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Discounts on tickets

Ticket discounts and special groups

Children, students, pensioners, conscripts and persons undergoing non-military service get a discount on train tickets. Groups with more than 9 persons can ask for a discount from our Group Sales.

Please take the document entitling you to a discount with you when you travel by train. You will need it to prove your right to a discount at ticket inspection.

Discounts

Passengers under 17 years of age are always eligible for a discount on domestic trains and trains to St. Petersburg. The youngest children may travel for free. Children under 12 travel free of charge with an adult who holds an Interrail train ticket. Children under 11 travel free of charge when accompanied by an adult in a sleeper car without a designated berth. No discounts are applicable to night train cabins.

Passengers travelling with children’s tickets must hold official proof of identity to verify their eligibility for the discount when tickets are inspected.

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In long-distance traffic, students are eligible for discounts on:

  • single ticket for long-distance traffic
  • multi-tickets

In VR’s commuter traffic, students are eligible for discounts on single tickets and multi-tickets. No discounts are applicable to night train cabins.

You are required to present the documentation that qualifies you for a discount when tickets are inspected on the train.

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In long-distance traffic, you are eligible for a pensioner discount on single ticket for long-distance traffic and multi-tickets. In VR’s commuter traffic, you are eligible for discounts on single tickets and multi-tickets. No discounts are applicable to night train cabins.

You are required to present the documentation that qualifies you for a discount when tickets are inspected on the train.

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You can travel free of charge in Eko Class in long-distance traffic as well as in VR's commuter traffic, provided that you are wearing a Finnish Defence Forces furlough uniform and carrying a conscript card bearing the VR logo.

Otherwise, you are eligible for a 30% discount on single ticket for long-distance traffic and a 50% discount on single tickets for VR’s commuter traffic. No discounts are applicable to night train cabins.

You are required to present the documentation that qualifies you for a discount when tickets are inspected on the train.

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Persons undergoing non-military service travelling while carrying out their service and on their free time

You can travel free of charge in long-distance traffic using a train ticket purchased by your place of service. Otherwise, you are eligible for a 30% discount on single ticket for long-distance traffic. No discounts are applicable to night train cabins.

You get a 50% discount on single tickets for VR’s commuter traffic. 

You are required to present the documentation that qualifies you for a discount when tickets are inspected on the train.

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Train is also suitable for groups.

Group discounts

Train trips for more than 9 persons

Price depends on the group size, travel date and the selected train. Contact our Group Sales for more detailed price information.

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Persons travelling for free

A ticket is not required in all cases

The following persons may travel for free on our trains

  • Children under 4 travelling with an adult and without a designated seat in long-distance traffic
  • Children under 11 travelling with an adult in a sleeper car without a designated berth (a free ticket must be obtained from the ticket sale of service stations or by phone through customer service)
  • Children under 7 in VR’s commuter traffic
  • Persons travelling with a child under 7 in a pushchair or pram in VR’s commuter traffic
  • Children under 12 on an Interrail with a paying adult (two children for free per one adult)
  • On trains to Russia, one child under 6 travelling with an adult, with no designated seat for the child 
  • Assistants of disabled passengers (an assistant’s ticket is required in long-distance traffic)
  • Conscripts under certain terms in accordance with the agreement and operating model agreed between VR and the Finnish Defence Forces
  • Persons undergoing non-military service under certain terms in accordance with the agreement and operating model agreed between VR and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment