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




The Higher Ferry will be closed from the 31st Jan for approximately 14 days due to its annual refit and MCA inspection.
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All the staff of the Dartmouth Higher Ferry wish our customers a very happy and healthy new year. @DevonLiveNews @DartMarina @BBCTravelSW @

Merry Christmas to all customers of the Dartmouth Higher Ferry. @DevonLiveNews @DartMarina @BBCTravelSW @dartmouthphots @MCA_media @DartRNLI

For ferry service information over Christmas & New Year, including substitute day bank holidays on the 27th & 28th December please see here: @DartMarina @BBCTravelSW @DevonLiveNews

The Penlee lifeboat disaster saw 16 people lose their lives on 19 Dec 1981.Never forgotten,fair winds and following seas🥲
Mousehole lights will be off all evening except for four significant items.The Island cross,Lifeboat Station Cross,the Cross and Angels and the RNLI sign

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