You have an advantage with NS if you are 60 years or older: for a reduced price you can pick 7 "choice days" (keuzedagen) per year.
More information about keuzedagen and international travel
Travel with discount to 23 European counties! It's possible with the international discount card RAILPLUS. With a RAILPLUS pass you will get 15% discount on various international tickets.
If you are in possession of a Voordeelurenabonnement and you have turned 60, then you are entitled to a free RAILPLUS pass. This is available at an NS service counter at the station. Please do bring your OV-chipkaart with Voordeelurenabonnement with you, as well as a valid form of identification.
If you are in possession of a Altijd Vrij or Altijd Voordeel Abonnement, and you have turned 60, then you can purchase RAILPLUS for € 15.00. You can apply for the card via the website or buy it from NS International Service Center (030-2300023), the NS International counter at a Ticket & Service Office or at an NS service counter at the station. When going to the NS service counter, please do bring your OV-chipkaart with Altijd Vrij or Altijd Voordeel Abonnement with you, as well as a valid form of identification.
For the conditions of the RAILPLUS discount we would like to refer you to our discount page. You find the information on the RAILPLUS conditions at the bottom of the page.
Special fares Thalys for senior citizens
Thalys offers reduced fares for senior citizens meaning you will receive discount over the entire journey. Please note, however, that some of these special fares are limited, so we advise you to book your tickets early.
- 60 years or older (on the day of travel)
- One-way trip, available in Comfort 1 (Premium and Comfort) and Comfort 2 (Standard)
- Can change the ticket once before departure or till one hour after departure from a Thalys departure station
- 100% money back guarentee up until one hour after departure from a Thalys departure station (Premium) or 50% (Standard and Comfort).
- This offer is subject to availability
- Thalys tickets can be purchased up to 4 months before departure.
Off-peak Discount Pass and other passes
When you have an Voordeelurenabonnement, Jaartrajectabonnement or NS/OV-jaarkaart, you can get discount when travelling abroad.
Other discounts for international travel
Did you know that children and young people can profit from a good price reduction? And of course, we also offer our regular customers something extra: with RAILPLUS! Read more about the ThalysThePass, and the DB Bahncard.