The only way to get to and from the Toronto Islands is by ferries operated by the City of Toronto, leaving from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, or private water taxis leaving from a separate dock. The Ferry Terminal is located in the heart of downtown Toronto and is very easy to get to.

There are three different pedestrian ferries that take visitors to three different locations: Ward’s Island, Centre Island, and Hanlan’s Point. The ferry ride is approximately 15 minutes. All the islands are connected to each other and visitors can walk or bike from one to another. You can bring your wheelchair, your bike, your pet (leashed), and your strollers on the ferry, but no cars allowed.

Buy Toronto Island Ferry Tickets

Unless you want to stand in a very, very long lineup at the Ferry Terminal, please purchase your tickets in advance, online.

  • As tickets are only required to travel to the island, the price is effectively for a round trip. Traveling from the island to the mainland does not require a ticket.
  • Tickets can be purchased with Visa, Mastercard, & American Express, with the addition of a cash option being available at the Ferry Terminal
  • Purchased tickets are valid for any day at any time until December 31 of the year they were purchased
  • Ticket prices:
    • Adult — $8.19
    • Youth (14-18) & Senior (over 65) — $5.37
    • Junior (2-13) — $3.95
    • Infant (under 2) — FREE
    • Monthly passes (only available at the Ferry Terminal, not online) are available for frequent travellers

Ward's Island Summer Ferry Schedule (COVID-19)

Departs CityDeparts Ward’s Island
6:30 a.m.7:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m.8:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.9:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m.1:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.6:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
9:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
10:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
11:30 p.m.11:45 p.m.

Hanlan's Point Summer Ferry Schedule (COVID-19)

Departs CityDeparts Hanlan’s Point
6:30 a.m.6:45 a.m.
7 a.m.7:15 a.m.
7:30 a.m.7:45 a.m.
8:00 a.m.8:15 a.m.
8:30 a.m.8:45 a.m.
9 a.m.9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.2:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m.2:45 p.m.
3:00 p.m.3:15 p.m.
3:30 p.m.3:45 p.m.
4:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.

Centre Island Summer Ferry Schedule (COVID-19)

Departs CityDeparts Centre Island
10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Ward's Island Fall Ferry Schedule (Monday to Friday)

Departs CityDeparts Ward’s Island
6:30 a.m.6:45 a.m.
7 a.m.7:15 a.m.
7:30 a.m.7:45 a.m.
8 a.m.8:15 a.m.
8:30 a.m.8:45 a.m.
9:30 a.m.9:45 a.m.
10:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
11:30 a.m.11:45 a.m.
12:30 p.m.12:45 p.m.
1:30 p.m.1:45 p.m.
2:30 p.m.2:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.4 p.m.
Every hourEvery hour
10:45 p.m.11 p.m.
11:15 p.m.11:45 p.m.

Ward's Island Fall Ferry Schedule (Weekends & Holidays)

Departs CityDeparts Ward’s Island
6:35 a.m.
(Saturdays/Holidays)
6:45 a.m. (Saturdays/Holidays)
7:15 a.m.
(Saturdays/Holidays)
7:30 a.m. (Saturdays/Holidays)
7:45 a.m.8 a.m.
Every hourEvery hour
9:45 p.m.10 p.m.
10:30 p.m.10:45 p.m.
11:30 a.m.11:45 p.m.

Centre Island Fall Ferry Schedule (Monday to Friday)

Departs CityDeparts Centre Island
9 a.m.9:15 a.m.
10 a.m.10:15 a.m.
11 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Noon12:15 p.m.
1 p.m.1:15 p.m.
2 p.m.2:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m.3:30 p.m.
4:15 p.m.4:30 p.m.
5:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
6:15 p.m.6:30 p.m.
7:15 p.m.7:30 p.m.
8:15 p.m.8:30 p.m.
9:15 p.m.9:30 p.m.
10:15 p.m.10:30 p.m.
11:15 p.m.11:30 p.m.
Centre Island schedule will increase to every 15 minutes depending upon weather and crowd requirements.

