When you travel using your e-purse balance, you pay a fixed base rate plus a fixed tariff per kilometer. You only pay for the distance your travel. The kilometers are accurately rounded up to 50 meters. If you have an e-purse balance on your OV-chipkaart, you can travel with all transport companies in the Netherlands. 

Where can you travel?: 
throughout the Netherlands
When can you travel?: 
During the dayat night (when you have the free product "Night bus balance" on your card)
Transport company: 
GVBConnexxionEBSNS customer service
Full-tariff price: 
per kilometer
trip (base rate)
Reduced fare: 
per kilometer
trip (base rate)
Type of product 
using the personal OV-chipkaarton an anonymous OV-chipkaart
Where to buy?: 
GVB Tickets & Info kioskGVB Ticket Vending Machine (at metro stations and metro stops)GVB webshopGVB yellow add value machineGVB Service point
  • e-purse balance full rate = € 0.154 per kilometer. e-purse balance reduced rate= € 0.102 per kilometer.
  • The reduced fare is for children 4 to 11 years and persons 65+.
  • Traveling with an e-purse with age discount is only possible using a personal OV-chipkaart.
  • The maximum e-purse balance on your OV-chipkaart is € 150.00

More info about traveling using the OV-chipkaart