In this article you will learn about the Vieques Ferry operation and also how you can pre-buy your tickets online.


Maritime transportation to Vieques ferry is provided by an agency of the Puerto Rico government called “Autoridad de Transporte Marítimo” or ATM, a branch of the DTOP Department. The ATM uses two types of boats to provide transportation to and from Vieques. One type is the cargo boat which locals call “ferry”, the second type is the passenger boat which locals call “lancha”. When speaking to a local about passenger transportation make sure he/she understands you are not referring to cargo transportation when you use the word “Vieques ferry”.

NOW FROM JANUARY – 2022 We HAVE A GREAT LUCK! external company runs trips from Ceiba to Vieques and Culebra, it works good, on time, and is only 30 min to Vieques and 45 min to Culebra. FAST CATAMARANS. IS THE COMPANY

Bad news is , cargo ferry for cars is still running for the ATM. SO , please try to not transport your car to Vieques and culebra, is better to rent a car

The difference between a “ferry” and a “lancha” is that the “ferry” can take vehicles along with passengers. “Lanchas” can only take passengers. Because most of the “ferry” space is for vehicles consecuenty they can take fewer passengers than the “lanchas”. Another difference is that “ferries” usually take longer than “lanchas” to traverse the same distance because of the weight they carry, which also usually makes them more stable and causes them to bounce around less with big waves. But since most “lanchas” are broken, ATM is using only ferries between Ceiba and Vieques in a consolidated schedule.



NOTE: Even with a ticket on hand you need to get to the port at least 30-45 minutes early. Therefore If you are planning on traveling on the first ferry on Saturday mornings towards Vieques or Culebra or the Sunday mid-day ferry back from Vieques or Culebra to Ceiba, either get to the harbor several hours ahead or buy your tickets before hand and get to harbor at least 1 hour ahead.

If you are returning to the International Airport in San Juan by ferry, allow yourself a minimum of 6 hours from the scheduled ferry departure time in Vieques to your flight departure time in San Juan.

You need to get to the International Airport at least 2 hours ahead. Ferry time is 30 min or more depending on vessel. Travel time from Ceiba to San Juan: 1 hr 15 min in good traffic.


VIEQUES FERRY CARGO (DO NOT TRANSPORT YOUR CAR) , Is and advice, you will have headaches and you are on vacation

  • A great vacation in Vieques requires planning ahead if you intend on bringing a car from Puerto Rico. Vieques ferry system requires a reservation be made ahead of time for vehicles because very few spaces are left for stand-by.  If you are renting a car in Puerto Rico, check with your car rental agent before attempting to bring it to Vieques. You run the risk not being able to bring it back to Puerto Rico due to ferry problems. A round trip car transportation fee on the Vieques ferry for a medium size car or truck is $35(this fee includes the drivers ticket). WWW.VIEQUESFERRYTICKETS.COM



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Transport the car in the ferry is difficult. You need at least 15 days in advance, reservation must be in person in Ceiba Office.
Do not try to put the car on the ferry the same day, you ar not going to be able to do that. (Or if you are able, you are not going to be able to have a space back for the car)
  • One way medium car or truck $29
  • Driver’s fee Included
  • Passengers fees $2 per person
Documents Needed For Vehicles
  • Driver’s License
  • Vehicle Registration Plate

Reservations are based on availability.

Cargo Ferry Schedules for Cars

NOTE: We do our best to provide you up-to-date information, however schedules are always subject to changes.

Please Note: You will need a reservation for the cargo ferry. Be sure to arrive to the dock at least an hour before departure time, and at least on hour and a half on weekends and holidays.