No increases to single ticket prices, prices of season and value tickets set to rise
The prices of mobile tickets and other single tickets will not rise but the prices of season, value and day tickets will rise at the beginning of January. On average, ticket prices will rise by 4.1 percent.
From January 2017, a Helsinki internal 30-day ticket for adults will cost 54.70 euros, 2.30 euros more than at present. The price of a corresponding regional ticket will increase by 4.10 euros to 106.50 euros. A 30-day three-zone extended regional ticket valid in the whole HSL area will next year costs 158.40 euros, an increase of 6.10 euros. Children and students travel at half the adult fare.
HSL season tickets are still relatively inexpensive. For example, if you divide the price of a 30-day ticket by the average number of commutes, i.e. 44, the price of a journey to work with a regional ticket for adults is 2.42 euros and with one-zone tickets 1.24 euros.
A one-zone adult value ticket will cost 2.18 euros (up by 0.12 euros), a regional ticket 4.25 euros (up by 0.21 euros) and a three-zone extended regional ticket 6.32 euros (up by 0.23 euros). Value tickets will still be cheaper than single tickets.
There will be no changes to single ticket prices. A one-zone adult single ticket bought from the driver will next year costs 3.20 euros, regional single ticket 5.50 euros and a three-zone extended region ticket 8 euros. Single tickets bought in advance are cheaper: a one-zone adult single ticket costs 2.90 euros, a regional ticket 5 euros and a three-zone extended regional ticket 7.20 euros.
Single tickets can be purchased in advance on a mobile application, by SMS or from ticket machines. There will be no changes to the prices of mobile and SMS tickets. With the exception of Helsinki, the prices of single tickets bought from ticket machines will decrease. In future, single tickets purchased from ticket machines will cost 10 per cent less than tickets purchased from drivers across the region. At the moment, tickets from ticket machines are cheaper than tickets bought from drivers only in Helsinki.