Country info: Finland (Suomi)
Rail companies: VR (Suomen Valtion Rautatiet)
Train travel in Finland: train types, tickets, fares, discounts & other useful info
National Train Service:Train types in Finland: Suburban (lähijunat), Regional (taajamajunat), Express (pikajunat), InterCity, Pendolino & InterNational trains
Discounts, special offers & ways to save money for passengers traveling in Finland (VR):
International Train Service:
a) Regular discounts
b) Special offers (SparSchiene)
Russia ('Advance Ticket' offer for Allegro high-speed trains): from Helsinki to St.Petersburg (from 39 euro), from Tampere to St.Petersburg (from 59 euro), from Lahti to St.Petersburg (from 30 euro), from Kuopio to St. Petersburg (from 65 euro), Jyväskylä to St. Petersburg (from 79 euro), from Turku to St.Petersburg (from 99 euro), from Oulu to St.Petersburg (from 102 euro) etc.
Youth & Senior passengers holding Rail Plus Cards eligible to discount on all VR international tickets
It is as well possible to purchase Rail Plus Card in Finland (allows 25% discount on any international tickets between almost all European countries). Rail Plus Card prices: persons <26 & >60 years old – 20 euro or 45 euro for adults
Besides the above options for international rail journeys, passengers can as well use international SCIC-NRT/TCV tickets while traveling to/from Finalnd (for more details about this 'trick' see 'Western Europe – how cheap it can be?' section). For instance Helsinki to Moscow SCIC-NRT/TCV tariff ticket (with unlimited stops on the route & one month validity period) costs only 65 euro
How to Buy Train Tickets in Finland:
National (domestic) & international tickets (including offers) can be purchase online via VR Ticket Shop - www.vr.fi/onlineshop
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