On 29 October, the HSL Executive Board decided that the fares for the longest trips, i.e. the prices of ABC, BCD, CD and ABCD tickets, will decrease at the beginning of 2020. The price cuts will apply to both single and season tickets. The prices of AB, BC and D tickets will not change.
“This is the first time in our 10-year history we make such significant fare cuts. We will lower the fares for the longest journeys, as switching from driving to public transport for the longest journeys is most beneficial in terms of reducing emissions from traffic,” says HSL Executive Director Suvi Rihtniemi.
The biggest benefit will be to those living in zones C and D, but also people living in zones A and B will benefit from the lower prices. For example, residents of Helsinki buy 27 per cent of ABC tickets and they are the third largest group of people buying ABCD tickets.
The level of public transport service is poorer in zones C and D than closer to the center of Helsinki. In zones A and B, the level of public transport service is excellent. Moreover, the validity area of AB and BC tickets is very large and thanks to the 80-minute transfer time, passengers are often able to make both the outward and return journeys with the same ticket.
Changes to fares from 1 January 2020
|Single tickets||Price in 2019||Price in 2020|
|AB, BC and D *||2.80||2.80|
|Season tickets||Price in 2019||Price in 2020|
|AB, BC and D *||59.70||59.70|
- The prices of AB, BC and D tickets will not change.
Sales points may charge a service fee for ticket purchases
From 1 January 2020, sales points selling HSL tickets may charge a service fee for ticket purchases. HSL tendered the retail outlets in 2019 and decided that from 1 January 2020, it will no longer pay a re-selling commission. This will place all retail outlets, whether on-ground or online, on an equal footing.
The retailers independently decide whether to charge a service fee and the amount.
Suomenlinna tickets withdrawn from 1 January 2020
Suomenlinna tickets will be withdrawn from 1 January 2020. As Suomenlinna is in zone A, you can travel there with all HSL tickets including zone A, i.e. with AB, ABC and ABCD tickets. Single tickets, day tickets and season tickets are accepted on the Suomenlinna ferry. Read more about tickets for the Suomenlinna ferry.