Helsinki’s Public Transport
It is easy to travel by Helsinki’s public transport. The capital region has a subway, trams, buses and a ferry to Suomenlinna island fortress. A single ticket costs €2.80 and can be bought from the bus or tram driver or ticket machines at bus stops. A single ticket is valid for 60 minutes on all kinds of public transport, including commuter trains, within the Helsinki area. Single tickets can also be bought as SMS-tickets sent to your Finnish mobile number.
A regional ticket costs €4.50 and is valid for 90 minutes on all public transport in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen.
There are also day tickets, which are available for 1-7 days, giving unlimited travel in the Helsinki area. A day ticket is valid from the time of first use. Day tickets can be bought from HKL sales points and Helsinki Info.
The Journey Planner is HSL’s online route and timetable service for users of public transport in the Helsinki area. It also gives journey advice for cyclists and pedestrians. www.reittiopas.fi
The Helsinki Card is for tourists in Helsinki, and is available for 1-3 days. The Card allows unlimited travel within the city area. The Card also gives free entry to some museums, and other benefits. It costs €38-58. More information about the Helsinki Card: http://www.helsinkiexpert.com/helsinki_card