Train Travel

VIA Rail

  • VIA Rail allows you to take a maximum of one oxygen tank with you. You are also allowed to use your oxygen concentrator (portable or stationary) on your trip.
  • It is suggested you bring a short extension cord as well.
  • Please notify VIA Rail at the time of booking that you will be travelling with oxygen.

Contact VIA Rail: 1-888-842-7245 /


  • Notify Amtrak at least 24 hours prior to travelling.
  • Travel is limited to non-smoking cars
  • Maximum allowed oxygen on board cannot exceed one double tank set up of 75 pounds. You must be able to separate the tanks and they cannot be on wheels. A six-tank set up is allowed as long as each tank is less than 20 pounds.
  • Equipment requiring electrical power must be self-contained (battery) for trips less than 12 hours. Electrical power on the train may be used for trips greater than 12 hours.
  • Carry additional oxygen in the event of travel delays.
  • Reserve a private compartment if possible

Contact Amtrak: 1-800-872-7245 /