If you use public transport occasionally, you can buy a single ticket from a ticket machine, R-kiosk, bus driver, or on your mobile phone. With a single ticket you can transfer from one vehicle to another within the validity of the ticket. Tickets bought from a ticket machine are valid from the moment of purchase. Advance purchase single tickets bought from an R-kiosk or other HSL sales point are valid from the time they are activated at a Travel Card reader.
Single tickets bought with value loaded on a Travel Card or via the HSL mobile ticket app are the most economical option.
Suomenlinna tickets and tram tickets differ from other tickets. The Suomenlinna tickets are valid only on the Suomenlinna ferry, tram tickets only on trams. With these tickets you cannot transfer to other modes of transport.
Children (7-16 years) travel at a reduced rate. The discount does not apply to tram tickets.
Buying a ticket
From a bus
Bus drivers sell single tickets. Tram tickets, which are cheaper than normal single tickets, cannot be purchased on board.
When purchasing a ticket from a driver, please have small change ready; exact change would be appreciated. The driver does not have to accept notes larger than EUR 20. Drivers only accept cash.
From a ticket machine
Single tickets are available from HSL’s ticket machines as well as from parking ticket machines in Helsinki. At a ticket machine, you can pay with coins or a bank or credit card with chip. Some ticket machines accept also notes. You can also use value loaded on a Travel Card.