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Last mile connections

Park at the station and hop on a train

An easy way to travel

Did you know that you can now make your everyday travelling easier with the park-and-ride service? If you purchase a train ticket, you can park up to 12 hours at selected stations. The free parking benefit is currently available at the stations of Tikkurila, Leinelä, Martinlaakso, Myyrmäki and Rekola. At the Malmi station the 12 hour parking costs 1€.

The park-and-ride benefit is available for passengers travelling from the selected stations.

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.
  • Confirm your parking by selecting "12 h free parking" on the bottom right corner.

During the parking

  • Your parking time is 12 hours starting 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 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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Tickets purchased from R-kioski and conductor can not be used for the parking.

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 your termini.

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 0800 166888. Calls are free of charge.

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.

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