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Traject Vrij Monthly Ticket

If you travel frequently by train along the same route, but would prefer not to have a season ticket, then the Traject Vrij Monthly Ticket (Maandkaart Traject Vrij) is the ideal solution. The ticket is valid for one or three months, is available from NS ticket machines, and can be used in conjunction with your personal OV-chipkaart. The price depends on the route and the travel class you choose.

The benefits

  • Unlimited travel along your chosen route
  • Valid for one or three months
  • Easy to purchase from the NS ticket machine
  • No season ticket necessary
  • Valid from the moment of purchase
  • Valid every day, including during rush hour

The Traject Vrij Monthly Ticket can be purchased exclusively from the NS ticket machine at the train station. Remember to bring your personal OV-chipcard.

Traject Vrij Monthly Ticket in public transport

Traject Vrij Monthly Ticket is valid with NS and other train operators within the Netherlands, except for Nightjet and Eurostar. For an additional supplement you can also travel on the Intercity direct and the ICE International.

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Frequently asked questions about the Traject Vrij Monthly Ticket

  • Can I also get off at other stations?

    You may get off at intermediate stations between your departure and arrival station. Do you want to travel further than your route? Then you'll have to buy a separate ticket for that route. If you want unlimited travel, take a look at the Altijd Vrij Monthly Ticket or an NS Flex season ticket.

  • In which class can I travel?

    When purchasing you can choose which class you want to use the monthly pass for.

  • Where can the monthly tickets Altijd Vrij and Traject Vrij be purchased?

    The monthly tickets and Traject Vrij can be purchased exclusively from the NS ticket machines at the train stations.

  • How can I purchase the monthly tickets Altijd Vrij and Traject Vrij?

    1. Visit the NS ticket machine at one of the NS stations
    2. Go to 'Maandkaarten' Select the Maandkaart of your choice of 1 or 3 months
    3. Choose the desired class
    4. Make your payment at the machine
    5. Hold your personal OV-chipkaart in front of the reader to load the card onto your OV-chipkaart. Your monthly ticket is immediately valid. Enjoy your trip!

    Don't have a personal OV-chipkaart yet? Here you can read how you can order a personal OV-chipkaart.


  • How long can I travel with the Traject Vrij Monthly Ticket?

    You can travel unlimitedly on the route of your choice throughout the month. During rush hour, off-peak hours, weekends and public holidays.

  • From which day is my monthly ticket valid?

    The effective date of the monthly ticket is always the same as the purchase date.

  • What is the difference between a season ticket and a monthly ticket (maandkaart)?

    A monthly ticket is not a season ticket, but a ticket that is valid for a longer period, for example on a certain route. With a monthly ticket, the amount is paid immediately upon purchase at the NS ticket machine, so no credit check needs to be done. You also don't need internet access.

    NS season tickets can be adjusted monthly and allow you to pay afterwards (on account). A monthly ticket does not offer this flexibility.

  • Do I have to check in with my Always Vrij or Traject Vrij Monthly Ticket?

    Yes, you have to check in and out with your personal OV-chipkaart for every journey you make with your Always Vrij or Traject Vrij Monthly Ticket.

  • With which train operators are the monthly tickets Always Vrij and Traject Vrij valid?

    The monthly tickets, Always Vrij and Traject Vrij, are valid with all train operators in the Netherlands, except Nightjet and Eurostar. A surcharge is required in the Intercity direct and the ICE International.