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Commuter voucher

An employer-subsidized fringe benefit

Epassi is a flexible payment method

With the Epassi Commuting benefit, which is offered by employers, you can pay for single, multi- and season tickets in the VR Matkalla app.

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Season ticket as an employer-subsidized benefit

You may cover all or part of an employer-subsidized public transport ticket’s cost with a commuter voucher that an employer has purchased.

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Trips for the whole team

With a commuter voucher, journeys between home and work go smoothly and in a carbon-neutral way.

Information for employers

About Epassi as a payment method

General information about Epassi

  • Your employer adds credit to Epassi, which you can use to pay for single, multi-, and season tickets in the VR Matkalla app.
  • With Epassi, you can only pay for personal journeys that do not include a connecting ticket, cancellation insurance, a bicycle, a pet or service charges.
  • Tickets paid with Epassi are personal.

Buying ticket with Epassi

  • You can use Epassi as a payment method in the VR Matkalla app. The payment is confirmed in the Epassi app.
  • You can find your tickets in the VR Matkalla app. Single and multi-tickets will also be sent to your email.
  • Please note that it is not possible to buy a connecting ticket for tickets paid for with Epassi for areas such as the HSL area.

Information about VR’s season ticket as an employer-subsidized public transport ticket

An employer may purchase VR’s commuter vouchers for an employee who can then use the vouchers to purchase a personal season ticket.

Buying an employer-subsidized public transport ticket

  • You can purchase a season ticket for Eko Class long-distance traffic or for VR’s commuter traffic.
  • An employer may purchase VR’s commuter vouchers for an employee who can then use the vouchers to purchase a personal season ticket from service station ticket sales. The employee will pay for any remaining costs after the voucher has been used.
  • The price of the season ticket will be calculated on the basis of route distance and season length.
  • An employer-subsidized public transport ticket (a season ticket) may be purchased as a paper ticket or an electronic ticket that is delivered via email.

Quota seats

  • For those who travel with season tickets, a quota of seats has been reserved on the most popular long-distance trains. These seats cannot be booked on the coach map. Please note that you may need to change your seat during the trip if you have selected a non-quota seat. The most popular train services can also be very full at times.

Download the list of quota seats (PDF in Finnish). The list is valid on March 27 - June 19 2022.

Information about the season tickets

Season ticket for long-distance traffic

  • With a season ticket for long-distance traffic, you can travel on both long-distance trains and VR commuter traffic on the route marked on the ticket.
  • You can buy long-distance season tickets for a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 365 days.
  • You can choose to start the season in the next 60 days.
  • During the ticket’s validity period, you can make as many Eko Class journeys as you want on the route that you have chosen.

Season ticket for VR’s commuter traffic

  • With a commuter season ticket you can travel only on VR’s commuter traffic trains on the route marked on the ticket.
  • You can buy season tickets for VR’s commuter traffic for a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 365 days.
  • You can choose to start the season in the next 60 days.
  • You can travel as much as you want on the route that you have chosen during the ticket’s validity period.

You may also use the ticket in your free time

Carbon-neutral travel

A train is always a safe and environmentally-friendly choice. By choosing a train for your commutes and leisure travel, you can take part in building a carbon-neutral future.

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Employer-subsidized public transport tickets also available at R-kioski

You can pay for a personal employer-subsidized public transport ticket at all R-kioski stores with the payment methods listed below. R-kioski sells both multi- and season tickets for commuter traffic. Tickets purchased with commuter benefit are personal, so be prepared to prove your identity on the train.

  • Eazybreak
  • Smartum

  • ePassi
  • Edenred

Ensure a wheelchair space

Call our free customer service number and book a wheelchair space for the train service of your choice in advance. There are a limited number of wheelchair spaces on the trains.

Contact information

Employer-subsidized ticket taxation guidelines

How does an employer-subsidized public transport ticket work from the Finnish Tax Authority’s point of view? Read the detailed guidelines.

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HSL’s commuter benefit

If you only need to use an employer-subsidized public transport ticket in HSL’s traffic area, choose HSL’s commuter benefit ticket.

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Information about VR’s commuter vouchers

As an employer, you may cover all or part of your employee's employer-subsidized public transport tickets' cost with a commuter voucher that you have purchased for them.

  • Our commuter vouchers are valued at 5, 10, 20 and 50 euros. It is also possible to buy a voucher with a custom value. 
  • An employee may use a commuter voucher to buy a personal season ticket from service station ticket sales. The employee will pay for any remaining costs after the voucher has been used.
  • The price of the season ticket will be calculated on the basis of route distance and season length. The longer the season you choose, the cheaper you will travel.
  • You can use a maximum of 15 commuter vouchers at once.
  • Commuter vouchers are not eligible for any discounts. 

Commuter vouchers cannot be changed or cancelled.

  • Commuter vouchers can be purchased from and used at VR’s railway station service points. 
  • Commuter vouchers can also be purchased through VR’s group sales and then picked up from a station’s service point with an order number.
  • The employer will give the commuter vouchers to the employee so that they can pay for a season ticket.
  • Commuter vouchers must be used before the last validity date that is marked on the vouchers. 
  • You can use a maximum of 15 commuter vouchers at once. 
  • Commuter voucher can only be used to purchase an employer-subsidized public transport ticket, meaning a season ticket. 
  • Commuter vouchers are always personal. 
  • Commuter vouchers are printed out on paper. 
  • An employer-subsidized public transport ticket (a season ticket) may be purchased as a paper ticket or an electronic ticket that is delivered via email.

Note! 

  • Commuter vouchers cannot be used on vr.fi or the VR Matkalla app.

  • Commuter vouchers are valid for one year after their date of purchase, and one voucher must always be used in its entirety.
  • Commuter vouchers must be used before the last validity date that is marked on the vouchers.

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Our Business Services will help you with your questions and purchasing the commuter vouchers. Contact us and let's talk more!

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Epassi for your employees too?

Your employees may use Epassi to pay for single, multi-, and season tickets in the VR Matkalla app.

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