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NS PriceTime Deal

Buy your train ticket in advance and enjoy a discount of up to 60% during off-peak hours. The earlier you book, the bigger the discount. Select your travel date in the NS Travel Planner and see how much money you can save!

Plan your journey

With NS PriceTime Deal, you can travel sustainably by train with a discount during off-peak hours. Buy your train ticket for a quiet train at least one day in advance and receive up to a 60% discount. The discount is calculated based on your travel day and how crowded the train is at that time. Check the NS Travel Planner for your best NS PriceTime Deal, and discover how much you can save.

Early booking discount

The earlier you book your train ticket, the bigger the discount. You can buy a ticket up to a month in advance for the biggest discount. Up to 60% off!

Quiet train times

Discount for quiet trains during off-peak hours. Plan your journey in the NS Travel Planner and choose the best travel date for you.

Valid on many routes in the Netherlands

Almost all journeys between NS stations are available. NS PriceTime Deal is available for sale on all routes with enough quiet trains.

How NS PriceTime Deal works

Why do we offer NS PriceTime Deal? To stimulate the choice for a quiet train and to make the train even more affordable. That way, we can all contribute to sustainable accessibility in the Netherlands. How it works: 

  1. Open the Travel Planner in the NS app or at ns.nl, plan your journey in advance and check which day you can save the most money. 
  2. Depending on the intended route and departure time, you will be able to see whether NS PriceTime Deal is available and how much discount you will receive. You can recognise these journeys by the green label in the Travel Planner.
  3. Buy your train ticket and travel using an e-ticket.

Please note: NS PriceTime Deal is not available for the OV-chipkaart, as a season ticket or a Day Return.  

How NS PriceTime Deal works

Frequently Asked Questions about NS PriceTime Deal

  • Along which routes can I travel with NS PriceTime Deal?

    NS PriceTime Deal is currently available for purchase for journeys between almost every NS station. The discount train tickets are available for sale on any route where trains are not too crowded. For example, NS PriceTime Deal is not available for travel to and from Schiphol Airport.

  • How far in advance must I purchase my ticket in order to take advantage of NS PriceTime Deal?

    To benefit from NS PriceTime Deal, you must purchase your ticket at least one day before your departure date. The earlier you book your train ticket, the bigger the discount. Benefit from discounts of up to 60%. You can buy a ticket up to a month in advance for the biggest discount. Check the NS Travel Planner for the NS PriceTime Deal for your journey. 

  • When is my NS PriceTime Deal ticket valid?

    Your NS PriceTime Deal train ticket is only valid on the selected date, selected route and during off-peak hours: weekdays before 06:30, between 09:00 and 16:00, and after 18:30. Weekends all day from 18:30 on Friday evening until 06:30 on Monday morning. You may only travel during off-peak hours, so you must leave the train before peak hours begin. 

    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 PriceTime Deal be used?

    You can only purchase NS PriceTime Deal as a Single Ticket on an e-ticket, and it cannot be combined with other promotions and discounts. NS PriceTime Deal is not available for the OV-chipkaart, as a season ticket or a Day Return.

    Children up to the age of 11 years can travel at a discount with a Railrunner, and for young people up to 18 years of age, there is the affordable Youth Day Ticket (available in the NS app). 

  • Where can I buy a train ticket with NS PriceTime Deal?

    NS PriceTime Deal is available for sale in the Travel Planner on ns.nl and in the NS app. You must book your ticket at least one day before departure to take advantage of NS PriceTime Deal. If, after planning your journey, you choose to purchase a separate ticket in the Travel Planner, you will see the available tickets. If NS PriceTime Deal is available for your chosen travel option, you will be able to recognise this due to the green NS PriceTime Deal label. 

  • How much discount will I receive with NS PriceTime Deal?

    The amount of the discount varies from 0% to 60% depending on how early you book and the expected degree of crowding in the train. The earlier you book your train ticket, the bigger the discount. Check the NS Travel Planner for the NS PriceTime Deal for your rail journey.

  • Can I alter my e-ticket?

    No, after completing your purchase it is unfortunately no longer possible to alter your e-ticket. So do be careful to enter the correct personal and journey details. E-tickets are issued personally, and only valid in combination with a valid proof of identity.

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