Enjoy unlimited travel in Helsinki

Explore Helsinki with ease with The Helsinki Card, your free travelcard around Helsinki. The Helsinki Card, also known as the Helsinki Card CITY acts as your ticket for unlimited journeys on public transport around Helsinki including buses, trams, metro, commuter trains and Suomenlinna ferry.

You can upgrade your Helsinki Card CITY to Helsinki Card REGION, which provides you with extended travel possibilities in the Helsinki metropolitan area. It includes free travel not only in Helsinki but also Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa and free travel from the airport. Perfect if you’d like to venture out of the city. Below are the two travel options available to you so you can choose which one best suits you. 

The Helsinki Card CITY

When you purchase your Helsinki Card it automatically includes travel in the city of Helsinki. Your Helsinki Card CITY provides you with unlimited journeys on all public transport in Helsinki for the duration of your pass; 1, 2 or 3 days. Enjoy unlimited travel for 24, 48 or 72 hours after the first activation.

Get around with ease

One card to cover all public transport networks in Helsinki;

  • Access to all Helsinki Transport Networks, including buses, trams, local trains, metro, Suomenlinna ferry
  • Unlimited use for the duration of your card
  • No need to carry spare change for daily tickets


Top tip: see the downtown of Helsinki easily on the tram lines 2, 3 and 7


Can I use my Helsinki Card CITY for travel to the airport?

The Helsinki Card CITY does not include free travel to/from the airport, however, you can get a discounted ticket for a Finnair City Bus.

You could also upgrade to the Helsinki Card REGION to travel for free on the Ring Rail line from Helsinki city centre to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Without the REGION Card, a ticket will cost 5,50 euros.

Helsinki Card REGION

Upgrade The Helsinki Card CITY to the Helsinki Card REGION with extended travel benefits. Helsinki Card REGION gives you the same service as the Helsinki Card CITY with these added benefits;

  • Free travel in the whole metropolitan area of Helsinki
  • Free travel in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa
  • Travel to and from Helsinki airport via The Ring Rail Line
  • Unlimited travel on metro, buses, trams, Suomenlinna ferry, commuter trains and travel to and from the Airport via train.


Top tip: The Helsinki Card REGION provides free travel to and from the airport via the Ring Rail Line for that added convenience factor.



How do I use the Helsinki Card as a travel card?

Upon boarding the public transport, make sure you scan your Helsinki Card on the card reader. When the card reader beeps and turns green, the card has been read and your journey has been validated. If you need to check the validity of your card at any point during the duration, you can do this by holding the card up against the reader on the public transport, and it will tell you how much longer your card is valid for. If your card beeps red then it has already expired.

The Helsinki Card is activated from the first time it is used. Please note that, if you activate your card on public transport before visiting an attraction, this will count as activating the whole card.

Children under 7 travel for free on the transport network when accompanied by an adult with a valid Helsinki Card


Please note:Make sure you properly validate the journey as you will be penalised if you are caught travelling without a valid ticket or Helsinki Card.


How do I take the ferry to Suomenlinna?

Ferries depart once every hour, to/from Suomenlinna to the Market Square, but from the beginning of May through August, they will run 3–4 times per hour. The ferry trip takes about 15 minutes and it is free of charge with your Helsinki Card. Simply board the ferry and present your card to the reader until the green light has validated your journey.

Ferries run daily:
from Market Square 06.20-02.20
from Suomenlinna 06.00-02.00

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