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Last updated: 12/7/2022, 3:48 PM

Published at: 8/16/2022, 3:15 PM

Public transportation in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has an extensive network of public transportation. With an OV-chipkaart you no longer have to think about single tickets: you pay all your trips on public transport with this card. You can buy the card at train stations, in various stores and supermarkets, but also online.

Do you travel by train often? A train subscription can then be beneficial. The NS offers various subscriptions. These allow you, for example, to travel at certain times of day with a discount. On the website of the NS you can order a subscription card. This card can also be used for the bus, streetcar or metro.

You can read how to use the card on the website of the OV-chipkaart

Helpful websites to plan routes by public transportation are:

The cost of a public transport ticket varies greatly. A short ride on the bus costs approximately between €1 and €2. A train ticket can cost between €10 and €30. This depends on your travel time. On the website of the transport company you can check the price per ride

Do you want more information about public transport in the Netherlands? Then take a look at the page ‘Openbaar vervoer in Nederland’.

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