Free public transport at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: Travel with JAS on your OV-card
Several companies at Schiphol offer their staff free public transport at the airport. In order to be eligible, you will need a valid public transport (OV) chip card and an approved company pass from an affiliated organisation. You can load your Annual Schiphol Subscription (JAS) onto your OV chip card yourself online.
How to use JAS with your OV chip card
In order to travel free of charge within the Schiphol area, you need a personal OV chip card onto which you have loaded a JAS online. After this, simply check in and out as you would with a normal OV chip card. The JAS discount will be deducted automatically. NB: in order to check in, you need a positive balance on your OV chip card. In addition, you must always be able to show your Schiphol Pass or staff pass during checks.
Are you eligible for a JAS?
A JAS is only valid in combination with one of the following staff passes:
- Schiphol Pass;
- Air Traffic Control staff pass;
- Martinair staff pass;
- Transavia staff pass;
- AirFrance/KLM staff pass;
- KLM Catering Services staff pass;
- TUI Fly staff pass.
How can you load a JAS onto your OV chip card?
You used to be able to load JAS onto your OV chip card using the special loading points. From now on you can do it yourself online via the Connexxion website (only in Dutch). Loading credit to your OV chip card can be done on the OV-chipkaart website.
If you already have JAS on your OV chip card or NS businesscard you don't have to do anything right away. Your JAS is valid for a year when you load it onto your OV chip card. When you need to renew you can do this online on the Connexxion website (only in Dutch).
Where can I use my JAS?
Free travel with JAS applies throughout Schiphol within zones 5733 and 5734. The direct JAS journey from Schiphol to the KLM head office and the Amstelveen bus station is only valid for bus line 186 from Schiphol. In addition to the Schiphol bus network in the aforementioned area, the JAS subscription is also valid on other Connexxion bus lines: R-net 300 (not on A9), 341, 342 and 397.
No JAS, but still an annual subscription
What if your organisation is based at Schiphol, but your staff pass is not valid in combination with JAS? If so, you can request a Sternet public bus service Pass from the Transport Coordination Centre (VCC).