Sunnybank Ferry

Sunn Bank Ferry in Northumberland County

Update: Service will resume on the Merry Point Ferry in Lancaster County and Sunnybank Ferry in Northumberland County beginning Friday, July 3. 

Each ferry will operate a full schedule according to its normal service hours, which will include service on Saturday, July 4.

Read the news release announcement

The Sunnybank Ferry crosses the Little Wicomico River on Route 644 in Northumberland County. It is free.

The ferry can carry a maximum of six passengers and 16 tons. 


Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - noon
Closed Sunday


This ferry has one operator. It ceases operation for 30 minutes at midday for the operator lunch break.

Precise times may vary, depending on the demand for service.

Service may also be affected by wind, weather and tides.

Signs leading to the ferry entrance indicate its operational status.

Service may also briefly be halted so the operator can change information on the signs.

Information may also be found on or by calling 511 from any phone in Virginia.  






















Page last modified: June 26, 2020