The Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company

FERRY SERVICE STATUS – 13 July 2024 The ferry service is currently running normally.

Friendly reminder to all of our ferry card holders. Please remember that passes on your cards are valid for 2 years from date of purchase


The service runs daily (see timetable), weather and other circumstances permitting, except for times when the vessel is undergoing refit (every two years, usually around October/November).

Carrying pedestrians, pedal or motor cycles, cars and light vans, goods vehicles / camper vans, buses and coaches. For REDUCED PRICES, please see the discount page – for day rates please see tolls page.

The Ferry does not operate a pre-booking system.


The present ferry, “Bramble Bush Bay”, came into service in January 1994, it is the fourth ferry to operate this service since the Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company came into being in July 1923 following an Act of Parliament.

The ferry, 242 feet in length, has a nominal capacity of 48 cars.