VR Matkalla

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About this app

The VR Matkalla app is a travel companion that can help you at every stage of your journey.


The VR Matkalla app is the best way to buy tickets for VR’s commuter and long-distance trains. The app offers single tickets, multi-tickets, and season tickets for regular travellers. Starting or continuing your journey in the capital region is easy! You can buy a handy HSL single ticket for your journey.

We will send your ticket to both the app and your email. You can pay for your journey using online banking, a payment card, MobilePay, Siirto or Epassi. If you have bought your tickets as a logged-in customer, you can always find the tickets you have bought in the app. This means that you can buy your ticket on your computer at home and still travel with that same ticket on your phone.


You can conveniently reserve a seat using the coach map when buying a ticket. You can also buy the seat next to you and enjoy the extra space. If you want to add a touch of luxury to your journey, you can travel in Ekstra Class or the restaurant car’s upstairs section, which offers the best view. You can also buy a ticket for your travel companion, bicycle, or pet.


Sometimes things don’t go as planned. In the VR Matkalla app, you can also make changes after buying the ticket. You can easily change your seat and departure time yourself. If needed, the change can be made to the tickets of the whole travel party. If you’ve bought cancellation insurance, you can also cancel your journey in the app for free if plans change.


With the VR Matkalla app, you will get real-time updates about your journey, so you will always know what is happening. You will be informed about things like your train’s departure, the movement of the train, changed timetables, transfers, and your train’s arrival. You can also view your train’s services and accessibility information in the app. If we have to cancel your train journey, we will suggest new journeys in the app for you to choose from.


For those who download the app, we offer tasty benefits that you can use in the train’s restaurant car. In addition, we will also tell you about changing benefits that will make your journey even better. You can find our tips and benefits in the Messages section of the VR Matkalla app.

We continuously develop our app. You can now also check the carbon footprint of the journeys you’ve taken in the past 12 months. Did you know that the carbon dioxide emissions of a train are 98% lower than those of a car?
Updated on
Apr 25, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity, and App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

11.4K reviews
matias tarvainen
May 6, 2023
The UI is nice and I think most of the things are easily found. I would hope for co-operation with student cards, so that I don't need to switch apps in order to prove I am a student. As the internet on the trains is bad, sometimes the studend card doesn't load and it becomes awckward as the conductor stands next to you waiting for the network to come back on. If there could be an option to buy student tickets and the ticket would be prove enough for being a student. Linking card to the app.
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VR-Yhtymä Oyj
May 8, 2023
Hi Matias! Thanks for valuable feedback. This is something we should definitely consider, to bring the student card as part of the app. Thanks. /VR Matkalla -team
Jaakko Kärkölä
March 14, 2023
The tickets work but searching for schedules and then following the trip is difficult as the past departures are removed completely and the track numbers are hidden from the trip instructions as soon as the train is supposed to arrive. Any last minute checks if the traveler is reaching the correct track is left completely on the station displays as the app renders itself useless.
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VR-Yhtymä Oyj
March 14, 2023
Hi Jaakko! Many thanks for your valuable feedback. We will have a look at this issue :) Br, VR Matkalla -team
Moses Holmström
May 12, 2023
I don't want yet another app, but VR's website doesn't provide all the necessary functionality any more. Please make the website feature-complete and offer the app as a PWA for those who prefer apps.
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VR-Yhtymä Oyj
May 16, 2023
Hi Moses! Thanks for your feedback :) /VR Matkalla -team

What's new

Now you can purchase public transportation tickets to Kuopio and Oulu!