The Champlain Valley is finally receiving a snow storm after almost two years of very little snow. While the snow is beautiful, traveling can be dangerous during storms, so you must be careful when driving!
This storm was causing delays for the Essex-Charlotte ferry, and as of 2:00 pm the storm forced the Essex ferry to close down for the day.
Winter Schedule Begins
Currently the ferry is running on the hour. At the Essex dock the ferry operates from 6:30 am-8:30 pm and at the dock in Charlotte, Vermont from 6:00 am-8:00 pm.
However, the Essex-Charlotte ferry winter schedule will begin on December 31. The ferry will be running every hour.
- Depart VT: 7:00 am- 5:00 pm
- Departs NY: 7:30 am- 5:30 pm
You can see the complete schedule on the Lake Champlain Transportation (LCT) website.
Essex-Charlotte Ferry Tips
Here are some reminders for commuters to remember about the Essex ferry crossing:
- All LCT ferries have a 1.75% fuel surcharge right now that is applied to each ticket sale.
- For those unaware LCT no longer sells round trip tickets. There is a discount commuter card available for those who frequently use the ferry and want to save some money.
- 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.
You can contact LCT if you have any questions at (802) 864-9804.