Fare and ticketing system

Journey length to have greater impact on the ticket price

In future, the length of a public transport journey will affect the ticket price more than at present. Short journeys from one municipality to another will become cheaper when the current fare system based on municipal boundaries is replaced by a new zone model. In the new model, zone boundaries are primarily based on distance from the center of Helsinki. The new fare and ticketing system will be introduced earliest in 2018.

The zones have been preliminarily designated by letters A through E from the inner to the outer zone. Helsinki metropolitan area is located in the three inner zones. The neighboring municipalities outside the metropolitan area would be mainly located on zones D and E. The boundaries of the outer zones will be defined more closely later as new neighboring municipalities join HSL.

In the inner zones (ABC area) season, value and single tickets are always valid for at least two zones (AB or BC), which means that one zone tickets would not be sold in the area. In zones D and E, tickets could be purchased also for individual zones.

The new system will include a supplementary fare. Passengers can pay the fare at a card reader with a Travel Card when they want to travel to a destination outside the validity area of their season ticket.

As the prices of tickets are decided annually when the budget is set, no proposals have been made for ticket prices.

Read more http://www.hsl.fi/en/newdevices