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Outer Banks Ocracoke Ferry Information

OUTER BANKS FERRIES

HATTERAS – OCRACOKE FERRY

When you want a break from driving, sit back and relax on a picturesque ferry ride between Hatteras and Ocracoke Island. Vehicle ferries run regularly, they’re free, and they’re a wonderful way to view the beautiful shores of the Outer Banks.

Hatteras Departures: 
Times vary by season.  The earliest departure is 5 a.m. The last departures are at midnight.
Ocracoke Departures: 
Times vary by season. The earliest departure is 4:30 and 5 a.m. The last departures are midnight and 12:30 a.m.

Crossing time: 60 minutes                                                                          Capacity: 22 cars

Ocracoke Express Passenger Ferry
Fare required to travel


Hatteras Departures: 
Times may vary.  9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Ocracoke Departures: 
Times may vary. 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Crossing time: 70 minutes                                                                          Capacity: 149 Passengers

Learn more about Ocracoke Express + FAQs here 
Purchase tickets + reserve your seat here - Be sure to "select route" drop down

While the Hatteras – Ocracoke ferry is the most convenient of the Outer Banks ferries for North Carolina visitors, there are actually a number of ferry routes located throughout the region, including:

  • The Knotts Island – Currituck County Ferry
  • The Ocracoke – Cedar Island Ferry
  • The Ocracoke – Swanquarter Ferry

There are also a half-dozen other North Carolina ferry routes located throughout the eastern region of the state. For more information on Outer Banks ferries, call 1-800-BY-FERRY, or visit the; NC Ferry website for a complete list of departure times.

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