Children

Children aged 4-16 travel inexpensively in the long-distance trains, either with the super-affordable Saver ticket or with the Basic ticket with the granted 40 % discount. A child under 4 years travels free of charge without an own seat. In the commuter train the discount is 50 %.

Long-distance traffic 40 % off


On long-distance trains, children 4-16 years of age will be given a 40% discount on the price of a basic ticket. The child discount is given on 10 and 30 journey multi-tickets and season tickets.

Commuter traffic 50 % off


The child discount -50 % is granted on single and 10 journey multi-tickets and season tickets in the commuter train area.

More passenger comfort

When travelling with children, you can upgrade your passenger comfort by purchasing an Extra Class seat or seat in the upper deck compartment of the DuettoPlus restaurant car for all tickets. The price of seat bookings depends on the distance travelled.

 

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  Basic ticket Saver ticket
Children 0-3 years Children aged 0-3 years travel free of charge without their own seat.
Children 4-16 years -40 %* no additional discount
Valid on the date and train indicated on the ticket x x
Persons assisting a disabled passenger may travel free of charge. x x
Purchasing locations VR Online Shop, VR Mobile, station ticket offices, R-kioski convenience stores, ticket vending machines, travel agencies,by phone via Customer Care, Railcar ticket machines or conductors VR Online Shop, VR Mobile, station ticket offices, R-kioski convenience stores, ticket vending machines, travel agencies,by phone via Customer Care
How to get the tickets Pick up the ticket at the station, print it yourself or have the ticket sent to you as an e-mail attachment or as an SMS to your mobile phone. Pick up the ticket at the station, print it yourself or have the ticket sent to you as an e-mail attachment or as an SMS to your mobile phone.
Changing the departure time and day for free of charge 5 €/change before departure. If a ticket is changed for a more expensive train service the difference in prices is charged. The difference is not refunded when changing to a less expensive train type. 5 €/change before departure. If a ticket is changed for a more expensive train service the difference in prices is charged. The difference is not refunded when changing to a less expensive train type.
Cancellations Cancellation insurance 10 € when purchasing or changing a ticket Cancellation insurance 10 € when purchasing or changing a ticket
Terms and conditions

Basic ticket terms

Saver ticket terms

 

*Please note. The price of the Basic ticket for long-distance trains after the deduction of the child discount will be rounded up the the next euro.

 

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Frequently asked questions

Children may travel alone by train. Can the conductor look after the child during the trip?

Children travel always under the responsibility of their parents and VR does not have a specific service for children travelling alone. Train staff do not have the time to look after the child as they have to move between the cars during the trip.

Can a junior travel on an adult ticket?

A junior can use a valid adult ticket, and an adult multi-ticket, to travel by train. The difference between the junior and adult ticket prices will in that case not be refunded to the passenger.

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