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Via Rail

VIA Rail Canada, through an agreement with CAUBO, offers a discount on most fares to University of Toronto employees. This discount is good for 12.5% off the best available fare (some conditions apply, e.g. does not apply to “Escape Fare”). University of Toronto faculty & staff can utilize the University’s discounted rate with VIA Rail for personal and business travel. Faculty & staff are required to bring business identification with them on the booked trip (either a U of T staff card or a business card); you may be required to show University of Toronto ID to VIA Rail Canada personnel when you book in person or when you travel.

To book tickets, go to viarail.ca, and use discount code 710810.

This discount can also be extended to an additional 3 passengers (friends / family) traveling with the University of Toronto employee. All questions about the VIA Rail Canada discount fare program should be directed to Andrea Fernandes at VIA Rail. If you have questions about your eligibility to participate in this program as a University of Toronto employee, email benefits.help@utoronto.ca. Employees may use their Travel and Hospitality Card or Personal Credit Card for booking Train Travel.

For guidelines on travel and other reimbursable expenses, see the GTFM’s Air and Rail Travel policy.

Union Pearson Express

CAUBO has signed an agreement with Union Pearson Express for travel between Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and Union Station for only $9.

The UP Express departs Union Station and Pearson airport every 15 minutes, from 5:30 am to 1:00 am, with a commute time of 25 minutes. See the UP EXpress Business Program brochure for more information, including the UP route, stops and amenities.

Steps for booking online

  • Visit UPexpress.com and click on “Sign UP”.
  • Create a UP Express account using a U of T email address.
  • When booking select “Business One-Way” or “Business Return” ticket types.

Approved Suppliers

Supplier Contact Information
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(416) 869-3300


Via Rail Canada Andrea Fernandes
Senior Specialist, Corporate Sales