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Passenger Information

Our Own Slack Instance

For all train passengers we have a Slack instance where you are able to communicate with other passengers before the trip. You’ll receive an invite shortly after purchasing your tickets. Contact us if you bought a ticket but haven’t received an invitation.


Refunds available (-20% admin charge) until 2 weeks prior to departure. No refunds available after June 29th, 2016.

What are the return trip details?

The Startup Train is one way only. We ran it both ways our first year but we learned that most folks needed flexibility for their return dates. We have discount codes available below for VIA and Porter for booking your return trips.

Porter Discount Code: Please book online at flyporter.com/Flight?culture=en-CA&promocode=ISF016 or through your travel agent using promo code “ISF016”

VIA Discount: www.viarail.ca/en/conference-fares

Travel Details

Please arrive at the Panorama Lounge, VIA Rail’s First Class Lounge, at Union Station in Toronto on July 13th by 10:00am! You will be registered for the train once you arrive. Coffee and drinks will be served and you will have a first opportunity to mingle with other passengers. Wifi is available. We will board the train together and head to Montreal shortly after that.

Please note that the train ride is non-transferable. If you miss our train, there is NO other train to board at a later date/time. See you there at 10:00 am…sharp!