Gravesend to Tilbury ferry

A regular ferry service operates from Monday to Saturday between Gravesend and Tilbury riverside.

The ferry service is run by the Lower Thames and Medway Passenger Boat Company and is subsidised by Kent County Council and Thurrock Council.

For service updates and general information, please contact the ferry operator in the first instance. To make a comment or complaint, please contact us at or on 03000 41 38 25.

You can contact the ferry crew on 07973 390124.

Read more about the crossing in our Gravesend to Tilbury ferry brochure (PDF, 1.3 MB).

Ticket typeAdultChild
Adult single£4.00£2
Peak return£5.00£2.50
Off-peak return£3.00£2
Saver 10£22.00£11

Peak times

Peak fares apply from 5:40am to 9:15am and 4:15pm to 7:10pm

Saver 10

Saver 10 is a weekly ticket that allows passengers to buy 1 ticket for 10 trips (either peak or off-peak) in advance of their journey.

Travelling with children

  • child fares apply to children aged 5 to 15 years old
  • children under the age of 5 can travel free of charge at all times provided they are accompanied by a fare-paying passenger
  • no more than 4 children under the age of 5 can accompany each fare-paying passenger.

The ferry operates from Monday to Saturday.

All sailings are to and from the Town Pier on the Gravesend side, except those shown below as the West Street Pier. Tilbury sailings are to and from the Tilbury Riverside pontoon.

From Gravesend From Tilbury
5:40am from West Street Pier 5:50am
6:10am 6:20am
6:45am (except Saturdays) 6:55am (except Saturdays)
7:10am 7:25am
7:40am 8am
8:10am 8:30am
8:40am 8:50am
9am 9:10am to West Street Pier
10:05am 10:15am
10:30am 10:42am
11am 11:12am
11:30am 11:42am
12pm 12:12pm
12:30pm 12:42pm
1pm 1:12pm
1:30pm 1:42pm
2pm 2:10pm to West Street Pier
3:05pm 3:15pm
3:30pm 3:42pm
4pm 4:12pm
4:30pm 4:42pm
5pm 5:12pm
5:30pm 5:42pm
6pm 6:12pm
6:30pm 6:42pm
7pm 7:10pm to West Street pier