Children save money travelling with Railrunner
€ 2,50 per child
- Railrunner lets children travel by train for just € 2,50 each
- Railrunner is valid all day
- Accepted by other train operators
- Valid on journeys on InterCity Berlin, ICE International and Intercity direct in the Netherlands, but not on Thalys
How do I buy a Railrunner?
You can buy a Railrunner as an individual ticket on a personal or anonymous OV-chipkaart or as a single-use OV-chipkaart at any NS ticket machine or service counter. You can also order an e-ticket online. Download and print the e-ticket, and take it with you on board the train.
Is a Railrunner valid on international trains too?
Your child can travel with a Railrunner without paying a supplement on journeys by Intercity Berlin and ICE International in the Netherlands, and likewise on Intercity direct. Railrunner tickets are not valid on Thalys.
How can I buy a personal or anonymous OV-chipkaart?
You can order a personal OV-chipkaart online, put money on it and individual products, including a Railrunners. Personal OV-chipkaarten are personal and non-transferable. If lost or stolen, your balance will be protected within 24 hours and you will get your balance back.
You can buy anonymous OV-chipkaarten at all NS service points and all OV-chipkaart outlets. Use the address finder to find out where all your local outlets are.
Anonymous OV-chipkaarten cannot be blocked. You can put money on them and individual products like a Railrunner, for example.
I’d like to see my child onto the train at a station where the gates are closed. Can I do that?
Yes, even if the access gates are in use. Check in with your OV-chipkaart; if you then check out again within one hour, the boarding fare will be refunded.