Bus transport on Ameland
The bus service on Ameland offers connecting transportation from the ferry to the four villages and all campgrounds (and vice versa). It also allows you to travel fast between villages.
In the buses on Ameland, you can easily check in and out with your debit or credit card. You can also buy a ticket on the bus, but you may only pay with pin. You also cab travel with your OV-chip card. It is possible to top up your OV-chipcard balance on the Ameland Arriva buses and at Primera. The relevant journey price will be deducted from your OV-chipcard balance. Two tariffs exist:
- 2023: Journey within 1 zone: € 1,82 per journey
- 2023: Journey within 2 zones: € 2,81 per journey
Additionally there is the possibility to purchase an online ticket in advance (printed or on your telephone) via arriva.nl/eticket of through the Arriva app. Also, Dutch public transport season tickets are valid on the Arriva buses on Ameland.
There are 3 bus lines on Ameland:
- Line 1 is the line between the ferry, Nes, Ballum and Hollum
- Line 2 is the line between the ferry, Buren, Nes (beach), Nes and the ferry
- Line 3 is the line between Hollum, Ballum, Nes and the ferry
View the schedule
- Bus timetable Ameland 2023, 1 September - 7 January 2024
Changes subject to change, no rights can be derived from these timetables.
Are you planning to come with a larger group? You can book a bus in advance at transport company Arriva by calling 003188-2776276 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For groups of approximately 30 guests and up who will be staying on the island, Arriva offers a special rate. Arriva prefers to be notified in advance, to prevent disappointment. The specific details of how and when to travel can then be agreed.
Guests with limited mobility
If you are in a wheelchair or have difficulty walking, even then you can easily use the bus on Ameland. View the special stops
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9163 JV, Nes