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Rates in 2021

Fares for the various train tickets and season tickets change every year on 1 January. The prices of train tickets will also be adjusted in 2022. See the overview for the price changes that will take effect from 1 January 2022.


Individual tickets

Separate train ticket Price in 2021 Price in 2022

2nd class single ticket and day return

  • OV-chipkaart
  • NS Business Card
  • Single-use chipkaart
  • E-ticket
Price dependent on route Price will be increased by 1.8% on average

1st class single ticket and day return

  • OV-chipkaart
  • NS Business Card
  • Single-use chipkaart
  • E-ticket
Price dependent on route Price will be increased by 3% on average
Student ticket € 7.50 € 7.60
Day ticket for one dog € 3.30 € 3.30*
Group ticket for four people € 32 € 32
Group ticket, per extra person from 5 up to 7 total € 2 € 3
Railrunner € 2.50 € 2.50*
Off-peak bicycle ticket € 7.50 € 7.50*

*Starting on 1 January 2022, you will pay a surcharge of € 1 for these products if you purchase them as a paper ticket at the service counter or ticket machine. You will not have to pay a surcharge if you purchase these products as e-tickets or add them to your OV-chipkaart.

Season tickets

Season ticket Price in 2021 Price in 2022
NS Flex Basis € 0 per month + one-off cost of € 10 for registration € 0 per month + one-off cost of € 10 for registration
NS Flex Weekend Voordeel (Weekend Discount) € 2 per month + one-off cost of € 10 for registration € 2 per month + one-off cost of € 10 for registration
NS Flex Dal Voordeel (Off-peak Discount) € 5 per month € 5.10 per month
NS Flex Altijd Voordeel (Always Discounted) € 23 per month € 24.20 per month
NS Flex Weekend Vrij (Unlimited Weekend Travel)
  • € 31 per month (2nd class)
  • € 37 per month (1st class)
  • € 31.60 per month (2nd class)
  • € 37.70 per month (1st class)
NS Flex Weekend Vrij met dalkorting (Unlimited Weekend Travel with off-peak discount)
  • € 34 per month (2nd class)
  • € 40 per month (1st class)
  • € 34.70 per month (2nd class)
  • € 40.80 per month (1st class)
NS Flex Dal Vrij (Any off-peak hours)
  • € 106 per month (2nd class)
  • € 134 per month (1st class)
  • € 107.90 per month (2nd class)
  • € 136.40 per month (1st class)
NS Flex Altijd Vrij (Always Free)
  • € 356 per month (2nd class)
  • € 602 per month (1st class)
Price will be increased by 1.8% on average
NS Flex Traject Vrij (Any Route) Price per month dependent on route Price will be increased by 1.8% on average
Dal Voordeel annual season ticket (balance-based) € 60 per jaar € 61.20 per jaar
OV Vrij annual season ticket (balance-based)
  • € 416.55 per month (2nd class)
  • € 662.55 per month (1st class)
This product expires on 31-12-2021
Border season ticket (balance-based) Price dependent on route Price will be increased by 1.8% on average
Kids Vrij (Kids Free) € 0 per month € 0 per month
  • If you already have a season ticket with NS, then the price increase (or decrease) will only take effect when your season ticket is extended. For an NS Flex season ticket, the price change will go into effect on January 2022.
  • The surcharge for 1st class travel with NS Flex on the weekend will increase by 50% to 67% more than the 2nd class price.
  • Many of our older balance-based season tickets are no longer available for purchase since November 2020. You can only purchase the season tickets listed in the table above. If you have an existing balance-based season ticket, you can extend it or you can switch to an NS Flex season ticket.

Extra options

Extra option Price in 2021 Price in 2022
Keuzedagen (Optional Days) 60+
  • € 26 per year (2nd class)
  • € 51 per year (1st class)
  • € 26.50 per year (2nd class)
  • € 51.90 per year (1st class)
IC Direct Surcharge € 2.60 € 2.70
ICE Surcharge € 2.60 € 2.70

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Prices for door-to-door services

If you travel by OV-fiets, bus, tram or metro or use the bicycle storage facilities at the station, see all prices for door-to-door services.

Prices for NS Zakelijk and business door-to-door services 

Whether you're self-employed, a small company or a multinational, the NS-Business Card is ideal for the Dutch business community. See all the prices for NS Zakelijk services and all prices for business door-to-door services.