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May bank holiday bin collections

All bin collections following a bank holiday Monday will now take place one day later. Find out when your bin is collected.

This replaces the previous system of moving the Monday collections to the following Saturday.

Topsham Ferry

Face coverings are no longer required by law. The government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.
You may wish to continue to wear face masks on the ferry, and for further passenger safety we continue the policy of a maximum of six customers to travel on the ferry.
We continue to have hand sanitiser on board and regular cleaning of hand rails etc is still being carried out.
Thank you for your time in this and please be patient should passenger queues occur.

Exeter City Council Topsham Ferry (by Passage House, Ferry Road)

Our ferry runs across the river Exe, between the landing in Ferry Road at Topsham, and Topsham Lock on the western bank of the river.

Please note: The Exeter City Council Service is separate to the Topsham to Turf Ferry which runs independently

The weather forecast may lead to postponement or cancellation of ferry service. If in doubt please ring the ferry phone during the advertised times:

Payments for use of the ferry can be made on board using contactless cards or cash.



The ferry runs across the river Exe, between the landing in Ferry Road, Topsham, and the western bank of the river by Topsham Lock Cottage. There is no road access to Topsham Lock but it is on the Exe Estuary Trail cycling and walking route.

The ferryman can be contacted during advertised operating times on 07801 203338.



  • Single fare £2.00 per person (under 5 years old free)
  • Return fare £4.00 per person (under 5 years old free)
  • Bicycles £1.50
  • Water Taxi £7.00
  • Dogs and pushchairs free

We accept contactless card payment and cash.

Due to cargo weight restrictions a maximum of 6 pedal power bicycles or 4 battery powered bicycles can be carried at any one time.


Ferry operating times

May 2023

Mon 29 May 9.30 am to 5.30 pm  Bank Holiday 

Tue 30 May Closed

Wed 31 May 12.30 pm to 5.30 pm

June 2023

Thur 1 June 1.30 am to 5.30 pm

Fri 2 June  2.00 to 5.30 pm

Sat 3 June 9.30 am to 10.45 am & 3.00 to 5.30 pm

Sun 4 June 9.30 am to 11.00 pm & 3.45 to 5.30 pm

Mon 5 June Closed

Tue 6 June  Closed

Wed 7 June 9.30 am to 2.00 pm

Thur 8 June 9.30 am to 2.30 pm 

Fri 9 June 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Sat 10 June  9.30 am to 4.00 pm

Sun 11 June 9.30 am to 5.00 pm 

Mon 12 June Closed 

Tue 13 June Closed

Wed 14 June  12.15 pm to 5.30 pm

Thur 15 June 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Fri 16 June 9.30 am to 10.15 am & 2.15 to 5.30 pm

Sat 17 June 9.30 am to 11.00 am & 3.00 to 5.30 pm

Sun 18 June 9.30 am to 12.00 & 3.30 to 5.30 pm

Mon 19 June Closed

Tue 20 June Closed

Wed 21 June  9.30 am to 1.30 pm

Thur 22 June 9.30 am to 2.15 pm

Fri 23 June 9.30 am to 2.45 pm

Sat 24 June 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Sun 25 June 9.30 am to 4.00 pm

Mon 26 June Closed 

Tue 27 June Closed

Wed 28 June 10.00 to 5.30 pm

Thur 29 June 11.15 to 5.30 pm

Fri 30 June 12.30 to 5.30 pm

When this content has been updated

Last updated 30 May 2023