Get on board with the Syntus app

Are you familiar with the Syntus app? You can purchase a variety of tickets and subscriptions via the app. You can use the app to travel with your phone and never be without a ticket again.

  • Easy to set up
  • Travel straight away
  • No subscription card or OV chip card needed
  • Never be without your subscription again
  • Log in with your My Syntus account details

How does travelling with the app work?

When you buy a ticket or subscription with the app, your phone will serve as your bus ticket.

In the app, click on "Purchase ticket," find the ticket or subscription you want and add it to your cart. After your payment via iDEAL or credit card, the subscription will immediately be added to the "Active tickets" page of the app and you can start using it to travel.

You will no longer need a pass or OV chip card. Simply show the driver or conductor your subscription in the app.

In order to travel with a ticket/subscription, each passenger must have their own account within the Syntus app.

The Syntus app is valid when the "day code" within the app is clearly visible. The user of the Syntus app should therefore make sure that their smartphone functions correctly. That means that the device's time and date settings must be correct. A faulty time or date may cause the app to display the wrong day code, which would make the ticket invalid.

If you have any questions relating to this, please contact our customer service department by calling 088-0331360.

Creating an account

Creating an account for each passenger

To travel with a ticket/subscription, every passenger must have their own account within the Syntus app.
You can download the Syntus app for iOS and Android in the App Store or the Play Store.

You want to purchase a subscription for your child(ren) via the Syntus app

  • Download the Syntus app on your child(ren)'s smartphone(s)
  • Your children must each have their own account. If they do not yet have an account of their own, you have to set one up for them.
  • Once your children have registered their accounts on their own smartphones, you can purchase travel products for your children with your own phone. Make sure to select the "purchase for someone else" option during checkout. All you have to do is enter the email address linked to your child's account.

Which tickets and subscriptions can I purchase with the app?

The 65-plus ticket, day tickets and the Kids ticket can all be bought with the app. You can also easily buy the Syntus Route Ticket and the Star Subscription using the Syntus app. If there are special events, you can often get cheap promotion tickets. It is definitely useful to check often whether there is something you might be interested in.

The Star Subscription within the Syntus App is not valid for the Kampen-Zwolle NS rail route. Of course, you can order your Star Subscription in the webshop and from NS itself.

The Star Subscriptions listed below for the Kampen-Zwolle NS rail route can be purchased in the webshop but not in the Syntus App.

  • Minimum of 3 stars with centre zone 2573 or 4620.
  • Minimum of 4 stars with centre zone 2553, 2563, 2583, 4601, 4610 or 4680.
  • Minimum of 6 stars with centre zone 2543 or 4652.

No OV chip card or subscription card needed
Please note that when you purchase a ticket or subscription in the app, you will not need an OV chip card or subscription card. You travel with your phone by showing the ticket or subscription to the driver.

Do I always need an internet connection?

You will only need a data connection (Wi-Fi or network) to download the app and to purchase tickets or subscriptions. No data connection is required when travelling with the app. Once you have purchased a ticket or subscription, you can activate it offline via the app and use it, e.g. when you travel by bus or train. No data will be used.

If you have a subscription, your phone must be connected to the internet at least once every 24 hours in order to renew the code and colour. These act as identification tools for the driver. This happens automatically, e.g. when your phone is connected to your home Wi-Fi network. You do not have to open the app itself to do this.


What else can I do with the app?

The Syntus app is still under development. In the future, it will continue to be expanded with additional features.

How can I get the app?

The app can be downloaded for iOS and Android in the App Store and via Google Play.