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About the fare. Receipts and discounts (VIDEO)

05.04.2022

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Yakbi buv creations, if the rating of zapіv vіd bіzhentsіv, then the theme of the passage would be higher than the top three. How to get to the edge? How to move around the middle of the Netherlands? What is harmless? What do you pay next? Yak is cheaper? І scho after all to enter at this huge transport - Openbaar Vervoer (OV)? The version is rich, the chats are opened as a power supply. Let's try to get together.

 

What is the bulk transport of the Netherlands and how to get in

 

Public transport in the Netherlands consists of metro lines and trams, as well as buses and ferries. І zaliznit of regional significance. Same way! І zaliznit tezh. Ale, not all.

 

How to understand, how can a transporter enter the system of public transport (OV)?

  • Dutch bays (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) - tі, scho with yellow-blue pulls - took away the concession according to the order, guarded by the transshipment paths and trains that do not enter to the public transport system of the Netherlands.
  • Regional transshipment carriers – Connexxion, Qbuzz, Arriva, Keolis (Syntus/allGo) and EBS are part of the Dutch community transport. As a rule, the stench of the backs on the routes of regional significance and those of a different color.
  • Buses, trams and water routes serve your own companies – Connexxion, Qbuzz, Arriva, Keolis (Syntus/allGo).
  • Transport near the "capitals". In three of the largest places in the Netherlands, the bulk transport is being transferred in the hands of the old Moscow transport companies. GVB in Amsterdam, RET in Rotterdam, HTM in Gaas. These buses, trams and subway lines are part of the Dutch public transport system.

 

These are the main carriers, we are worthy of our services today. In addition, there are taxis, special buses and minibuses.

 

Travel for Ukrainians. Is it free of charge?

 

Participation is free – travel to the Netherlands and take a short break (24 years after the hour of arrival in the Netherlands, check with your ticket) to accommodate all types of public transport, including the entire passenger compartment.

 

Marjan Rintel, General Director of NS: “Your Ukrainian passport or identity card is your ticket pull up to the Netherlands."

 

Through the doba for the zaliznichny passage NS-pulls happen to pay. But if you need to go through the booty not through the whole country and not on the yellow-blue stretch of NS, then you can ask for a ticket without a ticket at the station or from the conductor.

 

Cashless ticket Write to you until you take away the BSN number and send the trip on the right:

  • go to the embassy to the municipality to draw up documents;
  • maєte zustrichati members of sim'ї, yakі schoyno pribula;
  • virushaєte to the doctor or to the doctor;
  • go to the municipality and pay.

 

The trip may be necessary, but not of a tourist nature. If you want to see the museum near the city of justice, you will have to pay for the road.

 

Importantly: From the moment the BSN is removed, the fare becomes paid.

 

Penalty for travel without a ticket – 50 euros.

 

How to spare on the way?

 

  1. OV-chipkaart.

Ask stations to sell to you OV-chipkaart. This is the main transport card in the country, it is valid and in the railway lines, in the subway, in trams, and in buses. Who should pay himself, who attach the card to a bank account, who the company buys a bank subscription, who compensates for the fact of travel.

 

  • See OV cards:
    • anonymous (blakitna): be some kind of koristuvach. You can buy it at the station for 7.50 euros, and you can top up the balance at the service centers at the train stations, at special terminals (there where tickets are sold) at the railway stations and in the metro, as well as at the great grocery stores;
    • personal (zhovta) - in his photo that date of the Vlasnik, mayzhe zavzhdi is tied to a river subscription for a bank account and a bank account for writing off fees for travel;
    • business (blue) - also with a photo, plus a subscription to pay for the company, and the card gives the right to fly a light journey at peak time.

 

  • How to make fun of her?

When entering and exiting any mode of transport, you are obligated to attach a ticket or a card to the check-in / check-uit. At the subway and pulling the check-in desk for the flight іz rozhevym logo OV-chipkaart stand directly at the entrance to the station or on the platform. In buses and trams, attachments are located in the middle of the cabin. The amount from the card will be written off automatically, and the fare will be much lower, even if you bought a ticket from the conductor or in the automatic machine in the middle of the tram.

 

Importantly!

