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VIA Rail

VIA Rail: 50% Off Travel Within Canada Through August 28, Book by March 20

VIA Rail 50% Off
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It's time for another VIA Rail 50%-off sale on travel throughout Canada. This time you'll have until March 20 to book for travel up until August 28, no advance purchase required.

Discount applies to adult regular Economy and Business class fares in the Ontario-Quebec corridor or the regular adult Economy, Sleeper, and Sleeper Plus class fares for East-West long-haul trains. Note: East-West route fares increase during the peak season, which begins June 1, 2013.

For more information, visit VIARail.ca by Wednesday, March 20.

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    • Ebayonly
    • 50% off for my trip totaled 90 dollars
      'Lol'

      and it would be booked 4 months ahead. wow



      note: just called and it's based off the full adult price which is $175 one way.
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    • George9999
    • What are the sleeper packages like? Was going to hockey game in Montreal, may take train instead of fly.
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    • daffod
    • What are the sleeper packages like? Was going to hockey game in Montreal, may take train instead of fly.
      last night express deals were all 75% off....booked Edmonton to Toronto in June sleeper class with tax for $ 368 ...today with discount its $498......wait till march 21st all express deals will be back and cheaper...
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    • Wet Banana
    • last night express deals were all 75% off....booked Edmonton to Toronto in June sleeper class with tax for $ 368 ...today with discount its $498......wait till march 21st all express deals will be back and cheaper...
      Wow, not as great a sale as the "50% off" implies. Thanks.

      Also, sorry to get off topic, but I couldn't help but notice your signature... It doesn't really make much sense. By adding up all those taxes up like that, you're implying you pay 81% of taxes from your total earnings. But the different taxes are for different amounts. A 2% drug plan tax, for example, isn't going to take away 2% of ALL that you earn. You are most definitely not left with only 19% of your total earnings. I don't think that's how math works.

      Again, sorry to get off topic.
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    • cookerice
    • last night express deals were all 75% off....booked Edmonton to Toronto in June sleeper class with tax for $ 368 ...today with discount its $498......wait till march 21st all express deals will be back and cheaper...
      Thanks for the information. Thinking to plan a trip to BC this summer.
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    • daffod
    • Wow, not as great a sale as the "50% off" implies. Thanks.

      Also, sorry to get off topic, but I couldn't help but notice your signature... It doesn't really make much sense. By adding up all those taxes up like that, you're implying you pay 81% of taxes from your total earnings. But the different taxes are for different amounts. A 2% drug plan tax, for example, isn't going to take away 2% of ALL that you earn. You are most definitely not left with only 19% of your total earnings. I don't think that's how math works.

      Again, sorry to get off topic.
      Dear depend on who you work for and how much deductions you end up...read carefully....its not all tax ...they are mandatory fix expenses to live in ontario....for people like me earning in five figure salary but love rfd....
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    • quanta
    • What are the sleeper packages like? Was going to hockey game in Montreal, may take train instead of fly.
      I don't think VIA runs Sleeper trains to Mtl anymore, at least from Toronto. Which is a pity.

      That said, I also noticed that the real discounts aren't truly 50%, since the Discounted/Supersaver fares are already in that neighbourhood already. Still, I suppose it's the best deal so far for travel beyond April. It's about the same price as airfare, and you don't have to take off your shoes to get on a train...
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    • daviiiiiid
    • Whoa, business class is cheaper than economy for a ride mtl > tor on March 21st.
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    • mawzi
    • Any discount codes to make this a deal? lol. My friend wants to come to Montreal from Toronto this weekend. The cheapest I can find is $287.
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    • MegaCreation
    • Sorry for the noob question, but what's the difference between the Economy class and the Business class?

      TIA
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    • gh05t
    • Saw a Via Train pass by Weston Road just above St Clair.

      Very few passengers with most seats empty.

      Train was going slower than usual. I counted one person per car but I'm sure there were more I couldn't see.

      Another very well run Crown Corporation.

