Dartmouth Lower Ferry

Find the operating times and prices for the Dartmouth Lower Ferry here.

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

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


Dartmouth to Kingswear

Dartmouth side -  use TQ6 9AP in your Sat Nav

Kingswear to Dartmouth

Kingswear side - use TQ6 0AA in your Sat Nav

Operating Hours

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

Monday to Saturday Start Time Finish Time
From Dartmouth 7.10 a.m. 10:55 p.m.
From Kingswear 7.00 a.m. 10.45 p.m.
Sunday Start Time Finish
From Dartmouth 8.10 a.m. 10.55 p.m.
From Kingswear 8.00 a.m. 10.45 p.m.


The charges below came into effect on 17 Apr 2023.

Item 2023
Adult single £2.00
Adult return £4.00
Under 16 single £1.00
Under 16 return £2.00
Motorcycles £4.50
Car/small van (less than 2000 kg) £6.70
Car/small van (less than 2000 kg) Return £11.50
Light Commercial Vehicle (less than 3500 kg) £9.00
Light Goods Vehicle (less than 7500 kg) £14.00
Car and caravan/trailer £13.40

Ferry 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.

Top up your Saver Travel Pass

Type 2023
Foot passenger - 20 single tickets £30.00
Foot passenger - 40 single tickets £40.00
Motorcycle - 20 single tickets £40.00
Car/Small Van 10 single tickets £35.00
Car/Small Van 20 single tickets £50.00
Car/Small Van 40 single tickets £80.00
Light commercial vehicle 10 single tickets £40.00
Light commercial vehicle 20 single tickets £60.00
Light commercial vehicle 40 single tickets £100.00
Fleet Tag
Type 2023
Car/Small Van £2.00
Light Commercial Vehicle £2.50

We accept credit and debit cards, except American Express.

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

Read the Terms and Conditions for the Travel Saver Pass.