Summer Savings From VIA Rail Canada
Montreal - VIA Rail Canada will have you thinking summer vacation well before the season begins with deep discounts system-wide. Convenient, comfortable and more affordable than ever, VIA Rail’s services are the ideal way to see multiple Canadian destinations in one vacation experience. Free tickets for children, special savings for seniors and their travel companion, and the opportunity to be pampered in VIA 1 are just a few of the ways to help make the most of this year’s family vacation. Flexi Fares, Half Price Saturdays, and most other fare plans can be combined with the Kids Travel Free in Comfort Class (economy), allowing passengers to really maximize their savings this summer. You’ve been saving all year for summer-now with school out - time to save with VIA!
VIA 1 Promotional Fare
What better way to relax and unwind this summer than in VIA 1. VIA is extending its promotional fare for travellers looking to experience the stress free, more human way to travel that comes from travelling VIA 1. From access to the Panorama Lounge, pre-boarding privileges, at-your-seat meal and beverage service and pay per use Wi-Fi access, there’s no better time to experience all that travel can be with VIA Rail. Don’t wait for someone to spoil you - for travel between Toronto-Montréal or Toronto-Ottawa, the special fare is just $149.Other special VIA 1 fares are available through the Québec City - Windsor Corridor. VIA is offering you a way to spoil yourself! For complete conditions and more information, visit viarail.ca/ultimate.
Discounted Fare in Comfort Class
From now until September 9, 2007, passengers can travel in Comfort Class (economy) from Toronto - Montréal or Toronto - Ottawa for a one-way fare of just $59! Travelling during the summer has never seemed so convenient. For booking and more information, please visit viarail.ca/59.
Kids Travel Free
For travel until September 15, 2007, those over 18 purchasing a senior, student, or adult-fare ticket in VIA’s Comfort Class (economy) can bring a child ages two - 11 for free. Available on every VIA train system-wide, the “Kids Travel Free” program makes it even more affordable to make travel with VIA part of a perfect family getaway exploring some of Canada’s most exciting destinations. For more information and complete conditions visit viarail.ca/kids.
Seniors - Bring a friend for FREE!
Now a permanent fare plan system-wide, VIA’s Senior’s Companion Fare allows passengers age 60 and over travelling in Comfort Class (economy) to bring along a companion for free. In Comfort class (economy) when you purchase your ticket at the regular senior’s fare, you will be allowed one companion of any age to travel free. For July and August in VIA 1 class, and in sleepers year-round your travel companion receives a 75% discount off the regular adult fare. Tickets must be purchased five days or more before departure and are subject to limited availability. There are no restrictions on the age of the companion; be they spouse, friend or grandchild. For more information visit viarail.ca/2for1.
Half-Price Saturday Travel Through September 1, 2007
Each Saturday until September 1, 2007, passengers can “half it both ways” when travelling within the Windsor to Québec City Corridor. With VIA’s Saturday Savings passengers travelling in Comfort Class (economy) aboard Québec City-Windsor Corridor services receive a 50% discount on trips where the regular, full Comfort Class adult fare is CAD $78 or less.
With this deal, travellers visiting destinations within the Corridor - including Windsor, Toronto, Niagara, Kingston, London, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City - can take day trips on Saturdays and receive the half-off discount in both directions. Travel times between these destinations are generally less than three hours in each direction. No advance purchase is required, but the number of seats offered on this discount is limited. For more information visit viarail.ca/saturdaysavings.
Conditions and restrictions may apply and for some promotional fares, space is subject to availability. Please refer to the websites for details.
Travellers win big with VIA’s “Flexi Fares”
VIA’s “Flexi Fares” are based on a one-way fare concept and have common conditions and restrictions throughout the VIA network. Depending on availability, Comfort class passengers may choose from Regular Fares, Discounted Fares or Supersaver Flexi Fares. VIA’s Supersaver fares offer a deep discount representing great value for money and will appeal to those passengers who do not foresee the need to make changes to their tickets, once purchased. Discounted fares, offering discounts with some flexibility, are the choice for budget-minded travellers who want to be able to make changes to their plans, if required. Passengers who want complete flexibility with no service charges for changes or cancellations will appreciate VIA’s Regular Fares. For more information visit viarail.ca/flexifares.
VIA Rail Canada has your ticket to ride
With so much to see and do in Canada, the summer is a great time to travel with VIA Rail.
The 2007 Canrailpass provides access to the entire VIA system. Included in this pass is 12 days of unlimited travel during a 30-day period, and allows passengers to make as many stops as required throughout their journey. Passes start at $837 CAN/adult, children, students and seniors for just $753/CAN. Pass prices reduced for those travelling after October 16, 2007. For more information visit viarail.ca/canrailpass.
Planning an excursion with VIA’s Corridorpass is easy allowing visitors 10-days of travel in the busy Windsor to Québec City Corridor. Corridor passes are available in comfort or VIA 1 seating. Prices start at $299 CAN/adult or $269 CAN/children seniors and students. For more information visit viarail.ca/corridorpass.
With all there is to offer, why drive? With VIA’s summer special and travel deals, taking the train makes perfect cents. For more information about summer with VIA Rail, please visit viarail.ca/offers for information on our promotions and specials, and visit viarail.ca/events to see events across the country in the surrounding designated VIA station stops.
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