The Travel Card - one card for all forms of transportation: The Helsinki Metropolitan Area travel card makes it easy to travel around in the Metropolitan Area. The remotely readable and reloadable Travel Card can be used on all forms of public transportation in the Metropolitan Area - on buses, trams, local trains, metro (in Helsinki), as well as on the Suomenlinna ferry. Fare pricing is based on zones which are determined by municipal boundaries.
An internal ticket entitles you to travel within one city. A regional ticket allows you to travel within the HSL area (Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa), while a two-zone extended regional ticket allows travel in Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kerava, Kirkkonummi and Sipoo. A three-zone regional ticket entitles you to travel within the whole area, i.e. all seven municipalities.
Fares and student discounts: You can find the complete list of fares on the HSL transport website.
Bachelor and Master’s level degree students are usually eligible for a student discount on the travel card after they have been registered as having a permanent residence in the municipality. You also need to obtain a certificate proving your student status at the Student Services or at the Welcome Fair before buying the travel card.
Exchange students are also entitled to the student discount if they meet the eligibility criteria set by the Helsinki Region Transport. Exchange students also need a travel card application form bearing the stamp and signature of the university. The form is available at the Welcome Fair and the HSL transport website.
On the HSL transport website you will find a timetable search, maps, a journey planner, tickets and fares information and a passenger guide. Especially the Journey Planner is a good help when you are planning your travels in the Helsinki Region! Local train timetables, route maps, tickets and fares as well as other information about commuter traffic can be found on the VR passenger service website.