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NCDOT Ferry Information

North Carolina's ferry system consists of 21 ferries and everyday service on seven regular routes across the Currituck and Pamlico sounds as well as the Cape Fear, Neuse, and Pamlico rivers. There is also a walk-on passenger ferry service that runs during the summer season between Hatteras Island and Ocracoke Island and it drops you off directly in Ocracoke Village.

Two routes – Hatteras-Ocracoke and Ocracoke-Cedar Island – are officially part of the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway​.

Ocracoke Island, Hyde County is only accessible via private air craft, private boat, or ferry service. Three different ferry routes serve Ocracoke Island. Swan Quarter - Ocracoke (paid route), Cedar Island - Ocracoke (paid route), and Hatteras - Ocracoke (free route).

For more information or to book reservations on the sound routes (Swan Quarter and Cedar Island) click here.

Ocracoke Island also has a free tram service that runs during the summer season to accommodate passenger ferry customers but is available to anyone who wishes to use them. For route information click here.