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Up to date travel information

With the NS app, you always have access to up to date travel information. The app shows you departure times and platforms, crowd forecasts, prices, and the average punctuality for your train and route, as well as possible delays or planned engineering work. In addition, the app provides current news and useful notifications, such as a notification when you check out using your OV-chipkaart. You can also purchase a ticket directly via the NS app.


See where your train or bus are right now.

You can use the app to plan your journey to any destination, using any mode of public transport; not just from station to station, but to and from any address. The app also shows where the train, bus, tram, or metro are at the moment, and the current departure times. That way, you can see if your train, bus, tram, or metro are on their way, or if you have time to enjoy a cup of coffee before departure.

Push notifications for timetable changes

When we have to adjust the timetable due to expected inclement weather or disruptions on the railway network, we can inform you in advance by means of a push notification. In order to receive push notifications, you must first grant approval for the NS app to send notifications. How does it work?

  1. Open the NS app
  2. Select 'More' at the bottom right of the screen
  3. Select 'Settings'
  4. Slide the button to activate 'Push notifications' (Android) or 'Receive emergencies' (iOS)

Disruptions and engineering work

The app provides real-time insight and up-to-date travel information. For example, you can view the current departure times for the trains at the station of your choice. The app also provides an overview of any delays or engineering work at the moment, as well as scheduled engineering work for the next 10 days. 

Route monitoring

If you regularly travel along the same train route, then you can enter it into the app and we will send you a notification of any maintenance work or disruptions along your route. That way, you know well in advance whether your normal train is running on time. 

Save journeys

You can save your favourite journeys under 'My travels', so you don't have to re-enter your journey every time you need travel advice. You can also see any earlier or later departure options by swiping left and right.

Price based on season tickets

Under 'Settings', you can indicate which season ticket you have, so that the app automatically calculates the price for your journey based on the season ticket discount.