If you send a black (anonymous) transport card, it will be charged with a positive balance, but at the moment of the trip (check-in) on the card, an amount is blocked, enough to pay for this route to the end of the tooth, and upon exit (check-uit) From the bus/tram/metro/traffic blocking, the amount is debited from the card, which corresponds to your real route. If you don’t apply the card before the check-out at the exit from the transport, then the trip will be considered unfinished: instead of the actual fare, you will be charged 4 euros (for public transport) and up to 20 euros (for draft).

 

When transferring from one type of local transport to another one (from a tram to a bus or a tram on a different route, for example) you have є 20 credits (overstappen), so that the route is not interrupted. The price for such a trip with a transfer will also be lower.

 

  1. Subscription (zhovta abo blue OV-chipkaart).

Tse is relevant, as if you had lost the Netherlands for a long time (if only for three months). You can also issue a BSN-number after the receipt of the account at the bank.

 

The main types of subscriptions give a 40% or 20% discount on air tickets, a discount for children and a century's discount for pensioners in the case of municipal public transport. The ticket holder has the right to carry three more passengers along with a discount. That's enough for one subscription. The right to a discount can be divided between the days of tyzhnya or peak years - here you need to respectfully marvel at the contract.

 

Peak time is early and evening of the working day, if you feel the need to resurface, who can hurry to work or get home: from 6:30 to 9:00 early and from 16:00 to 18:30 in the evening.

 

Non-peak years - hour from 9:00 to 16:00 and from 18:30 to 6:30 on working days, as well as weekends and holy days.

 

The main and most popular tariff plans for subscriptions:

  • Basic - no reductions. For quiet, who will rise in price rarely; the tariff (card) of attachments to the bank account, it is not necessary to follow the balance sheet, you can get along in the pulls of the city's public transport. Service rate - 0 euros (gratis), you pay only your own fare.
  • Flex Dal Voordeel: gives the right to a 40% discount for pulling at the peak of the year, the holidays are holy; you can carry with you three more passengers with a 40% discount. The positive balance at the time of the trip is neobov'yazkove, the sums for the trips are deducted a lot. Narazi є okremy tariff for three months - tse seasonal proposition, valid until 21 April. Reporter - by link. Variety - 2,50 euros per month for the period of the promotion.
  • Flex Altijd Voordeel: 20% discount on peak year, 40% discount on other years, weekends and holydays, 40% discount on three more passengers. Automatically deducted from the account once per month for the duration of the planned trips, it is not necessary to have a positive balance at the time of the first trip. Variety - 24,20 euros per month.
  • Flex Dal Vrij: unlimited rides on potags at the peak of the year, holy days and weekends. A positive balance on the card is not needed; automatic monthly billing of the subscription fee for the account; the right to a 40% discount for three of your companions. Varity - 107,90 euros per month. The amount is fixed, you can travel without obmezheniya - do not pay anything more. The subscription itself is often bought by their practitioners.

 

More tariff plans for requests:

https://www.ns.nl/nsflex/webshop#/bestelling/producten.

 

  1. One day pass.
  • Day-return ticket. Let's go from point A to point B and back in one day. Hour dії - until the 4th morning of the coming day (maximum 28 years, if you bought a ticket about 00:00). Variety - 16.80 euros, but you can change. Details - by link.
  • One-way ticket. Allows you to go from point A to point B. Hours of action - up to the 4th morning of the coming day (maximum 28 years, since you bought a ticket at 00:00). Vartist – 8.40 euros. Details – by link.
  • Off-Peak Group Ticket. Group ticket for a company from 2 to 7 osib. It’s also a good option, if you decide to travel, for example, to Amsterdam to reach a distant place in the Netherlands. Vartist - from 6.30 euros for a ticket in one bill. Obviously, buying such a ticket, you don’t have to turn around the cost of the same day. The ticket does not die at the peak hour. Details - by link.
  • Joint ticket 40% discount. For the quiet, who can come to Vlasnik's subscriptions. Often students are greeted with a ticket and pass through the turnstile for those who have a ticket for a train on the same straight line. It can be like One-way, so it's Day-return. Pratsyuє only in non-peak years (9-16, 18.30-06.30). The hour of day is the same as the great One-Way and Day-return. Details - by link.

