Gravesend to Tilbury ferry

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

If you have any questions about the ferry please visit the ferry operator's website or contact Jetstream Tours on 01634 525202.

To make a more general comment about the service please e-mail us at or call 03000 41 85 15.

If the service is disrupted then alternative transport is available using bus or rail services as shown below.


Ticket typeAdultChild
Adult single£4£2
Peak return£5£2.50
Off-peak return£4£2.50
Saver 10£22£12

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.

Bicycles and accessibility

  • The Gravesend-Tilbury ferry is a foot and bicycle ferry only.
  • Bicycles are must remain on the boarding deck however fold up bicycles and scooters may be taken inside the cabin.
  • The ferry caters for most forms of disability scooters however these may not enter the main cabin. We do however have a small area inside the main cabin for use during inclement weather for a standard sized wheelchair.
  • They are unable to accept motorcycles of any size.


The ferry operates from Monday to Saturday. There is no service on Sundays.

All sailings are to and from the Town Pier on the Gravesend side. Tilbury sailings are to and from the Tilbury Riverside pontoon.

Ferry timetable
From Gravesend From Tilbury
5:40am 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
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
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

Buses from Tilbury Ferry terminal

A regular bus service 99 is provided by EnsignBus in association with C2C Trains between Tilbury Ferry Terminal and Tilbury town centre and Rail Station.

Alternative transport service

Whilst every effort will be made to reinstate the ferry in the event of disruption, where this does occur, it is suggested that passengers make use of alternative public transport services operating between Gravesend and Thurrock and onto Tilbury.

Bus services

  • From Gravesend to Bluewater via Arriva Fastrack B service: boarding point – Stop A, Garrick Street, Gravesend
  • From Bluewater to Lakeside Bus via Ensign Bus Service X80
  • From Lakeside to Tilbury Town Centre via Ensgin Bus Services 66 or 73

For further information of local bus services please visit Traveline website.

Rail services

Via the C2C Rail Service.