Accommodations

Accommodations On-Board:

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Both VIA & Amtrak provide a wide range of on-board accommodations to suit any travel need and budget. VIA and Amtrak also provide accessible accommodations or services for those requiring mobility devices, contact VIA and Amtrak for details (see links page).

VIA Rail Canada:

Renaissance, LRC & stainless steel coach & business class cars: (Used on VIA’s shorter-distance routes):

Coaches in VIA’s Quebec City-Windsor Corridor service feature spacious open seating with reclining seats, big picture windows, public washroom facilities and wireless internet access. Food & beverages available for purchase from a mobile food cart. Business class seating provides even more space and legroom, with meals included.

Stainless Steel Cars: (Used on The ‘Canadian’)

Coach Car:
Spacious open seating with reclining seats featuring full-length leg-rests, big picture windows and public washroom facilities. Perfect for day use. For those who don’t mind traveling overnight in a reclining seat, the most economical way to travel.

Sleeping Car:
Roomette:
A roomette is a private bedroom for one featuring a big picture window, a fold-down murphy-style bed that converts into an armchair for day use, complete with its own vanity & toilet facilities and a power outlet.

Bedroom:
A private bedroom for two, this room features a big picture window, upper & lower bunk beds that stow away and two folding armchairs for day use, complete with en suite toilet & vanity facilities and a power outlet.

Triple Bedroom:
A private bedroom for three, this room features a big picture window, upper & lower bunk beds that stow away and sofa and folding armchair for day use, complete with en suite toilet & vanity facilities and a power outlet.

Berth:
The most economical sleeping accommodation. An open seating section by day with two large seats facing each other, converts into a semi-private sleeping area by night, with thick privacy curtains enclosing an upper berth and a lower berth. Public washroom facilities available on the car.

Dining Car:
Provides full-service sit-down gourmet meals at comfortable table or booth seating with big picture windows. Meals are often included in the sleeper class fare. Coach passengers must purchase meals in the dining car.

Skyline Car:
With a cafe at one end and lounge at the other, this car provides bar service & light meals & snacks for purchase. There is a scenic observation dome on the car’s upper level affording 360 degree views.

Prestige Sleeping Car:
VIA Rail has added a new ‘Prestige’ Class of luxury accommodation & service consisting of rooms that are 50% larger than a standard bedroom with various additional features such as a sectional sofa, queen bed, mini bar, HDTV, en suite bathroom, shower, 60% larger windows, and concierge service.

Prestige Park Car:
Operated on the tail end of ‘The Canadian’, this car provides the same ‘Prestige’-class bedroom accommodation found on the Prestige Sleeping Car, as well as an accessible bedroom and a mural lounge with bar, plus a bullet-shaped rear lounge with big picture windows on the lower level. There is a scenic observation dome on the car’s upper level affording 360 degree views.

Stainless Steel Cars: (Used on all of VIA’s long-distance routes except ‘The Ocean’)

Coach Car:
Spacious open seating with reclining seats featuring full-length leg-rests, big picture windows and public washroom facilities. Perfect for day use. For those who don’t mind traveling overnight in a reclining seat, the most economical way to travel.

Sleeping Car:
Roomette:
A roomette is a private bedroom for one featuring a big picture window, a fold-down murphy-style bed that converts into an armchair for day use, complete with its own vanity & toilet facilities and a power outlet.

Bedroom:
A private bedroom for two, this room features a big picture window, upper & lower bunk beds that stow away and two folding armchairs for day use, complete with en suite toilet & vanity facilities and a power outlet.

Triple Bedroom:
A private bedroom for three, this room features a big picture window, upper & lower bunk beds that stow away and sofa and folding armchair for day use, complete with en suite toilet & vanity facilities and a power outlet.

Berth:
The most economical sleeping accommodation. An open seating section by day with two large seats facing each other, converts into a semi-private sleeping area by night, with thick privacy curtains enclosing an upper berth and a lower berth. Public washroom facilities available on the car.

