Ferry from Texel to Vlieland

Are you visiting Texel and you also want to visit Vlieland? In the summer it is possible for tourists to take the ferry from Texel to Vlieland. Vice versa is also possible of course. The ferry De Vriendschap is only available for pedestrians and takes you by ferry from Texel to Vlieland. After arrival the boat there is a free transfer by a large truck that will take you to the Wadden Island of Vlieland via the beach.

You can take your bike with you when you book a single trip with the ferry from Texel to Vlieland. Many cyclists make use of this possibility to make bike trips across the islands. This makes the ferry from Texel to Vlieland a very nice way of traveling, because the ship is not too big and that makes the crossing an adventure in itself.

Travel information ferry from Texel to Vlieland

From Texel to Vlieland: the crossing

The crossing takes about an hour and starts at De Noordman in De Cocksdorp.

Take the ferry from Texel to Vlieland
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Tickets for the ferry from Texel to Vlieland

It is recommended to buy tickets online in advance. If you prefer to buy tickets on Texel, you can do so at De Noorman in De Cocksdorp. This is near beach pole 33 and opposite the rescue station of the KNRM. This is also the location of the jetty where the boat moors. The address is: De Noorman, Volharding 2A, De Cocksdorp, Texel.

Transport from the jetty

A ticket includes transport (with the Vliehors Expres) from the jetty to Het Posthuys on Vlieland. From there you can continue on your bike, there is also a bus. With the car from Texel to Vlieland is not possible with the ferry De Vriendschap.

Departures (one way ticket)

The departure time of the ferry from Texel to Vlieland is 5.15 pm. In the high season there is a chance of an extra departure, then a ferry leaves at 4 pm.

Departures (day trip return)

When you have booked a day trip to Vlieland, the ferry departs from Texel at 10.45 am. The return trip to Texel starts at 5.15 pm from Het Posthuys on Vlieland.

In the high season there is a chance of an extra departure. This departs from Texel at 9.30 am and will return to Texel from Vlieland at 4 pm.

Timetable ferry from Texel to Vlieland

  • In the high season (mid July to the end of August there is a crossing every day to Vlieland.
  • In the preseason (until mid-July) the ferry from Texel to Vlieland crosses on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
  • In the late season (September) there are crossings on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
  • In the late season (October) the ferry only crosses on Tuesdays and Sundays.
  • In the autumn holiday there is a chance of extra crossings.