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Cumberland Head Ferry Landing (Cumberland Head, NY to Grand Isle, VT Ferry Crossing)

By Water
Cumberland Head Ferry crossing Lake Champlain. – Courtesy of Cathy Frank


This is one of three Lake Champlain ferry crossings between New York and Vermont operated by the Lake Champlain Transportation Company. This company began operating ferries on Lake Champlain in 1826 under the name “Champlain Transportation Company.” The Cumberland Head-to Grand Isle is the northernmost of the three routes. Boats take approximately 14 minutes to cross the two-mile channel.

The Cumberland Head ferry landing is accessed via Commodore Thomas Macdonough Highway (Route 314).

Services Offered

Car and passenger ferry service. Go to for schedules, prices, and other information. Credit cards not accepted at this location.


Season And Hours Open

24-hour year-round service. The ferries used on this run are of the ice breaking type. By operating continuously, the ferries maintain an open channel throughout the winter ice season.