How does a star subscription to a public transport chip card

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There is much confusion about the possibilities with weekly, monthly and annual subscriptions, and also about the transition from paper certificates to the digital versions of the OV-chip card which is currently being implemented in the Netherlands. The following explains how the system works with the season tickets for public transport and where to get subscriptions. The Star subscription scheme is in fact regarded as an onion. It consists of all shells. A star subscription consists of two things, namely a center zone and the star rating.
The center zone indicates the zone in the Netherlands is the basis for the subscription. Examples are, for example:
  • Rotterdam city center: 5300 Zone
  • Rotterdam Overschie: Zone 5315
  • Amsterdam Centre: Zone 5700

The center zone of the subscription can be seen as the core of the shell model of the onion. The number of stars then determines how far you can travel around your center zone. A one-star subscription means that you are only allowed to travel in your downtown area, while a 2-star subscription means that you can also travel next to your center zone in all DIRECT surrounding areas. A three-star subscription means you are also in the zones again to these zones borders can travel and so on. There are six types of subscriptions star:
  • 1-star-subscription
  • 2-star-subscription
  • 3-star-subscription
  • 4-star-subscription
  • 5-star subscription
  • 6-star-subscription

Practical example


A good example to illustrate the star system is the above image map of the zone of the municipality haaglanden.
Suppose we choose a subscription center zone 5416 and we have two stars. Then we can deal with this subscription of public transport use in Rijswijk, but also in the immediate surrounding areas which are:
5421, 5426, 5437, 5428, 5419, 5400, 5413.
Suppose we choose a three-star subscription with the same central zone would also be in the following areas can be traveled:
5420, 5325, 5329, 5339, 5447, 5449, 5429, 5439, 5410, 5414, 5423, 5442, 5411, 5431, 5430
So we see that as the star value increases the number of zones in which they can be transported rises very sharply.
The ultimate shape of a star subscription is the N-star subscription. This subscription can be traveled throughout the Netherlands.

Subscribe to OV-chip card

With the advent of the public transport smartcard in various parts of the Netherlands print subscription as many people know it already lapsed. The OV-chip card is a digital travel product which means that there should also put a subscription to a digital way. The so-called coupon sight will disappear in the near future completely and replaced by a public transport chip card.
Important to mention is that subscriptions can not be loaded on any public transport smartcard. There are several public transport chip cards in circulation:
  • Disposable OV-chip card
Depending on the carrier, each carrier has its own disposable chip cards and can be used only with this carrier. A disposable chip card of the CFP for example, does not work at RET.
  • Anonymous OV-chip card
This card is valid in the country, but this are not linked to the user's personal data and can be purchased by anyone. The disadvantage of this card is that this example can not be traveled at a discount through 65+ ers because the card is not personal, and therefore the age of the holder is not registered.
  • Personal OV-chip card
This card must be made personally and this will also appear a passport. This card can only be used by the rightful owner of the ov. This is also the public transport chip card which can be loaded just discussed subscriptions. On the two aforementioned types of cards not what this is. Before so a subscription can be purchased must first be in possession of a personal OV-chip card.

Types of subscriptions

There are different types of subscriptions available when looking at the period of validity.
  • Weekly pass
This subscription is valid during a time period of 7 days and has a maximum value of 3. 4 star to star-N subscriptions are not available in the form of a week subscription.
  • Monthly Subscription
This subscription is valid for a period of one month and a maximum star of N. As with the weekly subscription to the day when the subscription starts be chosen freely. This does not have to be from October 1 to November 1, but can also be from October 11th until November 11th apply depending on the customer requirements.
  • Annual subscription
This subscription is valid for a period of one year and a maximum star of N. An annual subscription must often be completed in person at a main point of sale / service of one of the transport companies.

How do I get a subscription?

A subscription can be purchased in a few simple steps:
1. Buy a personal public transport chip card via public transport chipkaart.nldoor form to fill out and upload a photo.
2. Wait for the personal OV-chip card you fall on the mat.
3. Determine which subscription you need. You can subscribe to the fitting of a door-to-door contact with 9292 take on 0900-9292 or 9292OVNa passing on your start and end addresses, they can tell you which center zone and star value to you is the most favorable.
4. Use your public transport chip card along a Post Office, Primera, Albert Heijn or one of the selling points of a carrier in your area and indicate that you have a weekly, monthly or annual subscription to the outdated center zone and star value.
5. Employees will get your public transport chip card through a scanner, enter the specified data and a digital subscription on your OV-chip card.
6. Now you unlimited travel in your subscription area as long as your subscription is valid.

