Travelers who frequently use North Carolina ferries can purchase a prepaid pass that allows them an unlimited number of ferry trips.
The pass – a sticker that is affixed to the windshield of the traveler's vehicle – is good for one year from the date of purchase – that allows them an unlimited number of trips.
Purchasing a Pass
Commuter passes range from $150 to $250 and must be purchased in-person at the Swan Quarter, Ocracoke, Cedar Island or Southport terminals.
Both a valid driver license and the registration card for your vehicle are required for purchase.
|Vehicle and/or Combination up to 20 Feet Long||$150|
|Vehicle and/or Combination 20 feet to 40 Feet Long||$200|
|Vehicle and/or Combination 40 feet to 65 Feet Long||$250|
Some restrictions apply for commuter passes:
Commuter passes are non-transferrable and can only be used with the vehicle associated with the pass.
Pass holders may not take the same route (same departure and destination) more than one time per day.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Your commuter pass is linked to the license plate number of the vehicle you specified on the commuter pass application. You will receive a sticker that must be placed on your vehicle.
No. Online reservations using ferry commuter passes must be made separately from other reservations.
Yes. You can upgrade to a double by using the online ferry reservation system or by calling 1-800-BY-FERRY. The cost to upgrade is $15.
No. The reservation will be the same as your commuter pass.
If the stickered vehicle is wrecked, sold or replaced, you must get a new sticker. Your old sticker will be voided, and the new sticker will have the same expiration date. These passes can be used at any toll route.