Ocracoke Express Passenger Ferry service begins May 23

By on May 7, 2024

NCDOT Ocracoke Express Passenger Ferry

Beginning May 23, passenger ferry service aboard the Ocracoke Express will run each day of the week. A round-trip fare is $15​ per person. Children 3 and under ride free. There is also a $1 charge for a bicycle.

The Ocracoke Express passenger will run every day between May 23 and Sept. 9, 2024.

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.

Although not required, reservations are recommended. To make a reservation, call 1-800-BY-FERRY or book online at ferry.ncdot.gov. To take the Ocracoke Express without a reservation, check in no later than 20 minutes before departure time. (Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.)

The ferry carries up to 129 passengers per trip across the Pamlico Sound directly into Ocracoke Village, within walking or biking distance of all the village has to offer – from dining to shopping to strolls along the waterfront.

Once on land, travelers can take Hyde County’s free shuttle service, which departs from the ferry terminal and makes a loop around the village, stopping at several points of interest.

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s passenger ferry service is another option to the existing vehicle ferries during the busy summer months. The passenger ferry season will end on Sept. 9.

For more information visit NC Ferry System website.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at https://app.buildingconnected.com/public/54da832ce3edb5050017438b for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at mterrell@barnhillcontracting.com or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


See what people are saying:

  • Just a mom

    Does anyone know how long one can leave their vehicle in the ferry parking lot on Hatteras? With the sketchy road on Ocracoke at the North end, paying for ferry sounds like a better option for visiting family and friends if one can leave vehicle for a few days in Hatteras.

    Tuesday, May 7 @ 5:57 pm