Discounts on train tickets

Discount for conscripts

What discounts can I get?

You can travel for free when carrying out your military service. For journeys made on your free time, you get a discount on tickets for long-distance traffic and VR’s commuter traffic.

At ticket inspection, please present the document entitling you to a discount.

Travel for free while in military service

Long-distance traffic EUR 0

You can travel for free both in VR's commuter trains and in the Eko Class of long-distance trains and on any free seats when wearing the furlough uniform of the Finnish Defence Forces.

Please present your valid conscript card with a VR identifier. 

Free seat

You can reserve one seat in the Eko Class per travel day free of charge by using the m.vr.fi website. Make sure you have registered and logged into the vr.fi website and that you are using your personal identity card as a form of identification.

As a confirmation for your reservation, you will receive a mobile ticket, which you must then present to the ticket inspector. In addition, you must be wearing the furlough uniform of the Finnish Defence Forces and have your conscript card with you.

Long-distance train tickets -30%

You will get a 30% discount on the basic and saver tickets for long-distance traffic when you travel on your free time without the furlough uniform of the Finnish Defence Forces. Please present your valid conscript card to the ticket inspector. 

VR’s commuter traffic tickets -50%

You get a 50% discount on single tickets for VR’s commuter traffic when you travel on your free time without the furlough uniform of the Finnish Defence Forces. Please present your valid conscript card with a VR identifier. 

Travel rights of conscripts not in military service

In Finland, compulsory military service applies to men aged 18–60 who have Finnish citizenship. Outside the military service period, you have the right to travel on our long-distance trains for free in accordance with our agreement with the Finnish Defence Forces in the following cases

  • An order to enter into service

  • A call to voluntary exercises of the Finnish Defence Forces

  • A call to a test, aptitude test or crisis management training arranged by the Finnish Defence Forces

  • An order to a training event of the reserves led by the Finnish Defence Forces

  • A military passport on the day military service ends

  • A mobilization order or other order by the Finnish Defence Forces

You can travel for free on any free seats in the Eko Class on our long-distance trains. Please present proof of your eligibility to travel to the ticket inspector and, at request, proof of identity.

Identification with personal identity card

Choose one of the following if you wish to use a personal identity card for identification:

  • If you already have a username for our service at vr.fi or m.vr.fi, go to My information and ensure that you have enabled identification with a personal identity card.

  • If you are in the process of creating a username for our service, first register at m.vr.fi, and on the registration form, enable identification with a personal identity card.

If you have created your username at uusi.vr.fi or in the VR Matkalla app, you can use the same username to sign in to m.vr.fi. Unfortunately, any journey you may have reserved at m.vr.fi will not show up in the profile for our new services.

When you no longer need to use identification with a personal identity card, you can disable it under My information at m.vr.fi.

If you have enabled identification with a personal identity card, the latter part of your personal identity number will be converted into an unidentifiable format in our systems when the data are stored. If you disable the service, the data will be deleted from our system. Further details are available in the VR data protection notice.