Centre Island Fall Ferry Schedule (Weekends & Holidays)

Departs CityDeparts Centre Island
8 a.m.8:15 a.m.
9 a.m.9:15 a.m.
9:30 a.m.9:45 a.m.
Every 30 minutesEvery 30 minutes
7:30 p.m.7:45 p.m.
8:30 p.m.8:45 p.m.
9:30 p.m.9:45 p.m.
11 p.m.11:15 p.m.

Hanlan's Point Fall Ferry Schedule (Monday to Friday)

Departs CityDeparts Hanlan’s Point
6:30 a.m.6:45 a.m.
7 a.m.7:15 a.m.
Every 30 minutesEvery 30 minutes
10 a.m.10:15 a.m.
11 a.m.11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.11:45 a.m.
12:30 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Every 30 minutesEvery 30 minutes
6 p.m.6:15 p.m.

Hanlan's Point Fall Ferry Schedule (Weekends & Holidays)

Departs CityDeparts Hanlan’s Point
8:15 a.m.8:30 a.m.
9:15 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Every hourEvery hour
9:15 p.m.9:30 p.m.

** Ferries to Hanlan’s Point for emergencies/as necessary. There is no winter service to Centre Island.

Ward's Island Winter Ferry Schedule (Monday to Saturday)

Departs CityDeparts Ward’s Island
6:35 a.m.6:45 a.m.
7 a.m.7:15 a.m.
7:30 a.m.7:45 a.m.
8 a.m.8:15 a.m.
8:30 a.m.8:45 a.m.
9 a.m.9:15 a.m.
Departures to Hanlan’s Point as required
10 a.m.10:15 a.m.
Departures to Hanlan’s Point as required
11 a.m.11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.11:45 a.m.
Departures to Hanlan’s Point as required
12:30 p.m.12:45 p.m.
1 p.m.1:15 p.m.
1:30 p.m.1:45 p.m.
2 p.m.2:15 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
Doesn’t run Saturday
2:45 p.m.
Doesn’t run Saturday
3:30 p.m.3:45 p.m.
4:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.
4:45 p.m.5 p.m.
5:30 p.m.5:45 p.m.
6:15 p.m.6:30 p.m.
7 p.m.7:15 p.m.
8 p.m.8:15 p.m.
9 p.m.9:15 p.m.
10 p.m.10:15 p.m.
11 p.m.11:15 p.m.
11:30 p.m.11:45 p.m.

Ward's Island Winter Ferry Schedule (Sundays & Holidays)

Departs CityDeparts Ward’s Island
7:30 a.m.7:45 a.m.
8 a.m.8:15 a.m.
8:30 a.m.8:45 a.m.
9 a.m.9:15 a.m.
10 a.m.10:15 a.m.
11:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.11:45 a.m.
12:30 p.m.12:45 p.m.
1 p.m.1:15 p.m.
1:30 p.m.1:45 p.m.
2:30 p.m.2:45 p.m.
3 p.m.3:15 p.m.
3:30 p.m.3:45 p.m.
4 p.m.4:15 p.m.
4:45 p.m.5 p.m.
5:30 p.m.5:45 p.m.
6:15 p.m.6:30 p.m.
7 p.m.7:15 p.m.
8 p.m.8:15 p.m.
9 p.m.9:15 p.m.
10 p.m.10:15 p.m.
11 p.m.11:15 p.m.

Ward's Island Spring Ferry Schedule (Monday to Friday)

Departs CityDeparts Ward’s Island
6:30 a.m.6:45 a.m.
7 a.m.7:15 a.m.
7:30 a.m.7:45 a.m.
8 a.m.8:15 a.m.
8:30 a.m.8:45 a.m.
9:30 a.m.9:45 a.m.
10:30 a.m.10:45 a.m.
11:30 a.m.11:45 a.m.
12:30 p.m.12:45 p.m.
1:30 p.m.1:45 p.m.
2:30 p.m.2:45 p.m.
3:45 p.m.4 p.m.
Every hourEvery hour
10:45 p.m.11 p.m.
11:15 p.m.11:45 p.m.