Dining Car:
Provides full-service sit-down gourmet meals at comfortable table or booth seating with big picture windows. Meals are often included in the sleeper class fare. Coach passengers must purchase meals in the dining car.

Renaissance Cars: (Used on ‘The Ocean’)

Coach Car:
Spacious open seating with reclining seats, big picture windows and public washroom facilities. Perfect for day use. For those who don’t mind traveling overnight in a reclining seat, the most economical way to travel.

Sleeping Car:
Bedroom:
A private bedroom for two, this room features a big picture window, upper & lower bunk beds that stow away and a sofa for day use, complete with en suite toilet & vanity facilities and a power outlet.

Deluxe Bedroom:
A private bedroom for two, this room features a big picture window, upper & lower bunk beds that stow away and a sofa for day use, complete with en suite toilet & vanity facilities and a power outlet. This room also has shower facilities.

Dining Car:
Provides full-service sit-down gourmet meals – either included in the fare or available for purchase, depending on the class of service – and features comfortable booth seating with big picture windows.

Service Car:
Features a lounge with comfortable seating, big picture windows & wireless internet access.

Amtrak:

Amfleet cars: (When used on Amtrak’s shorter-distance routes)

Amfleet Coach:
Coaches used for intercity service like Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, Keystone & Empire Service feature spacious open seating with reclining seats, big picture windows, public washroom facilities and wireless internet access.

Amfleet Cafe Car:
With a cafe with booth seating at one end and a take-out counter at the other, this car provides bar service & light meals & snacks for purchase. This car also features business class seating providing even more space and legroom than coach, plus big picture windows, public washroom facilities and wireless internet access.

Single-Level Cars: (Used primarily on Eastern long-distance routes)

Amfleet Coach:
Spacious open seating with reclining seats featuring big picture windows and public washroom facilities. Perfect for day use. For those who don’t mind traveling overnight in a reclining seat, the most economical way to travel.

Amfleet Cafe Car:
With a cafe with booth seating at one end and a take-out counter at the other, this car provides bar service & light meals & snacks for purchase.

Viewliner Sleeping Car:
Roomette:
The most economical sleeping accommodation. A roomette is a private bedroom for two featuring upper & lower bunk beds (each with its own big picture window) that stow away revealing two armchair-style seats facing each other for day use, complete with its own vanity & toilet facilities and a power outlet.

Bedroom:
A private bedroom for two, this room features big picture windows, upper & lower bunk beds that stow away and a sofa for day use, complete with en suite toilet & vanity facilities and a power outlet.

Dining Car:
Provides full-service sit-down gourmet meals at comfortable booth seating with big picture windows. Meals are included in the sleeper class fare. Coach passengers must purchase meals in the dining car.

Superliner Bi-Level Cars: (Used primarily on Western long-distance routes)

Superliner Coach:
Spacious open seating with reclining seats featuring big picture windows and public washroom facilities. Perfect for day use. For those who don’t mind traveling overnight in a reclining seat, the most economical way to travel.

Superliner Sleeping Car:
Roomette:
The most economical sleeping accommodation. A roomette is a private bedroom for two featuring upper & lower bunk beds that stow away revealing two armchair-style seats facing each other for day use, complete with power outlet. Public washroom facilities available on the car.

Bedroom:
A private bedroom for two, this room features big picture windows, upper & lower bunk beds that stow away and a sofa for day use, complete with en suite toilet, shower & vanity facilities and a power outlet.

Family Bedroom:
A private bedroom for two adults & two children, this room features big picture windows, upper & lower bunk beds that stow away and sofa & armchair for day use, complete with power outlet. Public washroom facilities available on the car.

Superliner Dining Car:
Provides full-service sit-down gourmet meals at comfortable booth seating with big picture windows. Meals are included in the sleeper class fare. Coach passengers must purchase meals in the dining car.

Sightseer Lounge Car:
Oversized picture windows with lounge & table seating on the upper level. The lower level of this car provides bar service & light meals & snacks for purchase.

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