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Mobile Tickets trial

On 1 June we started a trial in which it is possible to load e-tickets onto your mobile telephone. It is possible to load a ticket when you order a Single or Day Return ticket online. It is then no longer necessary to print the ticket.

What are mobile phone tickets?

Mobile phone tickets are ordinary e-tickets. Until now, travellers had to download and print their e-tickets, but since 1 June, you may now choose to load your e-ticket in the Reisplanner Xtra app after your purchase of a one-way or return journey. So you no longer need to print the ticket, as it is available on your smartphone. You can then use your telephone to open gates and show your ticket to the conductor.

What do you need?

  • A smartphone with Android 4.0 or Apple iOS 8 or later versions. If you have not updated your operating system in some time, it is a good idea to do so before using the app.
  • The latest version of the Reisplanner Xtra app. Download or update the app via the App Store or Google Play Store. You can recognise the correct version of the app if it has the heading  Mijn tickets in the app menu.

How does it work?

Step 1

Check if your telephone is compatible.

In order to use mobile phone tickets, you must have the NS Reisplanner Xtra app. The app is available for Apple iPhones with iOS version 8 or newer, as well as smartphones with Android 4.0 of newer. 

You can see which version of the operating system your phone has (Android of iOS) under the telephone settings. Update your operating system if necessary.

Step 2

Download or update the Reisplanner Xtra app

If your telephone is compatible, you can download the Reisplanner Xtra app. This will automatically install the latest version of the app. 

If you have already downloaded the Reisplanner Xtra app, then it is important that you update it to the latest version. You can update the app in the Apple AppStore or the Google Play Store for Android.

Step 3

Purchase a one-way or return ticket online.

Order a  one way or return ticket online. When you see the delivery option, select 'E-ticket' and you can print it out or download it to the Reisplanner Xtra app.

Step 4

Download tickets

After you pay for your order, you will have the option to download your tickets on your personal page. You will always receive a link to your personal page in the confirmation e-mail. 

Ordering tickets on your mobile phone

In order to download your e-ticket to your mobile phone, you must first open your personal page on your smartphone. But if you order the e-tickets with your phone, you can download the tickets immediately upon completing your order by pressing the yellow button. 

Ordering tickets on another device

If you have ordered your e-tickets on another device, such as a tablet or laptop, then there is a good chance that you will receive the confirmation mail on your smartphone. The easiest way to download your e-ticket in the Reisplanner Xtra app is to open the confirmation mail on your telephone. There, you will find the   link Download my tickets.

Downloading tickets in the Reisplanner Xtra app

Once you open your personal page, you will see two options for downloading your e-tickets. 

  • Download and print
  • Download to the Reisplanner Xtra app on your mobile phone

Select Download to the Reisplanner Xtra app on your mobile phone. If you have installed the latest version of the Reisplanner Xtra app, then the app will open automatically after you click on this link. 


Step 5

Travelling with the ticket!

You can find your ticket under the heading Mijn tickets in the Reisplanner Xtra app. When you open the ticket, you will see a large square QR code. 

Opening gates

You do not need to check in at stations with check-in posts. If you are departing from a station that is furnished with access gates, you can use the mobile phone ticket to open the gate.

  1. Open your mobile phone ticket in the Reisplanner Xtra app. Make sure that the square QR code is visible on the screen and keep your telephone ready.
  2. Go to the gate equipped with a barcode reader. This is usually located to the right-hand side. You can recognise the gates with barcode readers by the 'scan ticket' symbol on the right-hand door of the gate, and by the illuminated area to the right of the gate.
  3. Hold your telephone with the screen facing the scanner, and the gate will open for you automatically.

Conductor checks

  • Open the app and select Mijn tickets. Open the ticket so that the square QR code is visible.
  • The conductor will scan the code.
  • The conductor may ask you to press the button rotate (at the bottom right of the QR code) so that he or she can check the ticket visibly.

What are the rules?

  • Mobile phone tickets are only valid if they have been downloaded in the NS Reisplanner Xtra app.
  • You are responsible for being able to display a valid ticket. You must therefore make sure that your telephone is sufficiently charged and working properly.
  • Mobile phone tickets are issued by name, so like printed e-tickets, they are only valid in combination with avalid proof of identification.
  • The Conditions for Travelling with an E-ticket  apply to travelling with a mobile phone ticket.

Refunds for delays

When travelling with a mobile phone ticket, you are still eligible for refunds for delays as you would be with a normal ticket.

During the trial period for mobile phone tickets, the procedure for requesting  refunds for delays is the same as that for printed e-tickets. Use the paper refund request form. Unfortunately, this means that you must still print out your e-ticket and send it in during the trial period. You can always print out your e-ticket  even after you have downloaded the mobile phone ticket  via your personal page. EYou can find the link to your personal page in the confirmation mail we sent after your order.