Which public transportation pass should I buy in Amsterdam?

Angel's point of view

When you spend a weekend or at least 3 days in Amsterdam, in my opinion, you should think about buying a public transportation pass for the city…


Getting around Amsterdam is quite easy (except by car). Public transportation and biking are the absolute best ways to get around.

All the information you need about the tram, the bus, the metro, and the ferry, etc.

There are several very convenient modes of transportation in Amsterdam:

  1. 15 Tram lines
  2. 41 Bus lines
  3. 4 Metro lines
  4. 7 Ferry connections

You will find all of the tram lines across from the main station (Stationsplein).

An information and sales point “GVB Tickets & Info,” is open from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday and 8am to 9pm at weekends. You can also find a rather discreet ticket machine there (see photo…).

Tram Metro Bus ticket vending machine in front of the Amsterdam Station
Tram Metro Bus ticket vending machine in front of the Amsterdam Station

Tram Amsterdam
Tram Amsterdam


Trams, buses, and subways run every day from 6am to 12:30am. Night buses run between 12:30am and 7am.

Daytime prices for the Tram, the Bus, and the Metro:

Single ride ticket during the day, valid for 1 hour: €2.90 (adults), €2.50 (children aged 4-11).

Nighttime prices for the Bus:

Single ride ticket at night, valid for 1 trip up to 1 hour 30 minutes: €4.50
Ticket for 12 night rides: 34€

Passes for 1 to 7 days, counted from first use.

These passes give the user unlimited access to public transportation by bus, tram, metro, or ferry (GVB).

Day or multi-day passes do not take you to the airport, nor do they allow you to board trains around Amsterdam. For that, you need to buy the Amsterdam Travel Ticket.
To include some museums, you should buy the Amsterdam City Card, described below.

Amsterdam transport Pass
Pass for 1 to 7 days in Amsterdam

Valid on all transportation, day and night.

1 day pass, valid for 24 hours


1 day kid’s pass, valid for 24 hours


2 days pass, valid for 48 hours


3 days pass, valid for 72 hours


4 days pass, valid for 96 hours


To download your map of Amsterdam from the metro, tram, bus

City card I amsterdam City Card

I amsterdam City Card
“I amsterdam City Card”

The Amsterdam City Card is a kind of tourist pass that allows you unlimited transportation throughout Amsterdam on all GVB trams, buses, ferries, and subways, day and night, for 24, 48, 72, or 96 hours. The I Amsterdam City Card is a very convenient way to visit Amsterdam because you no longer have to wait in line to get into museums. You can visit world-famous museums, cruise the canals at the center of Amsterdam, and enjoy local delicacies (with special I Amsterdam City Card prices).

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