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Bus, tram, metro

Discover the NS app and easily plan your journey by bus, tram or metro. Check stops and travel options and use your OV-chipkaart or debit card to check in and out. Public transport made easy by NS


City and regional transport throughout the Netherlands. Fast, affordable and with good connections


The preferred means of transport in large cities. Get on and off easily, good connections, an easy way of getting around the city


Faster than the bus and tram, available in Amsterdam and Rotterdam

Travelling with your OV-chipkaart or debit card

Travelling with an OV-chipkaart

If you have an OV-chipkaart, you can easily travel by bus,t ram and metro. Top up your card before travelling or take out an NS Flex season ticket on your OV-chipkaart.

Pay with your debit card.

Don't have a season ticket yet but want to hit the road right away? Check in with your debit card or mobile phone. You won't be able to travel with a discount this way. 

Plan every journey in the NS app

Use the NS app to arrange your entire journey, using your preferred transport options. Find which modes of transport are available nearby under the  'Nearby me' option.

Plan every journey, even if you're just travelling by bus or tram. Or by bicycle. Choose how you wish to arrive at your destination!

Plan your entire trip