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Student ticket and student card

Getting a student card and card conditions

Students are eligible for the discount upon presentation of a student identity card issued by Matkahuolto (until 30.9.2022) or by showing a student card with the Matkahuolto logo printed on the card. Cadets receive a discount upon presentation of their official identity card issued by the Finnish Defence Forces.

Conditions for student discount

Eligible for the student discount are students who are:

  • studying in Finland or Finnish students who study abroad and receive financial aid from the Social Insurance Institute of Finland (Kela) or adult education allowance granted by the Education Fund;

  • studying on a full-time basis;

  • studying for a continuous period of 8 months per year;

  • not receiving any daily allowance or pay for their studies;

  • not receiving any income from any government position, job or entrepreneurial activities.

  • comprehensive school pupils attending their tenth year

Students not entitled to a student discount are students who are

  • studying in the evenings or on distance-learning or mixed programmes in which classroom education accounts for less than 60% of the total tuition;

  • post-graduate students at universities and those who already have degrees;

  • studying abroad and not receiving student aid from the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela);

  • those undergoing training under government employment schemes;

  • private students;

  • those studying in in comprehensive school (including adults);

  • those undergoing apprenticeship training;

  • those undergoing special training and receiving compensation from the Social Insurance Institution (Kela) or an insurance company other than student grants, excluding those studying at special vocational schools who are entitled to the discount.

Getting a Matkahuolto student identity card

Matkahuolto’s own student card will be discontinued on 30 September 2022. The validity sticker for the academic year 2021-2022 is valid until the end of September 2022, but new validity stickers for the autumn semester 2022 and for the academic year 2022-2023 will no longer be sold. Afterwards, the discount can be obtained with a student identity card with the Matkahuolto logo printed on it. Cadets receive a discount upon presentation of their official identity card issued by the Finnish Defence Forces.

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