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When can you travel with a discount?

If you have an NS season ticket, then you can travel with a discount or for free depending on the time at which you travel and the type of season ticket you have.


Off-peak hours

The off-peak hours are on weekdays from 00:00 - 06:30, between 09:00 - 16:00 and between 18:30 - 06:30 the next morning, plus all day at weekends and on holidays. The moment you check in determines the discount you will receive for the entire journey.

Discount travel during off-peak hours

  • Dal Vrij: free travel with NS during off-peak hours
  • Weekend Vrij: free travel at the weekend, and 40% discount during other off-peak hours
  • Dal Voordeel: 40% discount with NS during off-peak hours

Discount travel during peak and off-peak hours

  • Altijd Vrij: always travel for free with NS
  • Kids Vrij: children aged 4 to 11 always travel for free with NS
  • Altijd Voordeel: 20% discount during peak hours, and 40% discount during off-peak hours
  • Kids Vrij: children aged 4 to 11 can accompany you for free, anywhere, anytime, with their own OV-chipkaart.

Discount hours

The discount hours are the hours during which you are eligible for a 40% discount with a Voordeelurenabonnement. You will be charged the normal rate outside of these hours. The Voordeelurenabonnement is no longer available for sale.

Discount hours include:

  • Mondays to Fridays, before 06:30 and after 09:00
  • All day at the weekend
  • All day during the months of July and August
  • On certain holidays you can travel with a discount before 09:00 as well