Sunny Bank Ferry

Sunn Bank Ferry in Northumberland CountyLocated on Route 644 in Northumberland County, the Sunny Bank Ferry crosses the Little Wicomico River. There is no charge for passage.

Hours of Operation

  • Starting June 1, 2015, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is extending Saturday service on the Sunny Bank Ferry by four hours to better accommodate passenger demand on summer weekends.

    Ferry service will begin one hour later at 9 a.m. on Mondays − Thursdays to accommodate the additional service on Saturdays.


    (June 1, 2015 – Sept. 7, 2015)

    Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Sunday No ferry service


    Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Saturday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    Sunday No ferry service

Please note:

This ferry has one operator. The ferry ceases operation for 30 minutes at midday for the operator lunch break. Precise times may vary, depending on demand for ferry service.

Ferry service may also be affected by wind, weather and tides. Signs leading to the ferry entrance communicate its operational status. Ferry service may also be briefly halted so the ferry operator can change information posted on these signs.

Information on the operational status of the ferry may also be found on, or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.  






















Page last modified: May 27, 2015