One Ferry Operational


The Lynchburg Ferry across from the Houston Ship Channel connects North and South Independence Parkway and the San Jacinto Battleground Monument. Since 1888, Harris County has provided the ferry service free of charge.

Todd Shipyard built the William P. Hobby and Ross S. Sterling ferryboats in 1964. Both ferries are 61’8" x 40’5" in length and 8’9" in depth. Their weight is 85 gross registered tonnage, and a capacity of 10 vehicles. Depending on the wind, currents and traffic the ferry can take up to 5-10 minutes to cross the ship channel.

Ferry Operating Hours

4:30 AM - 8:00 PM Monday - Friday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM Saturday and Sunday

*Note: Two Ferries are scheduled to operate from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM Monday through Friday.
Follow the Lynchburg Ferry - Harris County Precinct 2 Facebook page for operation updates.

Office Hours

7:00 AM - 3:30 PM Monday - Friday

Closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

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Passenger Safety Rules

  1. Drivers cellular phone usage is prohibited while being loaded or unloaded from the ferry
  2. Passengers are required to remain in their vehicles at all time Per USCG
  3. All vehicles must shut off their engines and set parking brake
  4. Motorcycle riders will remain on their bikes at all times
  5. No more than 50 passengers or 10 vehicles are allowed
  6. Walk-on passengers are allowed but only after the ferry is loaded
  7. Speed limit while loading and unloading from ferry is 5mph

No loaded 2-axle dump trucks or trailers over 50 feet, or any single vehicle over 20,000 pounds.