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Getting to Port Aransas from Aransas Pass involves a ferry ride from the mainland. Texas Department of Transportation operates the ferry system 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, weather permitting. During the summer months and on busy weekends, there can be a significant wait.
View the Port Aransas Ferry Cam to see if there is a long line. For real-time information on Port Aransas ferry wait times, visit TxDOT Port Aransas Ferry Wait Times and click the "State Hwy 361 Aransas Pass" link, this will display the message currently shown on the TxDOT message boards as you approach the ferry landings. Additional information is available on the Port A Ferry Twitter Feed. For additional information or special needs, please call (361) 749-2850.
Each ferry can carry up to 20 regular passenger vehicles. Combined vehicles, such as a truck towing a boat, may not be longer than 80 feet, wider than 13 feet or taller than 13 feet 6 inches. Single-axle vehicles may weigh no more than 20,000 pounds, tandem axles no more than 34,000 pounds and combination vehicles may not exceed a total of 80,000 pounds.