Prices star subscriptions in 2010


NB Annual subscriptions are 10 times the price of a monthly subscription

Outside tours subscription area

If you use your subscription outside your subscription area travels the public transport smartcard system will be the part that will charge you travel outside your area and the depreciation of your pass. This means that it's smart to always charge a small amount on your OV-chip card besides the fact that you have to only be a subscription since the system will no longer permit if you have a negative balance. This is very annoying if you have traveled outside your area once accidentally and thus has a negative balance on your card. You must first ensure that the travel balance on your OV-chip card back to 0 or higher will be placed before you to check again.
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Comments (35)
12-02-2018

Applies to the reduction of up to 18 years?

12-02-2018

My daughter is 16 years old and follows an MBO program, they must Numansdorp Dordrecht by public transport. What RET star subscription should I choose. This subscription also applies to other transportation? As Axion. I also see on the internet that it is possible to get a discount of 34%. How do I arrange this?

12-02-2018

The more I read about subscriptions, the more it's me dizzy. Think it's a maze. Can you tell me what is the cheapest plan as my son is going to travel from Dirksland to Zuidplein Rottendam by bus, and from there continue with the metro to Hoogvliet.Met Sincerely,

12-02-2018

How many stars is HoogvlietĂ­s to Zuidplein and can therefore take different buses that subscription?

13-02-2018

I checked with Arriva and a star subscription is not valid in their buses. This of course is quite special as their predecessor did accept Connexxion subscription. Very sorry that there are now far fewer options for traveling that route.

13-02-2018

I have a subscription to star Leiden region. If I veolia trip from Leiden Central to Leiden Lammenschans does my subscription just. Once I the same route with Arriva discard, then depreciated suddenly balance on my card. How is that possible?

14-02-2018

I made a monthly subscription of one star, but I actually like that of 2-star. How can I still change !?

14-02-2018

In the "Outside traveling subscription area" means that you have to check a balance of at least ?? 0 must have. However, in case you are traveling to a stop outside your subscription area and want to return, you should have at least 4 ?? balance because you check out your subscription.

14-02-2018

I 1ster month payment plan. I live in the north, and I need to Jaap Eden Baan. My question is how many zones it is to Jaap Eden Baan. Thank thank you

14-02-2018

I have read and everything is clear, but I pay the OV chip card for my grandson with automatic charging, now I want to see if it is more advantageous for him to take a monthly subscription, 3 stars? I see prices above but who are covered by the price reduction? My grandson is 16 years. Sits on Special Education and has a 1ster subscription for school, but he also used on average ?? 50+ p.mnd for transport to other activities. I like to hear it. thank you. m.vr.grt Astrid Lafour

15-02-2018

What to do if a monthly ticket purchased does not work on the bus? I've bought plenty of stars and put on a personal ov card.

16-02-2018

What about certain bus routes Arriva, which have no incheckapparaten?

16-02-2018

If you're using different carriers HTM Qbuzz, Connexxion and Veolia you have to pass all carriers to put your stars-year subscription to the transport card, or 1 x sufficient and does it at all gates of the carriers?

16-02-2018

My daughter has five weeks from Ijsselstein to Ede, that's first tram or bus and then by train. Can this just in one subscription, and if so, which ones? and how come the hell on its public transport smartcard justified? I find it all very unclear and nobody really knows the answer in my area. Is not that strange?

17-02-2018

If I have to pay for my subscription and also further my journey than traveling by public transport is very expensive. Moreover, the travel allowance I get taxed from next year of my employer. That is also another top. By car to work or go is made very attractive. I go on ahead financially quite there!

17-02-2018

I have the same problem. I set up a weekly pass, but there is still money written off from my transport card. I want gwn week the paper-month-year subscriptions back! I'm really angry

17-02-2018

Why can not I buy four star week subscription to my personal identity smart card. Formerly with the paper version could this still. Because I have irregular school weeks in connection with training periods, it is not profitable for me to buy a monthly pass, so I often took a week paper map. Must I now every day to pay separately? This must be another way?

17-02-2018

I have the same problem, I have one year subscription to my personal OV chip's put, but am still just depreciated money. I can not find any info on the website of OV, and in "My smart card" I see that I have a year abo heb.Ik think this is all very strange, public transport is expensive and you get virtually no service in return but now get the very very expensive. Do I need to activate something if it takes several days before it works?

