Practical Information

Bus

LOCAL BUS

Local bus is a handy way to get around Vaasa the bus network is rather extensive. Buses go rather seldom (about once each hour). The timetables and the routes of the busses you can find at the bus stops. Timetables, rates and other information are also available on the Internet:  http://www.vaasanpaikallisliikenne.fi/

The price of one bus ticket is 3,20€ (weekdays), a month bus card is cheaper. Purchasing a monthly- or multiple trip ticket is recommended. Students can get some discount for a monthly and 40-trip ticket.

Needed documents for discount: Study Certificate from the Study Affairs Office.

Bus card is sold in:

  • Vaasan Paikallisliikenne Oy, Hovioikeudenpuistikko 11
  • Studio Ticket, Rewell Center

Bus card can be reloaded in:

  • Vaasan Paikallisliikenne Oy, Hovioikeudenpuistikko 11
  • Studio Ticket, Rewell Center
  • R-Kioski (Palosaari, Huutoniemi, Kauppapuistikko, Rewell Center, Vöyrinkaupunki)

 

LONG DISTANCE BUS

There are several long distance bus companies that operate in Finland, for example Express Bus and Pohjolan Liikenne offer busses of high standard. Because of the distant location of Vaasa looking from Helsinki, the ride can be very tiring; it takes about 7 – 8 hours from Helsinki to Vaasa. But it is a great way to see the beautiful countryside along the way.

For more information regarding timetables, prices and tickets for busses please see Matkahuolto.

Students are granted discount on long distance busses if the trip covers at least 80 kilometres. Express lines may have some extra costs. Students need anyhow to show a VR-Matkahuolto Certificate or a Student Union membership card.

 

Needed documents:

  • VR-Matkahuolto Todistus (VR-matkahuolto Certificate) from the VAMK Study Affairs Office

 

NEW LONG DISTANCE BUS OPTION:

Onnibus: www.onnibus.com

No student discount available but prices are student friendly.

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