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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.


September opening times

Fri 23 Sep 1.00 am to 5.30 pm

Sat 24 Sep 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm

Sun 25 Sep 10.30 am to 11.30 am & 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Mon 26 Sep CLOSED

Tue 27 Sep CLOSED

Wed 28 Sep 10.00 am to 12.45 pm

Thu 29 Sep 10.00 am to 1.30 pm

Fri 30 Sep 11.00 am to 2.00 pm


October opening times

Sat 1 Oct 9.30 am to 2.30 pm

Sun 2 Oct 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Sat 8 Oct 2.30 pm to  5.30 pm

Sun 9 Oct 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Sat 15 Oct 9.30 am to 2.30 pm

Sun 16 Oct 9.30 am to 3.00 pm

Sat 22 Oct 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm

Sun 23 Oct 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm

Mon 24 Oct  CLOSED

Tue 25 Oct CLOSED

Wed 26 Oct 9.30 to 12.00 & 4.30 to 5.30 pm

Thu 27 Oct 9.30 to 12.45 pm

Fri 28 Oct 10.00 to 1.15 pm

Sat 29 Oct 10.30 to 2.00 pm

Sun 30 Oct 11.00 to 2.30 pm



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 £1.50 per person (under 5 years old free)
  • Return fare £3.00 per person (under 5 years old free)
  • Bicycles 80p
  • 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.

When this content has been updated

Last updated 23 September 2022