Tickets and prices
You can pay all your local and regional LSL bus transport fares with a Waltti travel card. Notice that when paying by value (Waltti card), the ticket is cheaper than a corresponding ticket paid by cash or via mobile app.
For visitors and tourists, the easiest way to get around is to purchase either single tickets, mobile tickets (app) or day tickets. A single ticket can be purchased by cash from the bus driver. Day tickets can be purchased at customer service points.
The ticket prices are based on traveling zones (A-I) and a customer group. Find out more about traveling zones (in Finnish) and see a map here.
Young people (17-19)
Seniors (over 65)
You can purchase single tickets with cash from the bus driver. When buying a ticket from the driver, please have small change (preferably exact change) to pay for your fare. Drivers do not have to accept notes larger than 20 euros. Debit and credit cards are not accepted on buses.
You can transfer from one vehicle to another during the validity of the ticket. The travel zones and the transfer time, which your ticket is valid for, are printed on the ticket. The transfer times are: 2 zones = 60 minutes, 3-7 zones = 75 minutes, 8-9 zones = 90 minutes.
LSL offers a mobile app, which can be used to buy single tickets and 24 hour day tickets.
A registered user can choose different payment methods, such as a bank or credit cards. An unregistered user is charged on the mobile phone bill.
The app is available in English, Finnish, Swedish and Russian. It’s compatible with the latest versions of the Android and iOS operating systems and you can download the app from App Store or Google Play (under the name Lahti Region Transport).
SINGLE TICKETS AND 24H DAY TICKETS
The app can be used to buy single tickets and 24h day tickets for adults and children (aged 7–16). You can check the prices here.
USING MOBILE TICKETS
Tickets purchased from the mobile app are valid immediately. You must present the mobile ticket to the driver on your phone screen when getting on the bus. Information on how long the ticket is valid for is displayed above the QR code.
Once you have paid for the ticket, it is shown on your personal ”Tickets” -page, where all of your valid bus tickets are displayed. You can browse your previous tickets on the ”History” -page.
You can order more than one ticket on the same phone (e.g. in case of a child travelling with an adult).
A day ticket is the cheapest and most convenient option if you need to make three or more journeys during one or several days.
Day tickets are available for all zones and you can choose the number of days for your ticket from 1 to 7 days.
You can purchase a day ticket in advance – the ticket is valid from the moment you stamp it on the bus at the beginning of your journey. For example, a one-day day ticket is valid for 24 hours starting from the stamping of the ticket.
Day tickets can be purchased at the following customer service points:
Matkahuolto Lahti (only for travel zones A and B)
R-Kiok Ahtiala (only for travel zones A and B)
R-kioski Ankkuri (only for travel zones A and B)
R-Kiosk Mukkula (only for travel zones A and B)
Heinola Public Library
At Lahti-Piste you can buy tickets and Waltti travel cards. Lahti-Piste is also responsible for broken and lost travel cards, handling complaints and advising customers on public transport.
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