Combined Travel Discount with an NS season ticket
With an NS season ticket (except for Kids Vrij) you can bring along a maximum of 3 people during off-peak hours with your 40% discount. Your fellow traveller(s) must also load the combined travel discount on his or her own OV-chipkaart.
How to load a combined travel discount onto your OV-chipkaart
The Samenreiskorting combined travel discount is only available at an NS Ticket Machine, the NS Service Desk or another transport company's ticket machine.
- Hold the OV-chipkaart in front of the card reader (with OV-chipkaart logo) at the bottom right of the NS Ticket Machine screen.
- Select 'Samenreiskorting’ (Combined Travel Discount) and the desired class.
- Click on 'Akkoord' and hold the OV-chipkaart in front of the card reader on the NS Ticket Machine again.
- Top up the OV-chipkaart with enough balance. The minimum amount needed for the Samenreiskorting is € 10.
- Check in and out during the off-peak hours to travel with a 40% discount.
If you would like to check whether your OV-chipkaart has Samenreiskorting, hold your OV-chipkaart in front of the card reader at an NS Ticket Machine and select ‘Tonen alle producten op kaart’ (Display all products on card). You must load the Samenreiskorting on the date of travel, because the discount is only valid for one day.
Deleting the Samenreiskorting combined travel discount from your OV-chipkaart
- Hold your OV-chipkaart against the card reader at the bottom right of the NS Ticket Machine.
- Select 'Tonen alle producten op kaart' (Display all products on card).
- Select 'Samenreiskorting'.
- Select 'Verwijderen' (Delete).
- Hold your OV-chipkaart against the card reader again to complete the transaction.
- Always download your product or top up your OV-chipkaart before checking in.
- The off-peak hours are on weekdays between 09:00 and 16:00 and between 18:30 and 06:30 the next morning, and all day on weekends and holidays.
- The Samenreiskorting is valid on NS trains and those of other rail transport companies in the Netherlands.
- The Samenreiskorting is not available online.
- The Samenreiskorting expires automatically 35 minutes after checking out. If your fellow passenger checks into another train operated by NS or another rail transport company within 35 minutes, he or she will still be able to accompany someone with the Samenreiskorting.
Price of your journey
If you would like to know how much your journey will cost with the 40% Samenreiskorting, go to the NS Travel Planner and enter your route. The full price for this journey will appear above the travel information. Click on 'Alle tarieven' (all rates) to display the price of the journey with the 40% discount.
Samenreiskorting for the return journey
If you will be making a return trip together, select the option '2 x laden' (load twice) under 'kies aantal' (select number) at the NS Ticket Machine. If your travelling companion will be continuing their journey alone, then he or she must remove the combined travel discount from the card at the NS Ticket Machine. The Samenreiskorting expires automatically 35 minutes after you check out.
Samenreiskorting on NS International routes within the Netherlands
You can use the Samenreiskorting for the part of your international journey that is within the Netherlands. This discount is not valid for Thalys.
You can load the Samenreiskorting onto your ticket yourself. Choose the option ‘Samenreiskorting’ when buying your ticket via NS International or at the NS ticket machine. The discount will then be calculated automatically for the section of your journey within the Netherlands.