You can travel to and on the island of Texel by public transport. On this page we give you more information about bus transport on Texel.
At the train station in Den Helder, take bus 33 to the ferry port of the TESO. You can buy a ticket at the Connexxion counter in Den Helder or at the bus driver for € 3.00 (debit card or credit card) or with your OV Chipkaart.
At the ferry port in Den Helder you buy a boat return at the TESO counter. Handy, because you don't have to buy a ticket for the boat back!
If you want to travel with the Connexxion bus on Texel, you must leave the ferry on the right. From the bus station at the ferry terminal you can travel by bus line 28 to Den Burg (Elemert stop) or De Koog.
For all other stops on the island you travel with the Texelhopper. The Texelhopper vans run from the first to the last ferry. So you can always be transported with Texelhopper from and to every regular ferry. There is no bus on Texel on the so-called intermediate boats (departure on the hour from Den Helder). There are more than 130 recognizable boarding places on Texel. An overview of the stops can be found on www.texelhopper.nl
The Texelhopper must be ordered at least half an hour beforehand - via www.texelhopper.nl, the Texelhopper app or by telephone (+31 (0) 222-784000). When making a reservation, you will indicate where your nearest departure point is. Each stop has its own name and a number that can be seen on the stopping posts at the pick-up point. Please state where you want to go at the time of booking.
You pay for your trip in the Connexxion bus or the Texelhopper per kilometer with the OV chip card. It is still possible to buy separate travel tickets (the trip, day or family card).
When booking for the Texelhopper vans via www.texelhopper.nl or the Texelhopper app, you can pay with iDeal or credit card. You can also pay in the Texelhopper bus. If you buy a separate ticket in the Connexxion bus, you pay it to the driver with a PIN or credit card.
Don't want to think about bus tickets? With the 'Overal Reizen' subscription you can travel unlimited on Texel for € 99.00 per month (on the big bus as well as the small Texelhopper) and within the entire North-Holland North (regions Alkmaar, Hoorn, Den Helder and Schagen). There is also a subscription especially for young people (12-18 years), this costs € 75.00 per month.
Upon arrival at the ferry terminal in Den Helder you can board the train to the train station without showing a ticket; this ride is free. Leave the boat on the right and walk to the nearby bus stop. Because the bus must connect to the departure times of the train, travelers are expected to quickly walk to the bus and get on easily at one of the 3 opened doors. Thanks in advance!
There are several charging points for the OV chip card on the island:
• Cigar store Van der Vis, Weverstraat 4 Den Burg
• Albert Heijn Supermarket, Waalderstraat 48 Den Burg
• Primera Mets, Dorpsstraat 84 De Koog
• NS ticket machine at the ferry port.
Parking on Texel is really easy with the handy Texel e-vignette. Texel uses paid parking in all villages and at the beaches.
A bike hire business can be found in most villages on Texel, with a wide range of different bikes to hire. Read more about it here.
Have you decided to leave your car on the mainland? Not a problem. Besides excellent public transport, Texel has taxis or you might decide to hire a car.
There are 20 public charging stations for electric cars and electric scooters on Texel. The public charging points are located in the large parking lots.