Early morning ferry from Hatteras. Photo: C. Leinbach


Be aware that there have been many cancellations of the Hatteras-Ocracoke route due to staffing issues. If you need to know if a particular ferry is running, you may call the Hatteras Terminal at 252-996-6000. 

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ocracoke Ferry routes will transition to off-season schedules on Sept. 14 through May 24, 2022.  The schedules, beginning Tuesday, are as follows:

Cedar Island to Ocracoke: 7:30 a.m., 10:30, 4 p.m.
Ocracoke to Cedar Island: 7:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 4:30.

Swan Quarter to Ocracoke: 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30.
Ocracoke to Swan Quarter: 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6:30.

Hatteras to Ocracoke: 5 a.m., 6, 7, 8, 8:30, 9, 10, 10:30, 11, 11:30, noon, 1 p.m., 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30, 6, 7:30, 8, 9, 11, midnight.
Ocracoke to Hatteras: 4:30 a.m., 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10, 10:30,11:30, noon, 12:30 p.m., 1, 1:30, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30, 9, 9:30, 10:30, midnight.

The Hatteras route will remain on its fall schedule until switching to a full winter schedule on Nov. 2.

You can find and download a complete ferry schedule here.

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