VIA Rail - "The Ocean" route from Halifax to MontrealIncluding Quebec City

VIA Rail is Canada’s classic overnight rail passenger service. Aboard “The Ocean” train, you’ll step into a golden past and relive Canada’s history. A truly nostalgic experience, VIA Rail includes meals in mid-century rail dining cars, glass-domed observation cars, and private sleeper cabins to enjoy Canada’s scenery.

The route travelled is between Halifax and Montreal and can also disembark in Quebec City along the way.

Instructions:

Please arrive at the train station you will be boarding at 90 minutes to 1 hour prior to your listed departure time. For station information, see below: LINK

Please note that due to the nature of train travel, cabin space is limited therefore full-sized luggage is not permitted in your cabin. Your large suitcases will need to be checked prior to boarding and they will be returned to you when you arrive at your destination. It is recommended that you take the time to rearrange your luggage into a carry-on-sized suitcase and a personal item such as a backpack or purse prior to arriving at the station. Detailed information on luggage allowances is noted below: LINK

When you arrive at the station, please have the VIA Rail Tickets provided with your travel documents on hand in paper form, or on your mobile device. These include a QR code to be scanned at check-in. In the event that your tickets do not show a QR code and you have been provided with an “E-Voucher”, please provide the noted VIA Rail confirmation number and your name at check-in. A valid photo ID is also required at check-in.

Please note that while VIA Rail endeavours to operate on time, the realities of increased freight traffic on tracks that we do not own may give rise to significant delays.

For more information on the cabin types and amenities onboard, visit:

VIA Rail - Halifax to Montreal - Sleeper Cabins

Westbound Train Schedule (As of June 19, 2024):

Supplier:

Train #15

Departure Location:

Departure Time:

Arrival Location:

Arrival Time:

Halifax, NS:

11:30

Moncton, NB

15:47

Moncton, NB:

15:52

Sainte-Foy, QC:

06:13 (+1 Day)

Saint-Foy, QC:

06:40 (shuttle time to downtown)

Quebec City, QC:

07:10

Quebec City, QC:

06:30

Montreal, QC,

09:53

To check the status of your train, visit the live map and look for train #15 named “Ocean to Montreal”.


Station Details:

1161 Hollis St, Halifax, NS, B3H 2P6

Please take a taxi between the Halifax station and all Halifax hotels with the exception of The Westin as the station is not within walking distance of all other properties Canada Rail Vacations work with. The Westin is connected to the station.

LINK

77 Canada Street, Moncton, NB, E1C 0V3

Please take a taxi between the Moncton train station and your final destination in Moncton.

LINK

Please note that passengers disembarking the Ocean train from Halifax will be transferred from the Sainte-Foy(Ste-Foy) station to the Quebec City train station(Gare du Palais) as the train does not pass through downtown. From there you will need to take a taxi to your hotel.

Taxi Coop Ste-Foy shuttle
– The Taxi Coop Ste-Foy shuttle transfers passengers from the Ste-Foy station to Québec City in front of the main entrance of the Gare du Palais.

450 rue de la Gare du Palais, Québec, QC, G1K 3X2

Please take a taxi between the Quebec City station and all Quebec City hotels as it is not within walking distance of the properties Canada Rail Vacations work with. The Hotel Manoir Victoria is 500 meters away but may be a difficult walk with luggage.

Please note that passengers disembarking the Ocean train from Halifax will be transferred to the Quebec City train Station from Sainte-Foy(Ste-Foy)  as the train does not pass through downtown.

Taxi Coop Ste-Foy shuttle
– The Taxi Coop Ste-Foy shuttle transfers passengers from the Ste-Foy station to Québec City in front of the main entrance of the Gare du Palais.

LINK

895 de la Gauchetiere West, Montréal, QC, H3B 4G1

Please take a taxi from the Montreal station to all Montreal hotels with the exception of the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth as the station is not within walking distance of all other properties Canada Rail Vacations work with. The Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is connected to the station.

LINK


Luggage Restrictions:

1 Personal Item (Per Person)
Max. 11.5 kg (25lb.)
Max. 43 x 15 x 33 cm (17 x 6 x 13 in.)
Equal to a backpack or purse

AND

2 Small Items (Per Cabin)
Max. 11.5 kg (25 lb.) each
Max. 54.5 x 39.5 x 23 cm (21.5 x 15.5 x 9 in.) each
Equal to a standard sized carry-on luggage

OVERWEIGHT ITEM(S): Items over 11.5 kg (25lb.) not permitted as carry-on bag.

ADDITIONAL ITEM(S): Not permitted. Additional bags must be checked.

2 Checked Items
Max. 23 kg (50 lb.) each
Max. 158 linear cm (62 li. in.) each
*Equal to a standard-sized suitcase

In stations where this service is offered, your baggage must be checked at least 45 minutes before departure at terminal stations

For security reasons, baggage is not allowed on board without its owner.

*VIA reserves the right to weigh any and all baggage which may result in applicable allowance fees, as you may be subject to excess charges.

Please note, carry-on luggage will be available to you in your train cabin throughout the trip. Your checked luggage will not be accessible until you reach your final destination aboard this train.