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.
Train Types in Finland
- Route Map
- Domestic Trains
- Domestic High-Speed
- Night trains
- Bicycles on trains
Regional and intercity trains
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.
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.
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.
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.
Helsinki - Kemijärvi with the Santa Claus Express.
Helsinki - Kolari
Helsinki - Rovaniemi
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.
Popular Connections in Finland
- Domestic routes
- International Ferry routes
|Helsinki to Tampere||1:30|
|Helsinki to Turku||2:00|
|Tampere to Turku||1:45|
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)
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:
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?
Call VR on +35 89 2319 2902 (Opening hours: 7:00-22.00; local time).
VR has English-speaking staff.
You can pay for your reservations over the phone (by credit card).
You'll receive your booking code in an email.
Use this code to collect your reservation at a Finnish railway station. Reservations cannot be sent to your address.
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