The 2017 season has come to a close, but was it ever one for the books! The bike ferry carried 16,000+ passengers across "the cut" breaking all previous records! Thanks so much to our staff, crew, volunteers and of course, our passengers!
2018 Ferry Schedule
-- 10 am to 6 pm --
SPRING: Fridays, Weekends & Holidays (May 25 - June 10)
SUMMER: 7 Days a Week (June 15 - Sept 3)
FALL: Fridays and Weekends (Sept 7 - Oct 8)
Our fares are suggested donations. The ferry doesn't run on love alone...though we wish it did. The service costs more than $150,000/year for over a hundred days of service -- and fares cover only about 50% of that. Thanks for your support.
Round Trip: $8 Adults, $5 Youth 7-17, free 6 & under
One Way: $5 Adults and Youth, free 6 & under
We do not accept credit cards on the Causeway
Season Passes: $40 for adults, $25 for youth 17 and under
- Unlimited use, no blackout dates, no restrictions
- Valid only for the person it is issued to
Three ways to get a Season Pass
- Click the button below and pay with your credit card online -- we'll mail the pass to you
- Ride to the Cut on a day the Ferry is running and purchase your pass from the crew on the spot with cash or a check (credit cards are difficult because of dropped Internet signals over the water)
- Purchase your pass from Local Motion's Trailside Center, located on the waterfront bike path in Burlington, 10am to 6pm, 7 days a week
YOUR CONNECTION FROM THE MAINLAND TO THE CHAMPLAIN ISLANDS
The Island Line Trail is an experience unlike any other. With distant views of the Adirondacks to the west and Green Mountains to the east, the 3 mile packed gravel recreational path will lead you literally to the middle of Lake Champlain. Here, surrounded by water, you can either choose to turn around and head south back to the mainland or hop Local Motion's Island Line Bike Ferry to continue onto South Hero Island.
The Island Line Trail ranks as one of the most scenic vistas in the world and is some of the easiest riding and walking terrain in all of Vermont. Superb biking, walking, gorgeous views, trails, farms and good food await you along the Island Line Trail. Our specially equipped bike ferry, the Bill and Carole Hauke 2, will carry you comfortably across the 200 foot "cut" whether you are heading south from the Islands or north from the Burlington/ Colchester area.
Getting to the Ferry is easy. Choose to begin your ride on the waterfront in Burlington, VT (10 miles south of the Ferry), Airport Park in Colchester, VT (4 miles south of the Ferry) or South Hero Village, VT (about 5 miles north of the Ferry). The Ferry Rates & Schedule can be found here. If you are looking for route or ride inspiration, make sure you check out some of our favorite rides. If you are interested in learning about the rail to trail history, click here.
While the Island Line Bike Ferry rarely closes, don't forget to check the weather before heading out to visit!
Check out this amazing footage captured by a drone soaring above the Island Line!