Night trains

Comfortable overnight travel between the south and north.

Night on a train

We have increased the number of night trains to Lapland. You can now travel safely in a two-person sleeping cabin from Helsinki to Rovaniemi starting from €49 per person. Prices for a car space + a sleeping cabin for two start from €139.

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Take your car with you on a night train and arrive well-rested at your destination.
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Terms of the special offer

Tickets on special offer:

  • CarTrain package tickets

  • Cabin in downstairs (shower and toilet in the corridor) special offer starting from €139, normal price starting from €254

  • Cabin in upstairs (shower and toilet in the cabin) special offer starting from €149, normal price starting from €264

  • A limited number of CarTrain package tickets are available, and the special offer prices only apply to new reservations

Sales period:

  • 28 September–10 November 2020

Travel period:

  • Until 12 December 2020

Points of purchase:

  • Our old webservice

  • Station ticket offices

  • VR’s customer care, tel. 0600 41 900 (Mon–Fri at 5 a.m.–10 p.m. and Sat–Sun at 7 a.m.–10 p.m., €1.99 per answered call + local network charge)

You can purchase a CarTrain package on special offer at the latest 7 days before the departure of the train and you can make changes to it still 3 days before the departure at our customer care for a €30 change fee. If you switch to a departure with a higher price, you will be charged the price difference in addition to the change fee. If you switch to a departure with a lower price, the difference will not be refunded. A discounted CarTrain package cannot be cancelled.

Timetables for night trains and car-carrier trains

We have published new timetables; you now can start planning your night train trips until October 2021.

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Large baggage on Turku night trains

Two night trains from/to Turku do not have separate baggage cars from 13 Dec 2020 to 27 Mar 2021. However, you can still bring large baggage items with you.

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Train is the greenest choice for travel to the North


Train is the most environmentally friendly means of travelling. You can travel by train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and back 50 times, whereas the same amount of emissions is produced during only one round trip by car.

Travel in a sleeper car

We have sleeper cabins for various needs and situations.

Upstairs or downstairs?

  • Add luxury to your journey with an upstairs cabin which has a shower and toilet.

  • The downstairs cabins are more inexpensive, with showers and toilets along the aisles.

  • Cabins are for 1–2 or 1–3 people.

  • You can also select an adjoining downstairs cabin (2 + 2 persons), with a partition that can be opened.

  • The cabins have bunk beds.

  • Our night trains also have accessible and pet cabins.

  • At the moment, we are not selling sleeping berths in shared cabins, which means that the cabin is always safely used by only you and your travel companions.

  • You can also select a seat on a night train for a lower price than a sleeping cabin (Helsinki–Rovaniemi from EUR 34.80).

  • Children between the ages of 0 and 10 travel on night trains for free when sharing a berth with another passenger. However, note that the beds are 0.75 metres wide and 2.00 metres long. Travelling will be more comfortable when you book separate beds for bigger children.

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Most popular night train routes

Tampere – Kolari

2 people, own cabin (EUR 98)
Starting from
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Helsinki – Rovaniemi

1 person, own cabin
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Ideas for an active holiday

We have compiled some ideas for weekend trips that are easy to put into practice. You can experience the allure and autumn colours of Lapland also during short trips that do not require experience of hiking.

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Save by booking your journey in advance

We sell a limited number of saver tickets, so the earlier you buy, the more likely you are to get your ticket for the best price. If saver tickets are sold out, basic tickets are still available.

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Pets on night trains

Best travel comfort for pets

Travel with your pet in a pet cabin for a EUR 5 surcharge per dog or pet carrier. The route usually includes some longer stops so you can take a walk. You can ask the conductor for more information.

Pets on night trains

Cars on night trains

Travel by night train and continue your journey well rested in the morning with your own car. CarTrain packages include a transfer-free night train journey for 1–6 passengers and a car.

Accessible travel on a night train

All night trains have accessible sleeper cabins which are located close to the car’s accessible entrance door. Accessible toilets are also located by the entrance. Guide, assistance or hearing dogs and pets travel with you free of charge.

Enjoy food in the restaurant­ car

The atmosphere in the restaurant car of a night train is unique. Enjoy a leisurely dinner or breakfast or get take away food to eat in your cabin.

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Night train routes

Night and car-carrier trains take you from Helsinki or Turku to Kolari or Kemijärvi.

Unforgettable experience for children

Unforgettable experience for children

Travelling on a night train is easy even with the smallest family members. A real bed guarantees better sleep than dozing in the back seat. In the morning you're ready to continue the journey well rested.

Where to put baggage?

Where to put baggage?

Baggage usually fits well in the cabin, but in case you have a lot of it you can use the lockable storage space. Our conductors will gladly advice you with this.

Did you know?

The longest night trains are approximately 450 m long – almost half a kilometre.

Peak season for night trains

During the busiest nights in the ski season, as many as five night trains depart from Helsinki: two to Kolari and three to Rovaniemi.