Information about travel cost with an OV-chipkaart.
The cost of travelling with an OV-chipkaart are determined by the number of kilometres you travel. Travelling one kilometre means paying for one kilometre.
Rate per kilometre
How much travelling one kilometre costs (the rate per kilometre) depends on the region. On OV-bedrijven's website you will find more information on the rate per kilometre in the region.
Local transport; travel for less
For the following groups of travellers in the local transport a 34% discount applies: 4-11 years old, 65+, holders of a student travel product.
Do you want to know your travel cost beforehand?
Do you travel on account? Directly underneath the travel advice on our website you will find the total travel cost when using the OV-chipkaart. For more detailed information just click ‘Show detailed price overview'. When you click on 'All possible fares? Click here' 5 tabs appear. The second one, OV chipkaart, has already been opened and shows the details.
If you travel on account, when you check- in a boarding rate is deducted. When you check- out this amount will be added again, minus the amount for the number of kilometres travelled.
When you travel using the OV-chipkaart e-purse, you pay a fixed rate in addition to the rate per kilometer. This fixed rate is only applicable for bus, tram, metro transport. If you transfer within 35 minutes after checking out, you do not have to pay the fixed rate again.