Train tickets for children
What discounts can I get?
Children travel at affordable prices in both the domestic trains and trains to Russia. The youngest children may travel for free.
How to get a discount for a child
Situations in which children get a discount or travel for free
Children under 4 travel free of charge
Children under 4 travel free of charge in domestic long-distance traffic when they are accompanied by an adult and they do not have a designated seat. If you want to ensure that a child under 4 has a seat of their own, you need to buy a children’s ticket.
Discounts for passengers aged 4–16
Passengers aged 4–16 in long-distance traffic are eligible for a 40 % discount on single tickets for long-distance traffic, multi-tickets and season tickets.
Tickets for sleeping berths
Children under 11 travel free of charge when accompanied by an adult in a sleeper car without a designated berth. However, the child is required to hold a free ticket for this purpose, which can be obtained from the ticket sales offices at stations or by phone through VR customer service. No discounts are applicable to night train cabins.
Children under 7 travel free of charge
Children aged under 7 travel free of charge on board VR’s commuter traffic trains. Passengers pushing a child aged under 7 in a pushchair, pram or wheelchair also travel free of charge on board VR’s commuter traffic trains.
Discounts for passengers aged 7–16
Passengers aged 7–16 are eligible for a 50 % discount on single tickets, season tickets and multi-tickets in VR commuter traffic.
Children under 6 travel free of charge
On trains to Russia, one child under 6 can travel free of charge when accompanied by an adult and with no designated seat for the child. If you want to ensure that a child under 6 has a seat of their own, you need to buy a children’s ticket.
Discounts for passengers aged 6–16
Passengers aged 6–16 are eligible for a 30 % discount on train tickets to Russia.
Remember to bring the child’s passport and visa when you travel.
Children under 12 travel free of charge.
Children under 12 travel free of charge with an adult who holds an Interrail train ticket. Up to two children under 12 are allowed to travel free of charge with one adult.
A cheaper ticket for a child
Taking prams on trains
Prams and pushchairs can be taken on trains for free in our domestic long-distance and commuter trains and on trains to Russia. Please fold up the pram if the train is full. Our personnel will help you lift the pram to the train if you need help.