Public transportation for student in Lappeenranta:
Travelling with train:
You get a 30 % student discount when travelling on long-distance trains on Basic tickets as well as 10 and 30 journey multi-tickets.
You get a 50 % student discount when travelling on commuter trains in commuter train services area on single tickets and 10 journey multi-tickets.
Travelling with bus:
For single trips that exceed 60 kilometers, Matkahuolto grants the following discount from the normal adult fare for bus tickets purchased in advance that are priced according to operative kilometer rates. Each passenger eligble for a discount is only entitled to one discount. The card entitling to the discount must always be presented when purchasing the ticket and when boarding the bus.
More information: https://www.matkahuolto.fi/en/
Local public transport
In Lappeenranta you can travel in local public transports with one time ticket or you can use Waltti.
Waltti is a zone-based payment system which makes it easy to travel on buses. The payment system consists of single tickets; and either cash for pay-as-you-go fares or a 30-day travel pass loaded on your Waltti travel card.
You can top up your card with any amount of cash, and the travel pass entitles you to unlimited travel for 30 days. The pay-as-you-go system replaces the earlier 22 M and students’ 44 M multi-tickets for local traffic.
You can get a Waltti travel card and either load cash on it or buy a travel pass for it at www.nettilataukset.waltti.fi/, the City Hall’s Customer Service Centre Winkki or campus shop Aalef in Skinnarila. Students buy their cards at Aalef or Winkki, because they have to display a valid student card or certificate of enrolment.
More information: http://www.lappeenranta.fi/en/Maps-and-transport/Local-Public-Transport