Finland (VR)

Country info: Finland (Suomi)

Rail companies: VR (Suomen Valtion Rautatiet)

Finnish Rail Network Map 

Currency: Euro


Train travel in Finland: train types, tickets, fares, discounts & other useful info


National Train Service:
Train types in Finland: Suburban (lähijunat), Regional (taajamajunat),  Express (pikajunat), InterCity, Pendolino & International trains

 Discounts, special offers & ways to save money for passengers traveling by train in Finland (VR):

  1. For passengers purchasing their train tickets in advance (from 60 to 1 day before departure depending on connection) Finnish Railways offer special discounted fares - Saver Tickets. Basically early purchase means cheaper ticket (e.g. from Helsinki to Turku as low as 9,90 euro, from Helsinki to Tampere from 9,90 euro, from Helsinki to Jyväskylä from 14,90 euro, from Helsinki to Joensuu from 24,90 euro, from Helsinki to Oulu from 29,90 euro, from Tampere to Oulu from 25,10 euro and so on). Saver Tickets are valid only for specific train & date, it can also be changed for a fee before departure or cancelled if you have paid the cancellation fee when purchasing the ticket.
  2. Time & Day matters: Pendolino, InterCity and Express train ticket prices will vary on the basis of the train service and day of the week. On less popular train services tickets are cheaper than on the most popular ones, so travel during off-peak period and pay less
  3. Passengers traveling with children can take advantage of Family Ticket offer - children (4-16 years old) travel 40% cheaper
  4. 50 % SeaRail discount is granted (currently until June 30, 2015) on train tickets used in connection with Tallink Silja & Viking Line ferry trips
  5. Passengers planning multiple long-distance train journeys in Finland might consider purchase of Eurail or Interrail pass, it can be well worth it especially if you had no chance or time to purchase VR Saver Tickets. For those who plan to visit not only Finland, but neighboring Sweden, Norway and Denmark also offer regional Eurail Scandinavia Pass


International Train Service:

a) Regular discounts

Not available

b) Special offers (SparSchiene)


c) CityStars

Not available



Youth & Senior passengers holding Rail Plus Cards eligible to discount on all VR international tickets

It is as well possible to purchase Rail Plus Card in Finland (allows 25% discount on any international tickets between almost all European countries). Rail Plus Card prices: persons <26 & >60 years old – 20 euro or 45 euro for adults

Besides the above options for international rail journeys, passengers can as well use international SCIC-NRT/TCV tickets while traveling to/from Finalnd (for more details about this 'trick' see 'Western Europe – how cheap it can be?' section). For instance Helsinki to Moscow SCIC-NRT/TCV tariff ticket (with unlimited stops on the route & one month validity period) costs only 65 euro


How to Buy Train Tickets in Finland:

National (domestic) & international tickets (including offers) can be purchase online via VR Ticket Shop -



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