Enjoy unlimited travel in Helsinki with a Helsinki Card CITY and Helsinki Card REGION*

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. All Helsinki Card options also include a City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off bus ticket (season 9 April - 25 October, 2020) for the duration of your card.

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 and to 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 is better you. 

*Please note - Helsinki Mobile Card does not include travel but does include the City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off bus tour (season 9 April - 25 October, 2020.)

Helsinki Card CITY

Helsinki is well-known for its efficient public transportation system. When you purchase your Helsinki Card it automatically includes travel in the city of Helsinki. Free travel with Helsinki Card applies to all vehicles: trams, buses, the metro, commuter trains and Suomenlinna ferry. Helsinki Card CITY holders are entitled to unlimited travel within the zones AB for the duration of their pass; 1, 2 or 3 days. Enjoy unlimited travel for 24, 48 or 72 hours after the first activation.

Children under 7 years free of charge on public transport.

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 within the zones ABC. Helsinki Airport is located in zone C. When travelling to the Airport, you need Helsinki Card REGION card. Without the REGION Card, a ticket will cost 5,50 euros.

Helsinki Card REGION

Helsinki Card REGION serves as a public transport ticket within the zones ABC. 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 
  • 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 in zone C.

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


Make sure you tap your Helsinki Card on the card reader to properly validate the journey. You may be charged a Penalty Fare 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 from the Market Square to Suomenlinna and back from Suomenlinna to 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 CITY and Helsinki Card REGION.

Simply board the ferry and present your card to the reader until the green light has validated your journey.

Helsinki Mobile Card does not include travel, but you can enjoy the journey on a Suomenlinna ferry by purchasing a ticket for an additional fee. For information about tickets and fares click here.

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

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