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Do I always get the cheapest rate with OV Chipkaart?

  • 20 april 2019
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I am in Amsterdam for a few days and not sure if a 3 day ticket is worth it. Will I automatically get the low fare with my personal OV Chip card?
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Beste antwoord door Thom 20 april 2019, 22:13

Actually I was considering https://[url=https://www.ns.nl/producten/en/onbeperkt-reizen/p/amsterdam-travel-ticket?utm_source=forum.ns.nl&utm_medium=referral this one. An advantage is that it is valid from Amsterdam Airport to Amsterdam as well, but the price is higher, €28,-- . It is not limited to GVB, you can take all trains besides Thalys and Eurostar. You may do the same kind of calculation as @iMark did. A single journey from Amsterdam-Airport to Amsterdam Central station is already €4,50. A chipcard is € 7,50. Back and forth means €16,50.

https://www.ns.nl/producten/en/onbeperkt-reizen/p/amsterdam-travel-ticket
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With the ov-chipcard you will get the full fare, but is is cheaper than separate cards.
With the ov-chipcard you will get the full fare, but is is cheaper than separate cards.
Thanks for the answer. Do I have to load the 3-day ticket onto the card before or do I automatically switch to the price if it becomes more expensive?
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You do not need an ov-chipcard, it is a separate ticket. You can touch in with it like a normal chipcard. The best choice depends on how much you will travel. It is, with occasional use, not the best choice.
You do not need an ov-chipcard, it is a separate ticket.

Ok, I got it. This means that I have to decide in advance whether the 3 day ticket or the OV Chipkaart tariff is worth it, right?
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Definitely.
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A ticket for 3 days is €19.

If you're only in Amsterdam once, it's hardly worth investing in an OV-chipkaart. You pay €7,50 for the card and then you have to deposit travel money on the card. The card itself is non-refundable but valid for 5 years. The card could later be used by another traveller because the card is not personalised. You also should take into account that you need a minimum of €4 on the card before you can travel on bus, tram or metro. For a train journey you need a minimum of €20 on the card.

That would leave you €11,50 or about €3,83 per day. Most single trips in the centre of Amsterdam cost around €1,50.

A 3 day ticket saves a lot of hassle and is quite good value for money. There is one disadvantage: the ticket is only valid with GVB and not with any other operators in the Amsterdam region.
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Actually I was considering https://[url=https://www.ns.nl/producten/en/onbeperkt-reizen/p/amsterdam-travel-ticket?utm_source=forum.ns.nl&utm_medium=referral this one. An advantage is that it is valid from Amsterdam Airport to Amsterdam as well, but the price is higher, €28,-- . It is not limited to GVB, you can take all trains besides Thalys and Eurostar. You may do the same kind of calculation as @iMark did. A single journey from Amsterdam-Airport to Amsterdam Central station is already €4,50. A chipcard is € 7,50. Back and forth means €16,50.

https://www.ns.nl/producten/en/onbeperkt-reizen/p/amsterdam-travel-ticket
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Also see this website for an overview of different tourist ticket options: https://en.gvb.nl/tickets.

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