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Dartmouth Lower Ferry

Lower Ferry Top Up Card

If you want to use the historic Dartmouth Lower Ferry, all the information you need about operating hours and charges are outlined below.

About the Dartmouth Lower Ferry

  • The ferry has been transporting vehicles and foot passengers between Dartmouth and Kingswear since the 1700's
  • The Ferry is operated using a floating platform pushed along by a tug
  • The crossing offers lovely views of Dartmouth, Kingswear, Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth Castle and the open sea.

Wheelchair users

The ferry is equipped to accommodate wheelchair users and our crews are there to assist.

How to find us

Lower Ferry, Dartmouth TQ6 9AP
Lower Ferry Office, The Square, Kingswear TQ6 0AA

Sat Nav Codes: Kingswear - TQ6 0AA Dartmouth - TQ6 9AP

Operating Hours

Monday - Saturday

Start Times

Finish Times


Start Times

Finish Times

From Dartmouth



From Dartmouth



From Kingswear



From Kingswear




All tickets can be purchased on the ferry. Please note we are currently unable to accept card payments.

Single Journey Prices 

Foot Passengers or bicycle with rider

Adults £1.50

Children (5-16yrs_ £0.50p

(Under 5's go free)

Motor Car / van, single ticket






Commercial Vehicle 1000kg - 1800kg (UW)


Commercial Vehicle 1801kg - 7500kg (UW)


Car and caravan


Ferry Savers:


Foot Passengers or bicycle with rider

40 single tickets


Motor car / van / commercial vehicle

40 single tickets£46.00

Motor car / van / commercial vehicle

20 single tickets£25.00

Motor car / van / commercial vehicle

10 single tickets£16.00


20 single tickets£15.00

Fleet Card for Businesses

For more information go to the
pdf icon Information for Businesses leaflet [557kb]

per crossing£1.15

Lower Ferry River Dart
Lower Ferry River Dart