The ferry is free. The boat/boats used in the service carry pedestrians, cyclists, cars, vans and lorries.
We have operated the ferry as well as owning it since January 2021.
Tides and weather
The Woolwich Ferry is not usually affected by tidal conditions, but we sometimes need to suspend the service when there is an extremely high tide.
We suspend the service when there is dense fog in the area.
Maximum height: 4.7 metres or 15.5 feet
Maximum width: 3.5 metres or 11.5 feet
Vehicles displaying Hazchem signs are prohibited.
The International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code contains a list of dangerous or harmful substances known as the Dangerous Goods List. Any vehicle or trailer carrying any substance specified in the Dangerous Goods List will not be allowed on the Woolwich Ferry.
This excludes any fuel that is contained in the tanks of the vehicle and is used for moving the vehicle or operating its equipment.