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Trains

InterCity

The most common long-distance train

InterCity trains have the most diverse facilities. We make sure that commuters can use their time efficiently and that travelling with children and pets as easy as possible.

The abbreviation for InterCity trains is IC (e.g. in timetables).

Basic facilities

  • Tasty restaurant services: a restaurant car or sales trolley
  • Free wi-fi (VR-junaverkko)
  • Charge your battery – at least one power socket for every two seats
  • Toilets (incl. accessible toilet and child care facilities on most trains)
  • Comfortable seats with tray tables, reading lights and adjustable backrests
  • Air conditioning on most coaches

Special facilities

  • Ekstra Class for more comfortable travel 
  • Compartments for two or four persons 
  • Facilities for meetings and group travel 
  • Family compartments, children's playroom, space for prams 
  • Wheelchair spaces 
  • The service car can be entered accessibly by using a wheelchair ramp if the station has a high platform. In this case, the train entrance and platform are on the same level.
  • The conductor of train will provide assistance if the station has a low platform and a wheelchair ramp is required for moving. Find out more about accessible train travel.
  • Seats for passengers travelling with pets
  • Special facilities are not available on all trains. When searching for trips, select the facilities you need.

Luggage

  • Unlocked luggage racks and overhead racks.
  • Coin return racks for skis and snowboards.
  • Space for bikes; please make a booking when buying a ticket (EUR 5/bike).
  • Space for prams on nearly all trains.
  • Some prams may be too large for the family cabins on IC trains. Prams can be stored in the designated space marked with a picture of a pram. Travel strollers and pram bassinets, however, are usually small enough for family cabins. There are a couple of steps on the way to the family cabin, the doorway is 66 cm wide. Read more about travelling with children

InterCity train coach map

The InterCity train compositions vary. For example, the location of restaurant services or other facilities can vary depending on the train. You can view the train composition and facilities when purchasing tickets.

Eko Class, pets

In this coach type:

Upstairs

  • Six coin return lockers for baggage

Downstairs

  • Two coin return lockers for baggage
  • Two bicycle spaces
  • 16 seats for passengers travelling with pets
  • Two seats for passengers travelling with a large pet
  • Two-person and four-person compartments on the mezzanine

Coach dimensions:

  • The width of the coach’s outer doors 85 cm
  • The width of the inner doors 72 cm
  • Aisle width 59 cm
  • Overhead rack height 36 cm

Eko Class, pets, upstairs
Eko Class, pets, downstairs
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Ekstra Class and Eko Class

In this coach type:

Upstairs, Ekstra Class

  • Refreshment station from which Ekstra Class passengers can pick up coffee, tea or water as a self-service. Newspapers are available for Ekstra Class passengers for the duration of the journey.
  • Power sockets by each seat
  • Seating order 1+2
  • Six coin return lockers for baggage, 21 x 46 x 54 cm

Downstairs, Eko Class

  • Two-person and four-person working compartments on the mezzanine
  • Eight coin return lockers for baggage, 28 x 75 x 85 cm

Coach dimensions:

  • The width of the coach’s outer doors is 85 cm
  • The width of the inner doors is 72 cm
  • Aisle width 59 cm
  • Overhead rack height 36 cm

Ekstra Class and Eko Class, upstairs
Ekstra Class and Eko Class, downstairs
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Restaurant Car

In this coach type:

Upstairs

  • Nine single seats
  • Five tables for groups of four people
  • A cabinet for 12 people

    • AV equipment
    • two screens, 32" and 27"
    • a bar cabinet, drinks must be ordered in advance through group sales

Downstairs

  • A wide range of refreshments from the restaurant car

The entire restaurant car is licensed for alcohol consumption.

Coach dimensions:

  • Width of car door 80 cm
  • Width of vestibule and the restaurant aisle 70 cm
  • Width of conference compartment door 59 cm
  • Width of aisle in downstairs restaurant 60 cm
  • Width of upper deck aisle 55 cm

Restaurant Car, upstairs
Restaurant Car, downstairs
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Eko Class

In this coach type:

Upstairs

  • Six lockable luggage lockers, 21 x 46 x 54 cm

Downstairs

  • Eight lockable luggage lockers, 28 x 75 x 85 cm
  • Compartments for two or four persons on intermediate deck

Coach dimensions:

  • Width of car´s outside door 78 cm
  • Width of aisle 61 cm
  • Height of overhead rack 36 cm

Eko Class, upstairs
Eko Class, downstairs
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Service carriage

In this coach type:

Upstairs

  • A play area with a slide, a locomotive and a library
  • Unlocked baggage rack
  • Coin return lockers for baggage, 21 x 46 x 54 cm

Downstairs

  • Two wheelchair spaces
  • Bridge plate
  • Wheelchair ramp
  • Induction loop
  • An accessible toilet with a personnel call button, a potty, a bottle warmer and a baby changing table
  • Three bicycle spaces
  • Two snowboard spaces
  • Five ski spaces

Coach dimensions:

  • The width of the accessible outer door is 92 cm
  • The width of the service coach’s inner door is 89 cm
  • The width of the accessible toilet’s door is 90 cm
  • The maximum weight for the wheelchair ramp is 250 kg, including the passenger

Service carriage, upstairs
Service carriage, downstairs
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Super Train

The IC train 27 travelling from Helsinki to Rovaniemi on Christmas Eve 2016 was nicknamed the Super Train, because it carried an exceptionally large number of passengers. The Super Train was 416 metres long and carried 1,500 passengers up north for Christmas.

Did you know?

The InterCity is a fast train. The maximum speed of InterCity trains is 200 km/h. The InterCity is our most common long-distance train. Its predecessors, the traditional express trains, have mostly been taken out of use.