Valleilijn tickets

You can travel on the Valleine train with credit or a subscription on a OV-chipkaart, on account with your OV-chipkaart or with a single-use chipkaart.


At all Valleilijn stations you will find ticket machines where you can top-up the credit on your OV-chipkaart. You have to have at least € 20 credit on your OV-chipkaart to be able to travel with a Valleilijn train.

Activate a new OV-chipkaart

Since 1 June 2018 it has been possible to travel with an train without having to activate your new OV-chipkaart in advance. But for trips with the Valleilijn, one-time activation is still necessary!

Activation can be done two different ways.
  1. Put credit on your OV-chipkaart via a NS ticket machine at a train station*.
  2. Is there sufficient credit on your OV-chipkaart? Then hold your OV-chipkaart in front of the reader of the NS card machine at a train station*. Then follow the instructions on the screen.
* Please note! NS ticket machines are not present at the stations Barneveld Zuid and Hoevelaken.

Subscriptions and discount cards

The following subscriptions and discount cards can be used when travelling with the Valleilijn:
  • Student travel product
  • Annual public transport subscription
  • NS subscription Altijd Vrij, Dal Vrij and Weekend Vrij
    Please note: make sure you have at least € 10 on your OV-chipkaart. If you have less credit the OV-chipkaart readers will not recognise the Valleilijn subscriptions.
  • NS discount cards Dal Voordeel and Altijd Voordeel
    These also offer discount on the Valleilijn train.
  • NS subscription Traject Vrij
    You can buy a Traject Vrij for a route on the Valleilijn but also for a route from a Valleilijn station to an NS station.
  • Day tickets of offers from, for example, HEMA, Kruidvat and AH

Travelling on account

Would you rather pay after travelling? This is possible with the NS Business Card (business travellers) and NS Flex (private individuals). Both methods of payment are valid on the Valleilijn.

Single-use chipkaart

You can also travel with a single-use chipkaart. You pay the full fare plus a surcharge of € 1. The single-use chipkaart is available via the NS ticket machine at the stations Ede-Wageningen, Ede Centrum, Lunteren, Barneveld, Barneveld Noord and Amersfoort. They are not available at stations Hoevelaken and Barneveld Zuid and are therefore not valid from these stations.