Back to School Travel Savings with VIA Rail

MONTREAL, Aug. 30 /CNW Telbec/ - With September just around the corner, VIA Rail Canada wishes to remind students about the special passes and great discounts available for their back-to-school travel plans.  Serving a number of destinations throughout the Quebec City-Windsor corridor including university cities such as Windsor, London, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, VIA makes going back to school comfortable, convenient and affordable.   

VIA's 6 pak provides students with a budget-conscious option for travelling between home and school.  Available to students holding an ISIC card ( href="http://www.isic.org/">www.isic.org), VIA's 6 pak offers savings of up to 50% on the adult regular fare for six one-way trips between the same two stations.  

VIA's Youth fare also makes travelling affordable, offering travellers between the ages of 18 and 25 year round discounts in Economy, Sleeper and Sleeper Touring classes.

All travellers - students, adults and kids alike - can take advantage of last minute savings with VIA's online Express Deals.  Updated each week, these deals apply to trains across VIA's coast-to-coast network.  For more information and to check out the latest Express Deals, customers can visit www.viarail.ca/deals.

Some conditions may apply. For more information or to buy tickets, customers can visit VIA's website at viarail.ca.  Customers can also contact VIA at 1 888 VIA-RAIL (1 888 842-7245) or at 1 800 268-9503 (for the hearing impaired).

About VIA Rail Canada

As Canada's national rail passenger service, VIA Rail Canada's mandate is to provide efficient, environmentally sustainable and cost-effective passenger transportation, in both official languages. Every week, VIA operates 503 intercity, transcontinental and regional trains linking 450 communities across its 12,500-kilometre route network. The demand for VIA services is growing as travellers increasingly turn to train travel as a safe, hassle-free and environmentally responsible alternative to congested roads and airports.

SOURCE VIA Rail Canada Inc.

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Media Contact:

Ashley Doyle
VIA Rail Canada
416-956-7613
Ashley_Doyle@viarail.ca


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