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Harlingen Rederij Doeksen

A ferry sails several times a day, 365 days per year between Vlieland and Harlingen. This ferry line is provided by the private company Doeksen. Only pedestrians and bicycles can join the ferry. You can park your car at the terminals in Harlingen. The boat trip, on the comfortable and modern ferries, lasts approximately 90 minutes (fast ferry approximately 45 minutes).

Address ferry port: Waddenpromenade 5, 8861 NT Harlingen.


You can find the exact departure times, latest changes, rates, online ferry tickets and more information on the website of the shipping company:

Parking in Harlingen

An overview of parking areas in Harlingen available at:


Transportation on Vlieland

There are various ways to travel to your accommodation.
- Walking, some accommodations are within walking distance of the ferry
- Cycling, the bike rental shops are located in the village where the ferry docks.
- There are buses or taxis on hand each time the ferry docks.

You can have your luggage delivered to your accommodation upon arrival. Luggage transporters are on hand on the pier. Your luggage will be delivered for a small fee per luggage item. And when your vacation is over? Then you can have your luggage delivered once again to the boat. Just remember to make arrangements at least 24 hours in advance at the luggage transport operator.

Vlieland bus service

When the ferry arrives or departs, the bus is always on hand and will take you everywhere. There are also a number of low-floor buses. These provide excellent accessibility for wheelchairs. Tickets can be purchased at the Tourist Information Office and/or in the bus. The timetable is available at the Tourist Information Office and at every bus stop. The bus timetable is also online available. There are two timetables, one for summer and one for winter!

Public Transport to Vlieland

As the times and routes regularly (temporary) change, we always recommend to use the website Through this website you always have the correct date and time of date that you have planed to using public transport. You'll also get direct information about the price, the total travel time, connection points, transfer times, etc.

Nearest train station to Vlieland

Railway station Leeuwarden
Stationsplein 1
8911 AC Leeuwarden

Just outside the train station you can take the Bus towards Vlieland. For exact times and routes we always recommend to use the website


If you want to determine the exact route from your own street to Vlieland? Please it could fill. The form below.

Simply fill in your departure address and then press "Calculate Route". Then your route will be calculated. This may take a few seconds. Next you can just print the route.

Waddenpromenade 5, Harlingen, Nederland