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Public transport

Information about bus, rail and the King's Lynn Ferry services

King's Lynn Ferry

A regular passenger ferry service operates between the historic centre of King's Lynn and West Lynn.

The service has been running since 1285. It provides an ideal way to view the beautiful historic quayside of King's Lynn from the other side of the River Great Ouse at West Lynn.

The Ferry also provides a convenient service for commuters and shoppers who wish to avoid travelling and parking in the town centre.

Passenger ferry timetable
Date and time Frequency
Monday to Saturday

20 minutes to the hour, on the hour and 20 minutes past the hour

At peak times a continuous service between West Lynn and King’s Lynn operates between 6:45am to 9am and 5pm to 6:30pm

Sunday No service
Bank holidays No service

All times above are West Lynn departure times with the last ferry leaving at 6:30pm. The gates are shut shortly after this time.

The service is operated by S.N. Kingston Marine Services. The operators reserve the right to suspend service if tide or weather conditions present any risk to passenger's safety.


West Lynn Terminal: Ferry Square, West Lynn, PE34 3JQ. Free parking is available at the West Lynn terminal.

King's Lynn Terminal: Ferry Lane, King's Lynn, PE30 1HN.

Please note: Ferry Lane is a pedestrian access lane only, accessed off King Street, King's Lynn.

Contact Details

S.N Kingston Marine Services, The Pavilion, Ferry Square, West Lynn, King's Lynn, PE34 3JQ

Telephone: 07974 260639



The bus station area in King's Lynn has recently been refurbished to improve the pedestrian links between the bus and rail station.

If you have questions relating to bus timetables and services please contact the relevant operator. The local operators are below:


There are three train stations serving west Norfolk. See the National Rail website for information on King's Lynn, Watlington and Downham Market train stations.

For information on train times and tickets, you can visit the websites below:

Please note; train times changed on 20 May. You can find out more on the Rail Plan 2020 website.

Community transport

West Norfolk Community Transport (WNCT) provides safe and affordable transport services for people who are unable to access public transport services due to location, age or mobility issues. You can find out more on the WNCT website.