Ferry to Texel:
A Unique Experience!

Teso Texel

If you plan to visit the beautiful Wadden Island Texel, the ferry crossing is an unforgettable start to your adventure. This trip not only gives you a chance to leave daily life behind for a while but also to enjoy the fresh sea air and the view of the Wadden Sea.

Practical Information

Uitzicht boot naar Texel

TESO Ferry Company

The ferry service between the mainland of North Holland and Wadden Island Texel is operated by TESO Ferry Company (Texel's Own Steamship Company). This company has over 100 years of experience in safely and comfortably transporting passengers and vehicles to Texel. With modern ships, TESO ensures a smooth and pleasant crossing.

Buying Tickets

  1. Online

    - It is advisable to buy your ticket in advance online. This speeds up the boarding process and guarantees you a spot on the desired departure. Visit the official TESO website to easily book your ticket online.
  2. At the Terminal

    - You can also buy tickets at the terminal in Den Helder. Keep in mind that it can be busy during the high season, and waiting times may increase.
  3. Rates

    - Rates vary depending on the type of vehicle and the season. There are special rates for pedestrians, cyclists, cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles. Children up to a certain age often travel at a discount or even for free. Check the TESO website for the latest rates.
Auto\'s op de boot naar Texel

Travel Time and Timetable

The ferry crossing to Texel takes about 20 minutes. During this short trip, you can enjoy a snack and a drink on board while taking in the beautiful view of the Wadden Sea.

The ferries run regularly, with a more frequent schedule during the high season. It is always advisable to check the current timetable before you travel.

On Board

There is plenty to do on the boat during the short crossing:


  1. Arrive on Time!

    - It can be busy, especially during the high season, so make sure to arrive well before the scheduled departure time. Consider traveling early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the crowds.
  2. Take Your Bike

    - Texel is a great island to explore by bike. You can bring your own bike on the ferry or rent one upon arrival on the island.
  3. Wildlife Spotting

    - Keep an eye out for seals and birds during the crossing. The Wadden Sea is a rich source of marine biodiversity.
  4. Cheaper Travel to Texel

    - On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, vehicle tickets to Texel are often up to 30% cheaper. These off-peak rates apply only to vehicles, not to pedestrians and (motor)cyclists. Check the TESO website for the latest rates.

The ferry to Texel is not just a means of transport but an experience in itself. It marks the beginning of your Texel adventure and provides a perfect moment to relax and prepare for the island's beauty. Have a great trip!