Free trial of public transport
Commute by car? Are you concerned about climate change and would you like to make a change? Or do you want to find out if travelling to and from the train station gets you a little more exercise or if travelling by train gives you a bit more time to relax? Try public transport instead! Under certain conditions, we’ll give you a public transport pass (‘OV-chipkaart’) for a maximum of eight weeks that you can use for your commute. The pass allows you to travel second class on the train and bus throughout Limburg. The pass is valid on all services run by Dutch transport providers – so you can sit back and relax. We have four different special offers available that allow you to use public transport for free. After this period, you will receive personal advice for a subscription with a discount of up to 40%.
Who is this campaign open to?
This campaign is only open to employees of Zuid-Limburg's partners and who now use their car for most of their commuting trips within Limburg. It must also be the first time you participate in one of Zuid-Limburg's public transport trials.
Discover the public transport
If you commute by bus or train, then join a free, eight-week trial to see whether greener, healthier ways to travel could fit into your life.
Discover the public transport + P+R
If you don't live close to a train station, we provide a free parking space at the bus or train station. Park at one of the free P+R car parks in Limburg or receive four weeks free parking at one of the Q-Park P+R car parks at the train stations Sittard, Heerlen, Maastricht, Valkenburg, Roermond, Weert or Venlo.
Discover the public transport + folding bike
Use the OV-chipkaart public transport pass from Maastricht Bereikbaar for up to eight weeks of free travel. To give you an eco-friendly, low-cost, and healthy way to cover those final kilometres, we'll lend you a folding bike for free for four weeks during your trial period.
Discover the public transport + P+R + folding bike
If you don't live near to a train station or the distance from the train station to your work is just too far to walk, then try out public transport for up to eight weeks and use the P+R at the train station and then the folding bicycle to travel those last few kilometres in a green and healthy way.
Still not sure?
We understand that you can't just stop driving. Maybe you're unsure how useful it would be to cut back on driving. You may also think that travelling by public transport, bicycle, or e-bike will take up too much time. Or you may even be unconvinced of the potential health benefits of taking a different mode of transport to work. Every day that you use the car less and move more will directly contribute to improving your health. Whether you walk to and from the station or cycle between your home and your job: every move counts! And you get back the extra travelling time because you don't have to go to the gym as often. Our free trial offer helps you make a decision.
Discover public transport temporarily not available!
Due to the measures implemented to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the space in public transport is limited. As a result, Zuid-Limburg Bereikbaar has opted not to offer ‘Ontdek het OV’ for the time being.
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Tax benefits of travelling with public transport
If you are in paid employment and do not receive any reimbursement for your travel expenses by public transport from your employer, you can, under certain conditions, deduct fixed costs from your income. Read more about on the website of the Tax and Customs Administration.