You can buy single tickets for one-off journeys using the HSL app, from ticket machines, various kiosks and shops, as well as from bus drivers. You can transfer from one vehicle to another during the validity of the ticket. Tickets purchased from ticket machines are valid immediately. Advance purchase single tickets available from kiosks and other HSL sales points are valid from the time you activate them at a card reader.
Also Suomenlinna tickets, loaded on disposable cards, available from the ticket machine at the Suomenlinna ferry pier must be activated at a card reader. Suomenlinna tickets are valid only on the Suomenlinna ferry and they do not allow transfer to other modes of transport.
Children (7–17 years) can buy single tickets at a 50% discount.
Buying a ticket
Bus drivers sell single tickets. Single tickets purchased on buses cost more than single tickets purchased at other sales points. When buying a ticket from the bus driver, please have small change (preferably exact change) to pay for your fare. Drivers do not have to accept notes larger than 20 euros. Debit and credit cards are not accepted on buses.
From ticket machines
Single tickets are available from HSL’s ticket machines and from parking ticket machines in Helsinki. At the ticket machines, you can pay using coins or debit or credit card with chip. Some ticket machines accept notes. In addition, you can use the value balance on your HSL card to pay for single tickets.