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Transportation in Jyväskylä

Local transportation by busses

The green "Linkki" busses take care of the local transportation in Jyväskylä. Public transportation of Jyväskylä region is organized by the City of Jyväskylä. Linkki public transportation web pages: http://linkki.jyvaskyla.fi

Routes and timetables

See the map and timetables: Local traffic Trip Planner for Jyväskylä

The routes of the busses reach all parts of the city. Local traffic Trip Planner gives you advice on the best public transport connection to your destination within city traffic.

The booklet for the bus timetables also includes the bus route map. The signs on the bus stops tell whether it is a stop for local or long distance busses. Yellow-black bus stop sign for local busses. Blue-white bus stop sign for long distance coaches.

Information and customer service

Linkki service point, Asemakatu 7
Tel. +358 14 266 0114, linkkipalvelupiste@jkl.fi

Sale of tickets

  • Linkki service point, Asemakatu 7 Forum
  • Online service: http://linkki.jyvaskyla.fi/liput/waltti/lipunmyynti
  • Sokos department store, ticket sales office
  • Linkki-buses, lines 1–39 and 42, not 13M (only single tickets and ticket top ups)

Single tickets can be purchased only from the driver. Single ticket costs 3,00 € (children 1,50€ on one travel zone. Single fare allows the person to exchange freely from one Linkki to another within one hour (1 or 2 travel zone ticket) or within two hours (3 to 4 travel zone ticket) of purchasing the ticket.

Save the card fee of EUR 5 by getting and topping up a new Waltti travel card by 30 September.

Ticket products

  • single tickets
  • season tickets
  • value tickets (30, 90, 180 days or one year)

Season tickets can be used for unlimited travel during their period of validity.
Value tickets replace the 10- and 40-journey travel cards used in the old ticket system, and they are priced low-er than single tickets per journey. Value tickets can be topped-up as full tens of euros, EUR 10–120. The value is valid on the card for five years.
For additional information on tickets and fares, see http://linkki.jyvaskyla.fi.

Ticket product prices and tariff zones

The price of the journey depends on the number of travel zones. There are four zones: a single-zone ticket has the lowest price, a four-zone ticket is the most expensive. Check the travel zones: http://linkki.jyvaskyla.fi/liput/waltti/maksuvyohykkeet.

Travel zones are specified for value tickets upon purchase. If the journey differs from this specification, please tell the driver before making the payment transaction. The driver selects the correct zones in the card reader, and the correct price is charged to the value ticket.

A Waltti travel card can be a season ticket and a value ticket the same time. The right to travel is first automati-cally checked from the season ticket. If you wish to pay using the value card instead of the season ticket, tell the driver before the payment transaction.

Service transport

The City of Jyväskylä provides service transport Linkki-VIP intended for everyone. The drivers can deviate from the routes to the customer’s door, for example. The service transport vehicles are mini-buses with a low floor level for easy access. A trip costs the standard bus fare, Waltti-tickets are available in Linkki service point on Asemakatu and Sokos department store. You can obtain printed schedules and a route guide from the Jyväskylä Info at Asemakatu and from the Linkki-VIP service transport vehicles.

Age and customer groups

The price of the ticket also depends on the traveller's customer group and age:

  • Children (under 17 years)
  • Youth (17–24 years)
  • Student ticket (over 25 years, present a certificate of being full-time student)
  • Senior ticket (65 years or over). Senior ticket is a value ticket, which allows you to travel at a very low price in local traffic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Old travel cards of Jyväskylän Liikenne

  • use up the value on your old travel card until 31.12.2015
  • former conditions and age groups

Lost property and travel cards

Lost property: The office of Jyväskylän Liikenne Oy, tel. +358 20 742 5800
Lost travel cards: Linkki service point, tel. +358 14 266 0114

Driving and cycling

Parking

Traffic map: Parking facilities and tariff zones for parking zones (pdf)

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** = link to jyvaskylaregion -website

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