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The student travel product summarised

Are you doing an MBO, HBO or university course? Then you should have already requested a student travel product and loaded it onto your personal OV-chipkaart.


Good to know!

In order to make sure that you can take full advantage of all the benefits and do not get any unwanted surprises, we have summarised a few things for you.

What is a student travel product

  • A digital week or weekend season ticket that you load onto your personal OV-chipkaart at an NS ticket machine or other OV-chipkaart service point.
  • Depending on your season ticket, you can travel for free during the week or on weekends using public transport in the Netherlands.
  • When travelling with a week season ticket during the weekend, or with a weekend season ticket during the week, you travel on balance. Make sure that you have enough money on your OV-chipkaart.
  • You must always check in and out, even when travelling for free. You do this for each carrier.

Free travel while studying

You can use your student travel product to travel at certain times on public transport for free. Of course, this is subject to a few conditions.

What can you use it for?

  • Free travel by bus, tram, metro and train with all public transport carriers in the Netherlands. Please note: this does not apply to night buses.
  • Travel with Intercity Berlijn, Intercity Brussel and ICE International within the Netherlands, but not with Thalys or Intercity direct.
  • Travel on the train at a 40% discount (or at full price) if you travel outside your season ticket's times.
  • Combined travel discount: 40% discount for up to 3 travelling companions during off-peak hours.
  • A RailPlus card for just € 15: 15% discount on many train tickets throughout Europe.
  • Free registration for NS Extra Students. Benefit from the check-out alert service and all kind of great promotions.