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There are 2 ways to get from Amsterdam to West Frisian Islands by train, ferry or bus

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Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Leeuwarden Intercity
  2. Take the ferry from Harlingen to Terschelling Veer

43€ - 86€

1 alternative option

Train, bus, ferry  •  7h 50m

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Heerenveen
  2. Take the bus from Heerenveen, Busstation to Harlingen, Havenplein 199 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Harlingen to Terschelling

45€ - 87€

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Last updated: June 29 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to West Frisian Islands is to train and ferry which costs 40€ - 90€ and takes 6h 36m.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to West Frisian Islands is to train and ferry which costs 40€ - 90€ and takes 6h 36m.

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The distance between Amsterdam and West Frisian Islands is 114 km.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to West Frisian Islands without a car is to train and ferry which takes 6h 36m and costs 40€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 6h 36m to get from Amsterdam to West Frisian Islands, including transfers.

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There are 314+ hotels available in West Frisian Islands. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to West Frisian Islands.
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  • Distance: 114.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 36m

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and West Frisian Islands, Netherlands?

There is no direct connection from Amsterdam to West Frisian Islands. However, you can take the train to Leeuwarden, take the train to Harlingen Haven, take the walk to Harlingen, take the ferry to Terschelling, take the walk to West Terschelling, Haven, then take the line 1 bus to Oosterend, Oosterend. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Amsterdam to Oosterend via Heerenveen, Heerenveen, Busstation, Harlingen, Havenplein, Harlingen, Terschelling, and West Terschelling, Haven in around 7h 50m.

Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 50€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
20€ - 28€
1st Class
30€ - 50€
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Heerenveen
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 45€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
18€ - 25€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Heerenveen, Busstation to Harlingen, Havenplein
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 13€
Website
arriva.nl
Ferry operators
Rederij Doeksen
Phone
088 - 9000 888
Email
info@rederij-doeksen.nl
Website
rederij-doeksen.nl
Ferry from Harlingen to Terschelling
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 29€
Website
Rederij Doeksen
Regular ferry
16€ - 20€
Fast ferry
26€ - 29€

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