How to get to Ocracoke

To get to Ocracoke by car you need to ride the ferry from either Hatteras, Swan Quarter or Cedar Island.

The Hatteras ferry is free and crossing take about 1 hour.
The Swan Quarter and Cedar Island ferries charge a $15 fee each way and reservations are strongly suggested either online at, or by calling: 1-800-BYFERRY.
The current ferry schedule for early fall are here:
THIS SCHEDULE WILL CHANGE AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER. Please check back at this site for the October-November ferry schedule.
If you have a private small plane, the Ocracoke airport is open during daylight hours.
By your own boat, there is dockage available at the Anchorage Marina and the National Park Service docks.




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