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Duration 45 mins.
Sailings Up to 3 times per day
Distance 6 miles, 9 km
Destination(s) 🇳🇱 Netherlands, 🇳🇱 Wadden Islands
Operated by Wagenborg

The main ferry connection to Schiermonnikoog departs from Lauwersoog. This place is located in the north of Friesland, close to the province of Groningen.

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Ferry to Schiermonnikoog

The ferry to Schiermonnikoog departs from Lauwersoog. It is a foot passenger and bicycle ferry and the ferry has only very limited space for motorised vehicles, because Schiermonnikoog is a largely car-free island. Four or five ferries depart for Lauwersoog every day.


Ticket reservations can be made at the Wagenborg Passenger Services website. Tickets start at €12.95 per adult. Reservations can be made by telephone from the Netherlands at 0900-9238, and by dialling 31 88 1031000 from outside the country.

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Timetable Lauwersoog – Schiermonnikoog

Wagenborg passenger services operate two ferries back and forth 5 times a day. There are 4 departures on Sundays. There are usually extra departures on public holidays, Fridays and very busy days in the summer months. See the times below:

Lauwersoog – Schiermonnikoog

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 6:30, 9:30, 12:30, 15:30, 18:30.
  • Wednesday, Sunday: 9:30, 12:30, 15:30, 18:30.

Schiermonnikoog – Lauwersoog

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 7:30, 10:30, 13:30, 16:30, 19:30.
  • Wednesday, Sunday: 10:30, 13:30, 16:30, 19:30.

Departure, sailing time & arrival

How far in advance do you need to be present?

It is recommended to arrive 60 minutes or earlier. However in the regular service it's common to arrive 30 to 45 minutes earlier.

Departure point Lauwersoog

In Lauwersoog there is ample opportunity to park, both indoors and outdoors.

address: Zeedijk 11
9976 VM Lauwersoog

Duration of the crossing Lauwersoog – Schiermonnikoog

The crossing from Lauwersoog – Schiermonnikoog and vice versa takes about 45 minutes with the normal ferry and 20 minutes with the express service.

Arrival Schiermonnikoog

On Schiermonnikoog you arrive at the following address, there is also a parking lot next to it: Veerweg 1, 9166 NB Schiermonnikoog.

Costs ferry Lauwersoog – Schiermonnikoog

Ticket prices Lauwersoog crossing

The rates are based on a return crossing
Rate forSummer seasonBase period
Child 0-3€0€0
Child 4-11€9,85€8,60
1 adult + trailer€96,25€96,25

In order to make the best possible estimate of the current prices, we have made a number of test bookings. These are all based on a return ticket.

It is also possible to use an express service. For this you are required to buy a ticket for the normal ferry service and you then pay a surcharge on this. In the table below we have listed the total price of the tickets, so ferry service surcharge for the fast service.

Please note: it is only possible to travel to Schiermonnikoog by car if you have an exemption for this.

Ferry ticket prices (fast service)

The rates are based on a return
Rate forPrices
Child 0-3€0
Child 4-11€17,60
1 adult + trailerNot possible

About Schiermonnikoog

Schiermonnikoog is the fifth inhabited Wadden Island in the province of Friesland. This quiet island lives mainly from tourism. The island itself is 18 km long. There is a daily ferry service by the company Wagenborg for the connection with the mainland. Schiermonnikoog was declared a National Park of the Netherlands in 1989. The Wadden Sea has been on the list of World Heritage since 2009.

Schiermonnikoog is an oasis of peace and therefore ideal for walking in nature. You can also go to this beautiful nature for Yoga classes. There are also various excursions along the Wadden Sea to discover fauna and flora


Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Lauwersoog and Schiermonnikoog is currently operated by: Wagenborg.

How long does the Lauwersoog-Schiermonnikoog crossing take?

The travel time of the Lauwersoog-Schiermonnikoog ferry is around: 45 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Lauwersoog-Schiermonnikoog ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Lauwersoog to Schiermonnikoog (or the ferry from Schiermonnikoog to Lauwersoog) Up to 5 times p/day. Depending on the season, the amount of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Lauwersoog and Schiermonnikoog?

The distance between Lauwersoog and Schiermonnikoog is approximately 6 miles or 9 km.