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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 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 Pole 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 do you order it?

You can buy the Intercity direct supplement from the Supplement Pole 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 Pole 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 Pole. The supplement will be added to your card automatically.
  • The Supplement Pole 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 Pole.
  • 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 Pole card reader again within 30 seconds, and it will be removed from your card.

Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij and NS Flex

If you travel round-trip with the Intercity direct during peak hours for 3 or more times per week, then you can save money by purchasing the Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij season ticket. Altijd Toeslagvrij entitles you to unlimited travel with the Intercity direct for an entire month, when combined with the following NS Flex season tickets: Altijd Vrij, Traject Vrij, Dal Vrij and Weekend Vrij.

Altijd Toeslag Vrij with NS Flex costs € 62 per month, and can be cancelled on a monthly basis.

How can I order it?

  • Add the Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij to your NS Flex season ticket via Mijn NS.
  • Don't have a season ticket? Then you can also order the Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij when you order a new season ticket in the webshop.

Intercity direct Monthly supplement

If you have an OV-chipkaart and you travel round-trip with the Intercity direct during peak hours for 4 or more times per week, then you can save money by purchasing the Intercity direct Maandtoeslag for € 77 per month. The Maandtoeslag stops automatically after one month.

Good to know

  • With the Intercity direct Maandtoeslag, you no longer need to purchase a supplement from the supplement post at the platform.
  • Intercity direct Maandtoeslag is not available in combination with an NS Flex season ticket.
  • Intercity direct Maandtoeslag is not available in combination with the NS-Business Card.
  • You must always have a valid ticket and a supplement to travel with the Intercity direct. That can be a ticket from an NS Ticket Machine or an OV-chipkaart with our without a season ticket on balance.

How can I order it?

For sale at NS Ticket Machines and OV Service Tickets shops, where you can download the Intercity direct Maandtoeslag to your OV-chipkaart.