Timetables & Tickets

There are many easy ways to buy your ExpressBus ticket. You can buy it on board or at a bus station. Online ticket purchases must be made 30 minutes before departure. 

Payment method on board include cash and debit and credit cards (excluding Visa Electron). Online purchases can be paid via online banking or with a credit card.

Timetable search & Ticket purchase

Purchasing a ticket

1. Select your journey
- Select your departure and arrival destination and travel date
- Select a return date if you wish to purchase a return ticket

Note!
Please make sure while selecting your journey and making your purchase that the timetable search is opened only in a single browser window or tab. If the search page is opened in more than one browser window or tab, a wrong date or journey may be printed on the purchased ticket.

2. Select a departure
- You will now see a list of possible departures on your selected departure date
- Select the most appropriate one
- You can limit the search to cover only special offers or direct connections
- If you wish to see the list of roadside stops, click on the "i" button next to the departure
- Select your departure by clicking on "Purchase"

3. Select a ticket
- Select your desired ticket type
- You may purchase tickets for several passengers at the same time
- The system automatically calculates your group discount
- If you wish to purchase a return ticket but did not mention it in the beginning, please select "Add return journey here" on the right
- After selecting your desired ticket type, click on "Accept"
- After making your selection, the ticket will be reserved for you for 15 minutes. A counter will appear on your screen. 

Please pay attention to the counter, especially when purchasing special offer tickets.

4. Select your seat
- If you want to make sure you get a seat, you may reserve it here. The seat reservation is €2.5.
- If you do not wish to reserve a seat, click on "Skip seat reservation".

5. Enter your details
- Enter at least one passenger's name.
- PINS cardholders may collect PINS for their ticket purchases. Enter your PINS card number here.
- Enter your details and click "Continue"

5. Verification and payment
-You will now see your journey details. Please check them carefully.
- Make sure to read the Terms & Conditions of the Online Ticket Ticket purchase requires accepting the Terms & Conditions.
- We recommend you to select emailing a receipt of your purchase to yourself. Enter your email address in the appropriate field and check that it is correct.
- Next, select your payment method: we accept most online banking payments as well as Visa and Mastercard credit cards.

6. Receipt

7. You will see your ticket after payment.

8. You may now print out the receipt or save it on your device.

9. You may also travel without a receipt. In that case, you need to carry a valid ID with the same name as in the ticket reservation.

We use Matkahuolto online store system that stores the data of the purchase maker. We recommend that you read the Terms & Conditions concerning data gathering, data disclosure policy, and registry protection principles on the Matkahuolto website.

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Discounts

Tarkan Tiketti Online Deals are available at different prices starting from €2. The earlier you buy your ticket before you travel, the cheaper it will be. Tarkan Tiketti is available only in the online store. You will find the available Tarkan Tiketti Online Deals in the timetable search on our website. The Tarkan Tiketti Online Deals of each departure can be seen in the departure listings along with the lowest price available at the moment.

Tarkan Tiketti Online Deals are sold only for one-way journeys. If you wish to obtain a Tarkan Tiketti Online Deal for your return journey, you must purchase your return ticket separately. Purchase your return ticket after making the one-way purchase.

Note! Tarkan Tiketti Online Deals purchased for departures of the following coach operators can only be used when boarding from the departure location printed on the ticket: Länsilinjat Oy, Väinö Paunu Oy, and Pekolan Liikenne Oy. The company operating the selected departure can been seen in the timetable search.

The return discount is 10% of the normal adult one-way fare, when the one-way journey exceeds 60 kilometres. The return ticket eligible for discount can be purchased in our online store, on board, or at a bus station.

The discount is 50% of the normal adult one-way fare, when the one-way journey exceeds 60 kilometres. The discount is applied upon presentation of a student ID issued jointly by Matkahuolto and VR or a student ID with a Matkahuolto logo printed on it. The joint student ID of Matkahuolto and VR can be obtained from Matkahuolto service points and agents. The student ID can also be obtained from VR ticket offices. The ticket eligible for discount can be purchased on board or at a bus station.

