OVpay: checking in and out with your debit card

In the region Gooi en Vechtstreek you can already check in and out with your contactless debit card, credit card or with the payment app on your phone or smartwatch.This will also be possible in the region Zaanstreek as of April 18, 2022. You can recognize the buses where this is possible by the OVpay sticker at the entrance of the bus. 

How does it work?

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

  2. Getting off the bus means checking out! Check out with the same card you checked in with.

  3. The payment is automatic. You find the paid amount in your payment overview with the description NLOV. The price for your trip is equal to traveling with an OV-chipkaart without discount or subscription. In 2022 you can also travel with discount.

  4. 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.

Forgot to check out? Simply request a refund via our customer service.

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.

Why checking in and out with your debit card?

Paying for public transport will change in the coming years. By introducing new payment options we want to offer our passengers as much ease of travel and payment as possible.

You will soon be able to check in and out:
• with your your mobile phone;
• with your debit card;
• with your credit card;
• with your OV-chipkaart;
• with your (e)-ticket.
These new ways of payment options are developed together with all other public transport companies