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

Does the Ferry run over Christmas?

Our times over Christmas are as follows:



Christmas EveNormal Service
Christmas DayNo Service
Boxing DayFirst Ferry - 10.00 a.m. from Kingswear
Last Ferry 4.55 p.m. from Dartmouth
27 Dec to 31 Dec 2019Normal Service
New Year's DayFirst Ferry - 10.00 a.m. from Kingswear
Last Ferry - 4.55 p.m. from Dartmouth

Where are we?

Dartmouth to Kingswear

Dartmouth TQ6 9AP use TQ6 9AP in your Sat Nav

Kingswear to Dartmouth

Kingswear TQ6 0AA use TQ6 0AA in your Sat Nav

When do we operate?

Monday - SaturdayStart TimeFinish TimeSundayStart TimeFinish Times
From Dartmouth7.10am10.55pmFrom Dartmouth8.10am10.55pm
From Kingswear7.00am10.45pmFrom Kingswear8.00am10.45pm

How much do we charge?

We accept credit and debit cards, except American Express

Single Journey Prices
Foot passengers or bicycle with rider

Adults £1.50

Children (5-16yrs) £1.00

Under 5s travel for free

Motor Car / Van, single ticket




Commercial Vehicle 1000kg - 1800kg (UW)£6.00
Commercial Vehicle 1801 - 7500kg (UW)£10.00
Car and Caravan£12.00

Frequent User Savings

Ferry Savers
New or Replacement Card£2.00
Card for BusinessesPer Crossing£1.35
Foot passenger or bicycle with rider40 single crossings£25.00
Motor car / van / commercial vehicle40 single crossings£52.00
Motor car / van / commercial vehicle20 single crossings£30.00
Motor car / van / commercial vehicle10 single crossings£20.00
Motorcycle20 single crossings£25.00

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 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.