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
- For children aged 4 to 11 years old
- Children up to 3 years old travel for free
- Accepted by other train operators
- Valid on journeys on InterCity Berlin, ICE International and Intercity direct in the Netherlands
- The e-ticket is personal, cannot be altered, and is non-transferable.
How do I buy a Railrunner?
You can load a Railrunner as an individual ticket on a personal or anonymous OV-chipkaart, or you can buy this ticket as a single-use OV-chipkaart at any NS ticket machine or service counter. You can also order the Railrunner as an e-ticket online. Load this e-ticket into the NS app or print it out and take it with you on the train. An e-ticket is a personal ticket.
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 Eurostar.
How can I buy a personal or anonymous OV-chipkaart?
You can order a personal OV-chipkaart online. On this card you can load balance and products such as a Railrunner. 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. You can pass through closed gates at a station if there's enough balance on your OV-chipkaart. As long as you check in and out within one hour, the boarding fare will be refunded.
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.