Off-Peak Group Ticket
Get a discount on your journey with a group of 2 to 7 people. This ticket is valid during off-peak hours.
€ 7,15 p.p. with 7 persons
- The bigger the group, the better the deal
- Now available for 2 or more people
- Choose your own route for a fixed price
- Available for 2 to 7 people
- The train ticket is a single (one way)
- Not valid during morning or afternoon peak hours
- The main ticket holder must be present for the entire train journey
- The e-tickets are issued personally and cannot be altered
How many people can use the Off-Peak Group Ticket at once?
You can use the Off-Peak Group Ticket with a group of 2 to 7 people. The bigger the group, the better the deal. Each person in the group receives their own personal single e-ticket.
Do all group members 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. E-tickets are issued personally, and only valid in combination with a valid proof of identity.
Is my ticket a ‘through ticket’?
That depends. According to the European legislation, a ‘through ticket’ means that you have a single agreement for transport for you entire train journey. If your entire journey is by NS, for instance from The Hague to Den Helder or from Leiden to Waddinxveen, then your train ticket is indeed a ‘through ticket’. There is then a single agreement for carriage as a passenger by NS.
If you are travelling on a ticket covering multiple rail carriers, your ticket is not a ‘through ticket’ because there are separate agreements for carriage as a passenger with each of the rail carriers you use.
Example: you buy a ticket for a journey from ’s-Hertogenbosch to Boxmeer. For this, you need to change at Nijmegen. For the journey from ’s-Hertogenbosch to Nijmegen, your transport agreement is with NS because the rail carrier for that part of your journey is NS. When you change at Nijmegen for the Arriva train to Boxmeer, your transport agreement is with Arriva because the rail carrier for that part of your journey is Arriva.