Cape May Lewes Ferry

The Cape May ferry crosses Delaware Bay several times a day, connecting the Cape May peninsula with the town of Lewes, Delaware. The trip takes an hour and ten minutes. In 2007, the ferry carried more than 350,000 vehicles and over one million passengers!

Depending on when you travel and how long you stay, you can pay anywhere form $10 to $41 for a one way trip.

The one way ferry fares for a cars and driver vary by season:

  • November through March: $28
  • April through October: $34
  • Peak times: $41

Peak travel times are Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays between 9:30AM and 7:30PM, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

If you're traveling during the late fall and winter, the Cape May ferry has started a new same day return trip fare. You will pay only $10 each way from November 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009, if you're going and coming on the same day.

No matter when you travel, there is an additional charge for each passenger.

Children under six ride free. Children 6 to 12 pay $3.50 to $4.75, depending on season., Teenagers over 14 and adults pay an additional $7 to $9.50 depending on season.

Foot passengers who leave their cars behind pay those same rates. The ferry accepts credit cards.

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Shuttle buses

For passengers without cars, shuttle buses from the ferry terminals take you into the town of Cape May on the New Jersey side and into the towns of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, on the Delaware side.

The Rehoboth Beach shuttle also makes stops at the Rehoboth Outlet Malls.

From mid-June until mid-October, these shuttle buses run regularly, seven days a week. The schedule is more limited in the spring and the fall. Make sure to purchase your shuttle bus tickets at the same time as your walk on ferry ticket. Also check with your driver to find out bus departure times.


If you're driving, make your reservations at least 24 hours in advance. During slower times, you can sometimes get on at the last minute. But don't count on it. The reservations number:
(800) 64-FERRY.

Get to the ferry terminal at least a half hour before the ferry departs, otherwise you could lose your spot on the boat.

Got all that?? Ok. now sit back and enjoy your mini-cruise.

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