Berths and sleeping compartments

Travel on night trains in a seat or in a sleeping compartment. The tickets sold for night trains are the Basic ticket or the Saver ticket. If you want, you can travel in a sleeping compartment in a two or three person compartment, or book the entire compartment (1, 2 or 3 persons) for you or your group.

 

Tickets for night trains to/from Lapland are on sale until 4 October 2017 (timetables are valid until 9.12.2017). You can book a night train journey with a berth or sleeping compartment online from VR's Online Shop and view night train timetables and prices for different days.

 


The price of berths and sleeping compartments depends on the travel date and whether you travel in a double-deck or a single-deck sleeping car.


Children aged 10 and younger may travel free of charge on night trains with a parent in the same sleeping compartment if a berth is not booked for the child.

 

Terms and conditions

Fares

To compare sleeping berth and compartment prices go to the VR Online Shop. When purchasing tickets from a station ticket office or R-kiosk, a €1 service surcharge added to the price of each ticket.

Travel class

Eco-class

How to buy

You can buy tickets for a berth or compartment online, ticket offices, ticket vending machine, by phone from VR Customer Care, from travel agencies and VR sales agents/Matkahuolto service points (see more information).

How to pay

You can pay for tickets including a berth or sleeping compartment online and at VR ticket vending machines.

Tickets which include for berths in a sleeping compartment bougt from other purchasing locations must be paid within 24 hours of booking or when booking when the reservation is made less than 24 hours before the train's departure. If the reservation is not paid within the deadline the reservation will cancelled.

Validity

The Basic ticket which includes the berth or sleeping compartment is valid for the date and train indicated on the ticket.

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.

Changes

You may change a Basic ticket which includes a berth or sleeping compartment before the train's departure or 24 hours after the train's departure at the latest. The charge for changing the ticket is €5 per change/person. The date or time of departure can be changed (not the route or the direction). The difference is not refunded when changing to a less expensive ticket.

If you have purchased the ticket from VR Customer Care you can also make changes by phone. A €5 cancellation charge for paid tickets is also collected in these cases.

Cancellations

You may cancel a Basic ticket which includes a berth or sleeping compartment at ticket offices before the train's departure. The cancellation charge is €10. If you have not paid for the ticket yet or you have purchased the ticket from VR Customer Care you can also make cancellations by phone. A €10 cancellation charge for paid tickets is also collected also in these cases.

 

 

Children on night trains

Children aged 10 and younger may travel free of charge on night trains with a parent in the same sleeping compartment if a berth is not booked for the child. Please note the following before departure:

  • Tell the ticket office clerk that a child will be travelling when purchasing tickets so that a free of charge train ticket may be printed.
  • Train tickets entitling a child to travel free of charge are available at ticket offices and by contacting VR Customer Care by phone.
  • If you buy CarTrain packages or your night train tickets from VR Online Shop you may book free of charge tickets for children for the same sleeping compartment at the above mentioned sales points.
  • Children under the age of 4 do not need train tickets.

 

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Frequently asked questions

Will there be changes in the night train and CarTrain tickets and prices?

According to customer surveys and feedback customers would like more competitive products and price level. Night and CarTrain tickets will also be reviewed on that basis.


I travel with my small child in a sleeping car and I'm afraid the child will fall from the berth. What do I do?

The lower (blue sleeping cars) or lower and middle berths (double decker sleeping cars) can be equipped with a safety net so that the child does not fall down from the berth. You can ask for a safety net when purchasing tickets from station ticket offices or by calling VR Customer Care, tel. 0600 41 900.

I would like to take my skis with me on a long-distance train. Is that possible?

It's easy to transport skis onboard trains. The location of transport varies by train type. You can transport skis by train free of charge except when the skis are transported in the luggage van in blue cars. When transporting skis, please make sure that the skis do not cause nuisance to other passengers.

How much earlier have I to buy a journey with a berth ticket in the Online shop?

When purchasing a berth ticket from the Online Shop there must be over one hour until the departure of the train from its original departure station. You can check the departure station by clicking on the train number on the Online Shop's Timetables and fares page.

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