Are you visiting Vlieland and you also want to visit Texel? In the summer it is possible for tourists to take the ferry from Vlieland to Texel. Vice versa is also possible of course. The ferry De Vriendschap is only available for pedestrians and takes you by ferry from Vlieland to Texel. After arrival the boat there is a free transfer by a large truck that will take you to the Wadden Island of Vlieland via the beach.
You can take your bike with you when you book a single trip with the ferry from from Vlieland to Texel. Many cyclists make use of this possibility to make bike trips across the islands. This makes the ferry from from Vlieland to Texel a very nice way of traveling, because the ship is not too big and that makes the crossing an adventure in itself.
Travel information ferry from Vlieland to Texel
From Vlieland to Texel: the crossing
The crossing takes about an hour and starts at the famous wooden jetty on Oost Vlieland.
Tickets for the ferry from Vlieland to Texel
It is recommended to purchase tickets online in advance.
Transportation from Het Posthuys
A ticket includes transport (with the Vliehors Expres) from the jetty to Het Posthuys on Vlieland. From there you can continue on your bike, there is also a bus. With the car from Texel to Vlieland is not possible with the ferry De Vriendschap.
Departures (one way ticket)
The departure time of the ferry from Vlieland to Texel is 5.15 pm. In the high season there is a chance of an extra departure, then a ferry leaves at 4 pm.
Departures (day trip return)
When you have booked a day trip to Texel, the ferry departs from Vlieland at 10.45 am. The return trip back to Vlieland departs at 5.15 pm. In high season there is a chance of an extra departure.
Timetable and schedule ferry from Vlieland to Texel
- During the summer (mid-July to the end of August there is a daily departure to Texel.
- During the preseason (until mid-July) the boat crosses from Vlieland to Texel on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.
- During the fall (September) there are departures on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.
- During the late season (October) the boat only sails on Tuesdays and Sundays.
- During the fall break there is a chance of extra departures.