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How long does the crossing to Texel take?

When you go to Texel, the journey there is almost as much fun as the stay itself. In order to get to the Wadden island, you have to take a ferry crossing. But how does that actually work?

The passage to Texel

The passage to Texel has been provided by Texels Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming, or TESO for short, since 1907.The name says it all, TESO is Texels own. The majority of its shareholders are therefore Texels.

How do you get on board?

Do you go by car or motorbike? No problem. Once you have collected your tickets, traffic controllers will show you the way to the car park where you can wait to board. Here you can also get some food or drinks. By bike or on foot you can of course also access the boat, and a return ticket costs only €2.50. Want to save time? Then you can very easily buy a return e-ticket via the TESO website, so you don't have to go to the ticket office anymore.

Departure times

The ferry departs from the ferry port in Den Helder. It sails 365 days a year to the ferry port in 't Horntje. The ferry departs every half hour every day. The first boat to Texel leaves at 06:30 and the last at 21:30. There are extra departures at busier times. Before departure, you can check the current information on the TESO site.

On the boat

The trip to Texel takes just 20 minutes! On board, you can buy food and drinks. You can also enjoy the seagulls flying along and the beautiful view. You can already see our island in the distance; if you look closely, you can see the Hoge Berg and the Hoornder church. For this, you can go outside. If you prefer to stay inside, there is also plenty of opportunity to admire the surroundings. Before you know it, you're already there. You'll almost wish the crossing was longer!

Return trip

Want to return to the mainland? Then remember that the boat sails back every hour! The first boat leaves at 6am and the last at 9pm.

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