Commuter tickets

In the commuter services area, the ticket prices depend on whether the trip is made inside or outside the HSL area in the Capital Region. The VRs commuter train service area includes the municipalities outside of the Capital Region, the routes Helsinki–Lahti, Helsinki–Riihimäki, Helsinki–Siuntio and the new commuter route between Riihimäki and Tampere which has been operated since 14 June 2017.
 

 

HSL area tickets

When travelling in the Capital Region (Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen, Kirkkonummi and Kerava), you need an HSL area ticket. Read more about the HSL area tickets.

Are you unsure whether you are travelling in the HSL or the VR area? See the commuter services route map

 

Commuter train service tickets

When travelling outside the municipalities of the Capital Region, you must buy a commuter train service ticket. See the commuter train service route map

Single tickets, 10-journey multi-tickets and season tickets are available for the commuter train service. Single commuter train tickets can be purchased via VR Commuter mobile application, at beta.vr.fi, from VR stations that have ticket sale offices, from ticket machines or from R-Kiosks. You can check the sales points of all commuter train service tickets on the Purchase commuter train tickets site.

Read more about commuter services multi-tickets

Read more about commuter services season tickets

 

Discounts and the validity of commuter train service tickets

  • Commuter train service tickets only apply on the commuter train service area (see the route map)

  • You can travel on the HSL routes with the HSL area tickets (see route map).

  • When travelling on express, InterCity or Pendolino trains, you need a VR long-distance train ticket.

 

The discounts below are granted on commuter train service tickets. Read more on the discount terms on each ticket information page.

 

Commuter train service tickets for long-distance traffic connecting services

You can purchase a long-distance traffic ticket which includes a transfer within the commuter services area. Please note, that the destination station of your ticket must be a station of your choice within the HSL area. Long-distance train tickets are valid for transport in the HSL area when the transfer time to the commuter train is no more than 80 minutes from the arrival of the long-distance train to the transfer station.

For example, you can purchase a long-distance train ticket to the Helsinki Airport and transfer to a commuter train at Tikkurila station. Read how to purchase train tickets to the Airport

Read about long-distance services train tickets

 

Commuter single tickets

Validity and travel of single tickets

VR Commuter and VR Mobile

2 hours from purchase

The ticket is valid in the direction assigned between the departure and destination station. The ticket must be valid when boarding the train.

Commuter multi-tickets cannot be changed or cancelled.

Online shop (beta.vr.fi)

2 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 must be valid when boarding the train.

Commuter multi-tickets cannot be changed or cancelled.

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

The time of travel can be chosen within the next 60 days and the ticket must be validated within the next 2 days. The ticket will be valid for 2 hours from the moment of validation.

The ticket is valid in the direction assigned between the departure and destination station. The ticket must be valid when boarding the train.

Commuter multi-tickets cannot be changed or cancelled.

Train ticket sales (as of 19 June only between Riihimäki and Lahti)

1–2 zones 60 minutes

3–4 zones 90 minutes

5–10 zones 120 minutes

See VR Commuter Services payment zones for more information

 

Commuter services single ticket prices

Route

Price, adult

Price,
student/pensioner

Price, child

Helsinki–Tampere/Lempäälä/Viiala

16,00 €

8,00 €

8,00 €

Helsinki–Iittala/Toijala

15,00 €

7,50 €

7,50 €

Helsinki–Parola

13,00 €

6,50 €

6,50 €

Tampere–Lahti

12,40€

6,20€

6,20€

Helsinki–Hämeenlinna/Ryttylä/Turenki

12,00€

6,00€

6,00€

Riihimäki–Tampere

10,80 €

5,40€

5,40€

Turenki/Hämeenlinna/Parola–Tampere

7,00€

3,50€

3,50€

Ryttylä–Tampere

7,50€

3,80€

3,80€

Iittala/Toijala–Tampere

4,00€

2,00€

2,00€

Viiala/Lempäälä–Tampere

2,60€

2,60€

1,30€

Lahti–Helsinki

13,00€

6,50€

6,50€

Lahti–Tikkurila

12,40€

6,20€

6,20€

Helsinki–Riihimäki

12,00€

6,00€

6,00 €

Helsinki–Hyvinkää

10,80€

5,40€

5,40€

Helsinki–Jokela

8,60€

4,30€

4,30€

Järvenpää–Helsinki

7,20€

3,60€

3,60€

Hyvinkää–Kerava

7,00€

3,50€

3,50€

Järvenpää–Tikkurila

5,10€

2,60€

2,60€

Hyvinkää–Järvenpää

4,60€

2,60€

2,30€

Järvenpää–Kerava

3,10€

2,60€

1,60€

Hyvinkää–Riihimäki

2,60€

2,60€

1,30€

* The minimum price of discounted single tickets is €2.60 with the exception of the children’s ticket. 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.

 

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.

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.

Read more

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