Price increases for 2017
Starting on 1 January 2017, NS will adjust the rates for one-way tickets, return tickets, day tickets and season tickets. The rates will be increased to compensate for the projected rate of inflation. In 2017, NS will pay less compensation to ProRail for the use of the railway network. This decrease will also be calculated into the price increase, so the increase will be lower than the rate of inflation.
The most important changes
- The prices for one-way and return journeys paid for using an OV-chipkaart, NS-Business Card, Single-use chipkaart or E-ticket will be increased by an average of 0.39%.
- The price for a one-way ticket and a 1 Day Trein Vrij will also be increased by the same percentage.
- Traject Vrij, Altijd Vrij, Trein Vrij, the Voordeelurenabonement and the Grensabonnement will be increased by an average of 0.49%.
- Dagkaart Hond and Dagkaart Fiets will be increased by 0.39%, but because the prices will be rounded off to the nearest € 0.10, the prices will remain the same as those for 2016.
Later in 2017
- All Optional Days will remain valid for the entire year, instead of only 2 months. But the price for an Optional Day ticket will increase by € 0.50 per Optional Day. This adjustment and price increase will be implemented in mid-2017.
No price increase
One of our objectives is to encourage more travellers to choose to travel during less crowded off-peak periods. To that end, the following season ticket prices will not be increased:
- Dal Voordeel
- Altijd Voordeel
- Dal Vrij
- Kids Vrij
The prices for the following products will also remain unchanged:
- Supplement 2-1
- Supplement IC direct and ICE
- Holland Travel Ticket (the train segment)
Why will NS increase the rates for rail transport by an average of 0.39%?
This percentage is based on the expected rate of inflation in 2017. But in 2017, NS will pay less compensation to ProRail for the use of the railway network. This reduction has also been calculated into the rate increase, so the final increase will be lower than the rate of inflation.
Also, some minor changes will be applied to certain one-way and return tickets due to the elimination of the Double Check-in penalty. Rounding tickets off to the nearest € 0.10 may result in certain tickets costing more or less than before.
Other rail carriers
Arriva, Breng, Connexxion, Syntus and Veolia all follow their own pricing policies. Please see the individual carriers' websites fo rthe rates for their routes.