Elizabeth River Ferry
The Ferry operates every 30 minutes, with 15-minute
 service at peak times on weekends. The Ferry is 
wheelchair accessible and allows boarding passengers
 to walk on with their bicycles. For more information, 
contact Hampton Roads Transit at 757.222.6100 or www.hrtransit.com. Click here for Ferry Map.
Take the Ferry for Fun

Day or night, riding the Ferry is a great way to get around. 
Restaurants, museums, shopping and more are all within 
walking distance of the docks. The Waterside Marketplace is 
a unique shopping, dining, and entertainment adventure.  
Poised at the Elizabeth River and directly across from 
Portsmouth, Waterside offers restaurants and retail shops. 
Boat cruises and ferries depart from Waterside daily.
Take the Ferry to Harbor Park

The Ferry runs between North Landing in Portsmouth 
and Harbor Park in Norfolk. Harbor Park is home of the 
Norfolk Tides, the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles.
 Service runs every 30 minutes beginning one hour before
 game time and continuing just after the game ends. 
Norfolk Tides Schedule and 2012 Printable Schedule.  
Purchase tickets online.                                     
Take the Ferry to MacArthur Center (MacArthur Mall)

Located in the heart of downtown Norfolk, and just a few blocks 
from the waterfront, MacArthur Center is the only place in 
Southeastern Virginia where you can experience World Class 
Shopping in a world class environment. Nordstrom, Dillard's, and 
140 extraordinary stores, along with an 18-screen theater surround 
a beautiful 70-foot atrium.

Just two blocks from the Waterside Landing, you’ll find MacArthur 
Center, with more than 150 shops and restaurants. To get the mall 
from The Waterside, simply take a left on Atlantic Avenue and 
follow it directly for three blocks. See the Store Directory.

MacArthur Center, 300 Monticello Avenue Norfolk, VA 23510. 757.627.6000.
Nestled on the Elizabeth River, the 
12,067 seat stadium boasts 20 luxury suites, press facilities, including two TV broadcasting booths, and a 300-seat restaurant. Harbor Park also features a complete picnic area for private parties, as well as an exceptional variety of concession food and beverages for stadium guests.  

Harbor Park, 150 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA  23510. 757.622.2222.
Memorial Day to Labor Day - 30 Minute Schedule
Monday thru Friday
Ferry Service Ends at Midnight.
Saturday & Sunday
Ferry Service Ends at Midnight
Monday thru Friday
7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
High Street Landing (Portsmouth)
North Landing 
Traveling with Children?

Children under 38 inches tall may board any HRT vehicle for free as long as they are accompanied by an adult fare-paying passenger. Up to two children per fare-adult are permitted to board for free.

Headed to the Ballpark?

The Ballpark Ferry runs to Harbor Park every 30 minutes beginning one hour before game time and continues just after the game ends. You can only board the ferry at North Landing. Look for the ferry displaying the banner 'Ball Park Ferry'. The ferry docks just steps from the ballpark stadium.

Pedestrian Ferry Service
The Elizabeth River Ferry is a system of three 150-passenger paddle-wheel ferryboats, one of which is the world's first natural gas-powered pedestrian ferry. The Ferry travels between North Landing and High Street in Portsmouth and Downtown Norfolk at The Waterside Marketplace. It's fast, economical and offers a panorama harbor view – a 5 minute ride. 
Please note: The Elizabeth River Ferry requires exact change.   They do not accept credit cards.
Elizabeth River Ferry Schedule
America's First Ferry Service 
started between 
Portsmouth and Norfolk 
in 1636.
7:05 a.m. to 11:35 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m..
10:05 a.m. to 11:35 p.m.
Waterside Landing 
7:15 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Labor Day to Memorial Day - 30 Minute Schedule
Friday thru Sunday
Ferry Service Ends at Midnight
Monday thru Thursday
Ferry Service Ends at 10 p.m.
Monday thru Thursday
Saturday & Sunday
High Street Landing (Portsmouth)
North Landing 
Waterside Landing 
7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
7:05 a.m. to 9:35 p.m.
7:15 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
10:05 a.m. to 11:35 p.m.
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
7:05 a.m. to 11:35 p.m.
7:45 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
The ferry service dates back to 1636 when a skiff was rowed across the river. After 1720, the ferry transported horse-drawn wagons and other wheeled vehicles across the river, but it still depended on men to row it.  By 1794, six ferry boats were propelled by oarsmen between Norfolk and Portsmouth. 

Paddle-wheel vessels were used for the first time in 1821. The first steam-powered ferry came along in 1832. In 1918, the ferry carried 40 automobiles and 200 passengers and continued being used until the Downtown Tunnel to Norfolk opened to vehicular traffic in the early 1950s. The ferry made its last trip in 1955. 

Ferry service was restored between the two cities in 1983.
Persons w/ Disabilities
Cash Fares  - One Way
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"The consistent quality of the delicious coffee is exceeded only by the hospitality and the view of the Elizabeth River at High Street Landing is spectacular." 

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