Night trains

Conveniently by car-carrier

Bring your car to the North easily

We have increased the number of night trains to Lapland. You can now travel safely in a two-person sleeping cabin from Helsinki to Rovaniemi starting from €49 per person. Prices for a car space + a sleeping cabin for two start from €139. The offer is valid until 10 November and the travel period lasts until 12 December.

Purchase a CarTrain package
Drivers usually load and unload their cars onto the car-carrier wagon by themselves. There’s no need to be nervous about it!
Read about loading

CarTrain­ package

On a car-carrier train you travel comfortably and get a good night's sleep. CarTrain packages include a night train journey for 1–6 passengers and a car.

Purchase a package

Terms of the special offer

Tickets on special offer:

  • CarTrain package tickets

  • Cabin in downstairs (shower and toilet in the corridor) special offer starting from €139, normal price starting from €254

  • Cabin in upstairs (shower and toilet in the cabin) special offer starting from €149, normal price starting from €264

  • A limited number of CarTrain package tickets are available, and the special offer prices only apply to new reservations

Sales period:

  • 28 September–10 November 2020

Travel period:

  • Until 12 December 2020

Points of purchase:

  • Our old webservice

  • Station ticket offices

  • VR’s customer care, tel. 0600 41 900 (Mon–Fri at 5 a.m.–10 p.m. and Sat–Sun at 7 a.m.–10 p.m., €1.99 per answered call + local network charge)

You can purchase a CarTrain package on special offer at the latest 7 days before the departure of the train and you can make changes to it still 3 days before the departure at our customer care for a €30 change fee. If you switch to a departure with a higher price, you will be charged the price difference in addition to the change fee. If you switch to a departure with a lower price, the difference will not be refunded. A discounted CarTrain package cannot be cancelled.

Where would you like to travel on a car-carrier train?

Tips for car-carrier train passengers

Read this advice before boarding a car-carrier train.

  • Check the vehicle size from the registration document when booking a CarTrain journey.

  • Book the journey well in advance. You can find the exact time for loading the car in your ticket.

  • We want to make sure you are safe – please load and unload your car alone. Meanwhile your travel companions can have a cup of coffee at the station.

  • As a rule, you will load and unload your own car by yourself. There’s no need to be nervous about the loading or unloading – we will help you.

Read about loading
  • Choose a sleeping cabin that suits your needs. We can customise a CarTrain package for you.

  • Pack a separate overnight bag with things you might need on the train trip. Remember to remove cold- or heat-sensitive items from the car. Other items can be left in the car.

  • You don’t have to worry about eating during the trip – our restaurant car stays open long into the night and opens early in the morning.

Read about cabins

Train is the greenest choice for travel to the North


Train is the most environmentally friendly means of travelling. You can travel by train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and back 50 times, whereas the same amount of emissions is produced during only one round trip by car.

More about CarTrain packages

Restaurant services on night trains

You don’t need to be hungry on a night train – our restaurant car serves you until late at night and again early in the morning.

Read more about the restaurant services

When would you like to travel?

Several car-carriers run every day between the North and South. You can find detailed timetables for car-carriers from our timetables website.

Check the timetables for car-carriers