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OVpay: checking in and out with your debit card

OVpay is the new way of checking in and out. In all Connexxion buses and the Valleilijn train you can check in and out with your contactless debit card, credit card or the debit card on your phone. Very useful if you only travel occasionally by public transport. You can still use an OV-chipkaart or purchase a regular ticket. Choose what suits you best. You can recognize the buses where this is possible by the OVpay sticker at the entrance of the bus.

How does it work?

  1. Checking in. You get on the bus and check in with your contactless debit card, credit card or your debit card on your mobile phone. No need to pre-register or download an app.

  2. Checking out. Getting off the bus means checking out! Check out with the same card you checked in with. Forgot to check out? Adjust your missed check out here.

  3. Costs. The payment is automatic. You find the paid amount in your payment overview with the description NLOV. Has an amount been debited from your account, with the payment reference NLOV that you don't recognize? Check it here.The price for your trip is equal to traveling with an OV-chipkaart without discount or subscription.

  4. Overview. You can check your travel history via this webtool. Enter the 14 numbers and letters that appear behind NLOV on your payment overview. The tool shows all trips and travel costs.

Tip: take your debit card out your wallet to check in. If you hold your entire wallet in front of the check-in machine, the machine may take another card.


You can check in and out with your contactless debit card, credit card and your mobile phone in more and more regions in the Netherlands. Want to know where this is already possible?