OVpay trial

Would you like to check in and out with your contactless debit card or credit card?

Starting in March 2021, you’ll be able to check in and check out on Arriva buses in Lelystad with your contactless debit card or credit card or with the payment system on your phone. Also with Apple Pay and Google Wallet. You won't even need an OV-chipkaart or subscription. No registration is necessary.

The trial in Lelystad is a part of the first phase of OVpay. The service will be limited to one city, but will be expanded. We will incorporate improvements as soon as possible.

Trial trajectory


March 2021


Means of transport:

Vehicle bus
Check in and out with:

Payment method payment card Payment method mobile

Together with:

What can I use to check in and out in Lelystad?

During the trial in Lelystad, you can check in and out with:

  • contactless debits card from ABN AMRO, ASN bank, bunq, ING, Rabobank, Regiobank, or SNS
  • contactless credit cards from Mastercard and Visa (issued by ICS)
  • smartphones or wearables that are set up with contactless payment with a card from above-mentioned debit and credit cards
  • contactless debit or credit cards from Maestro, V pay, Mastercard, or Visa

How does it work?

  1. You enter the bus and check in with your contactless debit card, credit card or contactless payment system on your phone. You then travel to your destination in Lelystad.
  2. Ready to leave the bus? Just check out with the same payment method you checked in with.
  3. The payment is processed automatically; You’ll see the amount with the description NLOV on your statement the next day. The price you pay will be the same as a standard ticket or trip with the OV-chipkaart. Subscriptions and discounts are currently not surprised.
  4. Do you want to review your travel itinerary from a previous day? Enter the 14-digit code that appears on your statement next to NLOV into the webtool below. As well as the price that was debited from your account. You can find more information on the frequently asked questions page.

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Frequently asked questions