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Old August 28th, 2012, 10:11 PM
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Default Question about train from Montreal -Quebec City

Does anyone have info on train from Montreal (Central Station) to Old Quebec City(Palace) it looks like. I am looking at tickets the end of Sept one way. I see the Super Saver fares and were wondering if the seats have seat assignments. How was your experience with economy class tickets? I have been looking through posts and have not seen any recent posts. Any help would be appreciated. Thankyou
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Old August 28th, 2012, 11:28 PM
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VIA RAIL is great. Like AMTRAK, no reserved seating; get in line early if you want to sit together.
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Old September 1st, 2012, 11:43 PM
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Does anyone have info on train from Montreal (Central Station) to Old Quebec City(Palace) it looks like. I am looking at tickets the end of Sept one way. I see the Super Saver fares and were wondering if the seats have seat assignments. How was your experience with economy class tickets? I have been looking through posts and have not seen any recent posts. Any help would be appreciated. Thankyou
We have booked the train from Montreal to Quebec City on Oct. 6 with the supersaver fare and we do have assigned seats. I did it online and they ask you whether you want an isle or window seat. My husband and I have seats next to each other - an isle and a window. We are getting on the Emerald Princess in Quebec City of Oct. 6. We are also taking Amtrak from NY to Montreal on Oct. 4. Happy sailing. Willa
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Old September 7th, 2012, 03:31 PM
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They now do assigned seats in regular class as well as in business class. I always enjoy VIA, but I'm a sucker for train travel, reminds me of a boat.

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We have booked the train from Montreal to Quebec City on Oct. 6 with the supersaver fare and we do have assigned seats. I did it online and they ask you whether you want an isle or window seat. My husband and I have seats next to each other - an isle and a window. We are getting on the Emerald Princess in Quebec City of Oct. 6. We are also taking Amtrak from NY to Montreal on Oct. 4. Happy sailing. Willa
We are also doing this on the same day and sailing on the same ship as above. We booked our tickets at the beginning of year and received assigned seating. We also received an email from VIA Rail saying that our train was changed and will have a baggage car. When I phoned to confirm our seating, per the instructions, we had the same seating but the customer service agent I spoke with didn't know anything about it.
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They now do assigned seats in regular class as well as in business class.
Very cool, I did not know this, as they weren't doing this the last time I rode VIA. If only AMTRAK were as modern...
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Very cool, I did not know this, as they weren't doing this the last time I rode VIA. If only AMTRAK were as modern...
Very new, implemented in the last few months I believe. Makes things WAY easier when boarding, before it could be a bit of a freeforall.

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Supersaver business class is worth it at the end of a cruise if you're willing to consider it.
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Ni! I commuted for 20 years, often by train, between Québec city and Montréal until little over a year ago. Via Rail does assign seats but sometimes, as you board, you find that they changed the type of train and assignements don't work. People are accommodating and will let small groups sit together.

Some seats have you riding backwards, so if it is something that bothers you, ask for a seat facing forward and not the one fading the partition.

IMHO first class is not worth it, the différence is only for the meal..

Via Rail has online specials for last minute booking that can be a really really good deal. But you never know in advance what routes will be on

I really enjoy the ride, even alter 20 years. Plus you get on and off right downtown !
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how much is taxi to pier?
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how much is taxi to pier?
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We just returned and were trying to rack our brains figuring out what we paid. We both don't think it was more then $15 Cdn (including tip). However, the station is close enough to the pier that if you don't have alot of luggage, you can walk. We saw several people doing that.
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Curious to know if the train was on time.. I likely will do this the morning the cruise starts..
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Curious to know if the train was on time.. I likely will do this the morning the cruise starts..
For our particular ride the train was on time.
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