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Intercity direct

With the Intercity direct, you can travel even more quickly between Amsterdam Centraal, Schiphol Airport, Rotterdam Centraal and Breda.


Why take the Intercity direct?

The Intercity direct is a faster way to travel between Amsterdam Centraal, Schiphol Airport, Rotterdam Centraal and Breda.

To travel on the Intercity direct, you must pay a supplement on top of your NS ticket if your journey includes the part of the route between Schiphol Airport and Rotterdam. No supplement is needed if you are travelling between Amsterdam and Rotterdam with an international ticket for the Intercity Brussels.

Discount on supplements during off-peak hours

If you travel during off-peak hours and purchase a supplement from the red supplement pole on the platform, you will receive a 40% discount.

Off-peak hours include:

  • Monday to Friday, from 09:00 - 16:00, and between 18:30 - 06:30.
  • All day on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.

Faster travel

With the Intercity direct, you can travel from Breda to Schiphol Airport in less than an hour, or from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in less than 45 minutes. For exact travel times, see the Travel Planner.

The savings on travel times per route:

  • Amsterdam - Rotterdam: 30 minutes
  • Amsterdam - Breda: 32 minutes
  • Schiphol Airport - Rotterdam: 26 minutes
  • Schiphol Airport - Breda: 39 minutes

Intercity direct supplement

Do you want to use the Intercity direct to travel from Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam or vice versa? Then you will 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.