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Train tickets

Saver ticket

The saver ticket is always an affordable ticket for all passengers.

Save by booking your journey in advance

A limited number of saver tickets are sold for each train, so the earlier you buy the more likely you are to get your ticket for the best price. When Saver tickets are sold out, basic tickets will be available.

Affordable train tickets for long-distance traffic

Children, students, pensioners, senior citizens and conscripts are eligible for a discount.

Information on saver tickets

Students, children (4–16 years), pensioners, conscripts and persons undergoing non-military service get a discount on the saver tickets. Children aged 0–3 travel for free without a designated seat. When saver tickets are sold out, basic tickets at normal prices will go on sale.

Service charges:

When you buy a saver ticket from a station ticket office or R-kiosk, a service charge will be added to the price (€1/ticket).

Saver tickets are valid for the journey indicated on the ticket. You can change your itinerary (departure date and time) prior to departure at station ticket offices or by calling VR's customer care on the phone. If your journey includes a change of train, any changes to the itinerary must be made before the first leg begins. Note that the route or direction of travel cannot be changed.

Changes to saver tickets are subject to a charge of €5 per change. Changes made via VR's customer care are further subject to a service charge of €1.

If you change your ticket to a more expensive train service, you need to pay the difference when you make the change. The difference is not refunded when changing to a less expensive train service.

You can cancel your ticket before departure and receive a refund if you bought cancellation insurance when purchasing the ticket.

Please note: If you bought your ticket through a retailer, please contact them directly if you want to make any changes or cancel the ticket.

Purchasing channels for saver tickets:

  • VR Matkalla mobile app
  • Station ticket offices
  • Ticket vending machines
  • VR customer service telephone
  • R-Kiosks
  • Matkahuolto points of sale and agents
  • From travel agencies

Your ticket may be delivered by e-mail, as a mobile ticket or as a printed ticket.

Ticket for a berth

A limited number of affordable saver tickets are sold for each night train.