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Co-travel discount

Do you travel with someone you know with an NS season ticket during off-peak hours or at the weekend? Get on board with Co-travel discount and get 40% discount on your train ride. Do you have an NS season ticket yourself? Then you can give discounts to a maximum of 3 fellow travellers. You will be linked together with a co-travel code.


Note: Co-travel discount has been renewed! Until 22 April 2024, you can still put the discount on your OV-chipkaart at an NS card machine. After that date, you can no longer do so at an NS card machine, but arrange your Co-travel discount with a co-travel code on ns.nl, NS app or at the NS service desk.

Receive Co-travel discount

Your fellow NS season ticket holder or student will send you a co-travel code via e-mail or WhatsApp, for example. With this code, you can order a Co-Travel Ticket Off-peak Hours in our webshop within 3 days or link the code to your Flex season ticket in Mijn NS. 

This is what you need to know about receiving Co-travel discount: 

  • Get 40% discount and travel in the same train compartment as the season ticket holder. 
  • Travel with a train ticket or Flex season ticket in off-peak hours + weekend. 
  • Valid until 04.00 the next day. 

How you arrange your Co-travel discount depends on your situation.

I don't have an NS season ticket

You use the co-travel code to order a Samenreisticket Dal in our webshop. 

This is how you receive Co-travel discount:

  1. Follow the link in the message. For example in your e-mail box or WhatsApp. 
  2. You will be redirected to the NS app or ns.nl. 
  3. Choose the button Use code. And choose I want a train ticket. 
  4. Indicate how many tickets you want to order and pay.  
  5. You will find your train ticket in your mailbox. You can also open it in the NS app. 

Please note: a train ticket does not give you a discount if you travel by train during peak hours. Also not if you are checked in during off-peak hours.

Receive Co-travel discount if you don't have a season ticket.

I have an NS Flex season ticket

Do you pay for your journeys afterwards? Then you have an NS Flex season ticket. You use the co-travel code to link Co-travel discount to your NS Flex Basis-, NS Flex Weekend Voordeel- or NS Flex Weekend Vrij- season ticket. 

This is how you receive Samenreiskorting: 

  1. Follow the link in the message. For example in your e-mail box or WhatsApp. 
  2. You will be redirected to the NS app or ns.nl. 
  3. Choose the Use code button. 
  4. Choose I have an NS Flex season ticket. And log in to Mijn NS. 

You can travel immediately until 4.00 am the next day. Do you stop travelling together earlier? Then check out and stop Co-travel discount in Mijn NS. You check in alone again.

Receive Co-travel discount when you have an NS Flex season ticket

Give Co-travel discount

You can give away Co-travel discount if you have an NS season ticket or Student travel product. Only with Flex Basis and Kids Vrij you can't give away a discount. Share the co-travel code with your fellow travellers in Mijn NS. 

This is what you need to know about giving away Co-travel discount: 

  • Give up to 3 co-travellers 40% discount in off-peak hours + weekend. 
  • Use only if you travel together in the same train compartment. 
  • Valid until 04.00 the next day.
Give Co-travel discount explanation

Frequently asked questions about Co-travel discount

  • When is Co-travel discount valid? 

    You will travel at 40% discount in off-peak hours and on weekends + public holidays.

    During off-peak hours
    Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and 6.30pm to 6.30am.

    On weekends + public holidays
    All day.

    Please note: You will not get a Co-travel discount with a train ticket if you are on the train during rush hour. Not even if you are checked in during off-peak hours. Are you travelling with an NS Flex season ticket? Then the moment you check in applies. So you might check in during off-peak hours and still be on the train during rush hour.

  • How do I give Co-travel discount?

    You share a co-travel code with the person you want to travel with.

    This is how you give a discount:

    1. Log in to My NS.
    2. On your dashboard you will see a block 'Co-travel discount'.
    3. Select 'Share code'.
    4. You will see the code on the next screen.
    5. Send the code to your fellow traveller.

    Your fellow traveller will receive your message and can use the code for 3 days to order a train ticket. Or to link Co-travel discount in Mijn NS to one of these season tickets: NS Flex Basis, NS Flex Weekend Voordeel or NS Flex Weekend Vrij. It is also possible to go to an NS service desk together.

    When checking your ticket, the conductor will see that you are travelling together. Also, don't forget your proof of identity to show that it's really you.

    Student Travel Product

    Do you have a Student Travel Product? Watch our explanation video on the Student Travel Product page.

  • With which season ticket can I receive Co-travel discount?

    Only with NS Flex Basis, NS Flex Weekend Voordeel or NS Flex Weekend Vrij can you receive a Co-travel discount. You have an NS Flex season ticket if you pay for your travels afterwards.

  • Can I still activate Co-travel discount at the NS ticket machine?

    This is still possible until 22 April 2024. After that, you can only get Samenreiskorting via a co-travel code of a season ticket holder or student with Student travel product. Prefer not to buy your ticket online? It is still possible to put Co-travel discount on your OV-chipkaart at an NS service desk. Go to the counter together with the NS season ticket holder.

  • What are the terms and conditions of Co-travel discount?

    You can read the terms and conditions in Terms and conditions Co-travel discount (pdf, 48KB).

Do you have another question? View all frequently asked questions about Co-travel discount.