Tickets and prices (ENG)
For visitors to Lahti, the easiest way to get around is to purchase either single tickets or one-day travel cards. In addition, value loaded on another city’s Waltti travel card can be used to pay for travel in Lahti.
Lahti has launched a convenient mobile ticketing service, which can be used to buy bus tickets. To ensure smooth travel, you should download the mobile app to your smartphone in advance.
Mobile bus tickets
Mobile bus tickets can be purchased with an app downloaded to a smartphone. Compatible with the latest versions of the Android and iOS operating systems, the app requires the user to register and select a payment method. The interface is available in English, Finnish, and Swedish. The mobile ticket app can be downloaded online at http://www.payiq.net/lahti/mobi-en.html or from mobile app stores (under the name Lahti Region Transport).
Single-journey tickets and 24h travel cards
The app can be used to buy single tickets and 24h travel cards for adults and children (aged 7–16). The ticket price is determined on the basis of the zones it is purchased for. For some payment methods, a surcharge may be added to the ticket price; this is shown when the payment method is selected.
Using mobile tickets
The ticket is valid from the moment of purchase, and it can be used within the range of zones it was bought for. Once you have paid for the ticket, it is shown on your personal ’Tickets’ page, where all of your valid bus tickets are displayed. Information on how long the ticket is valid for is displayed above the QR code. You can browse your previous tickets from the ’History’ page A single phone can be used to buy several tickets (for example, in the case of a child travelling with an adult).
You must present the mobile ticket to the driver on your phone screen when getting on a bus.
Day tickets offer the lowest-cost option if you take three or more journeys by public transport in the course of the day.
Day tickets can be purchased at the following sales:
- The R-kiosk at the Lahti Travel Centre (only for travel zones A and B)
- The R-kiosk on Torikatu
- The R-kiosk at the Trio shopping centre
- The R-kiosk in Ahtiala (only for travel zones A and B)
- The R-kiosk in Mukkula (only for travel zones A and B)
- The R-kiosk in Hollola on Keskuskatu
- The R-kiosk in Orimattila on Erkontie 16
- Lehtimäki Liikenne Oy, in Nastola
- The Heinola city library
One-day day tickets are always valid for 24 hours, starting at midnight. For day tickets that are valid for more than one day, each day is always considered to start at midnight (12:00am) and end at the following midnight. Whatever the time of day when the travel card is used for the first time, the last day of its validity always ends at midnight.
Example 1: Pirkko buys a one-day day ticket on Monday and uses it for the first time on the same day at 3pm. Pirkko’s day ticket is valid until midnight at the end of Monday.
Example 2: Pirkko buys a one-day day ticket on Monday and uses it for the first time on Tuesday at 9am. In this case, Pirkko’s day ticket is valid until midnight at the end of Tuesday.
Example 3: Esa buys a three-day day ticket on Monday and uses it for the first time on Monday at 6pm. His day ticket is valid until the end of Wednesday, at midnight.