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
May 15, 2024

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

17.1K reviews
Ville Valtasaari
January 17, 2024
The usual experience of the casual user. When you need a ticket, 1st you must update the app, which promptly forgets your payment method. Mobilepay is in the secure part of the phone, so the VR app has no access to it. Adding a credit card requires split screen as copy paste doesn't seem to work. The first few tries do not succeed because of the VR ot the bank. Meanwhile you go to the station and buy a ticket from the machine. By the time the app is ready, you're half-way to your destination.
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VR-Yhtymä Oyj
January 19, 2024
Hi Ville! We are really sorry about this:( We usually never do force updates for our app,so no need to update app before purchasing ticket even though there was update pending. In case your app version was very old (over 6months),then there might have been force update. App should not forget your payment option after update, we will look into this.
Bilguun Khenmedekh
April 24, 2024
The delays are actually way too frequent and annoying. Trains dellay up to 2 hours every time it snows as if snowing and raining in Finland is a rare occurrence.
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Juho Hellsten
February 24, 2024
Malfunctioning often - usually in places without a backup system, like tiny stops without other ways of buying tickets. Updates mess up card details, so credit card needs to be typed in several times.
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What's new

This update contains improtant fixes for Self-service coffee purchase. Have nice travels!