Season tickets

Various season tickets can be bought for travelling with HTM. You can choose between a Regio abonnement, Altijd Korting abonnement and HTM Avonduren abonnement.

1. Regio abonnement (regional season ticket)

If you travel often in the Hague-Rotterdam region, the regional season ticket is the right thing for you. Unlimited travel within an area that you can choose yourself. The Regio abonnement is a season ticket that you can load onto a personal OV-chipkaart. You have to buy a personal OV-chipkaart before you can load a season ticket onto it. A monthly or annual season ticket stops automatically after a month or a year.

Step 1: determine the area you will be travelling in
The regional season ticket has a central zone and a ‘star value’.  Together, they determine the area that the season ticket is valid in.  Use the zone map to find the zones you want to travel in.  Or have a look at the route network map. These show the boundaries of the zones for a stop, indicated with a grey dotted line and the zone number.

Step 2: determine your central zone and star value
Select a single zone (star value 1) or several zones (central zone + one or more adjacent zones). The central zone is the focal point of the area you can travel in. The number of stars shows how many zones you can travel freely in, in any direction outwards from the central zone. The higher the star value, the greater the area you can travel in.  The best central zone is the one that you can get to all the destinations you want from in the smallest number of steps (zones).
How many zones do you need in order to be able to travel from your central zone to all your destinations? The number of zones that you need for this is then the number of stars you need on your season ticket. 

Prices for 2017:

Star value

Full fare per month

Full fare per year

Per month with discount

Per year with discount

1

€49.00

€490.00

€32.00

€320.00

2

€79.00

€790.00

€53.00

€530.00

3

€118.00

€1180.00

€78.00

€780.00

4

€156.00

€1560.00

€103.00

€1030.00

5

€195.00

€1950.00

€129.00

€1290.00

6

€235.00

€2350.00

€155.00

€1550.00

 

Validity
The regional season ticket only lets you travel within the area that you have selected for yourself.  It is valid on the tram, bus and metro lines operated by HTM, HTMbuzz, Connexxion, RET and Arriva in region South-Holland. 

Not valid in: HTM Nachtbuzz, RET BOB-bus, RET Fast Ferry, Connexxion line 484 (Pijnacker local bus), Connexxion line 101 Bergen op Zoom – Rotterdam Zuidplein, Connexxion line 620 Werkendam – Dordrecht Station NS, or trains from NS and all other carriers.

You always have to check in and out with a regional season ticket, which means that the balance on your OV-chipkaart must always be €0 or more. Checking in is only intended as a check that you are travelling with a valid ticket. When you check out again, there will be nothing deducted from your OV-chipkaart, of course - after all, you do have a valid season ticket. 
 
If you travel from the area that your regional season ticket covers to an area where it is not valid, then an amount will only be deducted when you check out for the part of the trip that your season ticket did not apply for.

Where can you buy one?
You can only buy a season ticket if you have a personal OV-chipkaart.

A monthly regional season ticket can be obtained:
- from the HTM webshop. You then pick up your season ticket (within 2 months) and load it onto your OV-chipkaart at a
loading and pick-up device near to you (address finder and choose ‘Pick up orders’). 
- at CCV-type loading and pick-up devices near you (address finder and choose ‘Buy travel products’). You can buy the
season ticket from the machine and load it onto your OV-chipkaart straight away.
- at HTM Service Points (at Den Haag Centraal, Den Haag HS and Zoetermeer Centrum-West stations)

An annual regional season ticket can be bought at HTM Service Points (at Den Haag Centraal, Den Haag HS and Zoetermeer
Centrum-West stations).

There are two ways of paying for and annual season ticket:
- all at once with your bank card (Dutch or most European cards), cash or credit card at the HTM Service Point. 
- in ten instalments. The administration costs for paying in instalments are a one-off sum of €7.50.

If you would like to pay in instalments, bring the following with you:
- a valid proof of identity (passport, driving licence, identity card)
- a bank pass showing the account number that you will be using for the direct debits (account with an IBAN code). 

You always pay the first instalment (10% of the price) straight away at the HTM Service Point, either in cash or by a bank card (Dutch or most European cards) or a credit card. The rest of the amount will then be deducted from your account in 9 monthly instalments. If you purchased your annual season ticket between the 1st and 15th of the month,  the payment date will be the
30th. If you purchased your annual season ticket between the 16th and 31st of the month, the payment date is the 15th.

Cancellation
You can cancel your monthly or annual regional season ticket at an HTM Service Point.  This can be done free of charge up to and including the second day after the season ticket starts. A monthly regional season ticket can then no longer be cancelled.  An annual regional season ticket can also be stopped more than two days after it starts. You then get the amount for the unused months refunded.  (Except during the last 2 months, because you got them free of charge - an annual season ticket is 12 months’ travel for the price of 10). The administrative costs of stopping/cancelling the contract are €5.  

