If you're destination oriented, take the plane. If you want a real TRAVEL, take the VIA Rail train ~ Freddie Miranda 2012
I have travelled on VIA Rail quite a few times between Toronto, Kingston, Montreal and Ottawa and will continue to use their services in order to get between these cities.
Some people think that it might be cheaper flying. I tell them it's not, if they travel with VIA. The price is affordable. They frequently have special promo. The price of the promo tickets does not even cover the taxes if you fly. As for the time it takes, yes the train ride is a solid 5-hour travel outside Canada, but a one hour flight can turn into 3 to 4 hours when you consider the time it takes to get through security and other formalities, not to mention the wait for your checked-in baggages. The Via trip is more relaxing, and the stations are located in city centres, unlike most airports which is located in the suburb. Booking tickets in advance will save you money with the supersaver fare. It gets sold out really quickly, so booking in advance is your best option.
In Via Rail, you have to stand in a long queue to board the train. It did not bother me at all. Last month, on my trip from Toronto to Kingston, it took less than five minutes for a long queue of passengers to board the train.
On my next trip, I am travelling on a business class ticket as adviced by some friends. "Do yourself a favour, dish out the extra dollars and take the business class, you won't regret it", says one of my friends. I want to try and maximize the benefits as much as I can using my Via Preference. Create a profile with Via Preference and be a member. You can accumulate one point for every dollar spent. I got my ticket from Toronto to Kingston for free redeeming my point using this programme. If you are a frequent traveller, take advantage of this, you will be glad you did.
I've had nothing but friendly service in the 10 years using VIA Rail. With this review, I am giving VIA Rail a perfect 10 as I agree with them, its "A more human way to travel."
Name of Transport: VIA Rail Train
Address: Union Station, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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I never tried any travel via Rail Train and your words here adds my eagerness to try at least once. It's really nice to have travel when the service is quite comforting. Thanks a whole lot Freddie :) blessings!
Hi Leony. When I am on a journey, I travel by train whenever possible. If you are coming to Toronto, book with VIA Rail online for a trip to other cities of the province of Ontario. I can guarantee a comfortable seat and very pleasant staff and crew. Try it, there'll be no regrets.Delete
Seems a very interesting way of traveling! ^^ReplyDelete
It is, Horus. Travelling by VIA Rail is interesting. It is always a good reference if the experience is coming from a local resident. Thanks for dropping some lines.Delete
Freddie, I don't travel much, but this blog of yours is fantastic.ReplyDelete
Hi Cheryl. Thanks for your kind words. I appreciate it very much. I promise that I will work harder for the benefit of everyone, traveller or not.Delete
Nice blog friend, keep blogging....and have a nice day.........ReplyDelete
I love to share the beautiful things about the city where I am at. The excellent service of Via Rail in Toronto is something that I like to blog about.Delete
Hi traveller.I have travelled via train 3 times and I enjoyed each time a lot but unfortunately our country or that is better to say our government is under a global sanction so all of tools and instrument are old and then lot of misadventures happen for our poor people annually.you are very lucky because u live in one of the best countries and so you can enjoy living completely.ReplyDelete
Thanks Ahdiye for finding time to share your views.Delete
Canada, and the city of Toronto in particular, is a livable place. But of course nothing in this world is perfect. There is always the good and the bad side of it. Via Rail Canada belongs to the good side.
I gave a rate of 10 to Via Rail Canada for their outstanding customer service. Also gave a 10 for their roomy and restful seats. Their WIFI facility is superb that gets also a 10.Delete
postingan yang bagus dan menarik...ReplyDelete
Thanks for your kind words.Delete
Terima kasih atas kata-kata baik Anda.
So time for a road trip ...ReplyDelete
Thank you much Freddie ...
Yes it is, Debbie! I always want to think that I am going for a trip. If you are on a holiday to your neighbouring Canada, try Via Rail, you will be glad you did. Very comfortable and excellent customer service. Thanks for dropping by.Delete