You choose what suits you best

We're introducing the new way to check in and out for people who travel second class, without discounts or subscriptions. Are you one of those travellers? You can then check in and check out of public transport the way you prefer. With your contactless debit card, credit card or mobile phone. This will become increasingly more available throughout the Netherlands. You choose what suits you best.

How OVpay works

Simply hold your contactless debit or credit card, or mobile up to the card reader or gate and – beep! – you’ve checked in. When you arrive at your destination, check out the same way. It’s that easy. It’s just like using your contactless card in the supermarket, but with one difference: you must check out at your destination!

Ensure you use the right card and take the one you want out of your wallet when you check in and out.

OVpay keeps expanding

We're currently introducing checking in and out with you debit card, credit card, or phone. This is ideal if you use public transport in second class and without discounts or subscriptions.

We are introducing checking in and out with your contactless debit card without a subscription or discount first. Soon, student and business passengers will be able to check in and check out like this as well.



How it works


  1. Hold your contactless debit or credit card or your mobile phone up to the card reader. A single beep means you've checked in. To ensure you use the right card, take the one you want out of your wallet.

  2. At your destination, hold the same card you checked in with up to the card reader, just as with any public transport smart card. Two beeps means you’ve checked out.

  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 without subscriptions or discounts.
  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 web tool below. As well as the price that was debited from your account. 

What can I use to check in and out?

You can check in and out with:

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

You won't even need an OV-chipkaart or subscription. No registration is necessary. 

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Change your trip here

More choices, more flexibility

 It's possible to check in and check out of public transport the way you prefer. These are all the options you can choose from:

Contactless debit card or credit card

Checking in and out with your contactless debit card or credit card. It will soon all be possible. No OV-chipkaart, no subscription – it’s that simple. Perfect for a spontaneous day out! Would you like to learn more about where it's already possible? Click here.

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.

Phone: everything within reach

Your debit card, ticket or train travel with GPS. Thanks to your phone you will have everything within reach. The OV-chipkaart will also join this lineup in the future. You decide what suits you best.

Train travel with GPS: it can be that easy

There's something new for the train traveler in the Netherlands: travel with GPS on your phone. This will make train travel even easier. This is possible with Arriva Flow. Would you like to know more about Train travel with gps? Click here.

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.