Finland Rail Passes - Finnish Rail Passes
Visit Finland and take in modern architecture in Helsinki, wild national parks and its fabulous Lakeland, where the scenery of thousands of lakes will dazzle.
The Finnish railway network consists of a total of 5,919 km of railways built with 1,524 mm (5 ft) Russian gauge track. Passenger trains are operated by the private state-owned VR. They serve all the major cities and many rural areas, though railway connections are available to fewer places than bus connections. Most passenger train services originate or terminate at Helsinki Central railway station, and a large proportion of the passenger rail network radiates out of Helsinki. VR also operates freight services. Maintenance and construction of the railway network itself is the responsibility of the Finnish Rail Administration, which is a part of the Finnish Transport Agency or Liikennevirasto. The network is divided in six areal centres, that manage the use and maintenance of the routes in co-operation. Cargo yards and large stations may have their own signalling systems.
Finnish trains have a reputation for being spacious, comfortable and clean. The scenery surrounding the railway lines is considered to be of outstanding natural beauty, especially in Eastern Finland with its many lakes. Because in most parts of Finland the density of population is low, Finland is not very well suited for railways. Commuter services are nowadays rare outside the Helsinki area
VR (formally VR Group) is a government-owned railway company in Finland. VR's most important function is the operation of Finland's passenger rail services with 250 long-distance and 800 commuter rail services every day. By 7,500 employees and net sales of 1,251 million euros in 2017 VR is one of the most significant operators in the Finnish public transport market area.
Oy Karelian Trains Ltd is a joint venture agreed on 23 November 2006 between Russian Railways (RZhD) and VR Group (Finnish Railways) to facilitate the operation of international express passenger rail services between Helsinki, Finland, and Saint Petersburg, Russia. Karelian Trains is registered in Helsinki; VR and RZhD both own 50% of the shares. The services are branded as Allegro.
Helsinki Central Station or Helsingin päärautatieasema
Helsinki Central Station 0r Helsingin päärautatieasema
HEC is the main station for commuter rail and long-distance trains departing from Helsinki, Finland. The station is used by approximately 400,000 people per day, of which about 200,000 are passengers. It serves as the terminus for all trains in the Helsinki commuter rail network, as well as for all Helsinki-bound long-distance trains in Finland. The Central Railway Station metro station is located in the same building.
Finland 1 Countries Pass
Eurail Finland Pass (Eurail is a European Rail Pass for Non Europeans)
Interrail Finland Pass (Interrail is a European Rail Pass for Europeans)
Finland 2 Countries Pass
Eurail Finland - Sweden Pass
Finland 3 Countries Pass
Travel in 3 bordering countries in Europe.
Eurail Select Pass
Finland 4 Countries Pass
Travel in 4 bordering countries in Europe.
Eurail Select Pass
Discover Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Eurail Scandinavia Rail Pass
Eurail Global Rail Pass 28 Countries Pass
Enjoy train travel in 28 countries with this one pass!
Eurail Global Pass
Interrail Global Rail Pass 30 Countries Pass
Enjoy train travel in 30 countries with this one pass!
Interrail Global Pass
Eurail Pass Benefits in Finland