Travelling with a barcode ticket

Using the RET Barcode App, you can easily buy a mobile ticket for bus, tram and metro operated by RET via your phone. Ideal if you don't have your OV chip card on you or when there's no vending machine around. You can use the barcode to check in and out of the bus, tram and metro. View the fares on the product and pricing page or buy your ticket directly online.

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How does the RET Barcode App works?

  1. Download the RET Barcode App from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store
  2. Create an account
  3. Buy a mobile ticket when it suits you. You can pay with iDEAL or credit card
  4. Activate your ticket before travelling by metro, bus, tram, BOB-bus or Fast Ferry
  5. Use the barcode on the mobile ticket to check in and out of the metro, bus, tram, and BOB-bus. At the Fast Ferry you show your mobile ticket to the steward. 


Please note: your mobile ticket is valid for 24 hours. After activation, the time period in which you can travel depends on the duration mentioned on your ticket.

When using an Android smartphone, disable the NFC connection while checking in and out, otherwise the messages on the display of the card reader are not clearly legible. 

View the terms and conditions of travelling with a RET 1 day mobile ticket.
And view the terms of travelling with a RET 2 hour barcode ticket.