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11 May 2009

Catch the Shepperton to Weybridge Ferry

With the exception of a twenty year gap until 1986, there has been a ferry between Shepperton and Weybridge for around 500 years. It was also famously featured in H. G. Wells' novel War of the Worlds.

The current ferry enables people walking or cycling the Thames Path to continue their journey past Shepperton Lock without being diverted by the Wey Navigation.

The ferry runs from 8am on weekdays, 9am on Saturdays, and 10am on Sundays, until 5.30pm, and a single fare costs £1.50 or £2 with a bike. The ferry runs every 15 minutes and you should ring the bell on the quarter hour if coming from the south side to ensure the ferryman knows you are waiting.

Click here to see the location on a map.

1 comment:

  1. They really do mean the exact quarter-hour, too! It reminds me of a friend's story of turning up to a Swiss cable car a minute early. He was told to come back in a minute...