If you use public transport occasionally, you can buy a single ticket from a ticket machine or a bus or tram driver. With a single ticket you can transfer from one vehicle to another within the validity of the ticket. Tram tickets are valid only on trams and they are available only from ticket machines.
In Helsinki, you can also buy a single ticket by mobile phone. The ticket is valid within Helsinki. Please note that on bus services the use of the ticket is limited to certain bus routes. Read more
Buying a ticket
From a bus or tram
Bus and tram 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 pink single ticket machines as well as blue full-range ticket machines. At a full-range 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.