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Long-distance train tickets can be purchased only with payment cards from train conductors and railbus vending machines from September 1. 
According to the state-owned railway company VR, 99 percent of their customers buy the train ticket in advance or from the conductor by using payment cards.

Buying tickets in advance will be made easier still with the renewal of sales channel—get your tickets in advance and ensure a seat and have a better chance at a cheaper price. 

Tickets can be bought before travel from the online shop, mobile app, ticket vending machines and VR Call Center as well as VR ticket sales, Matkahuolto and R-kiosks. 

In 2017, the ticket sales stopped in commuter trains in Helsinki and southern Finland.