The press discount is 30% of the normal adult one-way fare, when the one-way journey exceeds 60 kilometres. All persons over 65 years old are eligible for the discount upon presentation of a photo ID. The discount also is applied upon presentation of a Social Insurance Institute Kela card with a photo, marked "pensioner", and a Matkahuolto, VR or Finnair logo printed on it. In addition Kela card or Matkahuolto pensioner's card entitle to a discount. Tickets eligible for discount can be purchased on board or at a bus station.

Two children under 4 years old travel for free accompanied by a paying passenger over 12 years old. Children aged 4-11 are entitled to a 50% discount of normal adult one-way fare regardless of the length of the journey. Children and youth aged 12-16 are entitled to a 50% discount of the normal adult one-way fare, when the one-way journey exceeds 60 kilometres. The discount is applied upon presentation of a valid ID. Tickets eligible for discount can be purchased on board or at a bus station.

The discount is 50% of the normal adult one-way fare, when the one-way journey exceeds 60 kilometres. The discount is applied upon presentation of a conscript ID or non-military service card. Tickets eligible for discount can be purchased on board or at a bus station.

Adult, regular fare paying passengers are entitled to a 25% discount on the normal one-way fare when travelling with at least three paying passengers. One-way journey must exceed 60 kilometres. In additions, groups of over 9 passenger must have a seat reservation purchased at Matkahuolto. Group tickets are available online or at bus stations.

The press discount is 30% of the normal adult one-way fare, when the one-way journey exceeds 60 kilometres. The discount is applied upon presentation of a press ID with the Matkahuolto logo printed on it. Tickets eligible for discount can be purchased on board or at a bus station. Only one discount is applied per journey.

Additional service charges

A supplementary fee of €5 may be charged on the ExpressBus night departures.

In addition to the regular fare, the coach operator has the right to charge a supplementary fee, if the departure takes place between 11 PM and 4 AM. The supplementary fee can be paid in cash. All coach operators do not charge the supplementary night fee. The payment can be made in cash or with a debit or a credit card.

Bicycles and pets are welcome on board

ExpressBus offers easy transportation for bicycles and pets too. You can also bring more than two pieces of luggage with you. However, please consult the coach operator before your journey to make sure there is room on the bus for your pet, bicycle or extra luggage. 

The bus operators charge a small supplementary fee for the transportation of these items. Check the amount of the fee with the coach operator.

Payment methods

In addition to cash, you can pay with the most common debit and credit cards on board and at bus stations. However, Visa Electron is not accepted on board as of yet.

If you travel regularly, we recommend the Matkahuolto Travel Card, onto which you can load different ticket types. The Travel Card can be obtained from Matkahuolto service points and agents. Travel Cards can be reloaded at R-kiosks. Read more.

The annual card is a travel card that contains either 44 or 22 journeys.

The annual card of 44 journeys is 25% cheaper for adults and 50% cheaper for children compared with the regular fare.

The respective discount for the annual card of 22 journeys are 15% (adults) and 50% (children)

A passenger is allowed to pay for the journey of more than one passengers at a time. The card is valid for a year from the date of purchase, and can be reloaded at Matkahuolto service points.

The business travel card is a card intended for business travel purposes, and it is valid on all ExpressBus routes.

The advantage of this card is that the passenger skips queuing for ticket and saving the receipts. They only need to insert the card in to the card reader on board. Their company will receive a monthly invoice along with a detailed travel report. The same card can be used to pay for the journey of several passengers. The validity period of the business travel card can be defined at the moment of purchase (i.e. a year). If needed, the amount or the cost of journeys may be limited by the purchasing company. The card can be reloaded at Matkahuolto service points.

The Bus Pass is a ticket intended for holiday travel that is loaded onto a Matkahuolto Travel card. The Bus Pass offers unrestricted travel on all long-distance bus routes throughout Finland.

The Bus Pass is for personal use and can be used by one person at a time only. Bus Passes are available for 1 week (€149) or 2 weeks (€249). The Bus Pass is activated at the moment of purchase and is valid for the following 7 or 14 days. The pass can be reloaded at all Matkahuolto service points.

The Matkahuolto CityCity Ticket is a multiple-trip ticket intended for regular travel between two cities that is loaded onto a Matkahuolto travel card. The CityCity Ticket offers good value for money: it is up to 50% cheaper than the regular adult fare depending on the chosen connection.

You may use your Finnair Plus Points to pay for your trip on certain ExpressBus routes. Read more on the Finnair website.