Train travel to canada from usa

Train travel prices


When we traveled to Canada, it was the middle of winter and it was snowing quite a bit. Before going, we thought that the best idea was to travel by train, since flights could be cancelled due to weather problems. In this post, I want to tell you about my experience traveling by train in Canada.

Canadian trains are pretty decent. I think they have nothing to envy to trains in Europe. I did not travel by train in the United States, but I was told that Canadian trains are a bit better.

The company that operates the trains is Via Rail Canada (web). It is very easy to buy tickets and they have an app that allows you to check in, no need to print the boarding pass. You just show them the QR code that appears on the app and that’s it.

Traveling by train seemed much cheaper than doing the same trip by plane. I don’t know if it was because flights in Canada are expensive or if it was because of the season. But the price was a big factor, in addition to the weather, to choose this means of transportation.

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Travel time between Canada and United States is about 13h 10m and covers a distance of about 824km. This includes an average layover time of about 27 min. Operated by OurBus, NJ Transit and MTA, Canada to United States service departs from Toronto, ON and arrives at Chambers St. Generally, services from 13 run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules may vary, so check in advance.

No, there is no direct train from Canada to the United States. However, there are services departing from Toronto Union Station and arriving at Chambers St via 34 St-Penn Station The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 42m.

The canadian train price

There are countries and places that make you fall in love as soon as you arrive to them, and in my first visit to Canada that happened, I fell in love with its cities, modern like Toronto or classic like Quebec, with its natural spaces, like the Niagara Falls and the Great Lakes, with its lifestyle, a mix between European and American, and I also fell in love with its people, who have built a truly multicultural country open to the World.

I was expecting the second largest country in the world, with almost 10 million square kilometers and a population density of 3 people per square kilometer, almost all living in the south of the country because of the harsh weather conditions in winter.

As a fan of trains, especially the mythical routes such as the Trans-Siberian, the Orient Express, the Train to the Clouds in Argentina, the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth, the toy train from Calcutta to Darjeeling, and, of course, the Canadian, from Toronto to Vancouver, as soon as I could I got on a train in Canada to make the journey between Quebec and Toronto, stopping in Montreal, a route called the Corridor.

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When you make a reservation for services that cross the U.S.-Canada border, you must provide certain information, such as date of birth, gender, country of citizenship and detailed information about the type of identification you will carry on your trip. Other conditions apply.

Passengers traveling from Vancouver, BC must arrive at least one hour prior to departure for border crossing processing. In locations such as Montreal, QC or Toronto, ON, passengers must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. For those passengers who are not citizens of the United States or Canada, it is recommended that they arrive more than one hour prior to departure to complete additional U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing.

Non-U.S. citizens entering the country must also complete the I-94 Arrival Record and pay a $6 fee. To expedite the process, you may prepay the fee and apply online through the U.S. Customs website up to seven (7) days prior to your trip. Then, you will only need to complete the final steps when you are on board. If you choose to complete the entire process on board the train, you must have $6 in cash, in U.S. currency (the exact amount), to submit with the form.

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