As you probably already know, Texel is the ideal cycling island. Many day trippers go to the island in good weather to explore Texel by bicycle. Does that sound like a good plan? Then discover the many kilometers of cycle paths on the island. The cycle paths go through woods and dunes, so you cycle along the most beautiful nature reserves. Of course you can also explore the best spots on the island by moped. Take your bicycle or moped easily and cheaply on the ferry to Texel.
Cyclists and moped riders board through the terminal’s cycle entrance. You will be led to a special bicycle entrance on the ferry. Automatic sliding doors will let you ride to the other end of the boat. To reach the passenger deck and lounge, go up two floors. On the Dokter Wagemaker or Texelstroom ferry this deck can also be reached with a lift.
TESO, Texels Eigen Stoomboot Onderneming, sails every day on the half-hour from Den Helder to Texel. The first boat sails at 6.30 a.m. (except on Sundays). The last boat always leaves at 9.30 p.m. On Sundays from 1 April to 1 October the first sailing is at 7.30, and at 8.30 a.m. the rest of the year. On busy days the ferry sails twice an hour. For more information and the current sailing times go to www.teso.nl/en/
The last boat to Texel always leaves at 9.30 p.m. The last boat from Texel to Den Helder always leaves at 9.00 p.m.
A return ticket for a bicycle or moped costs just € 2.50. Foldable bikes travel free of charge; the full fare applies to foldable bikes which are not folded.
See the fares for bikes/mopeds.
You can buy a ticket in advance from the TESO website, or buy your ticket at the ferry port in Dent Helder. The ticket counter is manned, and there are ticket automats. At the ticket counter you can pay only with a debit or credit card.
The ferry departs from Texel for Den Helder every day, on the hour. The first sailing is at 6.00 a.m. (except on Sundays). The last boat always leaves at 9.00 p.m. On Sundays from 1 April to 1 October the first sailing is at 7.00, and at 8.00 a.m. the rest of the year. On busy days the ferry sails twice an hour. For more information and the current sailing times go to www.teso.nl/en/
Den Helder: Havenplein 3, 1781 AB Den Helder
Texel: Pontweg 1, 1797 SN Den Hoorn
More than 10,000 bicycles are rented on Texel. Quite logical, because Texel is a real bicycle island. You can rent a bicycle from various bicycle rental companies on Texel via our website. Are you going for an electric bicycle, a tandem or a trendy cargo bike? Make your choice and order your rental bike on time! You can pick it up yourself from the landlord or have it delivered to your accommodation.
The boat trip to Texel is fast and comfortable. Take your bike with you for an affordable price! The crossing takes only 20 minutes. You can relax on
Do you want to come to our island by car or motorcycle? The TESO ferry takes you quickly and easily with your car or motorcycle from Den Helder to Texel.
Are you coming to Texel for a few days soon? What a wonderful prospect. With these travel tips, the crossing is extra cheap. A good start to your holiday!
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