Dutch trains: Regional and Intercity

Regional and Intercity trains serve all major cities and smaller towns in the Netherlands.

  • Book up to 120 days in advance
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Regional Train in Netherlands

Overview

Dutch trains: Regional and Intercity

Operated by NS, the Dutch national railway company, Intercity trains serve all major cities in the Netherlands. The domestic trains are also known as IC, and they come as single decker as well as double decker trains. Many of the Intercity trains in the Netherlands have free Wi-Fi on board. Travellers are not required to have a seat reservation.

Main cities in the Netherlands are linked to smaller towns thanks to the Sprinter trains. As the Intercity trains, the Sprinter has first and second class carriages which do not require seat reservations. Some Sprinter trains are double decker.

Note: A supplement is needed when travelling on the Amsterdam Schiphol-Rotterdam route with the Intercity direct.



Practical information

Paper ticket

Receive your ticket directly to your address. Just take them with you and you are ready to travel. Shipping fees apply.


Booking :
  • Dutch trains: Regional and Intercity tickets are open for booking 120 days ahead.
  • Get the lowest prices by booking early and don’t wait until the last minute as cheaper seats sell the fastest.
  • Opt for off-peak trains when you have to travel short notice. They are more affordable than morning and evening trains along with those running on holiday eves, Friday and Sunday afternoon.

A class apart

Classes of service

Classes and facilities offered by domestic Dutch trains
First class Second class
Comfortable seats Spacious seats with a headrest and generous legroom.
Ergonomic seats Cosy with more legroom, ergonomic seats are ideal to enjoy the trip.

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Common Questions, Simple Answers

  • Q. Do the prices quoted on the website include all fees and taxes?

  • Q. Can I board the train if I forgot my rail pass but have my seat reservation?

  • Q. What do I need to show to the conductor when traveling by train with a rail pass?

  • Q. What is the "validity period" of a rail pass?

  • Q. Are lockers and luggage storage services available at the train station?

  • Q. What does “Activate my rail pass mean and how do I do it?

  • Q. Where do I my send train tickets and/or rail passes for refund?

  • Q. Do I need to buy a reservation if I already have a rail pass? How do I book one?

  • Q. When I board the train, can I sit anywhere I want?

  • Q. Can I get the address and phone number for the train station?

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