Buying a public transport ticket at the Helsinki Airport train station
A number of questions have been raised regarding public transport ticket sales at Helsinki Airport train station since the station was opened on 10 July. The station is not yet fully finished and the entrance to the terminals will open late October/early November. Special arrangements are in place for ticket sales.
At the moment, there is no HSL ticket machine at the Helsinki Airport train station. Instead, there are to VR ticket machines selling also Helsinki region single tickets. The closest HSL ticket machines are available at the bus stops in front of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, where the shuttle buses for the train station entrance depart.
Buying a single ticket in advance
You can purchase an HSL single ticket at the Helsinki Airport train station from the VR ticket machines located at the further end of the platform area, where the terminal entrance will open later. The machines are located at the other end of the platform area from the Tietotie entrance.
If you are traveling to Helsinki, buy a regional ticket (5 euros). The ticket is valid on all HSL public transport in Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo and Kauniainen for 90 minutes from the moment of purchase. Please note that the airport is located in Vantaa.
If you are traveling within Vantaa, buy a Vantaa internal ticket (3 euroa). The ticket is valid on all HSL public transport within Vantaa for 60 minutes from the moment of purchase.
The ticket machines only accept chip cards. In addition to HSL area tickets, the ticket machines also sell train tickets to other parts of Finland.
You can also buy a single ticket from HSL ticket machine located at the bus stops in front of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, where the shuttle buses for the train station entrance depart.
HSL ticket machines are also installed at all baggage halls of the airport. The machines accept chip cards and cash.
Buying a ticket on the train
You can purchase an HSL single ticket onboard from the conductor in a ticketing compartment. In single carriage trains, the ticketing compartment is located in the middle of the train. In two-carriage trains, the ticketing compartment is located in the middle of the rearmost carriage.
Conductors sell the same Helsinki region single tickets and long-distance train tickets available from the ticket machines.
Traveling with an HSL Travel Card
You can also travel with an HSL Travel Card value or season ticket. You can load your Travel Card at an R-kioski or an Alepa at the airport or at the ticket machines at the bus stops in front of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
Buying a day ticket
You can also purchase an HSL day ticket in advance at the R-kioksi at the airport for 1-7 days. A regional day ticket costs 12 euros/day and it entitles you to unlimited travel in Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo and Kauniainen. A Vantaa internal day ticket costs 8 euros/day and it entitles you to unlimited travel within Vantaa.