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Intercity direct supplement

If you will be using the Intercity direct to travel between Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam, then you need an Intercity direct supplement in addition to your NS ticket. Three versions of this supplement are available: single, monthly season ticket or annual season ticket in addition to your NS season ticket.


Single-use Intercity direct supplement

If you occasionally travel with the Intercity direct, then you can buy an Intercity direct supplement for a one-way or return ticket. The Intercity direct supplement for a one-way ticket costs € 2.60. When you purchase the supplement from a Supplement Post during off-peak hours, you will receive a 40% discount, so the supplement will cost only € 1.56.

Good to know

  • If you have an NS-Business Card, you can also buy the Intercity direct supplement via Mijn NS Zakelijk. The costs will then be posted to your monthly invoice.
  • Children travelling with a Railrunner ticket or a Kids Vrij season ticket do not need to buy an Intercity direct supplement.

How to order

You can buy the Intercity direct supplement from the Supplement Post at the departure platform, online as an e-ticket, from the NS Ticket Machine or from the service desk at the station.

How does the Supplement Post work?

  • To buy a one-way Intercity direct supplement, simply hold your OV-chipkaart or NS-Business Card against the card reader on the Supplement Post. The supplement will be added to your card automatically.
  • The Supplement Post will automatically calculate the discount during off-peak hours.
  • When you reach your destination, simply check out at an NS card reader or gate. You do not need to check out at the Supplement Post.
  • If you wish to make a return trip with the Intercity direct, simply repeat the steps described above.
  • If you want to cancel the supplement, hold your card against the Supplement Post card reader again within 30 seconds, and it will be removed from your card.

Intercity direct Monthly supplement

If you travel round-trip with the Intercity direct during peak hours more than 3 times per week, then you can save money by buying the Intercity direct Monthly supplement for € 69 per month. The monthly supplement will stop automatically after one month.

Good to know

  • If you have an Intercity direct Monthly supplement, you don't have to buy a supplement at the Supplement Post at the platform.
  • The Intercity direct Monthly supplement is not available in combination with an NS Flex season ticket.
  • You must always have a valid ticket in addition to the supplement. This can be a ticket from the NS Ticket Machine or an OV-chipkaart with or without a season ticket.

How to order

Monthly supplements are available from NS Ticket Machines or OV OV Service & Tickets shops. You can download the Intercity direct Monthly supplement directly to your OV-chipkaart after you buy it.

Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij

If you travel round-trip with the Intercity direct during peak hours more than 2 times per week, then you can save money with an Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij season ticket. The Altijd Toeslagvrij season ticket allows you unlimited travel with the Intercity direct for an entire year for only € 57 per month, plus the costs for your public transport season ticket.

Downloading a season ticket with a balance

Do you travel with an annual season ticket where you have to top up your card balance? The Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij is available in combination with the season tickets Altijd Vrij, Dal Vrij, Traject Vrij, Weekend Vrij, OV Vrij, Altijd Voordeel, Dal Voordeel and the Grensabonnement.

How to order

  • Simply download the Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij to your OV-chipkaart one time at any NS Ticket Machine.
  • After that, you no longer need to hold your card against the Supplement Post at the platform when you travel with the Intercity direct.


NS Flex season ticket

If you travel with an NS Flex season ticket, then Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij is available in combination with the season tickets Altijd Vrij, Dal Vrij and Weekend Vrij.

Altijd Toeslag Vrij with NS Flex costs € 62 per month. 

How to order

  • Add the Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij to an existing season ticket via Mijn NS.
  • If you do not have a season ticket, you can purchase an Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij together with a new season ticket in the webshop.