Seasonal Connecticut River Ferries Resume Service

NEWINGTON, CT – After a more than three-week delay due to high water levels on the Connecticut River, the seasonal Chester-Hadlyme and Rocky Hill-Glastonbury ferries resume operation today following the winter hiatus.

Ferry service is set to start at 7 a.m. and will run daily through Nov. 30. Hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. The cost is $5 per vehicle (whether car, truck, SUV or motorcycle) on weekdays and $6 on Saturday and Sunday. The pedestrian charge is $2.

Last season, the Connecticut River ferries combined to shuttle more than 123,000 vehicles and nearly 50,000 passengers.

“Although we are getting a later start than expected, we are excited to launch the two historic Connecticut River ferries this week. These historic vessels offer some of the most unique modes of transportation anywhere in the country,” said Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Garrett Eucalitto in a press release. 

“No matter if someone is driving, walking, or a riding a bike, the ferries offer picturesque views of the river and communities, and are a wonderful way to travel.” 

The Rocky Hill-Glastonbury Ferry is the oldest continuously operating ferry in the United States. It began service in 1655. The Chester-Hadlyme Ferry launched in 1769. The state DOT has operated the ferries since 1917.

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