Commuter traffic at your service

Starting from the midsummer week (19 June), conductors will be focusing more on ensuring travel comfort both onboard the trains and on the platforms. At the same time, ticket sales in all commuter trains will end. Regardless of time and place, the easiest ways to by a ticket are the VR Commuter application and the online shop, which is to be redesigned.
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On-board staff is there for you

As from Monday, 19 June 2017, tickets will no longer be sold on any HSL trains or VR commuter trains. In future, you will be required to have a ticket prior to boarding the train. Our conductors will continue to serve you onboard the train and on platforms. They provide instructions, help as well as guidance and may inspect the passengers’ tickets. In future, the conductors will be moving in pairs and there will always be a conductor onboard night trains. The train drivers will keep you up-to-date with the progress of the journey. 


Our on-board staff have the right to remove passengers travelling without a ticket from the train. The inspectors of HSL will charge anyone travelling without an appropriate ticket an inspection fee and the price of the ticket. The inspection fee is €80.


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VR Commuter application provides the fastest and easiest way to buy a ticket

You can by commuter tickets conveniently from your mobile device using the VR Commuter application and online from The easiest and fastest way to do it is to log in using your Veturi ID. You only need to log in once, and after that you can buy your ticket with a few clicks. There is no need to re-enter, for example, your bank or credit card details. The VR Commuter application will remember your favourite routes and your tickets will be stored in My information.


You can also buy your ticket conveniently from ticket machines, R-Kioski or railway stations.


Read more about buying and paying commuter train tickets

Read more about commuter train tickets


The renewed season ticket and multi-tickets are available in the VR Commuter mobile application and at the online store,, as from 14 June. In future, multi-tickets purchased through these new channels must be validated prior to starting the journey by activating them as train tickets at the online store or in the application. The use of season tickets remains unchanged, but they are now available in the VR Commuter application and at the online shop.


Read more about the redesigned multi-ticket and its use

Purchase a season ticket at the online shop



Commuter trains as far as Tampere: decreased prices for the new area


The VR commuter services area is extended from Riihimäki to Tampere as from 19 June 2017. The new commuter services area stops are: : Hämeenlinna, Iittala, Lempäälä, Parola, Ryttylä, Tampere, Toijala, Turenki and Viiala.


The single ticket prices of trains departing from and arriving at the new commuter services area between Riihimäki and Tampere have been decreased as of 14 June. On average, the prices of single tickets decreased 20% in comparison to long-distance trains, whereas the decrease for season tickets is 13% and 30% for multi-tickets. Children, students and pensioners can always purchase commuter tickets for half price meaning that for them, the prices decreased by as much as 40%.


As from 19 June, the R train operates the route between Helsinki and Tampere, the Z train operates the route between Helsinki and Lahti and the new G train operates the route between Riihimäki and Lahti. The ticket prices of Z and G trains remain unchanged.


See extended commuter service area


Commuter services is part of VR Passenger Services and is responsible for commuter train services in the Helsinki region (HSL area) and from Helsinki to Lahti, Tampere (as from 19 June) and Siuntio (VR commuter services area). Every year, a total of about 70 million passengers use commuter trains and every day, about 800 commuter trains operate in Helsinki. More than 600 professionals work in commuter services and the annual net sales is about 100 million euros.

Travel easily with you Veturi username

Did you know that you can purchase your commuter tickets with ease from the new VR Commuter application. Your Veturi username remembers your favourite routes!

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