Finnish trains

Finnish trains are the best way to travel in Finland.

  • Book up to 60 days in advance
  • Regional trains

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Finnish train

Overview

Finnish trains

Finnish trains are operated by VR, the national railway company of Finland. Trains operate on the extensive railway network to link major cities in Finland. Helsinki, the capital, is the main hub for train travel. Most domestic Finnish trains operated by VR do not require a seat reservation. The high speed Pendolino train is the exception. Seat reservation is not compulsory to travel on board the InterCity (IC) trains in Finland. However if you want to be sure to have a seat, you can book a seat reservation.



Practical information


Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.


Booking :
  • Finnish trains tickets are open for booking 60 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

A class apart

Classes of service

Classes and facilities offered by InterCity trains
First classSecond class
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.
Bar buffet car Access to the bar buffet car where snacks and beverages can be bought.
Reclining seats Cosy with more legroom, reclining seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.

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FAQ's

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. If I register on your site, will I start receiving spam?

  • Q. Why does my train ticket say “coach” if I bought a ticket in the First class or Premier Category?

  • Q. Can I book a rail pass and a seat reservation at the same time?

  • Q. What language is spoken at the train station and on the train?

  • Q. Can I customize my group trip (meals on board, train station transfers)?

  • Q. Are the train tickets you send me the actual tickets, or do I need to exchange them at the station?

  • Q. I haven't departed for Europe yet and want to exchange or refund my train ticket. How do I proceed?

  • Q. What should I do if I am downgraded due to equipment issues, or affected by a traffic disruption or a strike?

  • Q. If my train crosses a border, will I need to show my passport to the conductor?

  • Q. How can I contact Rail Europe prior to my departure to Europe?

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