Purchase ticket

Want to purchase a one-hour ticket, a day ticket, e-purse balance or a season ticket? This is possible at a lot of different places in the city. There is always a sales point in your area. On this page, you can read about which travel products can be purchased at the different types of sales point. 
Be well prepared when traveling by having a valid travel pass with you. It's real easy to purchase one.

GVB Service points

What you can purchase:
All travel products, except annual season tickets. So you can purchase hour and day tickets, e-purse balance, anonymous OV-chipkaart, and so on.

Where to find these:
Shops: Primera, AKO, Vivant, Techador, Cigo, Bruna. 
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GVB Tickets & Info counters

What you can purchase:
All travel products, including annual season tickets. You can also purchase hour and day tickets, an e-purse balance, etc. as well as for instance an anonymous OV-chipkaart.

Where to find these:
Central Station (Stationsplein), Station Bijlmer ArenA, Station Zuid and Station Lelylaan.

How to pay:
With cash, PIN payment card (including contactless) and credit card.  
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GVB Ticket Vending Machines

What you can purchase:
Hour, day and night bus tickets, anonymous OV-chipkaart, travel products to load on your OV-chipkaart, such as an e-purse balance, Altijd Korting (discount product), GVB Only or GVB Zone month season ticket (only loadable on a personal OV-chipkaart). You can also view and print your card information.

Where to find these:
At all metro stations and metro stops.
How to pay:
With cash*, PIN payment card and credit card.
*There is at least one vending machine at each metro station where you can pay with cash. There are a total of 62 of these machines. Exception: the Amstelveen metro stops, were you can only pay with a PIN payment card or credit card. 
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GVB add value machine

What you can purchase:
Travel products for your OV-chipkaart, such as day and night bus products, e-purse balance, Altijd Korting (discount product), GVB Only, GVB Zone or Randstad Noord Zone month season ticket (only loadable on a personal OV-chipkaart). You can also order your travel products online and pick these up at an add value machine, for example, your student travel product (only loadable on a personal OV-chipkaart). You can also use these machines to cancel a product, and view and print card information.

Where to find these:
Shops: Dirk, Jumbo, Coop, Plus, Lido, Bruna, Ako, tobacco shops. Hospitals. City offices known as "stadsloketten".
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Add value machines

These are not GVB machines and only have a limited range of products.

What you can purchase:
Load a balance on your e-purse, a travel product ordered online, student travel product (on a personal OV-chipkaart). You can also cancel products using these machines.

Where to find these:
At many supermarkets such as Albert Heijn, Hema, tobacco shops and convenience stores.

How to pay:
With a PIN payment card and credit card
You can find the locations of these machines using the service point finder on ov-chipkaart.nl

GVB vending machines at tram 2 stops

What you can purchase:
Hour, day or night bus tickets, anonymous OV-chipkaart, travel products for your OV-chipkaart, such as e-purse balance, Altijd Korting (discount product), GVB Only or GVB Zone month season ticket (only loadable on a personal OV-chipkaart). You can also view and print your card information.

Where to find these:
Tram 2 stops: Central Station - Nieuwezijds Kolk - Dam - Koningsplein - Leidseplein - Rijksmuseum - Van Baerlestraat - Hoofddorpplein - Delflandstraat. 

How to pay:
With cash, PIN payment card and credit card.
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Webshop

You can purchase many of our travel products in our webshop using your personal or anonymous OV-chipkaart. You then only have to pick up the product at a service point / add value machine. 

Go to the webshop