North America Rail Passes

Canada and USA. They’re seriously massive countries. And you can travel right across them by train. So forget Route 66, cruise on a train instead. The US national rail is Amtrak, and its network covers 46 states in the States, the district of Columbia and also 3 Canadian provinces. For more travel around that maple leaf country of Canada, you’ll need to jump aboard a VIA Rail Canada train.

North American Rail Passes

Want a USA rail pass? Toot! Toot! All aboard the Amtrak. With over 300 trains operating on 34,000 kilometres of tracks to over 500 destinations across the States and Canada, Amtrak can take you all over North America. There are a few different Amtrak rail passes available – 15-day passes, 30-day passes and 45-day passes. Just make sure you travel within 180 days of the issue date. And if you’re a student, get ready to holler because you’ll get a 15 percent discount. Nice.

If you’re travelling around Canada, you should definitely think about getting a VIA Rail Canada pass – these guys take train travel seriously. You’ll travel in serious comfort, be served delicious food and you could even be entertained by a little live music on your train.

VIA Rail Canada offers a range of rail passes. You can go from coast to coast with a Canrailpass. With this pass, you can take 7 one-way trips within a 21-day period. And if you’re going to travel more frequently, you can save money by buying a BizPak to get 10 one-way trips in economy class or 6 one-way trips in business class for travel between southern Ontario and southern Quebec. Under 25s also get a pretty epic discount – buy a VIA 6 pak and get a 50 percent discount off the adult fare.

North American Rail holidays and destinations

In the US, you can holiday by train pretty much anywhere – there’s bespoke rail adventures, scenic trains and escorted rail tours. Jump onboard an Amtrak train from Chicago to Seattle, LA to San Francisco or New York to San Fran even! If you’d like a side of luxury with your train holiday, jump onboard the American Orient Express from . Canada is pretty much made for train holidays. The scenery is awe inspiring and you’ll want to see every bit of this grand country – especially the Canadian Rockies, Manitoba prairies and the Atlantic provinces. Or see it all with the east-west Canadian route between Toronto and Vancouver. A train trip in Canada will take your breath away.