Woolwich Ferry

The ferry is free. The two 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.

Check planned closures and live service information on our status updates page.

Operating times

From 28 November to 30 December 2022, we're operating a two-boat service from Monday to Friday. Operating times are:

Monday to Friday

  • 07:00-18:00

Service runs approximately every 15-20 minutes throughout the day.

Saturday and Sunday

  • No service

Public holidays

  • No service

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.

Vehicle restrictions

Maximum size

Maximum height: 4.7 metres or 15.5 feet
Maximum width: 3.5 metres or 11.5 feet

Dangerous goods

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.