Passage East Car Ferry

The Passage East Ferry in operation since 1982 offers a scenic shortcut joins the quaint fishing villages of Passage East, Co. Waterford and Ballyhack, Co Wexford. As you descend into the River Suir Valley to the Passage East Ferry, you are now on a voyage of discovery, exploring the rich Viking and Norman heritage in this historic corner of Ireland’s Ancient East. The Passage East Ferry sails all year round between Passage East, Co. Waterford and Ballyhack, Co. Wexford. Sailing continuous shuttle service departing each side roughly every 15 minutes. The crossing takes approximately 5-10 mins and tickets can be purchased online at or on board with cash and card payments accepted. Cater for all vehicle types such as, cars, vans, motorbikes, camper vans, caravans, minibuses, cyclists and foot passengers. The car ferry service started way back in the summer of 1982, replacing a small motorboat which used to ferry passengers over and back between the two villages. In that time we have become an important service for commuters travelling to and from work and also with tourists.

You can board the ferry at either Passage East or Ballyhack, and begin an unforgettable voyage of discovery across the historic River Suir. Savour the view down towards the mouth of the Waterford estuary and see if you can spot the world’s oldest operational lighthouse in the distance. Enjoy the views from our viewing deck and make sure to bring your camera to create a memory of the many sights worth capturing. We are located just a 15 minute drive from Waterford City and there are a host of attractions just a stone’s throw from us in Co. Wexford, such as Hook Lighthouse, Dunbrody Famine Ship, JFK Arboretum, Tintern Abbey and much more.

*Cool Fact; There had been a pedestrian ferry on the route since medieval times.

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Sailing Times: *Sep-May Mon-Sat: 07:00-20:00 Sun & Public Holidays: 09:30-20:00 *June-Aug Mon-Sat: 07:00-21:00 Sun & Public Holidays: 09:30-21:00 Fares: Car Single: €9:00. Car Return: €13:00. Pedestrian: €1:50. Pedestrian Return: €2:00. Cyclist : €3:00. Cyclist Return: €4:00. Motorcycle : €5:00. Motorcycle Return: €7:00. *a range on multi-trip tickets are available on the website