Are you heading to Texel by car or motorbike? The ferries can accommodate around 300 vehicles and 1,750 passengers. Texels Eigen Stoomboot company has been running the crossings to Texel since 1907. As the name indicates, it’s a Texel company, and the majority of the shareholders are from Texel. The TESO ferries sail every day, 365 days a year, every hour from Texel to Den Helder and vice versa. The boat will ferry you between Texel and Den Helder with your car or motorbike quickly and easily. There’s no need to book.
You reach the terminal lanes via the ticket counter. Once on board, the TESO crew will direct you to the appropriate lane on the ship. You can reach the passenger deck and lounge by the stairs. Here you can sit at ease during the crossing.
TESO sails every day on the half-hour from Den Helder to Texel. The first sailing is 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.
Do you want to save money on the boat trip? On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays you can enjoy extra discount on a ticket. Only the day you depart from Den Helder for Texel counts for this off-peak rate. A TESO ticket is always a return ticket. View the fares for vehicles.
You can buy a ferry ticket for Texel in three ways:
There are two ways of buying a ferry ticket for the motorbike:
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
You can easily and cheaply take your bicycle or moped with you on the ferry to Texel. Read the boat information for two-wheelers here.
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
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!