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. Locations 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. Usually, the Dartmouth Lower Ferry reduces to one float after a busy summer period for the entire winter. However, this year a new trial is set to take place with two ferries working over the busiest times during the winter period in response to community demand. The new single and double winter ferry timetable will be as follows: Single ferry running for winter refit Monday 30 October – Sunday 10 December Double ferry running Monday 11 December – Sunday 4 February Single ferry running for winter refit Monday 5 February – Sunday 17 March The usual service will restart again on Monday 18 March. You can read more about these changes here. 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. Charges 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.