Ocracoke Express Passenger Ferry starts May 23

By on February 20, 2024

Ocracoke Express tickets go on sale Feb. 23 at ncferry.gov.

North Carolina Ferry System

Ocracoke Express (Credit: NCDOT)

The Ocracoke Express passenger ferry between Hatteras and Ocracoke islands will begin service on May 23 and run through June 30, 2024

One-way fares are $7.50, with an additional $1 charge for bicycles. Children three and under who can share a seat with an adult can ride for free.

This marks the sixth season for the Ocracoke Express. The passenger ferry whisks people on a 70-minute trip between Hatteras and Silver Lake Harbor in Ocracoke Village, where a free tram operated by Hyde County is available to carry them around the village to shops, restaurants, accommodations and attractions.


Ocracoke Express Passenger Ferry Schedule


Hatteras to Ocracoke Village

8:30 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 1:45 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Ocracoke Village to Hatteras

9:45 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.



Hatteras to Ocracoke Village

9:30 a.m.; 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Ocracoke Village to Hatteras

11:00 a.m.; 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


For more information visit NC Ferry System website.

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