Jetstream Tours operates the ferry serviceon behalf of Kent County and Thurrock Council from:
This service operates 6 days per week (Monday-Saturday) all year round.
During ferry hours a bus service operates from Tilbury Landing stage to Tilbury Town station.
The ferry is the most cost effective way from getting between Kent and Essex. Try a new route today and see how much time and money you could save!
Due to a breakdown the ferry not operate on Saturday 21st September 2019
Service will resume on Monday 23rd September 2019 at 05:40am
|Departures From Gravesend||Departures From Tilbury|
*The 0645/0655 sailings do not operate on Saturdays
No service on Sundays and Public Bank Holidays,
(This includes Christmas Day, Boxing day and New Years Eve)
Peak fares apply from 5:40am to 9:15am and 4:15pm to 7:10pm
Our Saver 10 is a ticket that allows passengers to buy a book of 10 trips (either peak or off-peak) in advance of their journey. There is no expiry on this ticket and so you can use this ticket until you have completed 10 crossings.
If you hold a Kent Thurrock or Medway bus pass you may use this service free of charge at any time.
Other Concessions wishing to travel with an English national concessionary travel pass (E.N.C.T.S) may travel free of charge after 0930. Before this time you will be charged at Child rate.
Please show your pass upon boarding.
If you have lost your return or saver 10 ticket, replacements are not available. Please ensure you keep your ticket safe or you will be asked to purchase another ticket for your next crossing.
During the month of July 2018, the ferry:
Child fares apply to children aged 5 to 15 years old
Children under the age of 5 can travel free of charge at all times provided they are accompanied by a fare-paying passenger
The Gravesend-Tilbury ferry is a foot and bicycle ferry only.
We are able to cater for most forms of disability scooters however these may not enter the main cabin. We have a small area inside the main cabin for use during incliment weather for a standard sized Wheelchair.
Bicycles are allowed in the main cabin or may remain on the boarding deck.
Sadly we are unable to accept motorcycles of any size.
Parking is is available at both ferry terminals.
At Gravesend: you can use one of the many council operated pay and display car parks. Day prices are £6.80 at the Horn Yard and Market car park.
Gravesend Terminal Postcode: DA11 0BJ
At Tilbury: parking is available on the landing stage itself. It is free to park however once full, parking can then be difficult.
Tilbury Terminal Postcode: RM18 7NJ
Alternative Route should the service be suspended due to Fog or breakdowns:
Gravesend to Tilbury-
Tilbury To Gravesend
Service updates can be found on our twitter feed above.
For all other enquiries please contact the ferry direct on 07961 892627 (available only after 2nd May 2017)
If you have any complaints about the service email us
or please contact Kent County Council here.