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Schiphol - Amsterdam NS intercity direct

Old Jun 25, 19, 11:58 am
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Schiphol - Amsterdam NS intercity direct

Can anyone assist me. If you take the train between Schiphol and Amsterdam Centraal, there are two different options: Sprinter and Intercity Direct.
On NS's website: https://www.ns.nl/en/travel-informat...ty-direct.html it indicates that you need to buy a supplement if taking the Intercity Direct. Does that also apply between Schiphol and Centraal?
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Old Jun 25, 19, 12:13 pm
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The fare is the same between Centraal and Schipol no matter what train you get. €4.50 if you use the app / eticket or €5.50 for a paper one.

The supplement is for those using some specific trains between Schipol and Rotterdam.
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Old Jun 25, 19, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by UKtravelbear View Post
The fare is the same between Centraal and Schipol no matter what train you get. 4.50 if you use the app / eticket or 5.50 for a paper one.

The supplement is for those using some specific trains between Schipol and Rotterdam.
The supplement is only for those taking the train from Schiphol to Rotterdam/Breda using this special Intercity Direct. The price of the supplement varies- peak and off-peak prices. These are the only special trains in the Netherlands (besides the International train to Belgium, Thalys and ICE).

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Old Jun 25, 19, 5:46 pm
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Thanks for basically saying what I already said - not that it affects the OP!

And I said 'specific' not 'special'

And the supplement is the same no matter the time of day.

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Old Jun 26, 19, 12:32 am
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Originally Posted by UKtravelbear View Post
The fare is the same between Centraal and Schipol no matter what train you get. 4.50 if you use the app / eticket or 5.50 for a paper one.

The supplement is for those using some specific trains between Schipol and Rotterdam.
Thank you very much!
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Old Jun 26, 19, 10:39 am
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Originally Posted by UKtravelbear View Post
And the supplement is the same no matter the time of day.
This information is incorrect - if you are using the OVChip card. You have the peak and non-peak price. The non-peak price is 1.40 Euro vs the 2.40 Euro peak price.
This is not valid for the e-ticket version where only 1 option is available.
https://www.ns.nl/en/travel-informat...ty-direct.html
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Old Jul 29, 19, 12:37 pm
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Like everyone stated above, yes it also depends if you have an OV chipcard yes or no..
You do need to touch your OV-Card at the red machines if you use the intercity direct from Schiphol to Rotterdam. I am not sure how it works with if you buy a single ticket. But I would suggest to get an Anonymous chipcard upon arrival and put money on it and travel with that. It is a lot easier than buying single tickets everytime.
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