes!

Via Rail - Train Cabin

Discounted Fares

Great fares for all. Young or young-at-heart, solo or with friends, you’ll find our fares are specially designed for you.

  • Business travel

  • Students & youth

  • Adults 60+

  • Children (2-11)

  • Groups

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Via Rail Gift Card

Gift Cards


Share the stunning scenery, exceptional service and relaxing ambience of train travel with someone you love.

VIA Rail offers gift cards for every budget, available at the following locations:

Telephone (general information and booking)

  • From anywhere in Canada, call toll-free: 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or TTY 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired).

  • From Montréal: 514 989-2626

  • From Moncton: 506 857-9830


VIA Préférence: 1 888 VIA-PREF (1 888 842-7733) 

Headquarters: 514 871-6000


From the United States

Please contact your travel agency or call 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245).
For information on Amtrak trains from Canada, visit the Amtrak web site  or call 1 800 USA-RAIL (1 800 872-7245).

Individuals who are speech or hearing impaired may communicate through telecommunication devices (TTY) by dialing (toll-free) 1 800 268-9503.


All Other Countries

Outside of Canada or the United States, you can contact Via's General Sales Agents

  200 Tremblay Rd,

Ottawa, ON K1G 3H5

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