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Train from Rotterdam to Texel

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Train from Rotterdam to Texel

In planning our trip, I booked a couple days in Rotterdam, then the last 3 days in Texel before going back to Amsterdam and flying home.

I was just doing some research to discover there is no direct train/ferry to Texel. So it seems we’ll have to go back to Amsterdam, then transfer to another train, bus and ferry.

Is this correct or is there another way to get there?

Also, as we’re not buying a train pass in our 11 day trip, can we pay cash for each ticket as we get to the station?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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1. Re: Train from Rotterdam to Texel

Did you look at a map before you thought of this itinerary? Amsterdam lies between Rotterdam and Texel. So I’m not sure what you mean by “So it seems we’ll have to go back to Amsterdam”.

You will have to pass Amsterdam in order to get to Den Helder from where you can take the ferry to Texel. I’m not sure why you would think there is a direct ferry from Rotterdam to Texel, let alone a direct train?

You can plan your journey from Rotterdam to Den Helder on Google Maps or this planner; https://9292.nl/en

For info about the ferry to Texel see https://www.teso.nl/en/

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2. Re: Train from Rotterdam to Texel

Correct. The train ticket can be bought using cash at Rotterdam Centraal station. The bus from Den Helder station to the ferry is free. Ferry tickets can be bought online via https://www.teso.nl/en/tickets-english or at the ferry terminal. Tickets for the bus on Texel can be bought in advance in Den Helder. On the bus tickets can only be bought using a debit or credit card.

Edited: 5:43 pm, August 01, 2018
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3. Re: Train from Rotterdam to Texel

Thanks for these very helpful answers! I did have a map in front of me as I planned the itinerary but I

guess it wasn't detailed enough to show there was no direct route from Rotterdam to Texel.

As a Canadian, we're so used to large land masses and long distances to get anywhere, that I'm

looking forward to smaller geography and shorter travel time!

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