6. 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.
We plan to operate the ferry on the dates and times below (subject to low tides & weather)
|Date||Ferry running times|
|Friday 20 September||09:30 to 14:30|
|Saturday 21 September||09:30 to 15:00|
|Sunday 22 September||09:30 to 16:00|
|Monday 23 September||10:00 to 17:30|
|Tuesday 24 September||No service|
|Wednesday 25 September||12:00 to 17:30|
|Thursday 26 September||09:30 to 10:00 and 13:00 to 17:30|
|Friday 27 September||09:30 to 10:30 and 14:00 to 17:30|
|Saturday 28 September||09:30 to 11:00 and 15:00 to 17:30|
|Sunday 29 September||09:30 to 12:00 and 16:00 to 17:30|
|Weekend only schedule starts|
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.
Summer (Easter to September)
Daily except Tuesdays: 9.30am to 5.30pm (except at low tides, where different details will be posted at the top of this page)
Winter (October to Easter)
Weekends and bank holidays: 10.00am to 5.00pm or dusk if earlier (except at low tides, where different details will be posted at the top of this page)
One way fare £1.30 per person (under 5 years old free)
Dogs, bicycles, pushchairs etc 70p
Water Taxi to other vessels (at Ferryman’s discretion) £5.00
(Customers with electric bicycles may have to wait to be taken separately to other passengers if ferry is busy)