GVB travel app

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About this app

The app for travelling by tram, (night) bus, metro and ferry in Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands. Your indispensable travel buddy for frequent travellers or for just a visit. Quickly and easily plan your trip from home to work, a restaurant or the theatre or from Schiphol to your hotel or B&B. Check whether there is a diversion or delay on your route. You always have your favourite line’s up-to-date departure times at your fingertips. And now it’s also possible to purchase a barcode ticket for immediate travel.

What the GVB travel app offers you:
- Up-to-date travel information: always the most reliable and up-to-date travel information for the GVB network as well as for all other public transport companies in the Netherlands.
- Trip planner: plan your trip to any address in Amsterdam or the rest of the Netherlands.
- Alert for disruptions: turn notifications on for your favourite line(s). You will receive an Alert if there’s a diversion or disruption. You can set this for certain days and time periods.
- Crowd indicator: in each requested travel advice, you can immediately see how busy a service is expected to be.
- Bicycle as before and after transport: under travel preferences, you can easily indicate whether you will start or end your trip by bicycle.
- Travel only with GVB: if you have a GVB travel product, e.g. a GVB hour/day or GVB Flex, and only want to travel with GVB lines, it’s easy to set this in your travel preferences.
- Save favourites: save your favourite locations in Amsterdam with just one click. It’ll then be even easier to plan your next trip.
- In-app ticket purchase: you can buy tickets via the app for one hour or for more hours/days and activate them immediately so you are ready to travel. Easily check in and out using your mobile.

Why are travellers using the GVB app even more?
- Unique Touch Swipe planner – The most personalised trip planner in the Netherlands. Simply swipe from your current, favourite or any other set location to the key places of interest in the city and your trip will be planned instantly. Then you can personalise your destinations. Select your destinations from a list of main locations in Amsterdam and surroundings, and save them for later use.
- Personal dashboard based on your travel profile. Directly access the key functions for your travel profile via your main screen. For example, if you use the app mainly for commuting, you will find your set regular route in your dashboard. In that way you always have the up-to-date departure times at hand.
- You can compose your own menu to display the functions which are most useful to you.
- Check the latest updates on disruptions and planned diversions.
- Search for up-to-date departure times by location, stop name or line. (available from mid-May 2021)
- Get in touch with GVB Customer Service quickly and have direct access to GVB Services such as lost & found or missed check-out (claim a refund for missed check-ins or check-outs).
- Fully available in Dutch and English.
Updated on
Dec 21, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
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Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted
382 reviews
No Nickname
December 9, 2022
Never know if the info is accurate or not. So i use the app, it says no delays, no disruptions no diversions, i head off to my stop and guess what!? No tram. So i check out gvb.nl website and there it is: diversions for four tram lines! Not one of those reported in the app!!!
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Fellype do Nascimento
December 30, 2022
Don't buy day or multi-day tickets from GVB in Amsterdam if you do not stay close to a bus/tran stop served by this company. Their transportation network seems to be much smaller than its main competing company (Connexxion). It looks to be better to buy the Amsterdam ticket from Connexxion. It is more expensive, but there are many more options with them, including buses to/from the airport. In addition, the GVB ticket are not refundable.
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Ellis Dema (DeM)
December 23, 2022
Useless! Unlike NS, which is a useful app full of functionalities, the GVB is pretty useless... Can only check a couple of things and that's it. You cannot even renew your card from the app. Bah.
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What's new

With release 1.32.0, GVB is taking its first step within the field of Mobility as a Service (MaaS). GVB would like to offer door-to-door transport in addition to our buses, trams, metros and ferries. Step by step GVB will explore the different possibilities in this market. From now on it is possible to see in the GVB app (under Nearby) where you can rent shared scooters and shared bicycles. The initial offer consists of four providers: Donkey Republic, OV Fiets, Check and Felyx.