Tickets

The best ticket for you depends on how often you travel and your own, personal preferences.

Bus from Eindhoven Airport to Railwaystation Eindhoven

At Airport Eindhoven tickets can be bought at the vending machines and the service point. There are 2 vending machines at the busstop and 1 vending machine at the baggage claim area.

Buy your tickets in advance 
Airline passengers can simply buy their ticket to the Railwaystation or the High Tech Campus in advance on their smartphone in the Pweep app (Mobile ticket).

The Pweep app can be downloaded from the Android or Apple store. Payment is easy by credit card and there’s no need to print the ticket: passengers simply activate their ticket on their mobile phone before entering the bus and then show their phone to the bus driver.
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OV-chipkaart (public transport chip card)

The OV-chipkaart is a payment method for public transport in the Netherlands. With the OV-chipkaart, you can check in and out on buses, trains, trams and the metro. It does not matter where you purchased the OV-chipkaart. There are several types of OV-chipkaart, fares and season tickets. Make sure your card has sufficient credit to pay for your journey.  

Personal OV-chipkaart

Do you travel often by public transport? And would you like to travel using a season ticket or at a discount? Then you should choose a personal OV-chipkaart. The card costs € 7.50 and is valid for 5 years. 

Benefits

  • Automatic age discount of 34% for children aged 4-11 and senior citizens (65+)
  • In Brabant, young people aged 12-18 also receive a 34% age discount on Arrvia and Hermes buses
  • Rechargeable in various ways, including automatically 
  • In case of theft or loss, your card can be blocked, while saving your balance and any travel products already loaded
  • Online overview of your travel history and transactions (convenient for expense claims)
  • Purchase a personal OV-chipkaart online via OV-chipkaart.nl

Anonymous OV-chipkaart

The anonymous OV-chipkaart is for travelers who only wish to travel ‘prepaid’ (without a season ticket or age discount, for example). It may be more convenient to choose this card if you wish to lend out your OV-chipkaart. The suggested retail price of an anonymous OV-chipkaart is €7.50 and the card is valid for 4 to 5 years.

Benefits

  • Can be used by more than one person (not at the same time)

Can be purchased at any train station and other points of sale (supermarkets, tobacconists, etc.)
Visit OV-chipkaart.nl to find a sales point close to you.
 

Fares

With the OV-chipkaart you pay per kilometer traveled. A basic fare of € 0.90 per trip is charged. If you transfer within 35 minutes of checking out, you will not be charged the basic fare again. The card keeps track of how many kilometers you travel and calculates the cost. When you check out, the card-reader screen displays the total journey cost. 

Calculation of travel costs:
price per kilometer in Brabant, € 0,157
+ basic fare of € 0,90

Age discount

If you are eligable for an age discount, you will automatically receive a 34% discount when you travel with a personal OV-chipkaart. This automatic discount does not apply to travel by train. You are not eligible for an age discount if you use an anonymous OV-chipkaart.
 
The age discount applies to:
Children aged 4 – 11
Senior citizens (aged 65 and over)
In Brabant, young people aged 12-18; if they travel prepaid with a personal OV-chipkaart

Boarding fare

When you check in, a boarding fare will be debited from your card. In Brabant this is € 4.00*. When you check out, the boarding fare is refunded. You are charged for the number of kilometers you traveled plus the basic fare. When the balance on your card is insufficient, you will not be able to check in. You must first top up your balance.

*A higher boarding fare of € 8.00 applies to travel on lines 90, 157, 300, 301, 302, 305, 306, 310, 311, 312, 316, 325, 326, 327, 400, 401 and 402.

Requesting a refund

Forgot to check out? Unable to check in or out due to a malfunction? Accidentally traveled ‘prepaid’ with a season ticket? You can reclaim your travel balance from the transport company with which you traveled:   

Arriva
Hermes
NS

For more information visit OV-chipkaart.nl

Subscription tickets and tickets on the bus

Do you often take public transport? Then purchasing a subscription ticket for your OV-chipkaart could be beneficial to you. Do you sometimes travel by bus? Then you can always buy a ticket on the bus or at one of the presale shops.

Please note: from 1 December 2017, it is no longer possible to pay cash on the bus. Use a public transport chip card to travel, or pay with a bank card or your smartphone. You can also buy your ticket at one of the presale points.

 

 

The table below lists all of the travel products that are valid for Arriva and Hermes throughout Brabant.

Tickets on the bus and in shops
Price
Details
Single ticket
Valid for one trip only, no transfers
€ 3,98
A single ticket for trips with a starting or final destination outside Brabant costs € 7.96. Tickets for Arriva’s interregional lines (line 310, line 400 and line 401) cost € 11.94.
Off-peak day ticket
An off-peak day ticket allows you to travel at a discount during off-peak hours (after 9.00 am) on all bus lines in Brabant. During weekends, public holidays and in June and August, the ticket is valid all day long (also before 9.00 am). For further information please visit the website of Hermes
€ 6,22
An off-peak day ticket for Arriva’s interregional lines costs € 12.44.
For sale in online shops
Visit the Arriva or Hermes webshop for full conditions or to order your travel products:
 Webshop Arriva en Webshop Hermes
Junior monthly season ticket Brabant
The Junior monthly season ticket for 12 to 18 year olds provides unlimited travel with Arriva and Hermes throughout the province of Brabant
€ 89,45 per month
 
