Ferry Service Back on Summer Schedule

The Elizabeth River Ferry resumed regular summer service on Sunday, July 12, in response to increasing demand.


The ferry service was operating on a reduced winter schedule after the coronavirus pandemic forced thousands of commuters to stay at home, shut down the Waterside District, and severely curtailed activity at numerous other public establishments.

With the economy beginning to restart and Waterside now open, ferry service will resume as well.

All customers aged 10 and older are required to wear some type of facial covering and to continue practicing social distancing while on board. HRT resumed collecting fares on July 1. Children and students under 18 ride for free.

Customers will find refurbished ferry docks at Waterside and High Street where upgrades include new structural work, wider gangways, and composite decking. The dock at Harbor Park was also upgraded, but with the team’s season cancelled for 2020 no service will be provided at that location.

The docks have been slightly redesigned to bring them into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Work on the North Landing dock is scheduled to begin later this year.