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Vlieland-Terschelling

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Cabin

No

Sailings

Variable

Overnight

No

Do you want to make a day trip to Terschelling to Vlieland? Or spend a day island-hopping? During peak season, you can go back and forth between the two islands in the early morning and late afternoon. It is also possible to make the crossing in the off season, though with more limited options.

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Ferry from Vlieland – Terschelling

Do you want to make a day trip from Terschelling to Vlieland? Or spend a day island-hopping? During peak season, you can go back and forth between the two islands in the early morning and late afternoon. It is also possible to make the crossing in the off season, though with more limited options. If you plan to island-hop with a bicycle, you can take it on board with you. However, space for bicycles is very limited. Please make your reservation in advance. Folding bicycles with maximum dimensions of 85x60x30 cm are always allowed on board free of charge.

The Waddentaxi between Terschelling and Vlieland.

The Waddentaxi ms Zeehond is a small boat with a maximum of 12 places. This sails at set times, but can also be hired for a crossing. The costs for a single journey between Vlieland and Terschelling are approximately €16. This crossing takes 30 minutes.

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Boekingen voor zowel de Sneldienst als de Watertaxi kunnen via Doeksen.

Timetable Vlieland – Terschelling

The boats sail at different times in the period from May to September. The most convenient way to find out when the service will go between the islands is to use the Doeksen booking engine. This also includes the departures of the Watertaxi.

Departure, sailing time & arrival

How far in advance do you need to be present?

Rederij Doeksen advises to be present at least 30 minutes in advance for the crossing. Those who take the Wadden taxi must be present at least 15 minutes before departure.

Departure point Vlieland

Doeksen departs from the harbor in East Vlieland. If you have booked the Wadden taxi you have to go to a different location. This departs from the Waddenhaven at the pick-up/drop-off location of the taxi next to restaurant De Dining.

Arrival Terschelling

The arrival of the ferry service is at the ferry port of West-Terschelling. The Waddentaxi moors nearby in ‘De Kom' southwest of the landing point of the large ferries.

Traveling from Terschelling to Vlieland? Then the journey proceeds the same in reverse order.

Costs ferry Vlieland – Terschelling

Rates one way crossing

  • Express cloths: from €9.21
  • Waddentaxi: from €16

It is very limited to take bicycles on this express service to Terschelling, so if you want to go island hopping by bike, it is wise to make a reservation. Folding bicycles of a maximum of 85x60x30 cm can be taken on board (for free).

Frequently asked questions

There are a number of questions that are often asked about this crossing:

Can you cycle from Vlieland to Terschelling?

Yes, it is possible to take your bicycle on both the express service and the Waddentaxi. Make sure you book this in time, because space can be limited.

Can you travel by car from Terschelling to Vlieland?

It is not possible to travel by car between Terschelling and Vlieland. The ferry is not built for that and Vlieland is a car-free island.

Can the dog come on board?

Yes, dogs can board both the ferry and the water taxi

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