HSL’s day tickets are handy for summer travelers

Are you visiting Helsinki this summer? If you plan to make several journeys during the same say of tour around interesting sites on several days, HSL’s day ticket is a great choice. You can buy day tickets for 1–7 days. Download the free HSL app on your smartphone, and you will have both a ticket machine and a travel planner in your pocket. You can use the HSL app to purchase day tickets and single tickets, and you will also have access to the HSL Journey Planner. In addition to public transport, you can dexplore the city and its surroundings for example by a city bike.

There are many ways to purchase a day ticket. You can purchase tickets for 1–7 days for all HSL zones from all public transport sales and service points and HSL’s full-range ticket machines.  The tickets are loaded onto a disposable cards, and they are valid from the time you show the card at a card reader at the beginning of your first journey.

You can also purchase 1-day tickets for zones AB and ABC from HSL’s single ticket machines and from bus drivers. These tickets cover travel in Helsinki, Vantaa, and Espoo. The tickets purchased from single ticket machines or bus drivers are printed on paper, and they are valid from the moment of purchase.

You can also purchase day tickets using the free HSL app that you can download on your smartphone. The app can be used to purchase all kinds of day tickets for all zones. When purchasing tickets using the app, you can define a specific date and time when you wish the ticket to be activated. The HSL app can also be used to purchase single tickets for adults and children.

The HSL app is available for Android and iPhone devices,  and you can download it even if you are not a resident of the Helsinki region. Read more about the HSL app

Whether you are buying day tickets or single tickets, it is recommended that you buy your ticket in advance whenever possible. Tickets purchased in advance are cheaper that those purchased onboard. Bus drivers still sell tickets, but tram drivers and commuter train conductors no longer sell them. Read more about places where HSL tickets are sold

HSL introduced the new fare zones in spring 2019. The new fare system is not difficult to learn. Instead of various city internal and regional tickets, you only need to remember four letters: A, B, C, and D. These are the symbols for the new zones. Read more about the new zones

The HSL Journey Planner helps you choose the best route

Whether you are headed for the Temppeliaukio Church or are planning to go for a trek at the Nuuksio National Park, public transport will get you where you want to go. The best way to plan your journey is with the HSL Journey Planner. In addition to street addresses, you can use the names of attractions to search for possible routes. The Journey Planner will also indicate which zones you will be travelling through and how much the ticket will cost.

A new addition to the Journey Planner this year are routes around the Helsinki archipelago. In addition to the Suomenlinna ferry, the Journey Planner includes the piers and timetables for 25 other ferries. You can also use the Journey Planner on your phone through the HSL app. HSL Journey Planner

You can travel around the region using buses, metro, trains, trams, and ferries, but also city bikes. During the summer, some 4,500 city bikes are available around Helsinki, Espoo, and Vantaa. You can buy a city bike pass for a day, a week, or even the whole season. City bike website

If you want something for a shorter period, you also have access to city scooters in Helsinki. HSL is participating in a trial in Vuosaari in Eastern Helsinki offering access to 300 scooters, both the traditional kick scooters and electrical ones.

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