No longer a student: choose your new season ticket
Whether you've graduated and you're ready to take the next step, or you have to hand in your student travel product for another reason, don't worry: you can still enjoy a discount when travelling by train. For 1 year, you can enjoy a 40% discount on train travel during off-peak hours, at the weekend and on holidays.
The only thing you have to do is choose between NS Flex Dal Voordeel (Off-peak discount) or Dal Voordeel op saldo (Off-peak discount on balance). Both season tickets entitle you to discount fares when you travel by train.
NS Flex Dal Voordeel (Off-peak discount) for former students
You can opt for NS Flex Dal Voordeel (Off-peak discount). You will then enjoy the benefits of travelling with NS Flex, as follows:
- Pay your travel costs monthly in arrears by direct debit
- Check in and out directly on the train, bus, tram and metro
- Make use of the OV-fiets and bicycle parking on account
- Automatic correction if you forget to check out
- Switch to first class up to 15 minutes after checking in
- Combined travel discount of 40% during off-peak hours, for up to three travel companions
Dal Voordeel (Off-peak discount) for former students
You can also choose to take out a Dal Voordeel (Off-peak discount) season ticket on the basis of balance.
- Top up your balance before travelling - you pay before your journey
- A balance of at least €10 on your OV-chipkaart
- Combined travel discount: 40% discount during off-peak hours for up to three travel companions
Done with your studies: how to request a new discount season ticket
You can apply for NS Flex Dal Voordeel (Off-peak discount) or the Dal Voordeel (Off-peak discount) season ticket on balance if you have to hand in your Student Travel Product, including if you are a long-term student. First, you need to cancel your student travel product at an NS Ticket Machine or OV-chipkaart collection point near you, so that the Regisseur Studenten Reisrecht can see from your OV-chipkaart number that you are no longer entitled to the Student travel product.
You then have 6 months to request your free Dal Voordeel season ticket. Simply choose which season ticket you'd like to have, and follow the necessary steps.
Please note: remember to request your season ticket for the same OV-chipkaart you used for your student travel product. You can often request Dal Voordeel a day after cancelling your student travel product.
How do I request the free Dal Voordeel for former students?
How to request NS Flex Dal Voordeel (Off-peak discount) for former students
Here's how to request NS Flex Dal Voordeel (Off-peak discount), free of charge:
- Go to the NS webshop
- Under the heading 'Jouw korting' (Your discount), you will see your offer
- Select ´Bestel nu' (Order now)
- Fill in your details and the number of your OV-chipkaart. This has to be the same OV-chipkaart on which you previously had your Student travel product
- Follow all of the steps in the online shop
- Go to the NS ticket machine and add NS Flex Dal Voordeel to your OV-chipkaart
You can travel immediately using your new season ticket. If you have requested a new OV-chipkaart, you will receive this within a week with the season ticket already on the card. In this case, you will not need to visit an NS ticket machine.
How to request Dal Voordeel op saldo (Off-peak discount) for former students
How to request Dal Voordeel op saldo for free:
- Go to the NS webshop
- You will see ´€ 60 per year´; you can change this to € 0 per year later using your discount code.
- Complete the steps until you come to the step 'Order summary´.
- Enter the word ´EXSTUDENT´, followed immediately by the OV-chipkaart number you use for your student travel product. For example: EXSTUDENT1234123412341234
- You will see that the order amount is now € 0.
- Go to an NS Ticket Machine and download Dal Voordeel op saldo to your OV-chipkaart.
You can then immediately travel using your new season ticket. But don't forget to top up the balance on your OV-chipkaart!
Requesting an NS-Business Card when you start a business after your studies
Have you started a business after your studies? Then you have the option of switching your off-peak season ticket to an NS-Business Card, which allows you to travel with a 40% discount during off-peak hours, and you can pay for your travel expenses with a single monthly invoice.
How to request an NS-Business Card with NS Flex Dal Voordeel:
- Go to the NS Zakelijk webshop.
- Select´Dal abonnement´ (off-peak season ticket).
- Follow the steps to the step 'Controleren' (Check).
- At the bottom, you will see the option 'Enter your discount code'
- Enter the word ´ZAKELIJK´, followed immediately by your OV-chipkaart number. For example: ZAKELIJK1234123412341234
- Your order will be € 0
- Go to an NS Ticket Machine and download Dal Voordeel op saldo to your NS-Business Card.