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Galveston-Bolivar Ferry Information

The Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry is the bridge between two segments of State Highway 87. South of IH-10, State Highway 87 is the only highway around Galveston Bay. The free ferry service provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is the only way motorists can cross the waterway between Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island. For more information, visit TxDOT's ferry information page. Ferry
Trip Facts
arrow Length: 2.7 miles
arrow Typical Duration: 18 minutes
arrow Average Load/Unload Time: 9 minutes
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Current Travel Time: Seawall to Bolivar via ferry

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Current Travel Time: Bolivar to Galveston via ferry

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* Estimated real-time travel times will be shown here when they are available. The typical travel time from the Seawall to Bolivar and from Bolivar to the Seawall is 45 minutes during times of low ferry demand. Travel times can be much greater during times of high ferry demand such as weekends and holidays.