Value tickets are a good option for occasional users of public transport. You can load value on your Travel Card from 5 to 400 euros (in full euros).
Value tickets are purchased with value loaded on the Travel Card from card readers on buses, trams and trains. If you travel on the Metro, you need to pay your fare before entering the platform area. Press the card reader button corresponding to the desired fare zone. On trams, you can also buy a tram ticket at the card reader.
Validity of single and value tickets
You can transfer from one vehicle to another within the validity of your single or value ticket. The ticket must be valid when you board a vehicle, but you can complete your journey even if your ticket expires during it.
In Helsinki, internal tickets are valid for 60 minutes. Internal tickets for Espoo–Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kirkkonummi–Siuntio and Kerava-Sipoo–Tuusula, as well as regional and two-zone extended regional tickets are valid for 80 minutes. Three-zone extended regional tickets are valid for 100 minutes.
Group tickets (2-31 value tickets) purchased with a Travel Card are valid from the moment the first value ticket was purchased.
Tram tickets are valid for 60 minutes and allow you to change from one tram to another but not to other modes of transport.
Exceptions to the validity of tickets
Single and value tickets purchased on the Metro feeder bus services, North-East Helsinki feeder bus services and some other bus services are valid for 20 minutes longer than usual. In addition, if you change to one of these routes, your ticket purchased elsewhere will be valid for 20 minutes longer than usual. The exception applies to the following bus routes:
31, 32, 36, 37, 39, 39B, 39N, 43, 51, 52, 54, 57, 61, 61T, 61N, 67, 69, 70, 73, 73N, 74, 74N, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 82B, 83, 84, 85, 85B, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 91K, 92, 93, 93K, 94, 94A, 94B, 95, 96, 97, 97V, 98, 201, 506, 552, 553, 553K, 554, 561, 603, 701, 702, 704, 801, 802, 802K, 805, 811, 812, 813, 814, 815, 816, 817, 818 and 819.
NB! Value tickets bought at card readers on the Suomenlinna ferry are valid 20 minutes longer than usual but if you buy a ticket elsewhere and transfer to the ferry, normal validity time will apply.