Finnish trains

Finnish trains

Finnish trains: the most efficient and comfortable way to travel through Finland.

  • Book up to 60 days in advance
  • Regional trains

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Finnish train

Overview

Finnish trains

Scandinavian style is known for being sleek and minimalistic, and traveling by train throughout Scandinavia follows suit: sleek trains, minimal stress.

Finnish trains are operated by VR, the national railway company of Finland. Trains operate on the extensive railway network to link major Finnish cities like Helsinki (the capital and main travel hub), Tampere (a popular city on the water), and Rovaniemi (also known as “Santa Claus Town”).

Most domestic Finnish trains operated by VR do not require a seat reservation, including the InterCity (IC) trains. However, if you want to be sure to have a seat, you can book a seat reservation in advance.

The high-speed Pendolino trains covering longer routes do require seat reservations – if you book a point to point ticket, the reservation is included in the ticket cost. If you’re traveling with a rail pass, you will need to book the additional seat reservation supplement.

When you’re in Finland, take a ride on the train and treat yourself to an authentic Scandinavian experience: sleek, simple, and stylish.



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

Services & amenities offered by InterCity trains
Second classFirst class
Generous legroom Watch rolling landscapes pass with room to stretch your legs.
Spacious seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy leather seat with headrest.
Reclining seats Make yourself at home as you journey from one city to the next in a comfy reclining seat.
Bar buffet car Choose from a variety of tasty snacks and beverages, for purchase, to enjoy on your journey.

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FAQs

Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. In the event of a strike, is my rail pass covered under the Rail Protection Plan™?

  • Q. What happens if I don’t fill out my rail pass before boarding the train?

  • Q. Can a reservation date on an overnight train be changed?

  • Q. Can I take any train that travels between the two cities for which I bought my train ticket, or do I have to take a specific train?

  • Q. How do I find my train?

  • Q. Do restaurant cars cater to specific dietary needs like vegetarian, diabetic or kosher?

  • Q. I’ve written the wrong date on my rail pass travel calendar box. What should I do?

  • Q. Are European trains "child friendly"?

  • Q. I’ve booked a print at home e-ticket. What do I need to do before getting on board the train?

  • Q. How do I have my train ticket endorsed to indicate it was not used?

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