Brabant Altijd Vrij (always free)
Unlimited travel throughout Brabant at all times.
€ 118,90 per month
€ 1.189,00 per year:
giving you two months of free travel.
Dalkorting (off-peak discount) Brabant
With Dalkorting Brabant, you receive a 40% discount when you travel by bus during off-peak hours.
€ 11,95 per year
Children aged 4-11 and senior citizens (aged 65 and over) are entitled to a further 34% discount.
Altijd (always) Discount
Valid on buses, trams en metros throughout the Netherlands
€ 17,50 per month
Children aged 4-11 and senior citizens (aged 65 and over) are entitled to a further 34% discount.
Net season ticket
Valid on buses, trams en metros throughout the Netherlands
€ 280,80 per month
€ 2.808,00 per year:
giving you two months of free travel.
Net season ticket youth and seniors
Valid on buses, trams en metros throughout the Netherlands
€ 185,35 per month
€ 1.853,50 per jaar:
giving you two months of free travel.
Net season ticket business
Valid on buses, trams en metros throughout the Netherlands
€ 1,367.80 per year
 
Eindhoven airport ticket (E-ticket)
Single or return tickets to and from Eindhoven Airport, valid on Hermes bus lines 20, 400 and 401 only.

 

Single € 3,98
Return € 7,96
 
Buy tickets on your smartphone
Online with the PweeP-app:
App Store
on Google Play
Simply buy your PweeP mobile tickets using the PweeP app on your smartphone. There’s no need to print the ticket: simply activate the ticket on your mobile phone before entering the bus and then show your phone to the bus driver.
Eindhoven airport ticket (M-ticket)
Single or return ticket to or from Eindhoven Airport, valid on Hermes bus lines 20, 400 and 401 only.
Single € 3,98
Return € 7,96
 

 

Shop locations

Hermes

  • The OV-Service Shop at Eindhoven train station
  • The AirExpressbus counter at Eindhoven Airport

Arriva

  • Tilburg train station
  • All stations in ’s-Hertogenbosch
  • The OV-Service Shop at Breda train station

Dalkorting (off-peak discount) Brabant

With Dalkorting Brabant, you receive a 40% discount when you travel by bus during off-peak hours using your personal OV-chipkaart. This costs € 11.95 per year. You are not eligible for off-peak discount if you use an anonymous OV-chipkaart.

Valid:

  • On weekdays after 9.00 pm
  • During weekends and public holidays
  • On Arriva and Hermes city and intercity buses throughout Brabant

Tip: If you combine off-peak discount (Dalkorting) with age discount, your saving could amount to 60% during off-peak hours. Children aged 4-11 and senior citizens (aged 65 and over) receive a 34% discount if they travel with a personal OV-chipkaart. In Brabant, this discount also applies to young people aged 12-18.

Order Dalkorting from Arriva (also valid for Hermes)
Order Dalkorting from Hermes (also valid for Arriva)

Junior monthly subscription Brabant

The Junior monthly subscription ticket for 12 to 18 year olds provides unlimited travel with Arriva and Hermes throughout the province of Brabant (not valid on night buses). You can upload the subscription to your personal OV-chipkaart for € 87.60 per month. This is not possible with an anonymous OV-chipkaart.

Tickets on the bus

Don’t own an OV-chipkaart (public transport chip card)? Only travel occasionally on the bus? You can also buy a ticket from the bus driver with your bank card. It’s that easy!

Off-peak day ticket

An off-peak day ticket allows you to travel at a discount during off-peak hours (after 9.00 am) on all bus lines in Brabant. During weekends and public holidays, the ticket is valid all day (also before 9.00 am). An off-peak day ticket costs € 6.00 for travel in Brabant and € 12.00 for interregional lines: 310 (Bergen op Zoom – Rotterdam), 400 (Oosterhout – Utrecht) and 401 (Breda – Utrecht).
Each adult traveling with an off-peak day ticket can take a maximum of two children aged 4 to 11 with them free of charge.  Children up to 4 years old always travel free of charge.

Where and when is the off-peak day ticket valid?

  • On all Hermes and Arriva buses
  • Until the end of the regular timetable on the date-stamped day
  • From Monday to Friday after 9.00 am
  • At the weekend, also before 9.00 am
  • The whole day (also before 9.00 am) in July and August and on national holidays

Where can I buy a ticket?

  • From the bus driver (buses in Tilburg, ’s-Hertogenbosch and Breda after 7.00 pm only with bank card (no credit card))
  • At the Hermes shop in Eindhoven train station
  • At the AirExpressbus desk in Eindhoven Airport
  • At the Arriva stores in Tilburg and ’s-Hertogenbosch, and the OV Service Shop in Breda

OV-ritkaart (single ticket)

The OV-ritkaart (single ticket) comes in handy if you do not travel by bus very often or if you do not have an OV-chipkaart (public transport chip card). The OV-ritkaart is valid for one person and one trip only. Transfers are not possible. The ticket costs € 3.98 for travel in Brabant and € 7.50 for travel with a starting or end point outside of Brabant.
For interregional lines, 310 (Bergen op Zoom – Rotterdam), 400 (Oosterhout – Utrecht) and 401 (Breda – Utrecht), a single ticket costs € 11.94.

Where can I buy a ticket?

  • With your bank card from the bus driver (excl. buses in Tilburg after 7.00 pm)
  • At the Arriva stores in Tilburg and ’s-Hertogenbosch, and the OV Service Shop in Breda
  • Children travel for free

Children travel for free

If you have an OV-chipkaart (public transport card) or an off-peak day ticket, you may bring along a maximum of two children aged 4 to 11 free of charge. Children up to 4 years old always travel free of charge.