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Conveniently by car-carrier

Bring your car to the North easily

Admire the wilderness, conquer fells and enjoy peaceful moments in nature. You can save a whole day by transporting your car with you on the train.

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
A train produces far less emissions than a plane, car or bus.

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.

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.
  • When you are moving around in the car-carrier wagon after loading your car, remember to be careful and pay attention to vehicles boarding the wagon.
  • If VR loads your car, please bring your car to the loading point 30 minutes before the loading time.
  • Please note! Cars are loaded onto the car-carrier at the Pasila car-carrier station, while passengers board at the adjoining Pasila railway station.
  • The train P 267, which operates during peak seasons, will always leave from the Helsinki Central railway station.

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.
  • In night trains and car-carriers, pets travel with their owners in pet compartments or in the pet section of a regular passenger car. Do not leave your pet in your car on a car-carrier. As the tap water on the train is not potable, please remember to bring some water for your pet.

Read about cabins

More about CarTrain packages

CarTrain packages include a transfer-free night train journey for 1–6 passengers and a car. The CarTrain package is cheaper than purchasing seats separately. The CarTrain package prices depend on the time of travel and compartment selection.

  • There are different compartment types to choose from in night trains.
  • You can find the exact price for the chosen route through the trip search.

CarTrain package changes

  • You can change your CarTrain package at the service station ticket office or by calling
    customer support, tel. 0100 3232 (cost 0,06 €/min).
  • You can make changes to the car-carrier journey up to 7 days before the departure.
  • A service fee of EUR 1, in addition to other possible expenses, is charged for changes made at the service points at stations.
  • The change fee is 10% of the ticket price.

CarTrain package cancellation

  • You can cancel the car-carrier journey up to 7 days before the departure.
  • You can cancel your CarTrain package at the service points at stations or by calling
    customer support, tel. 0100 3232 (cost 0,06 €/min).
  • The cancellation fee is 10% of the ticket price.

Please note: If you bought your ticket through a retailer, please contact them directly if you want to make any changes or cancel the ticket.

If the car to be loaded is changed before the journey, please contact our customer service, tel. 0600 41 900 (2 € / answered call + LNC).

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The CarTrain package is delivered to you as a PDF ticket by email. Tickets purchased through the customer service are delivered to you as PDF tickets by email or as printed tickets from the service points at stations. The CarTrain package is valid for the train service on the date stated on the ticket.

Read the car transport terms and conditions carefully before your journey.

Read terms and conditions

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