If you are unable to travel alone on public transport due to a chronic disease or disability, you may be entitled to a companion.
If you live permanently in the HSL area, you can get a Companion Pass from a service point.
Please bring with you:
- an ID document
- a passport photograph to be attached to the pass, and
- a Companion Pass application form signed by a physician
If you are a resident of Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kerava, Sipoo or Siuntio, the application form can be signed by a health center physician or a private doctor or a specialist. Residents of Kirkkonummi can get a signature from a health center physician or a doctor at HUS or Jorvi.
Companion Pass application form (PDF)
Companio Pass application form (Word)
The Companion Pass must be renewed every five years. When renewing the pass, you do not need a new application form signed by a physician.
A companion travelling with you does not need a ticket if you have a Companion Pass.
If you are visually impaired (degree of disability at least 50%), you can get a Companion Pass from a service point without a separate application.
Read more about the free HSL card for visually impaired people
When you have a Companion Pass and you travel with a companion, your companion does not need a ticket. However, you must have a valid ticket.
When you board a bus, you must show the Companion Pass to the driver. On other modes of transport, you must have the Companion Pass with you and you must show it to a ticket inspector or conductor when they ask to see your ticket.
If you are a wheelchair user, you do not need a ticket on HSL public transport. Read more about travelling with a wheelchair