Commuting benefit

An employer-subsidized fringe benefit

Make the best out of your commuting benefit

With the commuting benefit, which is offered by employers, you can pay for single, multi- and season tickets in the VR Matkalla app. You can use the ticket for traveling for work and on free time.

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What is the commuting benefit?

Pay with Edenred, Epassi or Smartum on the app

  • Your employer adds credit to Edenred, Epassi and Smartum which you can use to pay for single, multi-, and season tickets in the VR Matkalla app.
  • With these 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 Edenred, Epassi and Smartum are personal.
  • 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 Edenred, Epassi or Samrtum for areas such as the HSL area.
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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 (only season tickets)

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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We are here for you

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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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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VR’s season ticket

Buying a season ticket

  • You can purchase a season ticket for Eko Class long-distance traffic or for VR’s commuter traffic.
  • The price of the season ticket will be calculated on the basis of route distance and season length.

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.
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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.