Outer Banks Ferry Schedule

As we're surrounded by water, traveling by ferry is a convenient and popular mode of transportation on the Outer Banks. There are just some places cars can't go, or at the very least, not very easily. For a complete look at the NC DOT Ferry service schedules and fares, please visit ncdot.gov/ferry, or download the full Ferry Schedule here.

NEW in 2018, The Ocracoke Express!

Unlike the other ferries servicing the Hatteras-Ocracoke route, the Express only carries people (no cars). It'll move at 2x the speed and take riders right into Silver Lake harbor. Best of all, reservations are accepted. The car ferries remain free, but the Express will have a fee to ride. More info to come in the following months. 
 

Hatteras to Ocracoke Ferry

Crossing Time: 60 minutes
Reservations: Not accepted
Fare: Free

Cedar Island to Ocracoke Ferry

Crossing Time: 2.25 hours
Reservations: (800) 293-3779
Fare: Toll

Ocracoke to Swan Quarter Ferry

Crossing Time: 2.5 hours
Reservations:(800) 293-3779
Fare: Toll

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