The Essex-Charlotte ferry will begin operating on its winter schedule today Monday, December 28, 2015.
The single ferry operating at this crossing will arrive hourly throughout the day, every day of the week.
Departs NY: 7:30 am-5:30 pm
Departs VT: 7:00 am-5:00 pm
This crossing will operate on this schedule through spring 2016.
You can see the complete schedule and ticket prices on the Lake Champlain Transportation website.
Departure times may vary due to wind, ice conditions, maintenance or traffic. To stay up-to-date with the ferry crossing text “LCTFerries” to 24587 to receive important schedule updates on your phone or visit ferries.com to subscribe for updates to your email address.
Tickets Sold on Boat
Lake Champlain Transportation has also announced that when the schedule changes the booth at the Essex crossing will close and tickets must be purchased aboard the ferry throughout the winter.
“The tickets will now be sold on the boat at the Charlotte – Essex crossing. If you use a commuter card you will have to switch over to the commuter books because they will be unable to scan your card during the months that they sell the tickets on the boat.
You can use the remaining balance on your commuter card to put towards a commuter book. You can pick up the commuter books at the office in Burlington, or have them mailed certified to you.” (LCT)
Essex-Charlotte Ferry Tips
Here are some reminders for commuters to remember about the Essex ferry crossing:
- There is a discount commuter card or commuter books available for those who frequently use the ferry and want to save some money if that option suits you. Call 802-864-9804 to learn more.
- This particular crossing takes about 25 minutes. So don’t forget to factor that into your travel time!
- Credit cards are currently not accepted at this crossing location.
- Pets are allowed but must be leashed.
You can contact LCT with any questions at 802-864-9804.