The Butley Ferry

Coronavirus Update:

Following the government's announcement on Monday 22nd February 2021, we are really pleased to confirm that we will be resuming our ferry operations on Easter Saturday, 3rd April 2021

We look forward to rowing you across the Butley River, very soon!


Fares are £2.00 for adults and £1.50 for children under 12 and for bicycles.

There are a number of circular walks and cycle routes which include the ferry and allow you to experience to the full the unique landscape of the Alde and Ore Estuary.

We publish a leaflet with a free map which is available at the ferry and from local outlets. To view it online or download it, click the button below.

The Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) also publish a leaflet showing details of the four foot ferries of Suffolk, which is available in the hotel and the pubs in Orford, which gives all the dates, times and costs of the four ferries.  They connect the Stour & Orwell Walk and the Suffolk Coast Path from Harwich to Walberswick, and in taking these four ferries you can save over 75 miles of congested inland roads.  (If you run any of these organisations and would like to have a supply of these leaflets, please telephone the AONB on 01394 445225 and they will send/deliver some to you)

The Butley Ferry is sponsored by the Alde & Ore Association.