 

Importantly:

An electronic ticket for a pull will cost you 1 euro cheaper, less for buying at the station at the service center or automatic.

 

  1. Promotions at stores.

Even more often in stores there are promotions for the sale of cash tickets with a discount. As a rule, regular tickets (day-return/dagretour).

 

  1. Transport for children.
  • Children are responsible to raise the price of the escorts of grown-ups or spivrobitniks in the air (details about it will be given to you at the service centers).
  • Children under 3 years of age can rise in price without cost, as the stench does not occupy the seat.
  • Children from 4 to 11 years old on single trips can increase the price for a ticket railrunner. Term dії - 1 day. Variety - 2,5 euros. Details - by link.
  • Kids Vrij. If you increase the cost of paying with children often, then for children from 4 to 11 years old you can issue a free card, so as to give them the right to travel (with a 34% reduction) travel by local transport (metro, bus, tram), and also the right to rise in price for you with pulls without cost. The tariff is "attached" to an older subscription, and charges for monthly trips are charged from the father's rahunka.
  • Jongeren Dagkaart. For pіdlіtkіv vіd 12 to 18 roіv є voucher for "youth", for which you can rise in price at the cars of the 2nd class for a stretch of the day in non-peak years. Variety - 7,60 euros.
  • Applicants aged 12 to 18 it is recommended to issue a valid card with one of the "grown-up" tariffs. Until the 18th century, you can issue a card for an application for any of the fathers.

 

  1. Travel for pensioners.

There are a lot of companies-carriers to create special discounts for people of a frail age. In the Netherlands, the price is 60 or 65 years, according to the shipping company. Call the people of the frail age not to love, if they are christening the century, to that, in order to speed up the right to travel, it’s better to get a personal passenger card (zhovta), in this case, there will be pledges to the sackmaster, and then the cost of the public transport will be paid.

 

So, for example, local transport in a number of places offers older people for 65 years a reduction in fares at a rate of 34% of the fare. Local air carriers also give you a discount.

 

The NS company for passengers over 60 years of age, they can already have a river pass, offering 7 days to the river (Keuzedagen), if they can increase the price for a low price. Variety of propositions: 2nd class - 26,50 euros per river, 1st class - 51,90 euros per river. Details - by link.

 

Travel near the Netherlands is expensive - that's a fact. Ale, a huge transport works like a year - it's also a fact. Yakshcho, obviously, there are no systemic failures or snowfall. About those, how to recognize, skilki will cost your journey along a given route and that you can be caught on the road, peacefully in one of the upcoming publications.

 

All prices indicated in the material - for tickets of the 2nd class. Your art may be changed. Current information can be found on the websites of transport companies.

 

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About travel. Tickets and discounts

If there were some rating of requests from refugees, then the topic of travel would be in the top three. How to get to the country? How to travel within the Netherlands? What's free? Pay for what? How cheaper? And what is included in this same public transport - Openbaar Vervoer (OV)? There are many versions, chats are torn from questions. Let's try to figure it out together.

 

What is public transport in the Netherlands and what does it include

Public transport in the Netherlands consists of metro and tram lines, as well as buses and ferries. and regional railways. Yes exactly! And railroads too. But not everyone.

How do you know if a carrier is part of the public transport (OV) system or not?

  • Dutch Railways (Nederlandse Spoorwegen) - the ones with the yellow and blue trains - received a concession from the government, manage the railway tracks and trains and not included to the Dutch public transport system.
  • Regional rail carriersConnexxion, Qbuzz, Arriva, Keolis (Syntus/allGo) and EBS - part of the Dutch public transport. As a rule, they are busy on regional routes and their trains are of a different color.
  • Buses, trams and even water routes served by the same companies ConnexxionQbuzzArriva, Keolis (Syntus/allGo).
  • Transport in the "capitals". In the three largest cities in the Netherlands, public transport is in the hands of the old urban transport companies. In Amsterdam it GVB, in Rotterdam RET, in The Hague it is HTM. Their buses, trams and metro trains are part of the Dutch public transport system.

These are the main carriers, we use their services every day. In addition, there are taxis, specialized buses and minibuses.

 

Travel for Ukrainians. Paid or free?

Free options – get to the Netherlands and during the first day of your stay (24 hours after the time of arrival in the Netherlands, this will be checked on your ticket) use all forms of public transport, including the entire passenger railway.

