Discounts from normal fares
The discount for an adult return ticket is 10% when the ticket is purchased for a journey of at least 60 km. The price of children’s return ticket is half the normal fare. Return tickets can also be purchased on our buses. An unused return ticket is not refundable. Return tickets are only valid on Savonlinja Group’s services and on the services of ExpressBus companies. Before buying a ticket, verify from the driver that your return service is operated by the same group.
A certain amount of travel rights in euros as required by the passenger is saved in a value card. The discount is 10%. It is recommended to recharge a travel card well in advance. Recharging of the card prior to its expiry does not reduce the remaining validity. The card can also be recharged on the bus or at an R-kioski.
A group of as few as 3 persons gets a 25% discount when buying a ticket for a single journey of at least 60 km. Children’s tickets come with a normal 50% discount. The group may have persons paying both an adult fare and a child fare. A seat reservation is required for groups of more than 9 passengers. The seat reservation charge for a group ticket is 2.50 € regardless of the size of the group. A group ticket must be purchased in advance from Matkahuolto, and it is sold as a single or return ticket. Return tickets are only valid on Savonlinja Group’s services and on the services of ExpressBus companies.
Media representatives are granted a 30% discount on a journey of at least 60 km by presenting a press card provided with Matkahuolto’s logo.
A CityCity ticket allows you to travel with a discount of up to 50% as compared to a single adult fare based on the kilometres travelled. Matkahuolto’s CityCity ticket is a bus travel ticket package designed for journeys between certain cities. The ticket is charged on Matkahuolto’s Travel Card. The CityCity ticket is particularly inexpensive and well suited to those who travel on a certain journey at least twice a month. The price of a CityCity ticket on all services is 250 euros. Depending on the journey, the ticket includes 8 to 36 journeys, which are valid for 120 days from the date of purchase. The holder-specific CityCity ticket can be used by several persons, but not at the same time.
A passenger using a city card or regional ticket on a regular basis can save 20 to 50% as compared to other ticket options. The city card and regional ticket allow you to travel inexpensively during the validity of the ticket without restrictions on all buses operated in a specific region. Travel rights are purchased in the ticket in batches of 30 days. The city cards and regional tickets are personal.
Those aged 12 to 16 years obtain a 50% discount on Savonlinja Group’s all express services, ExpressBus services and market-term regular services every day. The discount on other services is 30%. The minimum distance is 60 km. The discount is given by presenting a picture ID or passport indicating the age of the passenger. The discount ticket can also be purchased for a journey of less than 60 km, in which case the discount is smaller. In regular services, where the authority determines the ticket prices, the discount is 30%.
Pensioners obtain a 50% discount on Savonlinja Group’s all express services, ExpressBus services and market-term regular services over a distance of at least 60 km every day. The discount ticket can also be purchased for a journey of less than 60 km, in which case the discount is smaller. The pensioner discount is granted by presenting a Kela card with picture and Matkahuolto’s and/or VR’s and/or Finnair’s logos or the word “eläkkeensaaja”, or by means of Matkahuolto’s Seniorikortti. The pensioner discount is also granted by presenting a pensioner card of Työeläkelaitosten liitto (Tela) together with a photo ID. Those above the age of 65 also obtain the discount by presenting a police-issued identity card, passport, driving licence, Kela card with photo, or debit card with photo. In regular services, where the authority determines the ticket prices, the discount is 30%.
Children between the ages of 4 and 11 pay half the normal fare. Two children under the age of 4 can travel free of charge for every passenger of at least 12 years of age accompanying the children. If you wish to have an own seat for a child under 4 years, the price of a normal children’s fare is charged in addition to the price of the seat ticket.
Conscripts who pay their own fare can buy both single and return tickets for their leave travel over distances of at least 60 km at reduced prices by presenting a conscript card. The discount is 50% of the tickets bought both at Matkahuolto and on the bus.
A similar discount is granted to those in non-military service by presenting the non-military service card. The discount ticket can also be purchased for a journey of less than 60 km, in which case the discount is smaller.
The student discount applies to full-time students. The student discount is obtained by presenting Matkahuolto’s and VR’s shared student card or a student organisation card provided with Matkahuolto’s logo. For cadets, the discount is given by presenting the official identity card of the Defence Forces. No discount is given on the basis of international student cards. The student card must contain the valid term or year sticker. The autumn term sticker is valid until the end of the next January, and the spring term sticker is valid until the end of the next September.
Student tickets are sold both as single and return tickets for a one-way journey of at least 60 km. The discount is 50%. Student tickets are also sold on the buses. The student ticket can also be purchased for a journey of less than 60 km, in which case the discount is smaller. A prepaid 22 annual ticket on a travel card includes 22 student-priced trips with a 55% discount.
This can be bought in advance in Matkahuolto’s online store at http://www.matkahuolto.info/lippu/en/savonlinjayhtiot. The discounted prices are displayed when searching a one-way trip. The ticket is only valid on the service for which it was purchased. No other discounts are available for the special offer ticket. If necessary, you need to be able to prove your identity by means of a photo identity card, passport or driving licence.