Drive your car onto the ferry and enjoy a ride across the James River.
This ferry is not just a fun experience; it is a great way to cross the James River and avoid traffic. If you are visiting Virginia, it is a great idea to give the ferry a try. It is FREE and the service provides the only vehicle crossing of the river between the James River Bridge downstream at Newport News and the Benjamin Harrison Memorial Bridge upriver near Hopewell. The ferry is available 365 days a year, 7 days a week.
It is operated by the State of Virginia Department of Transportation. The ferry can carry up to 70 cars and takes 15 - 20 minutes to cross the river one way. If you want to visit Jamestown or the Williamsburg area and you are in the Surry, Scotland area, take the ferry across and enjoy the view. You won't regret the experience. Some people take this ferry as part of their daily commute, and it is worth the ride.