Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Jamestown-Scotland Ferry resumes regular season schedule

(WYDaily file/Courtesy of VDOT)
The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry will resume its regular spring operating schedule on May 10. (WYDaily file/Courtesy of VDOT)

SURRY COUNTY — The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry, operated by The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), will begin using the spring operating schedule on May 10 as early as 1 a.m.

Until May 10, the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry will continue two-boat service hours from 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. as follows:

  • From 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily: vessels leave both sides, Scotland and Jamestown, on the hour and half-hour. All other times: vessel leaves Scotland on the hour and Jamestown on the half-hour

The Jamestown-Scotland Ferry operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including major holidays.

Ferry restrooms and the salon areas remain closed to the public until further notice. Drivers and passengers are asked to remain in their vehicles for the duration of the trip.

VDOT will continue to monitor and respond to travel needs as necessary.   

The summer operating schedule is from Friday, May 28 through Monday, Sept. 6.

All schedules are available here. Motorists are encouraged to report backups and incidents at the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry through the Waze app.

Real-time traffic updates are also available at 511 Virginia. Follow us on Twitter @VaDOTHR.


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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