From the East


To get to the cruise terminals from the east:
  1. Take State Highway 87 West to Galveston Island
  2. Use the Port Bolivar vehicle ferry system
    • Please allow additional time for delays
      at the ferry landing
  3. Exit the ferry onto Ferry Road / Highway 87
  4. Turn right onto Harborside Drive
  5. Continue approximately 20 city blocks
  6. Turn right onto Kempner / 22nd Street and continue to the cruise terminal


The map at right shows the above driving directions. View detailed driving directions for this option, or view
a map of the cruise terminals.

Ferry Information

The Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry is open to the general public. There is a curfew between the hours of 10:00 pm and 6:00 am, giving authorities the right to question anyone venturing between the ferry landing and Rollover Pass Bridge. The state operates two vessels daily. One runs 24 hours, and the other starts service at 6:30 am and runs for 8-12 hours, depending on traffic.

There is no issue with commuters using the highway to pass through storm-torn areas, as long as they refrain from entering neighborhoods that are in the process of being restored.