Thursday, September 21, 2023

Jamestown-Scotland Ferry Changes to Summer Hours

(WYDaily file/Courtesy of VDOT)
The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry. (WYDaily file/Courtesy of VDOT)

SURRY COUNTY — The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry (JSF) will move to its summer operating schedule at noon, Friday, May 27.

The change in schedule aims to accommodate an anticipated increase in ferry passengers during the summer travel season, according to The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), which operates the ferry.

The JSF’s four ferries transport motorists across the James River from Scotland to Jamestown in both directions — an approximate 20-minute trip — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including major holidays. It is a free service.

The summer operating schedule runs through Monday, Sept. 5.

For more information on the JSF, including ferry schedules and views of traffic queues, visit  For updates on ferry service, motorists can call the ferry hotline at 1-800-VA-FERRY/1-800-823-3779.

For additional travel alerts, motorists are encouraged to follow @VaDOTHR on Twitter, visit, call 511, or download the free Virginia 511 mobile app.

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