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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. This promotion will be available until 8 December 2018.

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 € 2.40 (€ 2.60 as of 1 January 2019). 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 € 1.40 (€ 1.56 as of 1 January 2019). This promotion will be available until 8 December 2018.

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 supplement

If you travel with the Intercity direct more than 3 times per week, then you can save money by purchasing a monthly supplement for the Intercity direct. Only € 61 per month (€ 69 per month as of 1 January 2019).

How to order

  • The monthly supplement is available at any NS Ticket Machine or OV Service & Tickets shop. Here, you can download the monthly supplement to your OV-chipkaart.

Good to know

  • If you travel with the Intercity direct using a monthly supplement, then you need not hold your card against the supplement pole at the platform.
  • In addition to the supplement, you must be in possession of a valid ticket, which does not necessarily have to be a season ticket.

Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij

If you travel more than 2 times per week with the Intercity direct over a longer period, then you can save even more money with the Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij season ticket. This annual season ticket entitles you to unlimited travel aboard the Intercity direct for only € 51 per month (€ 57 per month as of 1 January 2019).

If you make

  • 8 journeys per week, of which at least 7 are during off-peak hours.
  • 7 journeys per week, of which at least 5 are during off-peak hours.
  • 6 journeys per week, of which at least 2 are during off-peak hours,

then it is cheaper to purchase your supplements separately at the supplement pole so that you receive the 40% discount.

How to order

  • Add the Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij season ticket to your existing season ticket via Mijn NS.
  • If you do not yet have a season ticket, you can order the Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij together 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 and Traject Vrij season tickets.
  • You need only download the Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij season ticket to your OV-chipkaart one time.
  • With the Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij season ticket, you no longer need to purchase a supplement from the supplement pole on the platform.