The price range of long-distance train tickets is expanding – more affordable journeys now available
New price levels have been added to long-distance train tickets. They make it possible to offer more tickets at different prices, including cheaper tickets. The cheapest way to travel is to book your train ticket well in advance or choose a train service outside peak hours. Long-distance traffic is most congested on Fridays and Sundays.
The pricing of single tickets for our long-distance trains has been dynamic since 2016. This means that the ticket price varies according to the length of the journey, the time of booking and the demand for the train service. In dynamic pricing, a limited number of tickets is available for different price levels. When the cheapest level is sold out, the next price is offered. This spring, we added more price levels to long-distance tickets. Because of this, you may see more tickets at different prices when booking a journey. The prices will be lower than before if you book well in advance and outside peak hours. During rush hours and peak seasons, the last seats on the train may be more expensive. For example, the lowest price for a train trip on the Helsinki–Kupittaa (Turku) route has so far been EUR 7.90 (EUR 7.20 for purchases without VAT from 1 January to 30 April 2023), but now, the ticket price can be as low as EUR 5.90 or EUR 6.90 (note: from 1 January to 30 April 2023, the VAT-free prices are EUR 5.40 and EUR 6.30).