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Matkahuolto's travel cards are renewed - Change your travel card

New travel cards were introduced in 2020 and in 2021 all former cards are replaced with new ones. At the same time, the ticket products to be stored on the card will change, as the old city and regional tickets will be replaced by new ones. Travel cards will be replaced one area and ticket product at a time. When the validity of the ticket product being phased out ends, the old travel card will not be topped up. Instead, it will be changed for a new one.

If you still have an old travel card you need to change it to new one. After 31th of July 2021 travelling with your old travel card is no longer possible and your travel card is no longer a valid payment on 1st of August. At the end of this page you can see how the change proceeds regionally.

The existing travel cards will be replaced by cards containing new technology, because was are adopting a new, identifier-based payment and ticketing system, which is also required by the authorities. In future the new system and new travel cards will enable a range of new services, such as topping-up online.

Replacing the travel card

When the validity of the ticket product stored on the old travel card is about to expire, use up the old card during the ticket’s period of validity. After that

  1. Come to a Matkahuolto terminal to have your ticket and travel card replaced. A travel card charge of EUR 6.50 applies if your existing travel card is older than 9 months.

  2. Or you can order a new ticket and travel card at https://kauppa.matkahuolto.fi. A travel card charge of EUR 6.50 applies to orders placed in the online store, but you will not be charged any dispatch or handling fees.

  3. Please note that you cannot top up your old travel card after the ticket has expired.

Using the travel card

The new travel cards work the same way as the old ones

  • Use the travel card to pay the fare by presenting the card to the onboard card reader. If you need assistance, the driver will help you.

  • You can top up you travel card at Matkahuolto terminals, agent outlets, on most buses and coaches, at all R kiosks or by using Matkahuolto’s Bus Tickets application if you have a phone with a NFC feature.

Travel card replacement schedule by municipality

Check the replacement schedule for your municipality in the table. The municipalities are listed alphabetically. Nationwide ticket products, such as the 44-trip annual tickets change on July 2021. If you cannot find your municipality or ticket product in the table, no replacement schedule has yet been determined for it and you can continue using your travel card and ticket product for the time being.

Area/MunicipalityOutgoing ticket productNew ticket productChange date
Alavieska Jokilaakso tickets1.8.2021
AsikkalaAsikkala serial ticketAsikkala serial ticket1.7.2021
EuraSatakunnan Liikenne commuter ticketsSatakunnan Liikenne commuter tickets, Satakunnan Palvelutaksi Harjavalta-Panelia-Rauma season tickets1.8.2021
EurajokiSatakunnan Liikenne commuter ticketsSatakunnan Liikenne commuter tickets, Satakunnan Palvelutaksi Harjavalta-Panelia-Rauma season tickets1.8.2021
ForssaForssa area regional ticketForssa area ticket, *Forssa serial ticket

