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

Dartmouth Lower Ferry - Changes to Operating Times

Due to lockdown, our operating times have now changed. Please see the timetable below for further details.

National Guidance has also changed and you must now wear a face covering when travelling on the ferry, unless you are exempt.

Please consider the health and safety of our staff and other passengers, and only use the service for essential travel.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time, and stay safe.

Where are we?

Dartmouth to Kingswear

Dartmouth side -  use TQ6 9AP in your Sat Nav

Kingswear to Dartmouth

Kingswear side - use TQ6 0AA in your Sat Nav

When do we operate?

Monday - SaturdayStart TimeFinish Time
From Dartmouth7.10 a.m.8:55 p.m.
From Kingswear7.00 a.m.8.45 p.m.
SundayStart TimeFinish Times
From Dartmouth8.10 a.m.8.55 p.m.
From Kingswear8.00 a.m.8.45 p.m.

How much do we charge?

We accept credit and debit cards, except American Express.

The charges below come into effect on 1 Apr 2021

 Single Journey PriceReturn Journey Price
(same day)
Foot passengers or bicycle with rider

Adults £1.50

Adults £3.00

Children (5-16yrs) £1.00Children (5-16 yrs) £2.00
Under 5s travel for freeUnder 5s travel for free

Car / Van
(Less than 2000kg)


Light Commercial Vehicle
(Less than 3500kg)
Light Goods Vehicle
(Less than 7500kg)
Car and Caravan£13.00 


Frequent User Savings

Ferry Savers
New or Replacement Card£2.00
Card for Businesses (car or van)Per Crossing£1.50
Card for Businesses (light commercial vehicle)Per Crossing£1.75
Foot passenger or bicycle with rider20 single crossings£20.00
Foot passenger or bicycle with rider40 single crossings£30.00
Motor car / van 10 single crossings£25.00
Motor car / van 20 single crossings£35.00
Motor car / van 40 single crossings£60.00
Motorcycle20 single crossings£30.00
Light Commercial vehicle10 single crossings£30.00
Light Commercial vehicle20 single crossings£40.00
Light Commercial vehicle40 single crossings £70.00


Wheelchair Users

The ferry is fully equiped to accomodate wheelchair users and our crews are there to assist.

About the Ferry

  • The ferry has been transporting vehicles and foot passengers between Dartmouth and Kingswear since the 1700s.
  • 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.