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Overalflex

In a number of regions, we offer a Overalflex service, in addition to the regular bus lines. Overalflex is a sustainable and flexible transport service to order in the Noord-Holland Noord region. You decide when you will be picked up at your bus stop and where you will be dropped off.

So, there is no fixed timetable for Overalflex. A taxi will pick you up at a bus stop at the agreed time, and will take you as quickly as possible to your selected bus stop. You may have to share the vehicle with other passengers. But that only happens if your arrival time is not affected. Reservations can be made via a free flex-app or by calling.

Advantages

  • More departure times in areas that used to have only one bus an hour.
  • Environmentally friendly: no more large empty buses.
  • Customised transport with seat guarantee for all passengers (space for wheelchair and pushchair).
  • Does not stop at every bus stop and therefore often faster.
  • Easy to book via a flex-app or telephone.
  • Easy payment with your OV-chipkaart, debit card or credit card.
  • Via the app, you can see the exact time your transportation will arrive.
  • No unnecessary waiting around at the bus stop.

Where does Overalflex run?

The flex-buses are currently used in the following isolated areas within the Noord-Holland Noord region:

  • Breezand – connection to Anna Paulowna NS
  • Bakkum – connection to Castricum NS
  • Callantsoog and surrounding area – connection to Schagen NS
  • Graft-De Rijp / West-Graftdijk and surrounding area – connection to Alkmaar NS
  • Midwoud / Oostwoud and surrounding area – connection to Hoorn NS
  • Egmond-Binnen – connection to Heiloo NS
  • Dirkshorn and surrounding area – connection to Schagen NS
You can only travel within one area with Overalflex: from public transport junction (station or central stop) to the village centre. So, not from area to area.

When does Overalflex run?

Consult the table below. The green fields indicate time slots when Overalflex buses run in that area. The grey fields indicate time slots when the regular public transport service runs and the then relevant line number. In other words, Overalflex does not run during the grey time slots.

Making a reservation

You must make a reservation at least 30 minutes in advance. You can make a reservation up to 14 days in advance.
Please note: You must reserve an Overalflex bus. You cannot flag down an Overalflex as you would a taxi or regular bus. Even if there is (still) room in the bus, you cannot just get on the bus: there may be other passengers who have a reservation and will board the bus later.

Making a reservation using the app

You can make a reservation 24/7 via the OVflex app. Download the OVflex app for iPhone (iOS 9 and higher) or Android (6.0 or higher) and follow the instructions in the app.

Making a reservation per telephone

You can also order Overalfle by calling 088-6000 981. Overalflex can be reached by telephone on working days from 06.00 to 20.30 hrs and on weekends and public holidays from 07.30 to 20.30 hrs.

The driver will call you if you are not at the chosen bus stop. If you do not get to the bus stop on time, the driver can decide to leave after one minute. The ride will then be cancelled. If you paid in advance, you will not receive a refund.

Travelling together

Our system works per person. It is therefore possible that you will be picked up by different vehicles if you make a reservation separately. If you want to travel together, order for several people (maximum 4) from the same location and with the same account. If you travel with more than 4 people, order 2 times with 2 different accounts.

When a person makes a reservation for a group, he/she can pay by credit card for the entire group or indicate during the reservation that each will pay for themselves in the vehicle using their debit card.

Fare

  • For Overal flex, your journey will be charged at the normal public transport rate. You can see how much your ride will cost in the OVflex app. When you book by phone, you can ask for the price of your chosen ride.
  • Children in a stroller are allowed to travel for free. Children who are not in a stroller are considered to be an extra passenger and need to pay for a seat.
  • If the bus driver has to make a detour, you will not have to pay extra.
  • Subscriptions and (age) discounts are valid if you pay with your personal OV-chipkaart.

Means of payment

When you book with the app, you can pay immediately with your credit card. You can also choose to pay on the bus with your debit card, credit card or OV-chipkaart.

If you have a subscription to the OV-chipkaart, travel with student OV or you are 65+ with a personal OV-chipkaart and a Dal Vrij 65+ subscription, then these products are valid. This also applies to national discount products.

Bring with you

You can take anything that fits within 47x73x34 cm with you. If you want to take more with you, book an extra seat. Do you want to bring a stroller or wheelchair? Please indicate this when you make your reservation.

An guide dog is allowed, but must remain on the floor and not on a seat. The driver may require other pets to be carried in a bag or carrier measuring a maximum of 47x73x34 cm.