Single tickets

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

On buses

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.

Sales point search

Validity of single tickets

Tickets purchased from ticket machines are valid 10 minutes longer than tickets purchased at other sales points.

Tickets purchased from bus drivers and ticket machines are valid from the moment of purchase. The expiry time is printed on the ticket.

Advance purchase single tickets loaded on disposable cards are available from sales and service points. These tickets are valid from the time you activate them at a card reader.

The tickets allow you to transfer between modes of transport within their validity. You can board a vehicle during the validity of the ticket and you can complete your journey even if the ticket expires during the journey.

 


U line buses

HSL single tickets are usually not sold on U line buses; on these buses you can buy operators’ own tickets, which do not allow transfer to HSL public transport.

However, HSL single tickets are sold on the following routes operated by Pohjolan Liikenne and Nurmijärven Linja: 192*, 280*, 346*, 455, 456, 457, 465, 637, 643*, 665*, 765, 937, 953 and 955.
*The route is operated by several operators; the other operators do not sell HSL single tickets.

However, HSL tickets allow you to transfer to U line buses.