Service running to normal timetable. All Foot/Cyclist passengers must wear a face mask/covering when using the Higher Ferry.

Dartmouth – Kingswear

Part of the A379 between Plymouth and Torbay
Saves 25 miles or 50 minutes on a round trip
Shuttle Service – 3 Minute Crossing
7 Days a week – All year round

  • The Higher Ferry is now contactless and does not accept cash or cheques as payment
  • Single fares are available for all categories of Vehicle on board
  • Day returns and 10-trip concession cards for passenger vehicles up to 8 persons (cars) and commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tons are also available on board
  • Concession cards can be collected on-Board and topped up online.
  • 20-trip and 40-trip concession top-ups are only available online.

Ticket Prices

2 Ways to pay
1: Onboard
2: Frequent User Concession

Ferry Timetable

7 days a week
365 days a year
Mon – Sat: 6:30 am – 22:50 pm
Sun: 8:00 am – 22:50 pm

Area Map

Get your bearings
> Local attractions, beaches and walks
> The best cafes, bars and restaurants
> Download or print



From Tuesday 30th November the use of face masks/coverings will be mandatory for foot & cyclist passengers using the Higher Ferry. @DevonLiveNews @WMNNews @DartMarina @SouthHams_DC

The Higher Ferry is currently out of service due to storm Arwen. Please see for service updates. @BBCTravelSW @DevonLiveNews @INRIXtraffic_PT

Due to the predicted high winds the Dartmouth Higher Ferry service may be disrupted on Saturday 27th November, please check our website for operational status before travelling. Thank you @BBCTravelSW @DevonLiveNews @INRIXtraffic_PT

#StormArwen will continue to bring strong winds across many parts of the UK during Saturday

The cold air combined with the strong winds will give a very cold day right across the country

Here are the details 👇

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