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Intercity direct supplement

Will you be using the Intercity direct to travel from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam or vice versa? 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.


Discount on supplements during off-peak hours

Will you be travelling during off-peak hours and buying a supplement from the red supplement pole on the platform? Then you will receive a 40% discount for a limited time.

Off-peak hours are:

  • Monday to Friday 9.00 - 16.00 and 18.30 - 6.30.
  • Saturday, Sunday and public holidays all day long.

One-time Intercity direct supplement

Do you occasionally travel with Intercity direct? If so, you can purchase an Intercity direct supplement for a one-way or return trip. The supplement for a one-way journey costs € 2.60. If you purchase the Intercity direct supplement at the supplement pole during off-peak hours you will receive a 40% discount, so the supplement will cost only € 1.56.

How to order

You can purchase the supplement directly from the supplement pole at the departure platform, online as an e-ticket, at the ticket machine or from the service desk at the station.

How does the supplement pole work?

  • Hold your OV-chipkaart or NS-Business Card against the card reader on the supplement pole at the platform. You have now purchased a supplement allowing you to travel aboard the Intercity direct for a one-way journey.
  • When you reach your destination, simply check out with NS. You need not check out at the supplement pole.
  • If you will be making a return journey with the Intercity direct, simply repeat the steps described above.
  • If you would like to cancel the supplement, simply hold your card against the supplement pole card reader again within 30 minutes.

Good to know

  • If you have an NS-Business Card, you can also purchase an Intercity direct supplement via MijnNS Zakelijk. The costs for the supplement will be listed on your invoice.
  • Children with a Railrunner or a Kids Vrij season ticket need not purchase a supplement for the Intercity direct.

Intercity direct monthly or annual supplement

If you travel round-trip aboard the Intercity direct during peak hours more than 3 times per week on a monthly basis, then it is in your interest to choose for the Intercity direct Monthly supplement.  for only € 69 per month.

If you travel round-trip aboard the Intercity direct during peak hours more than 2 times per week over a longer period, you can save even more money with the Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij. This season ticket allows you unlimited travel with the Intercity direct for only € 57 per month.

Intercity direct Monthly supplement

How to order

  • You can purchase the Monthly supplement at any NS Ticket Machine or OV Service & Tickets shop. Simply download the Intercity direct Monthly supplement to your OV-chipkaart.

Good to know

  • When you travel with the Intercity direct Monthly supplement, you don't have to use the Supplement Post at the platform.
  • Please note that you do need a valid ticket in addition to the supplement. You do not need to have a season ticket.

Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij

How to order

  • Add the Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij season ticket to an existing season ticket via Mijn NS
  • If you don't have a season ticket, you can order the Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij along with your new season ticket.

Good to know

  • Available in combination with a Dal Voordeel, Altijd Voordeel, Dal Vrij, Weekend Vrij, Altijd Vrij, OV Vrij, Grensabonnement, OV-Jaarabonnement or Traject Vrij season ticket.
  • Simply download the Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij to your OV-chipkaart.
  • With the Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij, you don't need to use the Supplement Post at the platform.
  • In the following cases, it is less expensive to purchase your supplement separately from the Supplement Post, in order to receive the 40% korting during off-peak hours:
    • 8 trips per week, including at least 7 during off-peak hours.
    • 7 trips per week, including at least 5 during off-peak hours.
    • 6 trips per week, including at least 2 during off-peak hours.