Groupticket off-peak hours
Out together and/or back home together.
€ 8 per person
- Travelling together is cheap and sociable
- For 4 people or more, you pay just € 1,50 for each additional passenger
- Now also available as a mobile ticket
- Available for 4 - 7 people
- The ticket is for a single journey
- Not valid in the morning or afternoon peak periods
- The main ticket holder must always be present
Do all the people in the group have to travel together?
Yes, people in the same group are required to travel together at the same time. Each group has a main ticket holder and the others are co-passengers. The main rule is that a co-passenger must always travel together with the main ticket holder. Co-passengers can get on at the same time or at a later station. Each ticket shows whether the passenger concerned is the main ticket holder or not and how many people are in the group.
When can I travel with the Off-Peak Group Ticket?
The Off-Peak Group Ticket is only valid during off-peak hours, i.e. weekdays before 06:30, between 09:00 and 16:00, and after 18:30. At weekends and all day on public holidays. The Off-Peak Group Ticket is not valid on King’s Day (27 April).
An Off-Peak Hours Group Ticket is therefore not valid for travel during peak hours, even when the journey started before the peak period.
Can you also get an Off-Peak Group Ticket from a ticket machine?
No, the Off-Peak Group Ticket is only available as an e-ticket via the NS website or NS app.
How do I receive the Off-Peak Group Ticket?
The main ticket holder receives the single e-tickets for all the group members via the e-mail address provided. The main ticket holder then sends or gives the e-tickets to the other members of the group.
I also want to travel back with the same group. Can I already buy an Off-Peak Group Ticket for the return journey?
Yes, it is possible to buy tickets for the return journey immediately when paying for the outward journey. The return journey may also be on a later date.
Please note: after completing your purchase it is unfortunately no longer possible to alter your e-ticket. So do be careful to enter the correct personal and journey details.
Is it necessary to check in with my e-ticket?
No, you do not need to check in with an e-ticket. If you are travelling to or from a station with closed gates, you open these with the square code on the e-ticket.
Do I have to print out the e-ticket?
No, this is not necessary. The e-ticket may indeed be printed out for use, or you can load it into the NS app or download it on to your phone or tablet. In this case, do ensure that you can display your e-ticket on a properly working and sufficiently charged device.
Can I alter my e-ticket?
No, after completing your purchase it is unfortunately no longer possible to alter your e-ticket. So do be careful to enter the correct personal and journey details.