Employee, already familiar with the commuter benefit?

The commuter benefit is a fringe benefit that employers can offer to their employees for journeys between home and the workplace. For the employee, the benefit is tax-free up to EUR 3,400 per year. 

Commuter benefit on the HSL app

Your employer can offer you the commuter benefit via the HSL app in two ways: as a season ticket in the form of an auto-renewing subscription or as a flexible Mobility Budget.

If you have a season ticket on your HSL card, it is advisable to continue to use the ticket until it expires. After that, you can begin using the app.

Season ticket or Mobility Budget?

Auto-renewing season ticket

The season ticket is an easy choice for those who travel often. It is also the most economical alternative when you make six journeys a week or more. Once activated, the season ticket will remain valid indefinitely on your phone. All you need to do is keep your phone on you when travelling. By default, the travel zones for the season ticket on the HSL app cover the distance between your home and your workplace. You can use the ticket within its area of validity for all of your journeys, including trips you make in your spare time.

New: Flexible Mobility Budget

The flexible Mobility Budget is a new form of commuter benefit that can be used to purchase tickets via the HSL app. The Mobility Budget is ideal for travel needs that change from day to day. Your employer grants you a flexible budget that you can use to purchase single, day and season tickets on the HSL app. 

Advantages of the commuter benefit

Tax-free benefit

The benefit is tax-free for you up to EUR 3,400 per year.

Sustainable choice

Walking, cycling and public transport are sustainable modes of transport. By choosing sustainable modes of transport, you can reduce your carbon footprint. 

Exercise through commuting

Those who commute by public transport take on average 2,000 steps more per day than those who commute by car. Walking to your stop has a positive effect on both your body and your mind.

Take time for yourself

When you use public transport instead of a car, you avoid the hassle of driving and finding a parking space. You can spend the journey doing something you like, such as reading or listening to audiobooks, while a professional driver takes you safely to your destination.

Employer-subsidized commuter ticket makes your everyday travel easier

A commuter benefit provided to you by your employer makes your daily life easier. You'll always have your ticket with you on your phone.

Everything you need in one app

With the HSL app, you’ll have everything you need for travelling close at hand: tickets, timetables and the Journey Planner.

Interested in the commuter benefit?

Would you like to recommend the commuter benefit to your employer?

Below there is a link that you can send to the person in charge of employee benefits in your workplace.

Does your employer already offer you the commuter benefit?

If your employer has provided you with the option to use the commuter benefit and you have received an email invitation to activate the benefit, you can immediately start using the benefit by clicking on the link in the invitation.