Marjan Rintel, NS CEO: “Your Ukrainian passport or identity card is your train ticket to Netherlands».

In a day, you will have to pay for railway travel by NS-trains. But if after a day you do not go across the whole country and not on the yellow-blue NS train, then you can ask for a free ticket at the station or from the conductor.

Free ticket you will be discharged until you have received a BSN number and are traveling on business:

  • you go to the embassy or municipality to draw up documents;
  • should meet newly arrived family members;
  • go to the hospital or see a doctor;
  • go to the municipality to receive payments.

The trip should be a necessity, not a tourist one. If you want to see a museum in a neighboring city, you will have to pay for the road.

Important: from the moment you receive the BSN, the fare for you becomes paid.

Penalty for traveling without a ticket - 50 euros.

 

How to save on travel?

  1. OV-chipkaart

Ask at the station to sell you OV-chipkaart. This is the main transport card in the country, valid on trains, metro, trams, and buses. Someone replenishes it himself, someone binds the card to a bank account, someone the company buys an annual subscription, someone compensates for the cost of travel.

  • Types of OV-cards:
    • anonymous (blue): for any user. It can be bought at the station for 7.50 euros, and you can top up the balance at service centers at the station, at special terminals (in the same place where tickets are sold) at railway stations and in the subway, as well as in large chain food stores;
    • personal (yellow) - it has a portrait and data of the owner, it is almost always tied to an annual subscription for railways and to a bank account for debiting fares;
    • business (blue) - also with a photo, but the subscription is paid by the company, and the card entitles you to reduced fares even during peak hours.
  • How do I use it?

When entering and leaving any mode of transport, you must attach a ticket or card to the reader (check-in / check-uit). In the subway and train check-in counters with pink OV-chipkaart logo stand right at the entrance to the station or on the platform. In buses and trams, the reader is located inside the passenger compartment. The amount will be deducted from the card automatically, and the fare will be much lower than if you bought a ticket from the conductor or from a vending machine inside the tram.

Important!

If you have a blue (anonymous) transport card, you should always have a positive balance on it, since from the moment the trip starts (check-in), an amount sufficient to pay for this route to the final stop is blocked on the card, and upon exit (check-uit) from the bus/tram/metro/train, the blocking is removed and the amount equal to your actual route is deducted from the card. If you do not show the card at the exit of the transport, then the trip will be considered incomplete: instead of the actual fare, you will be charged 4 euros (for public transport) and up to 20 euros (for the train).

When transferring from one type of public transport to another (from a tram to a bus or a tram of another route, for example), you have 20 minutes (overstappen) so that the route is not interrupted. And the price for such a trip with a transfer will also be lower.

  1. Subscription (yellow or blue OV-chipkaart)

This is true if you decide to stay in the Netherlands for a long time (at least for three months). It can be issued after obtaining a BSN number and opening a bank account.

The main types of subscriptions give a 40% or 20% discount on railway tickets, a discount for children and an age discount for pensioners when using urban public transport. The subscriber has the right to bring three more passengers with you also at a discount. That is, one subscription may be quite enough for a family. The right to a discount may be limited to the days of the week or peak hours - here you need to carefully look at the terms of the contract.

Rush hours are the mornings and evenings of the working day, when trains are crowded with those in a hurry to work or home: from 6:30 to 9:00 in the morning and from 16:00 to 18:30 in the evening.

Off-peak hours are 9:00 am to 16:00 pm and 18:30 pm to 6:30 am on weekdays, as well as weekends and holidays.

The main and most popular subscription plans:

  • Basic without discounts. For those who rarely travel; the tariff (card) is tied to a bank account, there is no need to keep track of the balance, it can be used on trains and public transport. The cost of the service is 0 euros (gratis), you pay only for your own journey.
  • Flex From Benefit: entitles you to a 40% discount on trains during off-peak hours, weekends and holidays; you can carry three more passengers with you with a 40% discount. A positive balance at the time of the trip is optional, the amount for trips is debited once a month. Now there is a separate tariff for three months - this is a seasonal offer, valid until April 21. Read more - here to register:. The cost is 2,50 euros per month for the duration of the promotion.
  • Flex Always Benefit: 20% discount during peak hours, 40% discount during other hours, weekends and holidays, 40% discount for three more passengers. Automatic write-off from the account once a month of the cost of completed trips, there is no need to have a positive balance at the time of the start of the trip. The cost is 24,20 euros per month.
  • Flex From Free: Unlimited train travel during off-peak hours, holidays and weekends. A positive balance on the card is not required; automatic monthly debiting of the subscription cost from the account; the right to a 40% discount for three of your companions. The cost is 107,90 euros per month. The amount is fixed, you can ride without restrictions - you pay nothing more. It is this subscription that employers often buy for their employees.

