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Park at the station and hop on a train

An easy way to travel

Smoother travel with the park-and-ride benefit! Starting August 2021, you can park at selected stations for up to 48 hours with a train ticket. The park-and-ride benefit varies between stations.

The park-and-ride benefit is available for passengers travelling from selected stations in Vantaa and Helsinki.

Park-and-ride benefits starting 6th of August 2021

VR's train ticket entitles you to park for free or at a discounted price at selected stations’ park-and-ride areas

Tikkurila and Myyrmäki

  • 16 hour parking time = Train ticket as well as 1€
    (without train ticket 5€)
  • 24 hour parking time = Train ticket as well as 6€
    (without train ticket 10€)
  • 48 hour parking time = Train ticket as well as 16€
    (without train ticket 20€)

Leinelä and Rekola

  • 16 hour parking time = Free with train ticket (without train ticket 5€)
  • 24 hour parking time = Train ticket as well as 5€ (without train ticket 10€)
  • 48 hour parking time = Train ticket as well as 15€ (without train ticket 20€)

Martinlaakso

  • 12 hour parking = Free with train ticket

Malmi

  • 12 hour parking time = Train ticket as well as 1€

A carefree start for a weekend trip

Thanks to park-and-ride, you can enjoy the comfort of driving to the train station without worrying about parking or driving in another town. The flexible parking periods adjust to various travel plans.

Where will you be heading next?

How do I park at Vantaa?

Registering the parking

  • The parking benefit is available at the stations of Tikkurila, Leinelä, Martinlaakso, Myyrmäki and Rekola.
  • Park your car at your departure station’s park-and-ride area at the earliest one hour before your train’s departure time.
  • Enter your car's registration number into the parking ticket machine and select “Park-and-ride on a HSL or VR ticket”.
  • Show the QR code of your ticket to the code reader. Green light indicates that the ticket has been accepted.
  • Select the length of your parking time.
  • If applicable, pay the required sum of the chosen parking time.

During the parking

  • Your chosen parking time starts from the confirmation of your parking.
  • You do not need to print the receipt or take it to your car, the information is automatically transferred to parking control.
  • Hop on your train and enjoy the trip!

  • When you finish your parking and leave the parking area, you don't need to do anything else.

How do I park in Helsinki?

Registering the parking

  • The parking benefit in Helsinki is available at Malmi station.
  • Park your car at your departure station’s park-and-ride area at the earliest one hour before your train’s departure time.
  • Show the QR code of your ticket to the code reader. Green light indicates that the ticket has been accepted.
  • Pay the 1€ parking fee either with cash or card.
  • After payment you will see the message "1,00€ maximum amount paid".
  • Confirm your parking by pressing the green button. The machine prints your parking ticket.

Pysäköinnin aikana

  • Take your parking ticket to your car for the duration of parking.
  • Your parking time is 12 hours starting from the confirmation of your parking.

  • Hop on your train and enjoy the trip!

  • When you finish your parking and leave the parking area, you don't need to do anything else.

Information about parking

All of VR's tickets that include a QR code entitle you to the park-and-ride benefit. Tickets with QR code can be purchase from e.g. VR Matkalla application, vr.fi, and from our customer service and R-kioski.

The QR code reader reads both paper and electronic tickets. The earliest you can park is one hour before the train departure time specified in your ticket. If you use a season ticket to park, make sure the ticket is valid on the parking date.

Train tickets can only be used for parking at the departure stations. When you travel with a season ticket, your parking station must be one of the stations on the ticket.

The QR code reader does not accept the ticket

If the QR code reader does not accept your ticket, the scanner light turns red. Make sure you are using the correct ticket. The departure station on your ticket must be the same as your parking station. If there are several legs to your journey, park at the departure station of the first train. When you travel with a season ticket, your parking station must be one of your termini. Make sure that your ticket is valid on the travel day and that your train will depart in less than one hour. If your ticket is nevertheless not accepted, please contact VR’s customer support by calling 0100 3232 (cost 0,06 €/min).

What if I get a parking fine?

If you have been given a parking fine because of VR, e.g. due to your train’s delayed arrival, you can claim compensation for the fine by filling in VR’s compensation form.

If the parking fine was a result of HSL’s equipment, the city of Vantaa or the city of Helsinki, you can request the parking control of Vantaa or the parking control of Helsinki to annul the fine.

Why park-and-ride?

With park-and-ride you can travel with ease of mind. Start your trip by driving to the train station, leave your car in the park-and-ride area, step onboard a train and relax – knowing that your car will be waiting for you when you return.