Gravesend to Tilbury ferry

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

For service updates and general information, please contact the ferry operator. In the event of disruption, you will need to seek alternative transport.

To make a comment or complaint, please contact us at public.transport@kent.gov.uk or on 03000 41 38 25.

Read more about the crossing in our Gravesend to Tilbury ferry brochure (PDF, 3.8 MB).

Fares

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.

Timetable

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.

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

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.