Purchase your ticket ahead of time for a quieter time frame, and enjoy up to 60% discount on the fare between Den Helder- Utrecht Centraal, Groningen - Utrecht Centraal and Den Haag Centraal - Eindhoven Centraal, and the stations in between. Now available for purchase in the NS Travel Planner!Plan your journey
Looking to travel affordably and sustainably between Den Helder - Utrecht Centraal, Groningen - Utrecht centraal or Den Haag Centraal - Eindhoven Centraal? Purchase your ticket at least one day before departure via the NS Travel Planner, choose a suitable time frame and enjoy a discount. You pay less if we expect a less crowded train!
For journeys between Den Helder - Utrecht Centraal, Groningen - Utrecht Centraal and Den Haag Centraal – Eindhoven Centraal.
Journey time is fixed
If you opt for NS Deal, you must travel during the time frame you specify, from departure to arrival.
You will receive up to 60% discount depending on the expected crowding in the train for your chosen time frame.
Extra discount at quieter times
On 15 March 2022, NS started the NS Deal pilot on the route between Den Haag Centraal - Eindhoven Centraal and the intermediate, major stations. Two routes will be added to this as of 20 February 2023: Den Helder – Utrecht Centraal and Groningen – Utrecht Centraal.
With NS Voordeel you buy an e-ticket for a single journey at least one day before your journey, with a discount of up to 60% on the regular fare. This discount is available on the routes that are quiet enough. The amount of the discount depends on how busy the train is expected to be.
The aim of the pilot is to better distribute crowding in the trains and make train travel even more affordable. This will enable us all to contribute to sustainable accessibility in the Netherlands.
How NS Deal works
If you would like to travel with NS Voordeel between Den Helder – Utrecht Centraal, Groningen – Utrecht Centraal or Den Haag Centraal – Eindhoven Centraal? Then do the following:
- Purchase a Single Ticket at least one day before your travel day via the Travel Planner in the NS app or on the website.
- Depending on the intended departure time, you will be able to see whether NS Deal is available and how much discount you will receive.
- Purchase your NS Deal rail ticket and travel with your e-ticket within your chosen time frame.
Please note: NS Deal only enables you to be on the train during the time frame you have chosen. Departure and arrival must therefore both fall within that chosen time frame. NS Deal is not available for the OV-chipkaart, as a season ticket, or as a Day Return.
Frequently asked questions about NS Deal
Along which routes can I travel with NS Deal?
At the moment, you can purchase NS Deal for journeys between Den Helder - Utrecht Centraal, Groningen - Utrecht Centraal and Den Haag Centraal - Eindhoven Centraal and the larger intermediate stations in both directions.
- Den Helder, Den Helder Zuid, Anna Paulowna, Schagen, Heerhugowaard, Alkmaar Noord, Alkmaar, Heiloo, Castricum, Zaandam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk, Amsterdam Centraal, Amsterdam Amstel, Utrecht Centraal.
- Groningen, Assen, Zwolle, Amersfoort Centraal en Utrecht Centraal.
- Den Haag Centraal, Den Haag HS, Delft, Rotterdam Centraal, Breda, Tilburg en Eindhoven Centraal.
For example, you can travel from Breda to Delft or from Denk Haag Centraal to Tilburg. All journeys between the stations mentioned above are possible, but we only offer NS Voordeel if the chosen ride is quiet enough at that time.
How far in advance must I purchase my ticket in order to make use of NS Deal?
To benefit from NS Deal, you must purchase your ticket at least one day before the day on which you intend to travel.
When is my NS Deal rail ticket valid?
Your NS Deal rail ticket is only valid on the chosen date and within the chosen time frame. These are specified on your e-ticket. You may only be on the train within that time frame.
Please note: once you have purchased the ticket, you can no longer change the personal details or journey details. Therefore, make sure you enter the correct details.
For which products can NS Deal be used?
You can only purchase NS Deal as a Single Ticket on an e-ticket, and it cannot be combined with other promotions and discounts. NS Deal is not available for the OV-chipkaart, as a season ticket or Day Return.
Children up to the age of 11 years can travel at a discount with a Railrunner, and for young people aged up to 18 years, there is the affordable Youth Day Ticket (available in the NS app).
Where can I purchase a train ticket with NS Deal?
You can purchase NS Deal in the Travel Planner on the website and in the NS App. If, after planning your journey, you choose to purchase a separate ticket in the Travel Planner, you will see the available tickets. If NS Deal is available for your chosen travel option, you will be able to recognise this due to the green NS Deal label.
My train was delayed and I arrived too late for my NS Deal time frame. What now?
If you miss the train due to a disruption or cancelled train, you may take another train on this route. If this means you will be travelling outside of your time frame, then you must be able to justify this by means of the delay caused by disruption or cancellation. In this case, always consult the Head Conductor on the train in question.
Can I change my e-ticket?
No, after completing your order it is no longer possible to change you e-ticket. Therefore, take good care to fill in the correct personal details and journey information. E-tickets are personal and only valid in combination with valid proof of identity.
How much discount will I receive with NS Deal?
The amount of the discount varies from 0% to 60% depending on the expected degree of crowding in the train.