The crossing between Den Helder and Texel takes approximately 20 minutes. On busy days TESO increases the frequency of sailings. However, during the season and during holiday periods delays may occur due to rush hour traffic. On our Timetable you can see a list of all additional sailings and anticipated waiting times. Depending on the season sailings on Sundays and Bank Holidays start one or two hours later than usual.

It is not possible to make reservations for a crossing. All tickets are return ticket. On your return journey (from Texel to Den Helder) there will be no ticket inspection and you will not be asked to produce your ticket again.

Facts and Figures
The distance between Den Helder and Texel is 4,200 metres.
The average speed during a crossing is 20 km/h, and 11.5 knots respectively.