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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
Can you travel by car from Terschelling to Vlieland?
Can the dog come on board?