Ward's Island Spring Ferry Schedule (Weekends & Holidays)

Departs CityDeparts Ward’s Island
6:35 a.m.
(Saturdays/Holidays)
6:45 a.m. (Saturdays/Holidays)
7:15 a.m.
(Saturdays/Holidays)
7:30 a.m. (Saturdays/Holidays)
7:45 a.m.8 a.m.
Every hourEvery hour
9:45 p.m.10 p.m.
10:30 p.m.10:45 p.m.
11:30 a.m.11:45 p.m.

Centre Island Spring Ferry Schedule (Monday to Friday)

Departs CityDeparts Centre Island
9 a.m.9:15 a.m.
10 a.m.10:15 a.m.
11 a.m.11:15 a.m.
Noon12:15 p.m.
1 p.m.1:15 p.m.
2 p.m.2:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m.3:30 p.m.
4:15 p.m.4:30 p.m.
5:15 p.m.5:30 p.m.
6:15 p.m.6:30 p.m.
7:15 p.m.7:30 p.m.
8:15 p.m.8:30 p.m.
9:15 p.m.9:30 p.m.
10:15 p.m.10:30 p.m.
11:15 p.m.11:30 p.m.

Centre Island Spring Ferry Schedule (Weekends & Holidays)

Departs CityDeparts Centre Island
8 a.m.8:15 a.m.
9 a.m.9:15 a.m.
9:30 a.m.9:45 a.m.
Every 30 minutesEvery 30 minutes
7:30 p.m.7:45 p.m.
8:30 p.m.8:45 p.m.
9:30 p.m.9:45 p.m.
11 p.m.11:15 p.m.

Hanlan's Point Spring Ferry Schedule (Monday to Friday)

Departs CityDeparts Hanlan’s Point
6:30 a.m.6:45 a.m.
7 a.m.7:15 a.m.
Every 30 minutesEvery 30 minutes
10 a.m.10:15 a.m.
11 a.m.11:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.11:45 a.m.
12:30 p.m.12:45 p.m.
Every 30 minutesEvery 30 minutes
6 p.m.6:15 p.m.

Hanlan's Point Spring Ferry Schedule (Weekends & Holidays)

Departs CityDeparts Hanlan’s Point
8:15 a.m.8:30 a.m.
9:15 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Every hourEvery hour
9:15 p.m.9:30 p.m.

This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. Morteza

    I want to go irland, I want to know that for return what’s the time come back up to 11 PM or 7 PM?

  2. Kevin Galbraith

    Why is the summer Hanlans ferry last trip back to city so early, when the spring and fall schedule show much later?

    1. Toronto Islands

      The spring schedule was never implemented due to COVID-19. The fall schedule here is from 2019 and will be revised at the appropriate time.

  3. John

    Is the ferry to Ward’s Island open on the weekend?

  4. Agnes Machura

    How do I cancel my tickets for tomorrow?

  5. Addie

    Is this schedule correct during COVID?

  6. Beatrice Cameron

    Can non-residents of Ward’s Island take the ferry there? In this comment section there are two conflicting replies.

  7. Janet

    Can a non resident ferry to Wards Island ? If not now, when. Thank You !

  8. Behram Pirozshaw Kavasji

    Are the ferries working for people living on the mainland and just want to go to the islands for a walk ???

    1. Toronto Islands

      Toronto Island Park is currently closed. Ferries are running to Ward’s Island only, for the residents who live there. The ferries to Centre Island and Hanlan’s Point are not operating.

  9. Robert McKenzie

    Is the Hanlans Point ferry operating? The last two times I visited the islands this site told me the ferry was operating and when I got to terminal it was not.

    1. Toronto Islands

      The Hanlan’s Point ferry was not operating earlier in the summer due to high lake levels, but it has been back in operation since early August.

  10. Miriam Ward

    What is the Ice Winter Schedule please?

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