That's how we will pay in public transport

More choices, more flexibility

Something has changed in public transport in the Netherlands. You can check in and check out of public transport the way you prefer: with your contactless debit card, credit card, phone. And a wearable? Yes, that too. Straight into the metro, bus, tram or train. Handy for travelers who travel second class and without a discount or subscription.
Your trusty OV-chipkaart also remains an option for now.

These are all the options you can choose from:

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Contactless debit card or credit card

Do you travel in second class, without discounts or subscriptions? Then checking in and out with your contactless debit card or credit card is the option for you! It’s that simple. Perfect for a spontaneous day out! 

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OV-chipkaart: nice and familiar

Travelling on public transport with the familiar OV-chipkaart will remain an option. However, the current OV-chipkaart will slowly be replaced with a new one. It will incorporate new technologies that support new services. What those services will look like? We'll let you know. You can keep using your OV-chipkaart until then.

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Phone: everything within reach

Your debit card, credit card or e-ticket. Thanks to your phone you will have everything within reach.  You decide what suits you best. And with the OVpay app, you can get notifications when you check in and check out. How handy!

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Tickets: here to stay

Buying an individual ticket will remain available for those who prefer it. We will do whatever needed to make travelling and payment in public transport as easy as possible.