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Business rates 2016

You can find the business rates for NS products for 2016 here. You can also find these rates in the Travel Planner

Number of price increases

Several business products have had their prices changed. The rate changes are based on the expected rate of inflation for 2016 (1.2%). Moreover, the compensation for the use of the railway network that NS pays to railway network manager ProRail will be increased as well. In 2016, NS will cover part of this increase from increases to the ticket rates.

Which business products are having their prices changed?

On NS routes, the rates for the following products increased by 2.09% as of 1 January 2016:

  • Separate journeys made with an NS-Business Card

The rates for the following season tickets increased by an average of 2.20% as of 1 January 2016:

  • NS-Business Card with Traject Vrij season ticket
  • NS-Business Card with Trein Vrij season ticket
  • NS-Business Card with OV Vrij season ticket

The prices are rounded off to the nearest € 0.10, so some tickets may differ in price by a greater or lesser amount.

Finally, the supplement for the ICE and IC direct increased by € 0.10 to € 2.40 for both train types in both 1st and 2nd class.

An overview of all price increases is available for download from the link 'Rates 2016' at the bottom of the page.

No price increases

The prices for the NS-Business Card with Dal season ticket remain unchanged in 2016.

Other changes

As of 1 January 2016, the Combined travel discount was divided into the current peak and off-peak periods, and is valid on week days before 6.30, between 9.00 and 16.00 and after 18.30 when you check in with a personal OV-chipkaart  (minimum balance € 10). No time limits apply during the weekend or on holidays.

Rates for other transport companies

Arriva, Breng, Connexxion, Syntus and Veolia all have their own pricing policies. For more information about their rates, please visit the company's own website.