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Own compartment or an empty seat next to you

Reserve a compartment

All InterCity trains and Pendolino trains have compartments. You can choose between a 2–6-person compartment or a family compartment for yourself or your group.

Empty seat next to you

An easy way to get more space is to book an empty seat next to you. In Ekstra Class, the face mask and the empty seat next to you are included in the price of the ticket. Passengers must wear a face mask in Ekstra Class. 

2–4-person compartment in an Intercity train

You can book a 2–4 person compartment for yourself or for yourself and a travel companion.

  • Your own privacy, the door can be closed
  • Charge your devices during the journey
  • Plenty of table space
  • Free wi-fi
  • Air conditioning

6-person compartment in a Pendolino train

You can book a 6-person cabin for yourself or your travel group. 

  • A compartment in Ekstra Class is suitable for meetings or travelling with a group
  • Charge your devices during the journey
  • The price of the ticket includes coffee, tea and water from the self-service station
  • The price of the ticket also includes a face mask that can be obtained from the conductor
  • For safety reasons, the face mask must be worn in the public areas of the Ekstra Class, but it does not have to be worn in the compartment
  • Plenty of table space
  • Free wi-fi

Family cabin

Are you travelling with your family? Book a family cabin with room to play, read and enjoy snacks together as a family. The cabin has four seats and two stools for children.

  • Your own privacy, the door can be closed
  • A play area nearby
  • A WC with a baby care table nearby
  • Free wi-fi

Read more about travelling with children

Having your own compartment brings more privacy and safety to travelling

Book a private compartment through vr.fi, in the VR Matkalla mobile app or from a ticket vending machine at the station

  • A compartment is a peaceful place to work or relax.
  • Compartments have tables and power sockets for charging electronic devices.
  • You can book the compartment when purchasing a ticket.
  • All available compartments will be shown when selecting your seat.
  • If you belong to a discount group you get the normal discount on the ticket when travelling in a compartment.
  • The price depends on the selected route, date and time, number of passengers and how close to the departure you purchase the ticket.
  • If you need to change the date or time of your journey, it is easy to do so by calling our customer service on +358 (0)800 166 888 (free of charge). A change fee of EUR 5 plus any price difference for a new train ticket will be charged.
  • For the time being, you can buy cancellation insurance for a ticket with a cabin from the vr.fi website and from the VR Matkalla app. Cancellation insurance always concerns the entire cabin; it does not cover the cancellation of individual seats of the cabin.

Please note! Until further notice, we do not sell individual compartment seats on trains.

Get more space easily and book an empty seat next to you

You can book an empty seat next to you at old vr.fi, by calling our customer service on +358 (0)600 41 900 (EUR 1.99 per answered call + local network charge) or by visiting our service points at stations.

  • An empty seat next to you is an inexpensive way to add space and travel comfort to your journey.
  • You can buy an empty seat through our old website by choosing “Empty seat next to me” as the other ticket type in addition to your own ticket type.
  • The option of reserving an empty seat next to you will become available on our new website in November. Thank you for your patience!
  • An empty seat next to you is cheaper than a normal ticket: for instance, with adults’ saver ticket from Helsinki to Tampere, the price of an empty seat next to you is EUR 3.20, which will be added to the single ticket price.
  • You can add an empty seat next to you when you purchase a long-distance basic or saver ticket in Eko or Ekstra Class, upstairs of the restaurant car or in a coach for pets.
  • Note: We have also responded to wishes about a car in which all passengers wear face masks. Ekstra Class ticket will include an empty seat next to you and the conductor will provide you with a face mask. Passengers must wear a face mask in Ekstra Class. 

The same cancellation terms and conditions apply to the empty seat as to the actual train ticket.

Book the empty seat

Your safety is important to us

We have compiled tips for ensuring your train travel is as safe as possible. You find the most current information concerning train travel as well as the most frequently asked questions here.

Read more about safety