Amsterdam Transport Tickets

Amsterdam Transport Tickets

The public transport system in Amsterdam is not only efficient and easy to use, but also inexpensive. Compare the various GBV travel cards and tickets available to see which option is best for you.

The tickets and travel cards mentioned below are valid for Amsterdam’s tram, urban buses and metro system.

Single journeys

Type of ticket Price
Single ticket (depends on the distance) From 3.20 (US$ 3.40)
Return ticket  From 6.50 (US$ 7)

Travel cards

Type of travel cards Price
1 day 7.50 (US$ 8.10)
2 days 12.50 (US$ 13.50)
3 days 17 (US$ 18.30)

If you plan to stay for a week or more, we suggest you purchase a weekly, monthly or annual travel card.


OV-chipkaart is a contactless card used to pay the various transport systems in Holland. If you are going to spend several days in the capital city and plan visiting other towns in the country, purchasing an OV-chipkaart is the best idea. You will be charged according to the distance of each journey. The smart card costs 7.50€ and it is rechargeable.

 Validate your card each time you get on the metro, tram or bus and do the same when you get off.

What ticket is right for you?

  • OV-chipkaart: If you are going to stay over 3 days in Amsterdam and visit other Dutch cities.
  • Travel card: If you’re going to use the city’s transport system frequently.
  • I amsterdam City Card: If you want to visit numerous museums and landmarks and also use the public transport.

Where to buy?

If you want a single ticket, you can purchase them directly from the tram or bus driver. Otherwise, you can get the various types of travel cards from Tourist Information Centers, kiosks or in some hotels.