Commuting benefit also known as Edenred Transport

The commuting benefit promotes health and reduces the burden on the environment by encouraging the use of public transport.

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The commuting benefit promotes health and reduces the burden on the environment by encouraging the use of public transport.

The commuting benefit encourages environmentally friendly choices

The commuting benefit is a tax-free employee benefit that encourages to use public transport or other environmental friendly ways to travel. Using public transport increases the amount of walking or cycling, which promotes employees activity. The commuting benefit not only makes the employees' everyday life easier, but also encourages them to be more active in everyday life. It also communicates your company's values.

The benefits of the commuting benefit can be seen e.g. as more stress-free work trips, environmentally friendly choices, increased functional exercise and direct cost savings for both employer and employee.

Why offer Edenred Transport?

Tax-free benefit

Edenred Transport is  tax-free fringe benefit , so it is a cost-efficient way to engage employees. 

Comprehensive network

Edenred's commuting benefit can be used as a payment method for train, bus, subway and tram trips.

Long validity period

The general validity period of the Edenred's commuting benefit is 2 years, which is the longest on the market!

Modern payment methods

Edenred Transport works with our modern payment methods; With Apple Pay, Google Pay and by adding a virtual card to the service providers' applications.

Vincit employees travel with Edenred's commuting benefit

Vincit employees travel more ecologically with Edenred's commuting benefit! Mobile payment makes their everyday life easier and is also a more ecological way to move.

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How and where does the commuter benefit work?

The commuting benefit is intended for the journey between the apartment and the workplace. However, the use of the ticket has no restrictions on the number of trips or the time of day.

The benefit works with a virtual Edenred Transport payment card, which can be added to Apple Pay and Google Pay, and connected to the HSL and VR Matkalla mobile applications.

Virtual payment card works for numerous public transport services by adding it to Apple Pay or Google Pay. You can load your local transport travel card with your commuting benefit at e.g. R-kiosks and at Matkahuolto and HSL offices. In addition, at R-kiosks you can buy all VR commuter tickets and long-distance one-time tickets with the commuting benefit.

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VR Matkalla application

Pay for individual, series, and season tickets conveniently with your phone and travel by train around Finland! Edenred's Transport cards can be added as a payment method to the VR Matkalla mobile application.

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HSL tickets easily on your mobile phone

Edenred's Työmatka card can also be added as a payment method to the HSL application. One-time, series, daily and season tickets can therefore be easily paid for with the commuting benefit.

Taxation of the commuting benefit

The commuting benefit is a fringe benefit offered in the same way as a salary increase. It is a tax-free benefit that the employer can deduct from taxation.

The benefit does not have to be offered to the staff collectively. The employer can also determine how much benefit is offered within the maximum amount set by the Tax Administration.

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Flexible use of benefits

If you offer your employees Massage, Virike and/or Dental in addition to Transport, Edenred's MyChoice feature allows transferring the balance between them. In this way, employees can use their benefits even more flexibly, however taking into account the maximum limits defined by the Tax Administration

Activation is completely free of charge and can be done by contacting us.

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Which benefit package suits your company best?

Business

For companies of all sizes that want to offer employee benefits comprehensively.

  • Lunch benefit
  • Sports and culture benefit
  • Massage benefit
  • Commuting benefit
  • Dental benefit
  • MyChoice
    The beneficiary can use MyChoice to transfer available benefit balance between sports and culture, massage, commuting and dental benefits
  • Benefits valid for 24 months
  • Mobile payments; Apple Pay, Google Pay and Edenred Pay
  • Physical payment card
    If you wish, you can order a physical payment card for the lunch and sports and culture benefits
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Enterprise

For companies with more than 50 employees who need individual solutions.

  • Lunch benefit
  • Sports and culture benefit
  • Massage benefit
  • Commuting benefit
  • Dental benefit
  • MyChoice
    The beneficiary can use MyChoice to transfer their available benefit balance between sports and culture, massage, commuting and dental benefits
  • Mobile payments; Apple Pay, Google Pay ja Edenred Pay
  • Physical payment card
    If you wish, you can order a physical payment card for the lunch and sport and culture benefits
  • Billing according to usage
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  • HR / payroll integration
  • Dedicated contact person
  • Guided onboarding
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