1.8.2020

*1.10.2020

Hamina Southeast season ticket1.7.2021
HankasalmiSoisalon Liikenne tickets Hankasalmi-Jyväskylä-JoutsaSoisalon Liikenne tickets Hankasalmi-Jyväskylä-Joutsa27.7.2021
Harjavalta Satakunnan Palvelutaksin Harjavalta-Panelia-Rauma season tickets1.8.2021
Helsinki Inkoo monthly tickets, Kymppikortti*, Inkoo serial tickets**1.1.2021, *1.6.2021, **1.8.2021
HuittinenLänsilinjat commuter tickets,Satakunnan Liikenne commuter ticketsLänsilinjat commuter tickets, Satakunnan Liikenne commuter tickets*1.7.2021, *1.8.2021
HumppilaForssa area regional ticketForssa area ticket1.8.2020
HämeenkyröHämeenkyrö ticketHämeenkyrö ticket1.7.2021
Iisalmi Iisalmi city tickets, Ylä-Savo season ticket7.6.2021
IiKemi-Tornio regional ticketMeri-Lappi serial ticket18.9.2020
IkaalinenIkaalinen ticketIkaalinen ticket1.8.2021
Imatra E. Rantanen serial ticket, Savonlinja tickets Rautjärvi-Parikkala-Imatra*4.6.2021, *1.7.2021
Inkoo Inkoo monthly tickets, Inkoo serial tickets*1.1.2021, *1.8.2021
JokioinenForssa area regional ticketForssa area ticket1.8.2020
Joroinen Kantamatkat tickets Varkaus-Pieksämäki-Joroinen5.7.2021
JoutsaSoisalon Liikenne tickets Hankasalmi-Jyväskylä-JoutsaSoisalon Liikenne tickets Hankasalmi-Jyväskylä-Joutsa, Central Finland tickets*27.7.2021, *1.8.2021
JuvaJuva serial ticketJuva serial ticket1.7.2021
Jyväskylä Soisalon Liikenne tickets Hankasalmi-Jyväskylä-Joutsa27.7.2021
Jämsä Jämsä's tickets7.6.2021
Järvenpää Järvenpää monthly tickets1.1.2021
Kainuu Kainuu serial ticket1.7.2021
Kalajoki Jokilaakso tickets1.8.2021
Kangasala Pälkäne ticket7.6.2021
KangasniemiKangasniemi serial ticketKangasniemi serial ticket1.7.2021
KarkkilaKarkkila city ticketKarkkila city ticket1.3.2021
KemiKemi-Tornio regional ticket, Kemi city ticketMeri-Lappi serial ticket18.9.2020
KemijärviKemijärvi city ticketKemijärvi city ticket1.7.2021
KeminmaaKemi-Tornio regional ticket, Keminmaa city ticketMeri-Lappi serial ticket18.9.2020
Kemiönsaari Salo seasonal ticket, Vainion Liikenne Turku-Sauvo-Kemiönsaari-tickets*1.6.2021, *1.7.2021
Kirkkonummi Inkoo monthly tickets, Inkoo serial tickets*1.1.2021, *1.8.2021
Kiuruvesi Ylä-Savo season ticket7.6.2021
KokkolaKokkola city ticketKokkola city ticket, Kokkola value ticket, Kälviä ticket, Lohtaja-Kokkola ticket, Ullava-Kokkola ticket, Kokkola-Kristiinankaupunki ticket1.7.2020
Konnevesi Central Finland tickets1.8.2021
Kuhmo Kuhmo area ticket1.6.2021
LaitilaSatakunnan Liikenne commuter ticketsLinja-autoliikenne J. Salminen tickets Laitila-Uusikaupunki, Satakunnan Liikenne commuter tickets*1.7.2021, *1.8.2021
Lappeenranta E. Rantanen serial ticket, Liikenne Eteläpää tickets*4.6.2021, *1.8.2021
Lemi Liikenne Eteläpää tickets1.8.2021
Luhanka Central Finland tickets1.8.2021
Masku Taivassalon Auto Vakka-Suomi tickets1.7.2021
Miehikkälä Southeast season ticket1.7.2021
Mynämäki Taivassalon Auto Vakka-Suomi tickets1.7.2021
Mäntsälä Mäntsälä-Helsinki commuter ticket1.1.2021
Mänttä-Vilppula Tampere - Orivesi - Mänttä ticket, Mänttä-Vilppula tickets*, Vekka Group serial ticket Ruovesi-Mänttä-Vilppula*1.9.2020, *1.8.2021
MäntyharjuMäntyharju serial ticketMäntyharju serial ticket1.7.2021
NokiaLänsilinjat commuter ticketsLänsilinjat commuter tickets1.7.2021
OlkiluotoSatakunnan Liikenne commuter ticketsSatakunnan Liikenne commuter tickets1.8.2021
Orivesi Tampere - Orivesi - Mänttä ticket1.9.2020
Oulainen Jokilaakso tickets1.8.2021
Oulu-Kemi-Tormio Oulu-Kemi-Tornio ticket1.1.2021
PadasjokiPadasjoki serial ticketPadasjoki serial ticket 1.7.2021
Parikkala Savonlinja tickets Rautjärvi-Parikkala-Imatra1.7.2021
PieksämäkiPieksämäki city ticketPieksämäki city ticket, Kantamatkat tickets Varkaus-Pieksämäki-Joroinen*1.7.2021, *5.7.2021
Pihtipudas Central Finland tickets1.8.2021
PoriSatakunnan Liikenne commuter ticketsSatakunnan Liikenne commuter tickets1.8.2021
Pornainen Pornainen-Helsinki commuter ticket1.1.2021
Punkalaidun Punkalaidun ticket1.1.2021
Puolanka Puolanka area ticket1.6.2021
Pälkäne Pälkäne ticket7.6.2021
RaaheRaahe city ticketRaahe city ticket, Raahe area ticket1.8.2021
RaaseporiRaasepori city ticketRaasepori city ticket8.4.2021
RaumaRauma city ticket, Satakunnan Liikenne commuter ticketsRauma city ticket, Satakunnan Liikenne commuter tickets, Satakunnan Palvelutaksi Harjavalta-Panelia-Rauma season tickets1.8.2021
Rautjärvi Savonlinja tickets Rautjärvi-Parikkala-Imatra1.7.2021
Riihimäki Riihimäki area's ticket1.1.2021
RovaniemiRovaniemi serial ticketRovaniemi serial ticket1.7.2021
Ruokolahti E. Rantanen serial ticket4.6.2021
Ruovesi Vekka Group serial ticket Ruovesi-Mänttä-Vilppula1.8.2021
Salo Salo seasonal tickets1.6.2021
SastamalaLänsilinjat commuter ticketsSastamala ticket, Länsilinjat commuter tickets*1.1.2021, *1.7.2021
Sauvo Vainion Liikenne Turku-Sauvo-Kemiönsaari-tickets1.7.2021
Savonlinna Savonlinna city ticket1.4.2021
Sievi Jokilaakso tickets1.8.2021
Siikajoki Raahe area ticket1.8.2021
SimoKemi-Tornio regional ticektMeri-Lappi serial ticket18.9.2020
Somero Salo seasonal ticket1.6.2021
Sonkajärvi Ylä-Savo season ticket7.6.2021
Suomussalmi Suomussalmi area ticket1.7.2021
SysmäSysmä serial ticketSysmä serial ticket1.7.2021
SäkyläSatakunnan Liikenne commuter ticketsSatakunnan Liikenne commuter tickets1.8.2021
Taipalsaari E. Rantanen serial ticket4.6.2021
TammelaForssa area regional ticketForssa area ticket1.8.2020
TampereLänsilinjat commuter tickets,Tampere-Ikaalinen serial ticketTampere - Orivesi - Mänttä ticket, Kymppikortti, Länsilinjat commuter tickets*, Tampere-Ikaalinen serial ticket**1.6.2021, *1.7.2021, **1.8.2021
TervolaKemi-Tornio regional ticketMeri-Lappi serial ticket18.9.2020
TornioKemi-Tornio regional ticekt, Tornio city ticketMeri-Lappi serial ticket18.9.2020
Turku Vainion Liikenne Turku-Sauvo-Kemiönsaari-tickets, Taivassalon Auto Vakka-Suomi tickets1.7.2021
UrjalaUrjala city ticketUrjala city ticket1.7.2021
Uusikaupunki Linja-autoliikenne J. Salminen tickets Laitila-Uusikaupunki, Taivassalon Auto Vakka-Suomi tickets1.7.2021
Eastern Uusimaa and Häme Seasonal and serial ticket for Uusimaa and Häme region1.1.2021
Western UusimaaWestern Uusimaa area regional ticket, Inkoo-Helsinki commuter ticket, Raasepori-Helsinki commuter ticket, Lohja city ticket
 
