Ferry times and rates
The ferry to Texel is the cheapest of all wadden ferries by far and the crossing takes just 20 minutes.
The rates 2014
A return ticket for a car (carrying no more than 9 people) costs:
- € 25 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
- € 36.50 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays
- A return ticket for costs only € 2.50
There is no need to reserve a place, although you can buy an e-ticket in advance at https://www.teso.nl/nl/teso-tickets
Are you travelling with a caravan or mobilhome? Take a look at their site www.teso.nl.
The ferry leaves Texel every hour on the half hour from Den Helder.
Den Helder- Texel
- 6.30 - 21.30 on Montdag til Friday, every hour.
- 8.30* - 21.30 in Sunday. *From 1/4-1/10 the 1st boat leaves at 7.30 am.
Texel - Den Helder
- 6.00 - 21.00 on Montdag til Friday, every hour.
- 8.00* - 21.00 on Sunday. *From 1/4-1/10 the 1st boat leaves at 7.00 am.
On days where many guests are expected, the boat departs two times per hour. The overview of this ' between boats ' can be found on the website of TESO. Take a look at the webcams from TESO and watch the waiting traffice and the expected delays.
For some Sundays and public holidays, the first or the last boat. Look here for the exact times.
Parking in Den Helder
Leave the car in Den Helder, then you can park for free on the car park next to the terminal. To reach this parking lot, follow the route ' take away ' Texel ', ' pick up + P. The car park is not guarded. If this area is full, you can also park in the surrounding area. We advise you to take account of a 10-minute walk then.
TESO enables wireless internet available free of charge in the salons of the ships and on the harbour areas under the name ' teso_internet '.
People with special needs
There is a lift for disabled people on the ship dr. Wagemaker.
Further information on www.teso.nl. You can also order your ticket online: TESO website! Information line timetable/rates +31222-369691/369692 or www.teso.nl. Information line holiday peak +31222-369690.