Services in sleeping berths

The night trains are a comfortable option to travel overnight through the entire country. The night trains supply seats in their day cars and berths in their sleeping-cars. The night trains are composed of sleeping-cars, day cars, a restaurant car and possibly car-carrier wagons.

 

Double-deck sleeping-cars

The new sleeping-cars are designed to meet the needs of as many passenger categories as possible. The cars have a wide variety of services for all types of passengers:

  • Double compartments, also available as single compartments.
  • Some lower-deck compartments are interconnectible so as to serve families or groups of passengers.
  • The upper level compartments have a toilet and shower, while the middle deck and lower level passengers have to share one toilet and shower on the mezzanine floor
  • The lower level features facilities for the disabled and a same level access from the station platforms.
  • The car is air-conditioned and each compartment its own control panel.
  • Mobile phone signal amplifier, audio and video system, wake-up system.
  • The common premises of the car have 6 info monitors showing a video on the services provided aboard. The sleeping-cars and sleeping-compartments also have passenger address loudspeakers.


The sleeping-cars are non-smoking. Allergic passengers are welcome to all compartments of the car. In the car end opposite to the accompanying pet compartment, there is a compartment specially designed for allergic passengers.

Upper deck

The upper level of the sleeping-car has 8 double compartments with toilet and shower. Luggage may be kept under the berths and in the end compartments (sleeping berths 201/202 and 215/216), in a separate luggage niche. The end compartments also provide ski fixing straps.

Lower deck

The lower level of the sleeping-car has 11 double compartments with the one closest to the entrance being a compartment for the disabled. Some of the compartments are interconnectible. The compartments have a wash basin, while a shower and a toilet are located on the middle deck of the car. Luggage may be kept under the berths and in the end compartments (sleeping berths 101/102), in a separate luggage niche. The end compartments also provide ski fixing straps.

 

Blue night trains

VR also operates older blue sleeping-cars along with the new double-deck cars on night trains to Lapland. The blue sleeping cars have 11 sleeping compartments for 1-3 persons and one two person compartment. There are a total of 35 berths.

Berth size is 190 x 84 cm, except berths 34 and 35 the size is 180 x 75 cm

Compartment amenities:

  • places for allergic passengers
  • Pet spaces, berths 1–3 and 34–35
  • key card locks
  • WC in both car ends
  • Luggage transportation in the cabin or in luggage car
  • wash basin, bathroom cabinet with soap and drinking water, towel

 

Tolstoi sleeping compartments

With the new 1st and 2nd class sleeping cars, travelling from Helsinki to Moscow on Tolstoi is a much more enjoyable experience. The amenities in the compartments of the new cars include foldable tables with a wash basin. The toilet at the end of each car has a shower. The service level on the comfortable business class sleeping car is unchanged.

Business class sleeping-car

Business class 4 compartments for one or two persons. Each compartment of the coach has individual air-conditioning, shower and WC. A compartment has one 110 cm wide lower berth and 80 cm wide upper berth.

Compartment amenities:

  • table, padded chair, TV, DVD
  • air-conditioning and temperature control as per compartment
  • in each compartment is WC and shower, underfloor heating
  • bath robes and bath towels in each compartment

Business class restaurant services:

  • Departing from Helsinki, the price of the ticket includes a small warm dinner of high quality with an extensive selection of drinks as well as a cold platter with items such as fruit, yoghurt, and a roll.
  • Departing from Moscow the price of the ticket includes a small warm breakfast before arrival in Helsinki.
  • Other meals are available for purchase in the restaurant car or from the attendant.

The coach has a bar. Luggage can be transported in the compartment.

1st class sleeping-car

Each car has 9 two person sleeping compartments. Compartment can be booked also for one person. The berths are wider than on the old cars (70 cm x 184 cm). Luggage can be stored in the compartment under the bed or in the upper storage box

Compartment amenities:

  • A foldable table with a wash basin and a waste bin
  • Coat rack, mirror, face towels, two sockets.
  • Two toilets and a shower at the other end of the car.
  • Information monitors in each end of the coach

First class restaurant services:

  • Departing from Helsinki, the price of the ticket includes a small warm dinner as well as a cold platter with items such as fruit, yoghurt, and a roll.
  • Departing from Moscow the price of the ticket includes a small warm breakfast before arrival in Helsinki.
  • Other meals are available for purchase in the restaurant car or from the attendant.

2nd class sleeping-car

Sleeping-cars have 32 berths in four person compartments (26 berths in the coach with compartment for the disabled). Two lower and 2 upper berths in each compartment. The berths are wider than on the old cars (70 cm x 184 cm). Luggage can be stored in the compartment under the bed or in the upper storage box

Compartment amenities:

  • A foldable table with a wash basin and a waste bin
  • Coat rack, mirror, face towels, two sockets.
  • Two toilets and a shower at the other end of the car.
  • Information monitors in each end of the coach

Second class restaurant services:

  • The price of the ticket includes a small cold snack platter.
  • Other meals are available for purchase in the restaurant car or from the attendant.

Each car also has a coach attendant who can deliver coffee or tea and small snacks for a fee. When travelling with a pet you have to book an entire compartment.