Intercity trains are the quickest and cheapest way to travel from one city to another in Holland.
- When to Book your Reservation
You can generally book an Intercity ticket up to 90 days before departure. The cheapest fares are those booked as early as possible for travel at less frequented times: Mondays through Thursday and Saturday.
- How to Book your Reservation
The easiest way to book France and European Rail is via the official secure websites established for this purpose. All the 'Buy Now' links to purchase rail tickets on BonjourLaFrance will direct you to the specific site for your country.
This has a number of advantages. Firstly, purchasing on such a site protects you from fraud and secondly these sites all have customer services in your language for your peace of mind. These services are accessible via the 'help' (or similar) links you'll find on the respective sites.
- Where to Book your Reservation
Click your country link 90 days before you travel for the most savings and peace of mind. To book a train pick your country of reference below. Buy all your Tickets online. CLICK on the link for your home country to see information in your language and check Real Time Schedules, Prices and Travel Times and make A SECURE PURCHASE.
France and European City to City Train Tickets:
Train travel offers you downtown to downtown comfortable and efficient rail service. No hassle with early arrivals, delays, and luggage security checks. You can take unlimited weight and reasonably bulky items on board. European rail is the way to travel and really see the French countryside. USA > UK > Argentina > Australia > Belgium-Fr > Belgium-Nl > Brazil > Canada > France > France Promotions > France Groups 10-30 people > GCC Countries > Germany > Hong Kong > India > Israel > Italy > Japan-Jp > Mexico, Central America, Caribbean > Netherlands > New Zealand > Singapore > South Africa > Spain > Switzerland-Fr > Switzerland-De > Rest of the world (English) > Rest of the world (Español) > 中国 > 香港 > 日本 > 한국 > 新加坡
If you are traveling by train on 5 different days or more in one or a few European countries then buying a European Rail Pass could be to your budgetary advantage compared to ‘point-to-point' tickets. Click below to see Rail Pass options. For European citizens use the point-to-point links above, the Rail Pass access is on the same page. USA > Argentina > Australia > Brazil > Canada > GCC Countries > Hong Kong > India > Israel > Japan-Jp > Mexico, Central America, Caribbean > New Zealand > Singapore > South Africa > Rest of the world (English) > Rest of the world (Español) > 中国 > 香港 > 日本 > 한국 > 新加坡
- Service Classes
2nd class offers you a convenient way to travel. If you like to read or work during your journey, opting for 1st class will ensure you a more comfortable and often quieter environment. Most trains have free wifi and there are meet & greet (with facing seats), quiet, work and rest zones depending on the activity you want to engage in.
- Mobility access
The NS (Netherlands Trains) offers travel assistance at more than 100 stations in the Netherlands. This assistance is provided by a trained NS employee or taxi driver. They can help you if you are a wheelchair user, visually impaired or have another disability. You report to the agreed meeting point 15 minutes prior to departure.
The NS travel assistant helps you with boarding, transfer and disembarkment and guides you to the train and to the exit of the station at your chosen destination. You must take care of (heavy) luggage yourself. You can also pose any questions you have to travel assistance.
You can take a normal amount of luggage, a couple of bags and a purse, backpack etc. on the train. You can take your folding bicycle with you free as hand luggage if you fold it up. You can not take a bicycle if there is no special space for it. You can also take folding tandems, reclining bicycles or dismantled racing bicycles with you on a bicycle day ticket during off peak hours, at weekends, on public holidays and in July and August. A bicycle day ticket costs about 6€ for any journey.
Luggage lockers and depots are available at and around certain stations to help you safely and easily store your luggage.
- Lost & Found
Always immediately ask the station staff whether your item or luggage has been found. If it has not then you can place a search request using the online form Lost item or call 030 – 75 15 155 (available anytime), or fill in the form Lost item return request (Dutch). You can hand in the completed form at an NS Service desk.
Items that are found are stored at the station where they are handed in for 5 days. After that the station staff send the items to the Centraal Bureau Gevonden Goed. They are stored there for a maximum of 3 months. Within this period of time you can pick up your property free of charge from the relevant station.
- Food, Snacks & Drinks
Given the shorter distances in Holland, there is no food service on Intercity trains
- Pets onboard
Small pets may be taken free of charge in a bag, cage or on your lap. A guide dog can also travel free of charge, as long as it has a harness with the logo of a guide dog organisation. Larger dogs need a day-ticket at about 3€.
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