Jamestown-Scotland Ferry

Ferry Schedules

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

We are currently operating under the fall/winter/spring schedule. Please check the schedule prior to arriving at the docks as ferry departure times vary. The ferry does not always depart on the half-hour and hour. 

Click here to see the traffic queues approximately one-half mile from the boarding locations in real-time on 511 traffic cameras.

For ferry traffic updates and operational status, call 1-800-VA-Ferry/1-800-823-3779

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

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
Powhatan 2019 70 cars
Surry 1979 50 cars
Williamsburg 1983 50 cars



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



Ferry Do's and Don'ts

Page last modified: Oct. 12, 2023