Western Uusimaa region's ticket1.3.2021
VarkausVarkaus city ticketVarkaus city ticket, Kantamatkat tickets Varkaus-Pieksämäki-Joroinen*1.7.2021, *5.7.2021
Vehmaa Taivassalon Auto Vakka-Suomi tickets1.7.2021
Vieremä Ylä-Savo season ticket7.6.2021
Vihti Vihti-Myyrmäki serial tickets1.8.2021
Viitasaari Central Finland tickets1.8.2021
Virojoki Southeast season ticket1.7.2021
Ylävieska Jokilaakso tickets1.8.2021
YpäjäForssa area regional ticketForssa area ticket1.8.2020
Äänekoski Central Finland tickets1.8.2021

 

The existing travel cards will be replaced by cards containing new technology because we are adopting a new, identifier-based payment and ticketing system. The new system is also required by the national authorities. In the future, the new system and the new travel cards will enable a range of new services, such as topping-up online.

The right to travel and user data are stored in a cloud-based background system, not on the card itself.

The new system and travel cards will in future enable a range of new services, such as topping-up online.

Carriers in all regions are not yet able to read the new travel cards with their onboard devices. Onboard devices are being upgraded. All carriers will be able to switch to identifier-based travel cards nationwide by the end of June.

In regions where the carriers’ onboard devices have already been upgraded, tickets are being sold on the new identifier-based travel cards.

You can buy the new travel card at a Matkahuolto terminal, Matkahuolto agents’ and the online travel card store at https://kauppa.matkahuolto.fi/

The validity of a ticket bought on the travel card starts on activation. If the travel card was activated when bought, the period of validity of the ticket would run out during the delivery time.

However, your ticket is formatted on your travel card. It can be activated at Matkahuolto terminals, agent outlets, on most buses and coaches, at all R kiosks or by using Matkahuolto’s Bus Tickets application if you have a phone with an NFC feature.

You can buy the new travel card at a Matkahuolto terminal or Matkahuolto agent’s. For system-related reasons, travel cards cannot be sold on buses nor at R kiosks.

The ID-based travel cards look different from old cards. If your travel card is similar to the card pictured here, it is ID-based and you don’t need to exchange it.

All other cards that look different must be exchanged!

The new travel card costs EUR 6.50. If your current travel is card is less than nine months old, we’ll exchange it for free of charge.

Yes, the value of all the unused trips or days on your travel card will be compensated when the card is exchanged or a new ticket product purchased, as long as the ticket product is still valid. Please note that the refund can be given in connection with the exchange if the card is exchanged by the end of June. After that, any refund will be paid to your account.

Any unused trips on a Subsidised School Trip Ticket will not be refunded because the subsidy is granted for the 2020–2021 term.

The new travel card is good for all the same routes as the old card.

The exceptions are local traffics in Hämeenlinna, Imatra, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Kajaani, Kotka, Kouvola, Kuopio, Lahti, Mikkeli, Oulu, Salo, Tampere, Turku and Vaasa

To check validity, read the route description provided in the Matkahuolto Timetable Inquiries by clicking the info button. The text will indicate if the travel card is not valid for the route concerned.

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