Children aged 4 to 16 travel inexpensively on long-distance trains, either with the super-affordable saver ticket or with the basic ticket with a 40 % child discount. Children under 4 years travel free of charge without an own seat. In commuter trains the discount is 50 % for children aged 7 to 16 years.

Long-distance traffic 40 % off

On long-distance trains, children aged 4 to 16 years receive a 40% discount on basic and saver tickets. The child discount is also given on 10 and 30 journey multi-tickets and season tickets.


Commuter traffic 50 % off

The child discount -50 % is given on single and 10 journey multi-tickets and season tickets in the commuter train area. Children aged 7 to 16 years are entitled to the child discount and children under 7 years travel free of charge on commuter trains.


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 Restaurant Car for all tickets. The price of seat bookings depends on the distance travelled.

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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 child travel on an adult ticket?

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

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