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Helsinki is well-known for its efficient public transportation system. When you purchase your Go Helsinki Card it automatically includes travel in the city of Helsinki. Your Go Helsinki Card CITY acts as your travel card throughout the validity and duration of your card. The Go Helsinki Card CITY can be used across all public transport within the metropolitan area of Helsinki, making it a great way to see the top sights included in the Go Helsinki Card. 

The travel card allows you unlimited travel across all transport networks in Helsinki:

✔ Buses

✔ Trams

✔ Metro

✔ Local Trains

✔ Suomenlinna Ferry

Go Helsinki Card CITY holders are entitled to unlimited travel within the zones AB for the duration of their Go Helsinki Card; 1, 2 or 3 days. Enjoy unlimited travel for 24, 48 or 72 hours after the first activation.

Top tip: 

  • See the downtown of Helsinki easily on the tram lines 2, 3 and 7
  • Children under 7 years free of charge on public transport when accompanied by an adult with a valid travelcard.





Using your Go Helsinki Card CITY as a travelcard

Upon boarding the public transport, make sure you scan your card on the card reader. When the card reader beeps and turns green, the card has been read and your journey has been validated.

The travelcard is activated from the first time it is used, so be aware, if you activate your card on public transport before visiting an attraction, this will count as activating the whole card.



Download the Helsinki tram map

Plan your journey in advance with a handy Helsinki tram map.



PLEASE NOTE: Make sure you tap your Go 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 Go Helsinki Card.

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 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 Go Helsinki Card CITY VS. Helsinki Card REGION 

When exploring Helsinki you have two options to choose between. When you purchase your Go Helsinki Card it not only provides you with free or discounted entry into attractions, that one card also acts as your free travelcard around the city of Helsinki and also in the Metropolitan area. Perfect if you’d like to venture out of the city.


Upgrade to the Helsinki Card REGION 

You can upgrade your Go Helsinki Card CITY to the Helsinki Card REGION (must be purchased separately in Helsinki is sold in many sales points in Helsinki), which provides you with extended travel possibilities in the Helsinki metropolitan area. 

The Helsinki Card REGION gives you the same benefits as the Go Helsinki Card and unlimited journeys in Helsinki, Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa in zones ABC, including travel to/from the Airport, making it the complete sightseeing package. The REGION card comes in durations of one, two, or three days and is valid for 24, 48 and 72 hours after activation.

Below are the two travel options available to you so you can choose which one is better for you. 



Go Helsinki Card CITY: use within zones AB


Helsinki Card REGION: use within zones ABC



Top tip: 

If you use your Helsinki Card REGION to get into the city from the airport, this will activate the Go Helsinki Card. We would recommend you plan your usage carefully and use it first thing in the morning to make the most of your Helsinki Card REGION duration.

Go Helsinki Card CITY FAQs

  • How do I take the ferry to Suomenlinna using my Go Helsinki Card CITY

    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 is free of charge, included with the travelcard (CITY) part of 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

  • Can I use my Go Helsinki Card CITY travelcard for the airport?

    The Go Helsinki Card CITY travelcard does not include free travel to/from the airport.

    You could purchase the the Go Helsinki Card REGION (sold in Helsinki in several sales points) to travel for free within the zones ABC on the Ring Rail line from Helsinki city centre to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport.

    Without the REGION Card, a ticket will cost 4,10 euros.

Helsinki Card REGION FAQs

  • Where can I use the Helsinki Card REGION?

    Helsinki Card REGION entitles the cardholder to free travel in the metropolitan area: not only in Helsinki but also Espoo, Kauniainen and Vantaa in zones ABC.

    ✔ Metro

    ✔ Buses

    ✔ Trams

    ✔ Suomenlinna ferry

    ✔ Commuter trains

    ✔ Airport train

  • How do I use my Helsinki Card REGION

    Use your Helsinki Card REGION the same way as you would the Helsinki Card, simply present the card onto the reader upon boarding the public transport and wait until the beep and green light. Then you will know your journey has been validated.

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