Travelling by train is an extremely sociable and relaxing way to travel, chatting to fellow passengers and watching the scenery roll by from the comfort of your seat. Via Rail's network offers an excellent service with comfortable seats, a bar and snack service and dining cars on longer journeys. There are generally two seating options available on most services and Sleeper options are recommended for overnight journeys that must be pre-booked well in advance as they are very popular.

Travelling on the Canadian or Ocean service? Take a look at the sleeper options available here: VIA Rail Sleeper Options

The VIA Rail Classes

VIA Rail Economy Class


Available on all services nationwide (not recommended for overnight journeys).

  • Comfortable, reclining seats
  • Seat-only service (no access to shower services)
  • Blanket and pillow to purchase on overnight routes.
  • Meals and drinks available to purchase
  • Large picture windows
  • Access to Skyline dome viewing area on applicable services
  • Electrical power socket




Only available on The Corridor services in Eastern Canada, between Quebec City and Windsor, Ontario. Additional benefits include:

  • Pre-boarding to the train
  • A selection of newspapers
  • Meal service with selected drinks


Only available on the The Skeena route between Jasper and Prince Rupert in peak summer months on selected dates. Please ask for details. Benefits include:

  • As per Economy Seating
  • Meal service included with selected drinks
  • Seat in the Panorama Car


Our Awards

We are very proud that our personal, friendly service and attention to detail has led to us becoming an industry leader in providing tailor-made holidays. We have been recognised throughout the years by winning a number of prestigious awards from within and outside of the travel industry. We won the "Best Operator to Canada" award at the 2017 British Annual Canada Travel Awards for a record 15th time.

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