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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 or purchase an e-ticket.


How to load a combined travel discount onto your OV-chipkaart

The Combined Travel Discount is available at any NS Ticket Machine, NS Service Desk, and the ticket sales machines operated by other rail carriers.

  1. Hold the OV-chipkaart against the card reader at the bottom right of an NS Ticket Machine marked with the OV-chipkaart logo.
  2. Select ‘Samenreiskorting’ (Combined Travel Discount) and then the desired travel class.
  3. Select 'Akkoord' (Agree) and hold the OV-chipkaart against the card reader again.
  4. Ensure that you have enough balance on your own OV-chipkaart. You need at least € 10 to check in with a Combined Travel Discount.
  5. Check in during off-peak hours and check out at the end of your journey to automatically receive a 40% discount.

If you would like to check whether you still have a Combined Travel Discount on your OV-chipkaart, hold the card against the card reader at an NS Ticket Machine and select 'Tonen alle producten op kaart' (Display all products on card). You must download the Combined Travel Discount on the date of travel, because the discount is only valid for 1 day.

Deleting the Samenreiskorting combined travel discount from your OV-chipkaart

  1. Hold your OV-chipkaart against the card reader at the bottom right of the NS Ticket Machine.
  2. Select 'Tonen alle producten op kaart' (Display all products on card).
  3. Select 'Samenreiskorting'.
  4. Select 'Verwijderen' (Delete).
  5. Hold your OV-chipkaart against the card reader again to complete the transaction.

Useful tips

  • Always download your product or top up your OV-chipkaart before checking in.
  • The Combined Travel Discount is also available as an e-ticket: One-way Dal and Return Dal.
  • 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 combined travel discount is valid on NS trains and those of other rail transport companies in the Netherlands.
  • 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.

Combined Travel Discount on e-ticket

If you do not have an OV-chipkaart, or if you travel with NS Flex Basis and/or NS Flex Weekend Voordeel, then you can purchase a Combined Travel Discount as an e-ticket.