      Guess the saved on fuel with less weight of passengers and their baggage.

      I'll try it one day when deals like this correspond with my schedule though.
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    • mawzi
    • Sorry for the noob question, but what's the difference between the Economy class and the Business class?

      TIA
      Bigger more comfortable seats. Also, you're allowed 3 lap dances.
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    • MegaCreation
    • Bigger more comfortable seats. Also, you're allowed 3 lap dances.
      Then this is definitely a hot Hot HOT deal!
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    • AquaticZERO
    • Dear depend on who you work for and how much deductions you end up...read carefully....its not all tax ...they are mandatory fix expenses to live in ontario....for people like me earning in five figure salary but love rfd....
      Lol five figure salary. $10,000- $99,000. Big difference.
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    • Ctrl-Z
    • I have my doubts that 50% makes for a good Via rail deal - I paid less than that two summers ago to travel from Edmonton to Halifax. But I can say you certainly get what you pay for. Edmonton to Toronto was sleeper class and it was a fantastic experience. Those train cars are old but the service was great, observation cars, a true galley for meals, a tiny but comfortable private cabin (well you don't want to spend any more time in those little toilets than you absolutely have to).

      Toronto to Ottawa to Montreal were commuter Via trains. Not much to experience there other than sometimes the free Wi-fi actually worked. Montreal to Halifax was the cheap seats. Horrid experience because it seems the staff just don't care about that class of passenger. One (working) bathroom for about 100 passengers for 25 hours. Not always told about stops where we could get off the train for a walk or a quick meal. No real galley for meals. No observation cars. Yes, much regret for not paying for sleeper class.
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    • EndrewSmith
    • I have my doubts that 50% makes for a good Via rail deal - I paid less than that two summers ago to travel from Edmonton to Halifax. But I can say you certainly get what you pay for. Edmonton to Toronto was sleeper class and it was a fantastic experience. Those train cars are old but the service was great, observation cars, a true galley for meals, a tiny but comfortable private cabin (well you don't want to spend any more time in those little toilets than you absolutely have to).

      Toronto to Ottawa to Montreal were commuter Via trains. Not much to experience there other than sometimes the free Wi-fi actually worked. Montreal to Halifax was the cheap seats. Horrid experience because it seems the staff just don't care about that class of passenger. One (working) bathroom for about 100 passengers for 25 hours. Not always told about stops where we could get off the train for a walk or a quick meal. No real galley for meals. No observation cars. Yes, much regret for not paying for sleeper class.
      Agree, I went all the way to Vancouver from Toronto two summers ago on sleeper plus class and that was 50% less than this deal. Service and food were surprisingly good. My second day on the train was Canada's day and we celebrated with cakes, champaign and hors d'oeuvres. It was quite enjoyable. I highly recommend those who haven't done that yet. It's one of the best way to learn how beautiful Canada really is.
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    • fkl118
    • Just booked the Canadian from TO to Vancouver for an excellent price especially for peak season.
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    • VanceMendoza
    • I used to LOVE riding on the train when I was a kid. I wish it weren't so expensive otherwise I would use them... it's insane how expensive it is. I don't even know how they are in business.
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    • densil_lopez
    • Just booked the Canadian from TO to Vancouver for an excellent price especially for peak season.
      How much u end up paying ???
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    • MonctonMan
    • Dear depend on who you work for and how much deductions you end up...read carefully....its not all tax ...they are mandatory fix expenses to live in ontario....for people like me earning in five figure salary but love rfd....
      If you remove the reference to "election" in your signature, you are less likely to punished for being "political". RFD has a strict pretend we live in a dictatorship policy. Also, you do realise you are part of the tax problem (using subsidized Via Rail).

      I'd wait until after the federal budget to make any summer plans on Via Rail. I suspect the cuts will be drastic.
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    • fkl118
    • How much u end up paying ???
      About $2100 total with an additional 10% off coupon code that you can find floating around by a search.
      It's for a cabin for 2 end of July.

      Another experience to scratch off the bucket list!

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