Commuter season ticket

The commuter services season ticket enables inexpensive transport when you travel the same route regularly.
 
The commuter season tickets are now available in the VR Commuter mobile application and on the online shop beta.vr.fi, which is to be redesigned. Further information at beta.vr.fi.
 


Buy a season ticket for a specific time period and route and travel as much as you like.


When travelling with a season ticket you must prove your identity with an official identity card.

Ticket terms and conditions

Benefits

You get a discount depending on the duration of the travelling period and the length of the route.

Validity

You can choose a duration of 14–365 days, including the first and the last day of validity. The ticket can be purchased 60 days prior to the first day of validity at the earliest.

Purchasing locations

You can purchase season tickets online, at a station’s ticket offices, from ticket machines, from R-Kiosks, by phone from VR Customer Care or from retailers.

NEW: Season tickets are now available in the VR Commuter mobile application and at beta.vr.fi. Further information at beta.vr.fi.

Payment

Season tickets are paid when booking.

How to get the tickets

The tickets can be picked up from a station, they can be printed, delivered as an email attachment or as a text message ticket on your phone.

NEW: A ticket bought with the VR Commuter mobile application or at beta.vr.fi is delivered to the application’s ticket folder or to your email and a multi-ticket’s single journeys must always be activated prior to boarding the train. Further information at beta.vr.fi.

Changes and cancellations

Season tickets cannot be changed or cancelled.


If the tickets are purchased for a minimum of 180 days one break can be included in the period of validity. The maximum duration for the break is one month (31 days) and there must be a minimum of 14 days of validity left after it. The break can be initiated at station ticket offices and VR Customer Care. Breaks are not available for tickets bought in the VR Commuter mobile application or at beta.vr.fi.

Season tickets purchased before 14/12/2016 will be valid in the zones concerned until the end of their period of validity

 

When to purchase a supplement ticket and how much do they cost?

When you travel using a VR commuter season or multi-ticket, you can purchase a supplement ticket when travelling to a station, which is not on your ticket's route. You can purchase supplement tickets (adults 2.60–10.60 €) at a station’s ticket office. Discounts are given on the supplement tickets, see the commuter discounts.

VR’s supplement tickets shall be validated with a validator onboard the train and they remain valid for two hours. You can purchase as many supplement tickets as you wish in advance and they do not have a validity period. VR’s supplement tickets can only be used on commuter trains.

 

What other options do I have for continuing the journey?

We are testing a new option with HSL until the end of 2017. This option allows you to purchase an HSL single ticket for a supplement journey within the HSL area, if you have a valid VR commuter season ticket. If you wish to purchase an HSL single ticket, you must buy an HSL internal, regional, region two-zone or region three-zone single ticket depending on the journey such that it covers the entire journey in the HSL area. HSL single tickets can be used on all of HSL’s modes of transport.

In addition, you can continue your journey in the VR commuter services area by purchasing a VR single, season or multi-ticket, that are sold on all of VR’s sales channels. Purchase the tickets easily with the VR Commuter application or at the online shop, beta.vr.fi.

 

Examples of supplement ticket use:

You have a VR commuter season ticket for the route Haarajoki–Tikkurila and you wish to travel to Helsinki. Your season ticket is valid for the journey up to Tikkurila.

 

You have two options:

  1. You can purchase a supplement ticket at a station’s ticket office and validate it with the train’s validator. The ticket will be valid for two hours from the moment of validation. Supplement tickets can be purchased in advance as their validity starts at the moment of validation. The supplement tickets purchased at a station’s ticket office can only be used on commuter trains, not for travelling by other modes of transport in the HSL area.
  2. Alternatively, you can purchase an HSL single ticket during the VR and HSL test, which lasts through 2017. If you wish to purchase an HSL single ticket, you must choose a regional ticket as you are travelling from Tikkurila to Helsinki. HSL’s single tickets are available on HSL’s sales channels (for example on HSL Mobile).

 

You have a VR commuter season ticket for the route Haarajoki–Tikkurila and you wish to travel to Järvenpää. Your season ticket is valid for the journey from Tikkurila to Kerava, because Kerava is on the route. Therefore, you must purchase a supplement ticket from Kerava to Järvenpää. You need a VR ticket, because the journey starts/ends within the VR area.

 

You have two options:

  1. You can purchase a supplement ticket at a station’s ticket office and validate it with the train’s validator. The ticket will be valid for two hours from the moment of validation. Supplement tickets can be purchased in advance as their validity starts at the moment of validation.
  2. Alternatively, you can use a VR single, multi- or season ticket depending on how often you need to travel from Kerava to Järvenpää.

 

You can purchase the single, multi- or season tickets from all sales channels, see purchasing commuter train tickets. Purchase the tickets easily with the VR Commuter application or on the online shop, beta.vr.fi.

If you are unsure of a ticket’s validity, do not hesitate to ask the conductor or VR Customer Care tel. 0600 41 900 (call rate: EUR 1.99 per answered call + local network charge)

 

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Zones removed from tickets from 14 December 2016

In the future, single commuter train service tickets will indicate the departure and destination station and will be valid for two hours for the one way route selected. The old zones will remain for single tickets purchased on the train for the time being.

You may use commuter service multi and season tickets purchased before 14 December 2016 for travel in the zone areas marked on the ticket until the end of its validity period.

Traveling from the commuter region to the Ring Rail Line or Coast Line?

Remember to transfer at the correct station when traveling from the commuter region to the Ring Rail Line or Coast Line.

Check where to transfer trains from the commuter region maps

Train tickets easily at R-Kioski

You can buy the most popular tickets for domestic long-distance services, the most special offer tickets, as well as commuter train tickets for VR commuter services at R-kioski.

More information

Refunds on commuter area season tickets

You are entitled to a refund as a Helsinki region season ticket holder if rail services experience major delays or are cancelled.

Read more on refunds

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