Jamestown-Scotland Ferry

Ferry Schedules

The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year including all major holidays.

On Christmas Day (December 25), the ferry runs on the hour in Surry and on the half-hour in Jamestown.

For ferry traffic updates and operational status, call 1-800-VA-Ferry/1-800-823-3779. For general information, send an email to  jsferryinput@vdot.virginia.gov. Note: The email inbox is only monitored during weekday business hours.

Boarding Locations

From Surry

16289 Rolfe Highway
Surry, Virginia  23883-3102

Scotland Geo-coordinates :
LAT 37º 11’6” N, LONG  76º 47’ 4”

From Jamestown

2110 Jamestown Road
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185

Jamestown Geo-coordinates: 
LAT 37º 13’ 11” N, LONG  76º 47’ 30 W

Cost: Free

  • Height: 12 feet 6 inches

  • Width: Legal limits for highway travel

  • Length: Legal limits for highway travel

  • Weight: 16 tons for large trucks, 28 tons for semi-tractor combinations 

  • The ferry can only transport liquid or materials that are not required to display a HAZMAT placard as required by Department of Transportation rules.

Ferry Fleet

The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry fleet is made up of four ferries:

Vessel Year Built Capacity
Pocahontas 1995 70 cars
Surry 1979 50 cars
Williamsburg 1983 50 cars
Virginia 1936 28 cars



Jamestown Scotland Ferry
P.O. Box 26, Surry, VA 23883





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Page last modified: Nov. 2, 2018