Trein Vrij season ticket
Unlimited travel by train for a fixed amount per year
Per year, from€ 3996
- A year’s unlimited travel by train for a fixed price
- A 40% discount for a maximum of 3 fellow passengers during off-peak hours
- International travel on account is available with e.g. Thalys to Brussels and Paris or with ICE International to Frankfurt and Cologne
- Can be cancelled any time 1 month after the starting date
- Valid on the domestic parts of InterCity Berlin and ICE International routes
- Combined with the NS-Business Card
- Available with an Intercity direct Altijd Toeslagvrij season ticket for the Schiphol-Rotterdam route (both directions).
Read more about the NS-Business Card
Invoicing of all travel costs is based on what services were used during the month. Eligibility for the discount is determined by the moment at which your staff member checks in, with a five-minute margin e.g. checking in at 08:57 is still eligible for a 40% discount on off-peak train journeys with NS.
All season tickets are subject to terms and conditions.
Download the terms and conditions for the NS-Business Card (PDF, 68 kB in Dutch)
Who is an Trein Vrij (Train Freedom) season ticket for?
The NS-Business Card with a Trein Vrij season ticket is interesting for companies whose staff:
- regularly travel long distances by train
- commute more than 90 kilometres
If your employees travel by train with NS 3 or more times a week on a fixed route, a Traject Vrij (Route Freedom) season ticket may be an interesting option. If your employees travel a lot by various forms of public transport, have a look at the OV Vrij OV Vrij (Public Transport Freedom) season ticket. f your employees travel to a variety of destinations, but only incidentally and outside the peak hours, have a look at the Dal Dal (Off-Peak Freedom) season ticket.
You can order a Trein Vrij season ticket online. If your company is not yet an NS Business customer, you can order NS-Business Cards with Trein Vrij season tickets online.
Order your season ticket online (in Dutch)
If your company is already an NS Business customer, you can order Trein Vrij season tickets through Mijn NS Zakelijk (My NS Business)(in Dutch) .
Trein Vrij season ticket prices
The price of an NS-Business Card with a Trein Vrij season ticket is € 3,900 for second class and € 6,540 for first class. Prices are inclusive of 6% VAT.
* € 3.984 in 2016
** € 6.684 in 2016
The NS-Business Card also lets you use a range of different door-to-door services as well as the train, bus, tram and metro:
- Reserve a taxi
- Rent a car or bicycle
- Park your car or store your bicycle at the station
- Work or hold meetings at the station
Read more about door-to-door services
Your season ticket is added to your NS-Business Card. The costs of all your journeys are calculated after the event and presented on a single, clear invoice.
Checking in and out
You check in and out using the NS-Business Card. To check in for the train journey, you hold the card up to a post or gate. When you arrive at your destination and leave the station, you do exactly the same to check out. You check in and out for each carrier company. That also means checking out when you change to a bus, tram or metro. After you have checked out at an NS card reader, you can check in again with another carrier. If you are travelling to a foreign destination, there is no need to check in and out in the Netherlands.
Combined travel discount
A one-off or permanent change of class can be arranged easily at the ticket machine at the station.
Changing the class
What is travelling on account?
‘Travelling on account’ is the payment method used for the NS-Business Card. The services used are paid for after the event and there is therefore no need to have a credit balance on the card beforehand.
How does the NS-Business Card work?
The NS-Business Card lets you and your employees travel with individualised cards or a single departmental card by checking in and out with the train, bus, tram and metro. You can choose to have a departmental card or an individualised NS-Business Card.
In addition, the NS-Business Card lets you use extra door-to-door services, such as parking at the station, booking a taxi beforehand or renting a bike. The costs are invoiced to the employer afterwards on a single invoice.
Read more about NS-Business Card.
Which train, bus, tram and metro carriers can you use the NS-Business Card to travel with?
The NS-Business Card lets you and your employees travel with all the carrier companies in the Netherlands by checking in and out with the train, bus, tram and metro.
It is important that you check in and out separately with each carrier. After a journey with NS, it is important to check out first and then check in again with the other carrier.
What additional season tickets are there for the NS-Business Card?
You can add a season ticket that fits your company’s travel requirements to the NS-Business Card. You retain the benefits of the NS-Business Card as well as getting the advantages of a season ticket. You can choose between Dal (Off-Peak Freedom), Traject Vrij (Route Freedom), Trein Vrij (Train Freedom) and OV Vrij (Public Transport Freedom) season tickets.
See all the business season tickets
Can I use the season ticket for journeys in NS International trains as well?
You can also use the season ticket for domestic journeys with InterCity Berlin and ICE International, but not with Thalys. You can read more about this on the NS International website.