Number of transactions of the OV-chipkaart Netherlands 2015-2018, by transaction type

The OV-chipkaart is a contactless smart card used to travel by public transport and maintained by TransLink, a company created by the five biggest public transport companies in the Netherlands: Connexxion, GVB, RET, NS and HTM. As of 2018, there were approximately 2.72 billion transactions made with the OV-chipkaart, of which roughly 1.21 billion were transactions meant to order credit whilst and 1.23 billion transactions concerned transactions in travel products.

Number of transactions of the OV-chipkaart in the Netherlands from 2015 to 2018, by transaction type

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Release date

April 2019



Survey time period

2015 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The figures have been taken from several publications.

Transactions contains balance transactions, product transactions, charge transactions and other transactions.

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