Helsinki : Financing/Pricing data

Fares

The integrated ticketing region of Helsinki Metropolitan Area contains 3 city zones and 2 expansion zones. The available ticket types
are 1-zone internal ticket, regional ticket that is valid for all 3 city zones, and 2- or 3-zone tickets that include the expansion zones.

Tickets are valid for all modes of public transport.
The electronic ticketing system in the region uses a contactless smart card, Travelcard.

About 90% of trips are made with Travelcard using either a pass for a period of 14-366 days or a value ticket bought by money
stored on the card. Single tickets and tourist tickets can be bought from drivers and conductors, vending machines and service
points.


Single trip centerMultiple tripsMonthly pass...
Normal fare€2,50value ticket €1,70€43,60 for 30dHelsinki city zone
Regional fare 2€4,00value ticket €3,37€90,30 for 30dall city zones
Regional fare 3€6,50value ticket €5,46€128,90 for 30dall city zones
Reduced fareschildren 7-16 -50%students -50%pensioners -25%



Funding of Public Transport

Financing of public transport operational costs by ticket revenue and city subsidy, currently no state funding. Development funds should become available in 2009.
Infrastructure for railroad and national road network funded by state, participation by the cities.

Infrastructure for urban rail and buses on street network as well as stations and terminals funded by the cities, occasional participation by the state especially for rail projects.

Rolling stock financed by transport operators, new heavy rail stock with participation of the cities.


OperationsBus/TramMetroRailServicesInfraTotal%
HSL member cities15943,5
Central state
Farebox revenues20756,5
Other revenues
Totals costs22421462946366100



Current developments and projects

  • New commuter rail stock ordered, 32 units of Stadler FLIRT to roll out 2010-2014
  • Renewal of the Travel Card and information systems
  • Renewal of the fare system
  • Ring Rail connection to the Airport (17 km of new line, 7 stations) 2015
  • Metro western extension Ruoholahti-Matinkylä (14 km of new line, 7 stations) 2015
  • Feeder bus networks for new rail lines (West Metro, Ring Rail Line)
  • Development of crosstown transport
  • Development of park and ride schemes
  • More efficient mobility management
  • Making public transport more environmentally friendly and energy efficient
  • Development of partnerships between different actors

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