Changes
The central zone or star value of your monthly or annual regional season ticket can be changed at an HTM Service Point.  This can be done up to and including the second day after the season ticket starts. You can no longer change the season ticket after that. A change to the central zone is free of charge. If your change to a higher star value, you have to pay the difference.  Changing to a lower star value is not possible. 

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2. Altijd Korting abonnement (Anytime Discount season ticket)

If you often travel by bus, tram or metro throughout the Netherlands, the Altijd Korting (Anytime Discount) season ticket gives you a discount whenever you travel by bus, tram or metro, with all the public transport companies.

The Altijd Korting season ticket is a discount subscription that you can load onto your personal OV-chipkaart. This is how it works:
- you pay a fixed amount per month or per year
- this always entitles you to a discount on all trips by tram, bus and metro (does not apply for trains).
- valid throughout the Netherlands, with all public transport carriers. So it’s not just for HTM.  
- also valid at peak times and during the weekends

A monthly season ticket costs €17.50.  An annual season ticket costs €175. So the annual version gives you two months of discounts for free.

How much discount?

Children aged 4 to 11:

47% (20% discount on top of the age-related discount of 34%)

Young Persons aged 12 to 18:

40% discount

Adults aged 19 to 64:

20% discount

Senior Citizens aged 65 and over:

47% (20% discount on top of the age-related discount of 34%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




The Altijd Korting season ticket is beneficial if you travel longer distances several days a week. For school children (aged 12 to 18), the Altijd Korting subscription is advantageous if your travel costs need a balance of more than €43.75 per month or €437.50 per year.  For adults (aged 19 to 64), the Altijd Korting season ticket is advantageous if your travel costs need a balance of more than €87.50 per month or €875 per year.

Validity
You get a discount on travel in all trams, buses and metros run by all the public transport companies in the Netherlands. This season ticket is not valid in trains operated by NS or other train carriers, public transport by water (water buses and water taxis), local district buses and night buses.

The Altijd Korting season ticket works in the same way as normal trips using the OV-chipkaart. You check in when you get on, and check out again when you get off. The correct amount is then deducted automatically from your card. And always with a discount. The Altijd Korting season ticket cannot be used together with any other (regional) discount product.

Where can you buy one?
- in the HTM webshop (monthly season ticket); you then pick up your season ticket (within 2 months) and put it on your OV-chipkaart at a ‘loading and pick-up device’ near you (address finder and choose 'Pick up orders').
- at HTM Service Points (Den Haag Centraal, Den Haag HS and Zoetermeer Centrum-West)
- at yellow ‘loading and pick-up devices’ (type CCV). These machines can be found in various shops such as supermarkets or Bruna and Primera shops. Find the nearest pick-up points.

Cancellation
You can cancel your Altijd Korting monthly or annual regional season ticket at a service point of the same carrier that you originally bought it from. In other words, HTM, RET, GVB, Connexxion or Arriva. If you bought your season ticket in the webshop or from a loading and pick-up device, then you can cancel your season ticket at any carrier’s service point.

Cancelling a monthly season ticket is only possible if it has not yet started. You then simply get your money back.  It is also possible to cancel an annual season ticket that has already started. You then get just the whole months that have not yet started refunded. (Except during the last 2 months, because you got them free of charge - an annual season ticket is 12 months’ travel for the price of 10). You pay an administrative charge of €5 for this.

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3. HTM Avonduren abonnement (Evening season ticket)

If you often travel in the evenings, then it may be cheaper for you to travel using an HTM Avonduren abonnement (Evening season ticket). The HTM Avonduren abonnement is a season ticket that you can load onto your personal OV-chipkaart, for which you pay a fixed amount per month or year letting you travel after 19:00 through to the last scheduled service.

The HTM Avonduren monthly season ticket costs €20 per month. An annual season ticket costs €120. The season ticket must be paid in a single transaction; payment in instalments is not possible. 

Validity
The season ticket is valid on all HTM trams and HTMbuzz buses, throughout the whole HTM area. In other words, from Zoetermeer to Kijkduin and from Delft to Scheveningen. The season ticket is not valid in the night buses (HTM Nachtbuzz) or any other carriers.

You also always have to check in and out with a HTM Avonduren abonnement, which means that the balance on your OV-chipkaart must always be €0 or more. Checking in is only intended as a check that you are travelling with a valid ticket. When you check out again, there will be nothing deducted from your OV-chipkaart, of course - after all, you do have a valid season ticket.

Where can you buy one?
- from the HTM webshop (monthly season ticket only). You then pick up your season ticket (within 2 months) and load it onto your OV-chipkaart at a loading and pick-up device near to you (address finder and choose ‘Pick up orders’). 
- at the HTM Service Points at Den Haag Centraal, Den Haag HS and Zoetermeer Centrum-West stations (monthly and annual season tickets).

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