Planes, Trains and Buses

Concessions for people with vision loss traveling within Canada

Below is information that may help you answer some travel-related questions.

Planes – Air travel

The One Person, One Fare Policy has been in effect since January 10, 2009 and pertains only to domestic flights on Air Canada and WestJet. This policy provides an extra seat to people meeting certain requirements who need a personal attendant on their flight. Attendants are charged the taxes and fees applicable to their flight.

Trains - VIA RAIL

VIA Rail offers free travel to one escort accompanying a person with vision loss. The escort or attendant travels free in the same class of service. Passengers wishing to travel with an escort must be eligible for a CNIB ID Card and have the card in hand when purchasing a train ticket.

For more information, call 1 888 VIA-RAIL or TTY 1 800 265-9503. Website:

Buses (example: Greyhound)

People with vision loss should contact the bus carrier about discounted fares as it varies from province to province.

For more information on the Greyhound policy