Furthest upstream on the Thames between the Sunbury Lock and the upstream Shepperton Lock is the Shepperton to Weybridge Ferry, another bicycle and pedestrian ferry service located at a river crossing that has been in nearly continuous use since the 16th century. The ferry landing itself is famed as being the site of an one-sided battle in H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds” in which the machines of the invading Martians rise up out of the Thames to kill crowds of people waiting for the ferry.

The Shepperton to Weybridge ferry is the only ferry still left from the original towpath that paralleled the River Thames. As such, it is an important part of the Thames Path, a National Trail 296 kilometres (184 miles) long that reaches from the source of the Thames in Gloucestershire to the Thames Barrier, the flood control device at the mouth of the Thames.

Ferry service is on demand, such service being requested by the use of a large bell at either side of the river. The ferry runs until 5:30 PM every day, but service begins 8 AM on weekdays, 9 AM on Saturday and 10 AM on Sunday.