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When can you travel with a discount?

NS season tickets and various ticket types let you travel for less during off-peak hours. How much money you can save depends on when you want to travel and what type of ticket you buy. Some ticket types are only valid during off-peak hours. You can only use these products to travel during off-peak hours.


Off-peak hours

The off-peak hours are on weekdays from 00:00 - 06:30, between 09:00 - 16:00 and between 18:30 - 00:00. You can also travel off-peak on Saturdays, Sundays and  public holidays . NS has various travel products that let you travel for less during off-peak hours.

Single tickets and e-tickets during off-peak hours

Some train tickets and discounts, such as promo products and combo tickets offered by Spoordeelwinkel are only valid during off-peak hours. You can only use these products to travel during off-peak hours, regardless of when you check in . So for example you can't start your trip at 15.55 and stay on the train during peak hours.

Season tickets

If you have a season ticket and travel during off-peak hours, you are entitled to a discount. The moment you check in determines the discount you will receive for the entire journey. If you check in during off-peak hours and check out during peak hours, you are still entitled to a 40% discount.
Please note: this only applies if your train is scheduled to leave within 30 minutes after your check in, as  laid down in the product T&Cs.

Discount travel during off-peak hours

  • Dal Vrij: unlimited travel during off-peak hours, weekends and holidays
  • Weekend Vrij: unlimited travel at the weekend and on holidays
  • Dal Voordeel: 40% discount during off-peak hours, weekends and holidays

Discount travel during peak and off-peak hours

  • Altijd Vrij: unlimited travel at all times
  • Altijd Voordeel: 20% discount during peak hours, and 40% discount during off-peak hours, weekends and holidays
  • Traject Vrij: free travel on a fixed route, 40% discount during off-peak hours on other routes
  • Kids Vrij: children aged 4 to 11 can accompany you for free, anywhere, anytime, with their own OV-chipkaart.