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Texel transportation

I'm getting conflicting info on how to pay for buses. One site said #33 from train in Den Helder to ferry is 3 euros. Another said #33 is totally free both ways., However we can purchase an all day bus pass for the island for 7,50 euros from the bus driver. You can use Chip card, you cannot use Chip card, you can't use cash....etc. I would like to purchase bus Day Pass and a Ferry ticket with little stress/aggravation as possible so I'm hoping someone is familiar with the process and can help me out. Thanks

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Thanks for your reply. I had already looked at this site and others but they didn't answer my questions. It says you can't use cash on the bus and we don't have a Chip card so how do we buy a day ticket from the driver? Is #33 free both ways or not? Is one ferry ticket, or "return ticket" for 2,50 euros our version of round trip?

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Busline 33 runs from Den Helder station to the ferry terminal. This bus is free both ways.

On Texel there are two kinds of buses, both known as Texelhopper: (choose english ;)
- regular bus (#28)
- small buses

Bus line 28 runs between the ferry terminal and the villages of Den Burg and Koog:
The smaller buses run to 130 stops on the island. These smaller buses have to be booked in advance.

A single for the buses on the island costs 3 euros and a day ticket 7.50 euros. A family day ticket (gezinsdagkaart) (max 2 adults and 3 children) costs 17.50 euros. There are no discounts.

Only on bus line 28 (the regular bus) the ov-chipkaart is valid as well. The bus driver of #28 does not accept cash. You can pay using a debit or credit card. Tickets can also be bought at various points of sale:

A ferry ticket is a return (or round trip) and costs indeed 2.50 euros for a foot passenger. On the way back your ticket will not be checked.