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Dartmouth Lower Ferry

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

You can now top up your Saver Travel Pass online. Just click the button below!

Top up your Saver Travel Pass

You can purchase a Saver Travel Pass on the Ferry for £2. Once you have your pass, simply top it up online whenever you need to.

Please note we no longer accept the old style paper vouchers, or cheque payments.

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?

The ferry operates all year round, except for Christmas Day. 

Monday to SaturdayStart TimeFinish Time
From Dartmouth7.10 a.m.10:55 p.m.
From Kingswear7.00 a.m.10.45 p.m.
SundayStart TimeFinish
From Dartmouth8.10 a.m.10.55 p.m.
From Kingswear8.00 a.m.10.45 p.m.


Winter Ferry Service

From 1 November 2021, the Dartmouth Lower Ferry will be carrying out the annual refit. This means that only one ferry will be operating.

Operating hours will remain the same, but there may be longer wait times and you should allow more time for your journey.

How much do we charge?

We accept credit and debit cards, except American Express.

We are unable to accept cheque payments or the old style paper vouchers.

The charges below come into effect on 1 Apr 2021

Top up your Saver Travel Pass

 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
Purchase your card on the Ferry from any of our staff
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.

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