If you live permanently in the HSL area in the HSL area and you are a full-time student, you can buy season tickets at a 45% discount. The discount does not apply to value, single and zone extension tickets. Also some exchange students are entitled to the student discount.
You can activate the discount yourself in the HSL app. If you are using the HSL card, the card must be updated at a service point. The student discount entitlement must be renewed annually.
The student discount will be available only on the HSL app from the beginning of 2022. Starting from August 2021, the student discount can be updated on your HSL card only until 31 January 2022 even if your studies continue after that. This is why you should start using the HSL app already in the autumn 2021.
Am I entitled to the discount?
You are entitled to the student discount if you meet the following criteria:
You are aged 18 or over.
You live permanently in the HSL area.
You are studying in a Finnish comprehensive school, upper secondary school, folk high school, vocational school, university of applied sciences or university.
You are studying on a full-time basis and the duration of the studies is at least one school/academic year (8 months). Vocational qualification studies, high school studies and university degree studies are considered full-time, other vocational studies are full-time if you study for 25 hours a week or more.
Under normal circumstances, your studies lead to a qualification, a degree or a basic education certificate.
Also students attending voluntary additional basic education (10th grade), preparatory vocational education (VALMA), preparatory studies for general upper secondary (LUVA), training preparing students for work and independent living (TELMA), and those receiving preparatory education for basic education are entitled to the discount.
You are not entitled to the student discount if you meet one of the following conditions:
- You are under 18 years of age.
- You live permanently outside the HSL area or your school or educational institution is not located in Finland.
- Your studies are not full-time.
- You are a postgraduate university student studying for a licentiate or a doctoral degree. NB! The degree of Licentiate in Medicine is a basic university degree, and medical students are thus entitled to the discount.
- You are complementing your degree or taking studies, such as pedagogical studies, to gain competence or qualifications.
- You are studying in a liberal adult education program.
- You are in apprenticeship training or on an internship.
Activating your student discount
You can activate the discount yourself in the HSL app. If you are using the HSL card, you must visit a service point to update your card.