More tariff plans at the link: https://www.ns.nl/nsflex/webshop#/bestelling/producten.

  1. One day ticket
  • Day-return ticket. Allows you to travel from point A to point B and back in one day. The validity period is until 4 am the next day (maximum 28 hours if you bought a ticket at 00:00). The cost is 16.80 euros, but may change. Details - link.
  • One-way ticket. Allows you to travel from point A to point B. The validity period is until 4 am the next day (maximum 28 hours if you bought a ticket at 00:00). The cost is 8.40 euros. Details - link.
  • off-Peak GROUP Ticket. Group ticket for a company from 2 to 7 people. A very convenient option if you are planning to go, for example, to Amsterdam from a fairly remote town in the Netherlands. The cost is from 6.30 euros for a one-way ticket. Of course, when buying such a ticket, you are not obliged to return from the trip on the same day. The ticket is not valid during peak hours. Details - here to register:.
  • Joint ticket 40% discount. For those who can join season ticket holders. Often students use this ticket and go through the turnstile for those who have a train ticket for the same direction. It can be either One-way or Day-return. Operates only during off-peak hours (9-16, 18.30-06.30). The duration is the same as regular One-Way and Day-return. Details - here to register:.

It's important:

An e-ticket for the train will cost you 1 euro less than bought at the station in the service center or machine.

  1. Promotions in stores

Very often in stores there are promotions for the sale of railway tickets at a discount. As a rule, these are day tickets (day-return/dagretour).

  1. Travel for children
  • Children must be accompanied by adults or railway employees (details about this will be given to you at the service centers).
  • Children under 3 years old can travel for free if they do not occupy a separate seat.
  • Children from 4 to 11 years old on single trips can travel on a ticket railrunner. The duration is 1 day. The cost is 2.5 euros. Details - here to register:.
  • Kids Vrij. If you travel with children quite often, then for a child from 4 to 11 years old, you can issue his own card, which will give him the right to preferential (with a 34% discount) travel in public transport (metro, bus, tram), as well as the right to travel with you on trains for free. The tariff is "tied" to an adult's subscription, and funds for city trips are debited from the parent's account.
  • Jongeren Dagkaart. For teenagers from 12 to 18 years old, there is a "youth" ticket that allows you to travel in 2nd class carriages during the day during off-peak hours. The cost is 7,60 euros.
  • Teenagers from 12 to 18 years old it is recommended to issue your own card with one of the "adult" tariffs. Until the age of 18, a parent can issue a card for a teenager.

 

  1. Travel for pensioners

Many carrier companies offer special discounts for the elderly. In the Netherlands, this is an age of 60 or 65, as decided by the carrier company. Usually, older people do not like it when their age is emphasized, therefore, in order to use the right of preferential travel, it is best to make a personal passenger card (yellow), the data of which will include the owner's age, and then payment in public transport will be immediately made at a reduced rate.

For example, urban transport in a number of cities offers people over 65 34% fare discount. Local rail carriers also give this discount.

For passengers over 60 who already have an annual pass, NS offers to choose 7 days a year (Keuzedagen) when you can additionally travel at a low cost. Offer price: 2nd class - 26,50 euros per year, 1st class - 51,90 euros per year. Details - here to register:.

 

Travel in the Netherlands is expensive - that's a fact. But public transport works like clockwork - this is also a fact. Unless, of course, there are any system failures or snowfalls. We will tell you how to find out how much your trip along a given route will cost and what may delay you on the way in one of the following publications.

All prices indicated in the material are for 2nd class tickets. Their value may change. Keep track of the latest information on the websites of transport companies.

 

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