Transport to and from Terschelling
The ferry to Terschelling departs from Harlingen. The port of Harlingen is easily accessible by car, but you can also choose to take the train: it takes you all the way up to the port of Harlingen.
Parking in Harlingen
You drive to Harlingen. Here, you can either park your car in one of the parking places, or you can choose to take your car with you to Terschelling.
If you are planning to stay for only a couple of days, it is not worth the effort to take your car with you. You can easily park your car in Harlingen in the parking place beneath the port (though this parking place is often packed), or you can park your car at the ‘long-term’ parking place, near the port. It is possible to take a shuttle bus service to the ferry, but you can also easily go by foot: the long-term parking place is only a couple of hundred meters away from the port.
Transport at Terschelling
Buses will be waiting for you at the port. Bus route number 120 will take you to Tjermelân. You can buy a ticket from the bus driver: a one-way ticket will cost you €2.50. For more information and for the bus schedule, check www.busterschelling.nl.
If you prefer to take a cab, you can take one of the many taxis that will be waiting at the port. Both regular taxis and taxi vans will be available. You can also request a wheelchair accessible taxi. A taxi ride to Tjermelân costs about €25, -.
You will find many bicycle-hire shops at the port. It is possible to book your bicycles in advance, but (except during the theatre festival ‘Oerol’) you can easily hire your bicycles as soon as you arrive at Terschelling. All bicycle-hire shops on the island offer virtually new bicycles and offer a wide selection of bicycle types, such as electric bikes (it is better to book these in advance though).
If you wish to hire a bike from one of the shops at the port, the employees of the shop will take your luggage to your holiday accommodation. This is a great way to start your holiday right away, as soon as you get off the ferry. Please remember that you need to ride your bicycle back to the port on the day of your departure, even when the weather is less pleasant than expected. If you wish, the employees of the shop will take your luggage from your holiday accommodation for free. Your luggage will stay at the shop until you get on board the ferry to go back to Harlingen.