Travelling with children

The adventure starts on the platform

A train is the best way best way to travel with children. On a train children are free to play, and you don’t have to stop your travel for meals or toilet breaks.

Child discounts

Children under seven travel for free on commuter trains. When travelling long-distance, children under four travel for free without a designated seat. Children under 16 are entitled to a discount on train tickets.

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Worried about changing trains?

Children travelling with us don’t need to be worried about changing trains during their journey. Just tell the conductor inspecting your ticket and they will make sure you make the change.

Happy to help you

If you need help with a pram or pushchair, our train staff are always happy to help you.

Prams go free of charge

Prams go free of charge when place in the designated space marked with a picture of a pram. If the train if full, please fold up the pram for the duration of the journey.

Check train measurements

Check train measurements

Will my pram fit in the train? The widths of doors and aisles on trains vary. The coach maps for trains will tell you all the measurements you need to know.

Coach with a play area

IC trains

Nearly all our IC trains have a coach with a children’s play area. Pre-schoolers especially will find lots to do:

  • Children’s books published by Tammi

  • Toy locomotive with coaches

  • Slide with a guard rail

  • Playmates of other children on the train

  • Accessible toilet in the downstairs area of the coach with the play area, comes with a baby care table, potty and bottle warmer.

Family compartment

IC trains

Family compartments offer you a peaceful place to travel with infants. There’s plenty of room to play, read and eat snacks.

Family compartments provide infants with a place to nap comfortably as there’s space for a carry cot on the floor.

  • The compartment has four seats and two stools for children.

  • Charge your devices using the two available power sockets.

  • An accessible toilet is downstairs in the coach, which comes with a baby care table, potty and bottle warmer.

  • A coach with a play area is conveniently close to the family compartments.

  • If you want to have some privacy, please be sure to book all the seats in the family compartment.

Night train travel with children

IC trains

Travelling on a night train is easy even with the tiniest family members. You will sleep better in a bed than dozing off on the back seat of a car. In the morning, you will wake to continue your journey completely refreshed.

Children aged 0–10 travel on night trains for free when sharing a berth with another passenger. However, please note that the beds are 0.75 metres wide and 2.00 metres long. Your journey will be more comfortable when you book separate beds for bigger children.

Please also note that you might want to have a water bottle available at night as the tap water on the train is not drinkable. Night train passengers can of course use the restaurant car services until late at night and again early in the morning.

Are we there yet?

Long journey can sometimes feel boring. We recommend taking toys with you, as there is room to play on the train. On the InterCity trains the children travel comfortably in a family compartment or in the coach with play area.

My very own ticket
Young passengers will get their own ticket as a souvenir from the conductor.

Take the kids to the restaurant car

Travel might make you hungry

The InterCity and Pendolino trains and night trains have a restaurant car or sales trolley, where you can buy meals, snacks and drinks for the whole family. You can take your purchases from the restaurant car to your seat.

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Children travelling alone

Children can travel alone on trains with their guardian's permission. Make sure that the child knows at which station he/she is getting off and pack a phone charger. Encourage the child to ask the conductor for help if he/she has any questions.

See the world by train

Be bold and take the children abroad. On the train, children collect new experiences and make new friends in no time.