Tickets to Russia

You can buy rail tickets for services between Finland and Russia from more ticket sales points than before. In addition to station ticket offices, tickets are available for purchase from the Online Shop, by calling VR Customer Care, Matkahuolto or from a number of travel agencies.
 


Tickets may be booked 60 days before the travel date at the earliest. The ticket includes a seat reservation.


There are discounts on rail tickets for children and groups. These are also available to Eurail, RailPlus and InterRail cardholders.


NB! Discounted rail tickets for the journey from Russia to Finland must be purchased in Finland, as these are not sold in Russia.

 

How to pay A booked rail ticket must be paid for within 24 hours of making the reservation. If it is less than 24 hours before the journey starts, the ticket must be paid for when the booking is made. There are special terms and conditions attached to group bookings. To enable the delivery of tickets to customers, the customer must state the following
passport information: the passengers' first and last name in Latin letters, passport
number, date of birth, gender and nationality.
Children
  • The children’s discount is 30%
  • Those between 6 and 16 years of age are entitled to a children’s discount
  • One child under the age of 6 may travel free of charge, if accompanied by an adult and if no separate seat has been booked.
NB! Children's discount only given from regular priced adult tickets, not from advance or offer ticket prices.    
Children must have a valid passport.
Groups
  • at least six passengers
  • a group discount is 20%
In a group a child gets a children's discount, not a group discount.
Groups should travel in the same carriage on board the train. If a group is larger, group visas should be obtained for each carriage in which the group is travelling.
NB! There are separate terms of payment for groups. The booking must be paid for within 21 days of the booking being made, but no later than 14 days before the departure.
Discount cards Certain international rail cardholders are also eligible for a discount on services between Finland and Russia. InterRail cardholders can travel free on the Finnish section of the route (not for cardholders living in Finland).
Eurail cardholders can travel free on the Finnish section of the route.
RailPlus cardholders receive a discount of 25% on the Finnish section of the route.

 

Check the passport information on your ticket carefully

The conductor will check the validity of the ticket on the basis of passport information entered into the system. The passport information is also sent beforehand to border and customs authorities.
In cases where incorrect information, e.g. passenger name or date of birth, has been provided, the conductor is entitled to refuse entry to passengers onboard the train.

 

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