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VIA Rail Canada

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Forget the delays, trip was cancelled

Never ever book this trip. We had booked in Prestige class from Toronto to Vancouver 24th May 2018... read more

Reviewed yesterday
warren d
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Brisbane, Australia
Exciting train travel

It was a dream come through when I arrived in Toronto to enter the ViaRail for my journey west to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bjørnhild S
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Oslo, Norway
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
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“business class” (201 reviews)
“dome car” (141 reviews)
“dining car” (184 reviews)
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Reviewed yesterday

Never ever book this trip. We had booked in Prestige class from Toronto to Vancouver 24th May 2018 12 months ago. The day before our departure we were advised by email we would be 22 hours late, Checked in for the trip then only to...More

Thank warren d
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Reviewed yesterday

It was a dream come through when I arrived in Toronto to enter the ViaRail for my journey west to Jasper. It didn’t start that well, as I got a call from my travel agent saying that the train was 12 hours delayed, but that...More

Thank Bjørnhild S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The premise: Ride a train from Toronto to Vancouver. Relax while seeing some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. The attentive crew, world class chef, and comfortable accommodations warrant a premium fare. The reality: I paid a ridiculous amount of money to sleep...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Read some of the other reviews, have you? Then let's get this whole schedule thing out of the way. VIA Rail is at the mercy of the freight railways; whatever agreement they have negotiated for track time does not include anything about prioritizing train 1...More

1  Thank gnb2501
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife & I rode VIA Rail Canada Train No. 2, “The Canadian,” leaving Vancouver on 4/29/18, booked through to Toronto, in a “Prestige Class” bedroom, costing $7,000.00. We were UTTERLY DISAPPOINTED and strongly advise others to not fall for the HYPE and nostalgic praise...More

1  Thank ChooChooGuy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I always take Via Rail business class for shorter distances (Ottawa to Toronto or Montreal) and the food never fails to impress me. It is the best on board food I ever had. I always book The low calorie meals, and they are always fresh...More

Thank Katayoon P
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Via Train 1 - “The Canadian” Train - from Toronto to Vancouver does not run to a meaningful schedule. The train we are currently on left Toronto on 20’May already 22 hours behind schedule then lost a further 8 hours before Edmonton. While 32 hours...More

1  Thank vancp2004
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The train arrived at about 6 A.M. on 9 May 2018. It was scheduled to arrive at 9:30 A.M. on 8 May 2018. The food was excellent.

Thank billc0rr
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A confortable travel. On board good service. In comparisn with airfares and air trip, it isn't time or money saving, although you have advantages, departures and arrivals in downtown, and if your budget permit, you can buy a totally confortable place in 1.class.

Thank ildericolima
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great experience taking the train between Toronto and Montreal and return. Attentive service by the staff. Reasonable selection of food and drink. WiFi is a bit spotty at times with dropping connections. Has free movies 🎥 available to watch on WiFi enabled device. Or...More

Thank Glennbrian
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stevenrboone
23 May 2018|
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Response from RuralDiver | Reviewed this property |
Hi Steven, The VIA rail staff are super helpful and very accommodating. Just let them know you have someone with mobility issues and they will help. It's a great journey - enjoy!
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