Amsterdam public transport tickets

How to pay for tram in Amsterdam? Here you will find an overview of Amsterdam public transport tickets with prices in 2024. Do you need a single tram ticket or a 3 day pass? Check all possible option and find the ticket that fits your needs.

Tickets valid in the public transport in Amsterdam:
  1. GVB tickets and daily passes
  2. I amsterdam City Card
  3. Amsterdam Travel Ticket
  4. Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket
  5. OV-chipcard
  6. OV-pay

1. GVB (Amsterdam tram, metro, bus) tickets

GVB Public transport tickets 2024 Amsterdam city transport is operated by the GVB (Gemeentelijk Vervoers Bedrijf) company. You can buy single, day or multi-day tickets from GVB vending machines or online.

The prices in 2024 are:

Ticket valid in the GVB tram, bus, metro for Price Cost per day
1 hour € 3,40 N/A
1 day – 24 hours € 9,00 € 9,00
2 days – 48 hours € 15,00 € 7,50
3 days – 72 hours € 21,00 € 7,00
4 days – 96 hours € 26,50 € 6,63
5 days – 120 hours € 33,00 € 6,60
6 days – 144 hours € 37,50 6,25
7 days – 168 hours € 41,00 € 5,86

While using the public transport in Amsterdam you have to check-in and check-out (present your ticket to a validator on board). The ticket becomes valid the first time you check-in. As long as your GVB ticket is valid, you can make an unlimited amount of trips by Amsterdam public transport, including the night buses.

Public transport in Amsterdam (tram, metro, bus) tickets

Public transport in Amsterdam is free for children up to 4 years old travel for free. A ticket for children aged 4 – 11 in 2024 costs € 4,50 per day. The child day ticket works just like a regular day ticket. It is valid in all GVB means of transport starting from the time your first check in.

Where to buy GVB tickets? You can purchase the tickets at GVB service points, vending machines and info counters. You can also order Amsterdam public transport tickets for 1 – 7 day online. You can use these tickets directly, as an e-ticket, through the app.

2. I Amsterdam City Card

I Amsterdam City Card is an official tourist pass for 24 – 120 hours, which gives free admission to museums and attractions in Amsterdam and free unlitimed travel by the GVB trams, buses & metro for the duration of your card.

Public transport tickets in Amsterdam - I amsterdam city card

I amsterdam City Card prices in 2024:

ard valid for Price Cost per day Book the card online
24 hours € 60 € 60 Book online >>
48 hours € 85 € 42,50 Book online >>
72 hours € 100 € 33,3 Book online >>
96 hours € 115 € 28,75 Book online >>
120 hours € 125 € 25 Book online >>

The I amsterdam city Card has two elements – one for the GVB public transport, the other one for museums, attractions and a canal cruise. They are both activated automatically: the transport element at the moment you first check-in in a tram, bus or metro. And the museum element – the first time you visit museum, attraction or take a canal cruise.

I amsterdam card what is included, free public transport in Amsterdam

3. Amsterdam Travel Ticket

Amsterdam Travel Ticket is 1-day, 2-day, or 3-day travel pass valid in:

Amsterdam Travel ticket is valid from the first time you check-in for the first time until 04:00 the morning after. So the earlier you check-in, the more you can benefit from this ticket.

Prices in 2024:

ATT ticket valid for Price Cost per day
1 day € 18 € 18
2 days € 24 € 12
3 days € 30 € 10
  • You can use the Amsterdam Travel ticket in all public transport in Amsterdam, including night buses.
  • ATT ticket is valid for unlimited travel by Amsterdam Airport Express (bus 397) and the Night bus N97 from Schiphol.
  • With Amsterdam Travel ticket you travel by train between Schiphol airport and any of the following train stations in Amsterdam: Amstel, Bijlmer Arena, Amsterdam Central Station, Holendrecht, Lelylaan, Muiderpoort, RAI, Sciencepark, Sloterdijk, Zuid and Duivendrecht.

4. Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket

Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket is valid for 1-3 days of unlimited travel by bus, tram, metro and train in Amsterdam and surrounding areas (including Schiphol airport, Volendam, Edam, Marken, Zaanse Schans, Haarlem, Zandvoort beach and Keukenhof).

We definitely recommend this ticket if you’re planning to visit the places in the area, included in the card:

Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket map in 2024

Prices in 2024:

ARTT ticket valid for Price Cost per day
1 day € 21,00 € 21,00
2 days € 31,50 € 15,75
3 days € 40,50 € 13,50

The Amsterdam & Region Travel ticket is valid from the first time you check in until 04:00 hours after the last valid day.

Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket - travel by public transport to Volendam, Zaanse Schans, Keukenhof, Haarlem, Zandvoort aan Zee beach

5. OV-chipkaart

Anonymous OV-chipkaart is a contactless rechargable card used for all public transport in the Netherlands. The card itself costs € 7,50. To be able to to travel with an OV-chipkaart, the card must contain enough credit to complete a single journey. So for the bus or tram journey you need to have at least of € 4 credit. For traveling with trains a minimum of € 20.

An anonymous OV-card can be purchased at GVB offices, at the stations, in newsagents, in supermarkets.

6. OV-pay

OV-pay is a new way to check-in and out in public transport (bus, tram, metro and train) in the Netherlands with your contactless debit card, credit card or mobile.

Pros: you don’t need to bother buying transport tickets. You pay the same amount as with an OV-chipkaart. When you check-in at the bus, tram or metro, you pay a boarding fee of € 1,08 + travel fare for every kilometer (€ 0,196 p/km). You will see the costs in your bank transfer statement the next day.


  • if you have a non-euro debit or credit card, you can actually pay more because of an unfavourable currency exchange rate.
  • if you travel a lot you might pay way more than with unlimited multi-day passes (GVB, ARTT, or I amsterdam city card).

Amsterdam metro tickets


  • We’re travelling with two people. Can I use one debit/credit card to check-in twice?

No, each person needs a separate debit/credit card or a ticket to check-in and check-out in public transport in Amsterdam.

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