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Trains in Finland

The modern Finnish rail system links all the country's major towns and cities. The scenery is beautiful, especially in Eastern Finland where there are many lakes.

Map with main train connections in Finland

Train types in Finland

The passenger railway network of Finland is run by VR. Finnish trains are modern and have a range of facilities. You can use the Interrail timetable to check times for trains in Finland.

Regional, intercity and high-speed trains in Finland


Express train

  • Interregional trains that cover long distances in southern Finland.

  • All trains include power outlets, a restaurant car and services for disabled passengers.

  • No reservations required.


InterCity (IC)

  • Trains between cities and popular regions.

  • All trains include power outlets, food trolleys or a restaurant car, services for disabled passengers, space for skiing equipment or prams, family compartments and seats for passengers with allergies.

  • Reservations are recommended. Make sure to check the Interrail timetable.


Pendolino

  • High speed trains between major cities.

  • All trains include power outlets, WLAN, a restaurant car, services for disabled passengers and seats for passengers with allergies.

  • Reservations are recommended.

 

Please note that your Interrail Pass is not valid on TrainBus connections and that these buses are not used as train replacements.

Night trains in Finland

There are several overnight options that can take you throughout the whole of Finland. Night trains have sleeping carriages and a restaurant car. Reservations are required.

Bringing bicycles on trains in Finland

Bikes are allowed on most trains. Some trains have special bike compartments. You need to buy a ticket in advance and, in the commuter traffic in the Helsinki metropolitan area, travel outside peak hours (7:00-9:00 and 15:00-18.00). Advance booking for bicycles is required on InterCity trains.

Reservations for trains in Finland

Which trains in Finland require reservations?

You need to reserve a seat or sleeping accommodation for the following trains in Finland:

  • Night trains

     

    Reservations are recommended on IC and the Pendolino, which can also be booked through our reservation service.

 

How can I make reservations for trains in Finland?

  • Online: Through our Reservation Service.

  • In person: At a ticket office in Finnish train stations.

  • By phone: Through the VR Customer Service.

 

What can I expect when calling VR?

  1. Call VR on +35 89 2319 2902 (Opening hours: 7:00-22.00; local time).

  2. VR has English-speaking staff.

  3. You can pay for your reservations over the phone (by credit card).

  4. You'll receive your booking code in an email.

  5. Use this code to collect your reservation at a Finnish railway station. Reservations cannot be sent to your address.

 

Read more about reservations

Domestic connections in Finland

Route Travel time
Helsinki to Tampere 1:30
Helsinki to Turku 2:00
Tampere to Turku 1:45
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International train connections to and from Finland

There are no direct train connections between Finland and neighbouring countries, but there are international ferry connections to Germany, Sweden and Estonia.

With your Interrail Pass you get discounts on ferry routes operated by Finnlines Ferries, Tallink Silja Lines and Viking Lines:

  • Helsinki to Stockholm (Sweden)

  • Helsinki to Tallinn (Estonia)

  • Helsinki to Travemünde (Lübeck, Germany).

  • Turku to Stockholm (Sweden)

Finland rail passes

Interrail Pass options for Finland

 

Interrail Finland Pass

  • See all of Finland by train.

  • Youth discounts, as well as family and senior discounts.

  • Extra benefits include discounted ferry travel to Sweden, Germany and Estonia.

  • Prices from € 105

 

View Finland Passes

 

Interrail Global Pass

  • Travel by rail as much as you like in Finland and up to 32 other European countries.

  • Discounts available for youth, seniors and families.

  • Prices from € 185

 

View Global Passes

Train stations in Finland

Helsinki train station entrance, Finland

Finnish main train stations

  • Helsinki is the main railway hub.

  • The station is a national monument designed in Art Nouveau style.

Pass benefits for Finland

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Ferry travel

Get discounts on ferries to:

  • Travemünde (Germany)

  • Stockholm (Sweden)

  • Tallinn (Estonia)

 

See more Pass benefits in Finland

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