18-02-2018

I put a third star on my smart card subscription. Now it appears that on the same route three transport companies driving. So there will still be written off a credit of my "regular" "ov credit on the card. What should I do to travel anyway on my expensive paid subscription? And yes, now I see hanging a small flyer in the box that says you can travel on all buses subscription? I have been traveling for 40 years on the same route with the same subscription. Strange that it no longer kan.Wat should I do? Now is traveling ie. very expensive ps On my route buses Syntus , connexion and arriva! (

18-02-2018

My daughter lives in Zoetermeer and they have to go to The Hague to school she is 11 years which sterabonnement Heef they need, and how can you apply?

18-02-2018

Hey, you can with a 3 star abo also by train or with the bus?

19-02-2018

So I have two stars month subscription on my card but it does not always red light now I put there so advised 10 euros on the bus but now the green light to incheken but get there so just money depreciated by my month subscription now what do I do my subscription does not work?

19-02-2018

I have old year subscription to Ov. Smart card subscription let go why they say to check out and check that I need to charge? I do not know how and what I want some information about the

20-02-2018

If I take the 5416 zone 2 star subscription can I find in all these zones (5421, 5426, 5437, 5428, 5419, 5400, 5413. Or I can choose only one of these zones?

20-02-2018

I have a weekabonnent yesterday morning charged in the Primera, but still this does not if I want to check into the bus. Then there is balance too low? Should I ofso activate my subscription? I really feel that this system really does not work. Are there a lot of money lost to triathlon career had to because every time a card kopen.Groetjes Justyna.

20-02-2018

I thinks it's nothing. This system is designed to prices has increased to verhogen.Makkeijk and it is not.

21-02-2018

I really do not understand why people make so difficult to "connect OV-chip card with a card" called you to do just as well buy a season ticket for the bus is still two times easier because I do not really this.

21-02-2018

Dear Sir / Madam, I had a question omrent the Ov chip star abbonementen.Ik live in Zoetermeer. If I want a payment plan in Zoetermeer, should I buy one star? and because I am not 18, also reductietarfief? Thanks in advance, Mia

22-02-2018

Hello, I have a question my card today is broken with incheken, what I find is that I have a monthly subscription annoying sitting of 3 stars which is still valid anyway 28-12-11, but yeah I can not with this card traveling, I lost my subscription if I can ask the refund is toch103 euro what I laid down, I hope you have an answer for me thanks.

22-02-2018

Hello, I have coming school by train to school vlaardingen to london. I heard that you also a 3 star subscription can travel by train. Does anyone know if that is true? Because that is much cheaper than a subscription to the NS and with this you can also take the bus, tram, etc. meter.

22-02-2018

My son has a personal OV chip card but is not activate the GroupCalendar. He goes namely from August 30 to study in Eindhoven. He must each travel by train to Roermond and Eindhoven back. Subscription and what can I deal better for him and where do I activate it. To go to that school, he must also agree with the bike or by bus. What is most advantageous.

22-02-2018

Good afternoon, I read that when I was outside the zone I'll then have to pay extra. What about if I have not traveled a week with my 4 star subscription at the end of the month. Do you like this then the credit card to the next month?

23-02-2018

did not you read this, my late response but a star subscription is the best outcome. Since you can also have a reduction plan already quite close. With a public transport chip card travel on balance quickly 3x more expensive. I do not know if the public transport chip card in all buses between Amstelveen and Zwolle is available so it is more convenient print subscription. You have a five-star subscription needed and that is almost as expensive as the trein.Ik hope this helped you. mvg

24-02-2018

I am curious how it goes then if you're traveling in an area where there can be only partially traveled with an OV-chip and partly for subscriptions, just not on the OV chip. I have a subscription and traveling in an area where Veolia, Q-buzz and Connexxion riding. Veolia Star subscriptions are not using the OV-chip Q-buzz you can not drive your normal subscription. How do I get my star on my subscription OV-chip card and can I keep the other card if I Veolia trip?

25-02-2018

I've read the whole article, and what I read, I see that you also can get a subscription to your public transport chip card. I can go on the website to find nothing about subscriptions. I'm coming school year Apeldoorn Zwolle back and forth, am not 18 and do graduate do so do not qualify for a public transport pass. Everything home pay so now I want to be as cheap as possible. I must have a subscription or anything else with a discount. But where can I find it best? What do I need? Should I apply for a personal OV-chip card and there let a star Subscribe to convert? How many stars do I have? Hope forget one comment!