The Local Motion Bike Ferry

A Note Concerning the Bike Ferry Opening:

Local Motion had scheduled the Bike Ferry season opening to coincide with the completion of the causeway work, which was scheduled to be June 23rd. However, we were recently notified by the Town of Colchester that the reopening of the Causeway would be delayed due to Governor's COVID-19 order to halt construction projects. We have tentatively scheduled the ferry opening for July 1st. This is our best-guess scenario for the earliest start date considering causeway readiness and uncertainty about the virus impact. Setting a date is important as it allows us to initiate the lengthy and detailed process of preparing for the upcoming season within a specific timeframe. Those tasks include boat, dock, and equipment repairs and maintenance, hiring staff and training, Coast Guard inspections, and deployment of equipment. We will be keeping a careful eye on all of the factors that can impact our schedule and will adjust as the situations dictate. Many thanks for your patience and continued support of Local Motion.  

2020 Schedule*

Anticipated Opening Day is scheduled for July 1 (subject to change)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday ONLY from May 23 - June 14

Daily from June 19 through Labor Day, September 7

Friday, Saturday & Sunday (plus holidays) September 11 - October 12

Hours of Operation: 10 am to 6 pm

*Schedule is subject to change due to weather and other circumstances beyond our control.

Fare Donations

Our fares are suggested donations. The ferry doesn't run on love alone...though we wish it did.  The service costs upwards of $190,000/year for over a hundred days of service -- and fares cover less than 60% of that. Thank you for your support.

We do not accept credit cards on the Causeway

Round Trip:

Mon - Fri: $8 Adults, $5 Youth 7-17, free 6 & under

Weekends (Saturday & Sunday): $10 Adults, $5 Youth 7-17, free 6 & under

One Way:

Mon - Fri: $5 Adults and Youth, free 6 & under

Weekends (Saturday & Sunday): $5 Adults and Youth, free 6 & under

Season Passes


$40 for adults, $25 for youth 17 and under

Adult prices increase to $50 on May 1st 

  • Unlimited use, no blackout dates, no restrictions
  • Valid only for the person to whom it is issued

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!
  • Purchase your pass from Local Motion's Trailside Center, located on the waterfront bike path in Burlington!
  • Mail a check and avoid the processing fee:  Send your name, mailing address, and a check to Local Motion (1 Steele St. #103 Burlington VT 05401)

Buy Your Season Pass Here!

Special Groups

Interested in using our bikes or bike ferry for a special event, corporate outing, wedding, etc.? Learn more here!