Public transport - HSL

Public transport

Getting around Espoo and capital area of Helsinki is easy and affordable. There are several types of tickets available for different travel needs.

Getting around Espoo and capital area of Helsinki is easy and affordable with extensive public transportation network operated by Helsinki Region Transport (HSL).  HSL is a joint local authority who plans and organizes public transport in the region and improves its operating conditions. HSL procures bus, tram, Metro, ferry and commuter train services in Helsinki Region.


HSL are has been divided in different zones:

1 = internal (1-zone ticket for Helsinki, Espoo and Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kirkkonummi or Kerava-Sipoo)
2 = region (A regional ticket valid in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa)
3 = whole region (valid in all the HSL zones)
L = extended region (2-zone extended regional ticket valid in Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa, Kerava and Kirkkonummi)
0 = tram (valid in trams only)

Single tickets can be purchased from the drivers, conductors or from ticket machines. Debit and credit cards are not accepted on buses and trams; on commuter trains both are accepted (excl. cards that require on-line authorization). Ticket machines can be found from the main stations.

If you need to use the public transport more often during your trip it’s recommendable to purchase a single charged card. You can choose the number of days for your ticket from 1 to 7 days. The ticket will be paid beforehand and it entitles you to use the public transport as much as you want within the chosen period. Cards are sold in sales and service points. You can also buy day tickets from the ticket machines. Check the sales points, service points and locations of the machines from HSL website.

Also the visitor discount card Helsinki Card Region is entitles you to travel in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa.


Routes and timetables

Find the routes and timetables conveniently from the HSL’s Journey Planner.

The new west metro line will connect the capital region even better. The Helsinki metro is set to continue to Espoo as a West Metro line - operation is expected to begin in 2017.