General age limit of children in public transport Children through 3 years of age travel free on public transport.
From 4 years of age, they must pay to travel. A child traveling free of charge has no right to his or her own seat. For age-related tickets, the age on the first day of validity is decisive.
Bus, tram, metro
Children aged 4 to 11 and travellers aged 65 and over travel with a 34% age discount in bus, tram and metro. You need a personal OV chip card for this.
Children ride free in Brabant If you travel with an OV chip card or an off-hours day ticket in Brabant, a maximum of 2 children 4 to 11 years old may travel with you for free. Children up to 4 years old always travel for free. This applies for busses from Arriva and Hermes.
Children 4 to 11 years old travel with a discount by train with Railrunner.
- You can load the Railrunner on a child's OV chip card. You can also buy it as a one-time chip card in the ticket machine (without surcharge).
- Children traveling 1st class must travel with an adult (minimum 18 years old). A maximum of 3 children are permitted per guardian.
- Valid for all train operators
- Children through 3 years of age travel for free