FERRY INFORMATION to Ocracoke–updated May 22

Evening on the Hatteras Inlet. Photo: C. Leinbach

Updated May 22, 2020:

Motorists are urged to follow the NC Ferry routes on Twitter for daily updates on ALL of the ferry routes. Route-specific Twitter feeds are available:
Hatteras-Ocracoke: @NCFerryHatteras
Cedar Island-Ocracoke & Swan Quarter-Ocracoke: @NCFerryPamSound

The Ferry Division will continue to encourage passengers to remain in their vehicles or stand at least six feet from other people while on board to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The new Hatteras-Ocracoke schedules are as follows:
Hatteras-Ocracoke
From Hatteras: 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m., 11 p.m. and midnight.

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

Cedar Island-Ocracoke
From Cedar Island: 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
From Ocracoke: 7:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Swan Quarter-Ocracoke
From Swan Quarter: 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
From Ocracoke: 7 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Runs on all ferry routes can be delayed or canceled at any time and for many reasons.  The ferry captains makes their own decisions about whether or not it is safe to run, but generally, when wind speeds reach about 35 mph, ferry runs will be suspended until the winds die down. 

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on social media.

For N.C. Ferry Division 2020 vehicle ferry schedules, click here: