Finland

  • Booking Horizon: Tickets may be reserved up to 60 days prior to date of departure
  • No check-in procedures. Ticket and passport checks occur onboard the train
  • Ticket Type: Paper tickets only
  • Traveler Type: Adult, Child (6-16), Group and Pass-holder
  • facilities available on trains include: Family compartments, bicycle and ski locks, mobile phone booths and playrooms

Train Selection:

Pendolini Train

  • It is recommended that seat reservations are made prior to departing South Africa, through World Travel
  • First and Second Class Tickets offered
  • Free wireless connection and conference compartments offered in First Class, and in the onboard restaurant

Routes and Durations:

Helsinki<>Kouvola – 1h26
Helsinki<>Turku – 1h58
Helsinki<>Vaasa – 3h55
Helsinki<>Kuopio – 4h02
Helsinki<>Kajaani – 6h26
Helsinki<>Joensuu – 4h28
Helsinki<>Oulu –  6h03

Intercity Trains

  • It is recommended that seat reservations are made prior to departing South Africa, through World Travel
  • First and Second Class tickets offered
  • Trains operate throughout Finland
  • Bistro or mini-bistro offered onboard

Commuter Trains

  • This train works on a first -come-first-serve basis. No seat reservations are possible
  • Only Second Class

Routes and Durations:

Helsinki<>Vantaankoski – 0h20
Lahti<>Riihimaki – 0h40
Helsinki<>Riihimaki – 0h43
Helsinki<>Lahti – 0h48
Helsinki<>Karjaa – 0h58

Regional Trains

  • This train works on a first-come-first-serve basis. No reservations are possible
  • Second Class

Routes and Durations:

Karjaa<>Hanko – 0h40
Paaskylahti<>Parikkala – 0h47
Tempere<>Haapamaki – 1h19
Iisalmi<>Ylivieska – 1h35
Joensuu<>Nurmes – 2h05
Pieksmamki<>Joensuu – 2h09