Tips for visitors

Discover the sights of the Helsinki region by bus, train, tram or the Metro.  For prices of single tickets and day tickets, see Tickets and fares.

One ticket for all modes of transport

Helsinki region has an integrated public transport ticket system. HSL’s tickets are valid on public transport services in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kerava Kirkkonummi and Sipoo. The same tickets can be used for traveling on buses, trams, the Metro, commuter trains and the ferry to Suomenlinna.

You can also transfer from one vehicle to another with the same ticket.

A day ticket is your key to getting around in the Helsinki metropolitan area. The tickets available on single-charge cards allow you to travel easily and at low-cost for 1-7 days.

Single tickets are available from ticket machines, bus and tram drivers as well as conductors on commuter trains.

Discover the Helsinki region by public transport

The best sights in Helsinki are accessible by bus, tram or the Metro.

A Helsinki internal ticket takes you to the Linnanmäki amusement park, Seurasaari outdoor museum or Villa Aino Ackté. Tram routes 2 and 3 are ideal for city sightseeing. You can get on the trams at any stop, the tour takes about 60 minutes. 

2&3 Helsinki Sightseeing

Bus 16 goes from Rautatientori (Central Railway Station) platform 8 to Mustikkamaa, from where you can cross the bridge to the Helsinki Zoo in Korkeasaari.

With a Helsinki internal ticket you can travel to the Suomenlinna sea fortress by a ferry from Kauppatori (Market Square) and Katajanokka. If you want to spend an entire day in the fortress, a Suomenlinna ticket valid for 12 hours is practical.

You can reach also the harbors easily by public transport. For more information, see Harbors.

To Espoo by train or bus

To go to Emma - Espoo Museum of Modern Art - in the WeeGee House, take a bus from the Kamppi bus terminal or Elielin aukio. Also the Gallen-Kallela Museum, Espoo Cathedral and the Sello and Iso Omena shopping centers can be conveniently reached by public transport. A bus takes you to the outdoor recreation areas of Luukkaa, Oittaa and Nuuksio.

Vantaa by train or bus

Commuter trains I, K, N, H, R, T and Z take you to the Heureka Science Centre in Vantaa. Entertainment and leisure center Flamingo and the Jumbo shopping center can be reached by bus, Myyrmanni shopping center also by train. To go to the Helsinki Airport, take bus 615 from Rautatientori in Helsinki (platform 5). A regional ticket is required for journeys from Helsinki to the Airport and vice versa. You can get to the airport also by bus 61 from Tikkurila railway station.

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