I know about buses and ferries, Rail transport in Finland page does not say if they are passenger trains

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VR page shows only trains to Russia.

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    The Seat 61 page on Finland suggests ferries rather than trains to get between Sweden and Finland. Given just how far north it is that the two countries join, and the lack of information on seat 61 about trains between the two, I'm assuming it's a "no"
    – Gagravarr
    Aug 27, 2015 at 15:50
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    Finland and Sweden use a different rail gauge, making rail travel more costly.
    – JonathanReez
    Aug 27, 2015 at 16:36
  • If this is a real question, and not just curiosity, I have taken one of those ferries, and I recommend it. Aug 27, 2015 at 19:51
  • @AndrewLazarus So am I, but they had no wifi on 2011, I am thinking of trying it again, with the family this time
    – Ulkoma
    Aug 27, 2015 at 20:00
  • @User According to the Viking Line website, some cabins and many public areas have WiFi. We took the overnight ferry, and, frankly, after dinner and with early morning arrival, no computer play time. Aug 27, 2015 at 20:57

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No, there are no passenger trains between Finland and Sweden. There is actually a train line crossing the border between Haparanda and Tornio, but it is currently (since 1988) only used by freight trains.

Coming from Sweden, you could take a train to Luleå, from which you have to bridge about 160km on the bus to Kemi, where you will have access to the Finnish passenger train network again.


According to EGTRE, the single rail border crossing between Sweden and Finland carries freight only.

Sweden and Finland use different track gauges, and freight is transshipped between Swedish and Finnish cars in Haparanda. The line across the border is dual-gauge, but according to EGTRE the standard-gauge track does not see regular use.

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