Traject Vrij season ticket
A year’s unlimited travel by train on a fixed route
- A year’s unlimited travel by train on a specific route for a fixed annual price
- 40% off for up to 3 people travelling together in off-peak hours
- 40% discount on off-peak journeys on other routes
- Online administrative environment: My NS Business
- Also available with an additional season ticket: Dal, Traject Vrij, Trein Vrij or OV Vrij
- Makes it simple to use the door-to-door services
- 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
When can your staff travel at a discount?
If your employees travel outside the fixed route, then they get a discount on travel at the following times, irrespective of the carrier company:
- They travel free of charge on their fixed route
- They get a discount of 40% outside your fixed route from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 16:00 and from 18:30 to 06:30, and in the weekends (18:30 on Friday to 06:30 on Monday)
- All day on public holidays
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 a OV Vrij (Route Freedom) season ticket for?
The NS-Business Card with an OV Vrij season ticket is interesting for companies whose staff:
- are being helped with commuting costs for a clearly defined budgeted amount;
- travel on the same route for more than 10 months a year (for more than 3 days a week), e.g. commuter travel
- travel on business a lot, both on a fixed route and elsewhere
If your staff regularly travel long distances by train with NS, a Trein Vrij season ticket (Train 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 season ticket (Public Transport Freedom). If your employees travel to a variety of destinations, but only incidentally and outside the peak hours, have a look at the Dal season ticket (Off-Peak Freedom).
Budget Zeker BTM (Clear Budget) season ticket
A supplement to the OV Vrij season ticket is now available: the Budget Zeker BTM season ticket. This lets your staff travel on a single ticket for a fixed amount per year by bus, tram or metro with all the carrier companies in the Netherlands.
Read more about the Budget Zeker season ticket
You can order an NS-Business Card if you have a KvK (Dutch Chamber of Commerce) number. If your company is not yet an NS Business customer, order your NS-Business Cards online.
Order your NS Business Card online
If your company is already an NS Business customer, you can order your NS Business Cards through My NS Business (in Dutch).
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