The Ocean Train – VIA Rail | Montreal to Halifax

Holiday Duration: 1 Night



The Scenic Splendour – Montreal to Halifax.

The Ocean begins in Montreal and journeys overnight through the rural communities of Quebec’s South Shore to New Brunswick – where you could hop off in Moncton and spend a few days exploring the Bay of Fundy – and onwards, arriving at Halifax in the afternoon. This is a wonderful way to experience two distinct regions of Canada. We recommend Sleeper Plus Class which includes meals on board the train, overnight accommodation in the sleeping cars (private cabins), access to the Park Car with lounges and scenic dome seating area.

Year round, choose the relaxing ambience and attentive service of budget travel in Economy class, or upgrade to Sleeper Plus Class.

If you travel in Sleeper Plus class between mid-June to mid-October as well as delicious meals included in the price of your ticket and exclusive access to the Park car, you will also have informal presentations and activities on the Maritimes as part of the Maritime Experience.



Economy Class

There’s nothing like falling asleep to the gentle motion of a train gliding through the wilderness. Blankets and pillows are sold on board. In addition to your roomy seat and the friendly onboard atmosphere, you’ll also enjoy access to the service car. Choose from a selection of affordable meals, snacks, beverages, and alcoholic drinks in the service car

Sleeper Plus Class

Sleeper Plus provides everything you need to feel right at home in your cozy cabin. Inside the train there are wine tastings and musical acts on certain departures, Maritime history lessons, lounges, and a scenic dome in the Park car. Inside the dining car, enjoy fresh meals, regional specialties and Canadian wines while the landscape unfolds around you.

Frontier’s Personal Experience

The VIA rail train from Moncton to Quebec City is really enjoyable, lovely views and very relaxing. It’s a novel but nice experience to dine and sleep on the train, I highly recommend it. It’s popular though so you need to book this up early. The sleeper plus cabin for two has 2 bunks and a private washroom with Shower, WC and sink.

Joanne Moores,
Frontier Canada

Itinerary (1 Night)

Here’s a day-by-day guide to your itinerary. Feel free to ask us to add other days or ideas and excursions by contacting us directly, so we can give you the best price.

Days 1-2

The Montreal-Halifax train makes an overnight journey along the St. Lawrence River before crossing the provinces of...

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