Commuter tickets

VR commuter services use two pricing systems. The fares depend on whether the trip is made inside or outside HSL area (Helsinki region). VR’s commuter service region comprises the connections between Helsinki, Lahti and Riihimäki. Siuntio also belongs to VR’s commuter service region. You can travel from Helsinki to Kerava and Kirkkonummi with an HSL ticket.

 

HSL area train tickets

A HSL (Helsinki Metropolitan Area) ticket is needed for travelling by commuter train within Regional transport (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen).

See the commuter services price area map for more information.

HSL area tickets and fares

 

Commuter tickets

When the entire commuter train trip or part of it is made outside Helsinki region municipalities, (check the route map), you must purchase a VR single ticket.

Commuter traffic single tickets are sold via VR Commuter as well as 10-journey multi-tickets and season tickets for 14–365 days. Buy commuter traffic travel easily on the beta.vr.fi website.

Single tickets for commuter services can be purchased with the new VR Commuter mobile application, beta.vr.fi, VR stations that have ticket sale offices, ticket vending machines or from R-Kiosk.

See all purchase locations

Read more about commuter multi-tickets

Read more about commuter season tickets

 

Validity of commuter tickets

  • With a commuter ticket, you can travel only on commuter trains within VR’s Commuter Traffic area (see route map)
  • You can travel on Helsinki Regional Traffic Authority (HSL) routes with HSL region tickets (see route map). Read more about HSL ticket products
  • When travelling on express, InterCity or Pendolino trains, you need a VR long-distance train ticket.

 

Commuter ticket discounts 

The discounts below are granted on commuter ticket fares for commuter services. Read more on the discount terms on each ticket information page.

 

Long-distance tickets including a commuter connection

Should your commuter train journey connect with a long-distance journey, you may purchase a long-distance ticket including a commuter connection.

Long-distance train tickets are also valid for transport in the HSL region when the transfer time to the local train is no more than 80 minutes from the arrival of the long-distance train to the transfer station. In such a case the destination must be the desired HSL area station.

Long-distance train tickets

 

Commuter single tickets

Validity and travel of single tickets

VR Commuter and VR Mobile

Two hours from purchase

The ticket is valid in the direction assigned between the departure and destination station. The ticket should be valid when you board the train.

Commuter multi-tickets cannot be changed or cancelled.

Webshop (beta.vr.fi)

Two hours from the train departure time or the customer’s chosen time point.

The ticket is valid in the direction assigned between the departure and destination station. The ticket should be valid when you board the train.

Commuter multi-tickets cannot be changed or cancelled.

VR stations with services, ticket vending machines, R-Kiosk

On the purchase date and the day after purchase, two hours from stamping.

The ticket is valid in the direction assigned between the departure and destination station. The ticket should be valid when you board the train.

Commuter multi-tickets cannot be changed or cancelled.

Train ticket sales

1–2 zones 60 minutes

3–4 zones 90 minutes

5–8 zones 120 minutes

See VR Commuter Services payment zones for more information

 

Single ticket prices purchased on trains in the commuter region

Route

Number of zones

Price, adult
(+ 0,50 €)

Price,
student/pensioner
(+ 0,50 €)

Price, children
(+ 0,50 €)

Hyvinkää–Riihimäki

1

2,60 €

2,60 €

1,30 €

Hyvinkää–Järvenpää

2

4,60 €

2,60 €

2,30 €

Hyvinkää–Kerava

3

7,00 €

3,50 €

3,50 €

Helsinki–Jokela

4

8,60 €

4,30 €

4,30 €

Helsinki–Hyvinkää

5

10,80 €

5,40 €

5,40 €

Helsinki–Riihimäki

6

12,00 €

6,00 €

6,00 €

Lahti–Tikkurila

7

12,40 €

6,20 €

6,20 €

Lahti–Helsinki

8

13,00 €

6,50 €

6,50 €

* The minimum price of discounted single tickets is EUR 2.60, with the exception of junior tickets.  Discount tickets cannot be purchased from 23.00 to 04.00 when night services are operated, but discount tickets purchased in advance are accepted. All rights reserved.

 

Prices for tickets purchased on the train between Jävenpää and Helsinki 

Route

Number of zones

Price, adult
(+ 0,50 €)

Price,
student/pensioner
(+ 0,50 €)

Price, children
(+ 0,50 €)

Järvenpää–Kerava

1

3,10 €

2,60 €

1,60 €

Järvenpää–Tikkurila

2

5,10 €

2,60 €

2,60 €

Järvenpää–Helsinki

3

7,20 €

3,60 €

3,60 €

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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We’re gradually renewing our Online Shop

Our busy Online Shop vr.fi is being renewed. We’re working gradually to be able to offer you new services and features as soon as possible so that you can give us feedback on how they work. Firstly we have renewed the services for those who use the commuter area traffic in the Helsinki metropolitan area.

Read more about the renewal

 

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.

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Tickets through VR Commuter

Commuter services zone area tickets can now be purchased through the free VR Commuter application. HSL area internal tickets are not sold through VR Commuter.

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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.

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