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Refunds

If your OV-chipkaart is lost, stolen or damaged, or your train is delayed, you can request a refund. But there are also other situations in which you may be eligible for a refund. We would be happy to provide you with more information on how to request a refund.

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Refunds for delays

We understand how inconvenient it can be when you have a delay during your domestic journey with NS. When you encounter a delay of 30 minutes or more, you can request a refund of part of the ticket price.

Refunds when you forget your OV-chipkaart

Do you have an NS season ticket, but forgot to bring your OV-chipkaart to the station with you? No problem! Just make sure that you have a valid ticket for your journey, and you can request a refund for the cost of travelling with NS later.

Refunds for loss or theft

If your OV-chipkaart or NS-Business Card with a season ticket is lost or stolen, then you can request a new card. If you need your season ticket, but your replacement card has not yet arrived, you can request a temporary ticked through NS Customer Service. Temporary tickets are not available with in connection with NS Flex or the NS-Business Card. For what to do in that case, read the information at the bottom of the page.

Refunds for travel on international trains

If you experience a delay on an international route, you may request a refund. Simply fill in the online request form 'Refund for delays'.

Requesting an OV-verklaring

If you pay your own travel costs for your journey to work, you can request a travel deduction from the Tax Authority. To do so, you will need an OV-verklaring or a travel declaration (proof that you've travelled on public transport). Since NS reports season ticket data directly to the Tax Authority, you do not need to request an OV-verklaring from NS.