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VIA Rail Canada


VIA Rail Canada
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  • Average11%
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“dining car”(194 reviews)
“dome car”(146 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You are on holiday so take the time to enjoy this train trip and forget about the delays... Since some of the older reviews were done VIA Rail have changed the timetable for the train so it now arrives in Vancouver from Toronto, at 6pm...More

Thank Mitselakis
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was good and the people working on the train were kind but that is all that was acceptable. The train was 6 hours delayed leaving Vancouver. By the time we reached our destination of Toronto we were 22 hours behind schedule. The train...More

2  Thank retired169
Reviewed 5 days ago

The trip would have rated a higher review except for the numerous delays due to our train having to pull over to side tracks to let the freight trains go through. The result of having to do this resulted in our being 9 and a...More

Thank kelleygator09
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just took the train from Quebec City to Ottawa and thoroughly enjoyed it. We decided to make the trip with just one day's notice. We walked from our hotel to the train station to buy tickets for the next day. We bought 2 economy...More

Thank Francisshm
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked the business class for this trip and I was not disappointed. I was looked after very well, supplied with hot beverages and drinks from the bar as well as a delicious lunch. Storage for my case was great and even coat hangers for...More

Thank L H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Book Business with forward facing seats but was seated in Coach rear facing seats. No one offered to help you on the train with luggage. Instead of being called to board the train first, we were boarded last with no where to put luggage. Called...More

Thank Jackie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We purchased business class tickets. The car was a very old car and we have a tiny tray tables that we could hardly fit behind. There was no tables and such as was promised in the brochures online. Food was fine, the service was fine....More

1  Thank Gail K
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I traveled from Quebec City to Montreal on the 35 train. Transit time is 3.5 hours, primarily because it makes about 5 stops in between. The train car itself was badly in need of updating. Everything was very worn, worse than any...More

1  Thank TravelingBill
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode the Via Rail Ocean train from Quebec City (St. Foy station) to Halifax in October 2018. We were in Sleeper Plus class. Arriving at the St. Foy station we checked in at the ticket counter and the staff were very friendly and helpful....More

Thank Kilgore_Trout_88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A convenient way to travel between both cities. Trains are reasonably comfortable, everything on time and service is good, albeit a bit complicated with double controls of tickets and boarding like in plane.... rather than like... in a train (for us Europeans!).Quite expensive.

2  Thank JMGeneva
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1 October 2018|
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Response from phil742 | Reviewed this property |
No dogs, except service dogs.
26 September 2018|
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Response from nanbik | Reviewed this property |
There is very little room. Use sort-sided luggage and try to limit what you bring. The dress for dinner is business casual although some were not dressed up at all.
Jennie F
23 September 2018|
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Response from sammyEU | Reviewed this property |
We travelled from Vancouver to Toronto in July. First couple of days after leaving Vancouver we felt a bit chilly during the day as the air con was set fairly high but it got warmer once we were further into the journey. We... More