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Samenreiskorting (Combined Travel Discount)

Do you plan on travelling with a family member, friend or colleague who has an NS season ticket? If so, the Samenreiskorting entitles you to a 40% discount on the price of your journey during off-peak hours. You can activate the Samenreiskorting in the NS app or Mijn NS. If you have your own NS season ticket, then you can bring along up to 3 travel companions for a 40% discount.


Samenreiskorting: when you travel with someone who has an NS season ticket

During off-peak hours, you can accompany someone else who has an NS season ticket (except for NS Flex Basis or Kids Vrij) or a student travel product. Before you board the train, simply activate the Samenreiskorting combined travel discount. You can also accompany someone without an OV-chipkaart of your own by purchasing a Samenreisticket.

Please note: your discount is valid with NS and other rail carriers. But if you transfer to another rail carrier during peak hours, then your discount is no longer valid.

  • I have an NS Flex season ticket.

    During off-peak hours, you can accompany someone else who has an NS season ticket (except for NS Flex Basis or Kids Vrij) or a student travel product. Before you board the train, simply activate the Samenreiskorting combined travel discount in the NS app or Mijn NS.

    How to activate the Samenreiskorting in the NS app:

    1. Open the NS app.
    2. Click on 'More', then 'Mijn NS´.
    3. Log in to Mijn NS
    4. Select the OV-chipkaart you will be using to travel.
    5. Scroll down to Samenreiskorting and select 'Activate'.
    6. Click on 'Confirm´

    How to activate the Samenreiskorting in Mijn NS:

    1. Log in to Mijn NS
    2. Go to 'My travel preferences´
    3. Select 'On' for the Samenreiskorting.
    4. Click on 'Confirm´.

    Now you can travel with a 40% discount during off-peak hours. The discount is valid all day until 04:00 the next morning. The Samenreiskorting will deactivate automatically 35 minutes after you check out.

  • I have an OV-chipkaart, but not NS Flex.

    During off-peak hours, you can accompany someone else who has an NS season ticket (except for NS Flex Basis or Kids Vrij) or a student travel product. Before you board the train, simply activate the Samenreiskorting combined travel discount at an NS Ticket Machine, the service desk or an OV-servicepunt.

    How to download the Samenreiskorting to your OV-chipkaart at an NS Ticket Machine:

    1. Hold your OV-chipkaart against the card reader.
    2. Select 'Samenreiskorting’, then 1st or 2nd class.
    3. Click on 'Agree'.
    4. Hold your OV-chipkaart against the card reader again.

    Now you can travel with a 40% discount during off-peak hours. The discount is valid all day until 04:00 the next morning. The Samenreiskorting will deactivate automatically 35 minutes after you check out.

    Please note: you need at least € 10 on your card balance to use the Samenreiskorting. If you do not have enough money on your card balance, then you must top up your balance before you can travel.

  • I do not have an OV-chipkaart.

    During off-peak hours, you can accompany someone else who has an NS season ticket (except for NS Flex Basis or Kids Vrij) or a student travel product. Before you board the train, you can purchase a Samenreisticket for a one-way journey or a return trip (dagretour via ns.nl.

    More info about the Samenreisticket Enkele reis Dal

    More info about the Samenreisticket Dagretour Dal

Samenreiskorting: When someone accompanies you on your journey

If you have an NS season ticket (with the exception of NS Flex and Kids Vrij), then you can travel with up to 3 companions during off-peak hours. You can also transfer the discount to someone else if you do not enjoy a discount during off-peak hours (NS Flex Weekend Vrij and NS Flex Weekend Voordeel).

The Samenreiskorting is valid for the following check-in periods, until 04:00 in the morning.

During off-peak hours
Mondays to Fridays before 06:30, from 09:00 - 16:00 and after 18:30.

At the weekend + holidays
All day long.

Samenreiskorting and NS International

If you will be travelling abroad, then you can activate the Samenreiskorting for the part of your journey within the Netherlands. When you order your ticket at nsinternational.com, go to 'Discount and loyalty tickets' and select 'Samenreiskorting'.

Deactivating the Samenreiskorting (return only)

The Samenreiskorting is only valid while you and your companion(s) travel together. If you make the return journey alone with an NS Flex season ticket, please remember to deactivate the Samenreiskorting in the NS app or Mijn NS using the same steps you used to activate it. Then you can once again travel without a discount.

  • I have an OV-chipkaart, but not NS Flex.

    If you have an OV-chipkaart, but not NS Flex, then you can remove the Samenreiskorting from your card at an NS Ticket Machine, the service desk or an OV-servicepunt.

    How to remove the Samenreiskorting from your OV-chipkaart at an NS Ticket Machine:

    1. Hold your OV-chipkaart against the card reader.
    2. Select 'Show all products on card'.
    3. Select 'Samenreiskorting'.
    4. Select 'Delete'.
    5. Hold your OV-chipkaart against the card reader again.

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