Isle of Wight Ferries

Portsmouth to Fishbourne

Portsmouth to Ryde

Lymington to Yarmouth

Southsea to Ryde

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Isle of Wight Ferries

The Isle of wight is situated just 3.5 miles from the English mainlaind and is served with excellent ferry and hovercraft connections. Isle of Wight Ferries offers you discount ferry tickets from Portsmouth, Lymington and Southsea to the island ports of Fishbourne, Yarmouth and Ryde. With our partners Wight Link and Hover Travel you have the choice of flying across to the Isle of Wight within ten minutes on the hovercraft or taking your car across on a choice of ferry routes that take around half an hour. The Isle Wight ferry port Yarmouth serves the west of the island, Ryde the East and Fishbourne the North East.

Portsmouth to Fishbourne, Isle of Wight Ferry

The Portsmouth to Fishbourne ferry takes approximately 40 minutes and is equipped to carry both vehicles and foot passengers. On board facilities include a cafe, bar, lounge and observation deck. This service leaves from the Gunwharf Car Ferry Terminal, post code for gps purposes is PO1 2LA. Portsmouth to Fishbourne, Isle of Wight ferry timetable

Car: The ferry port is just over one mile from the M275 motorway. Follow signs to 'ferries' once you leave the motorway. You can access the M275 via most incoming main routes including the M27, M3, A3, A27, A31 and A36. Car parking is available.

Trains: Portsmouth Harbour rail terminal is a short walk to the ferry port and has direct links to London Waterloo and London Victoria plus Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, and Southampton. You can pre-book discounted train tickets here

Coaches: National Express operate a direct coach service to Portsmouth Harbour.

Portsmouth to Ryde, Isle of Wight Ferry

The fastest passenger only connection is provided by the high speed FastCat catamarans which crosses between Portsmouth and Ryde. This crossing takes just 18 minutes. This service leaves from Portsmouth Harbour Station, post code PO1 3PS. Portsmouth to Ryde, Isle of Wight ferry timetable

Lymington to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

The Lymington to Yarmouth ferry takes 30 minutes. The ferries are equipped with lounges, cafe, bar and observation decks. This service leaves from Lymington Pier, post code SO41 5SB. Lymington to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight ferry timetable

Car: Exit junction 1 of the M27 and then follow the signs for 'Isle of Wight ferries' on the A337.

Trains: Lymington has a branch line service to Brokenhurst where you can get a main line train to London and other cities. You can pre-book discounted train tickets here

Southsea to Ryde, Isle of Wight Hovercraft

You can fly across to the Isle of Wight in less than ten minutes on the Southsea to Ryde hovercraft. Although no cars are allowed on board, you can take a bicycle (subject to space). Sailings operate every 30 minutes during the summer months. Southsea to Ryde, Isle of Wight ferry timetable

Car: From the M27 join M275 and then join the A3 heading towards the seafront. You will then see signs to the hovercraft. A car park is situated opposite the Hover travel terminal.

Trains: The nearest station is Portsmouth and Southsea. From there you can catch the Hoverbus to the terminal for £1.

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Alternative Ferries

We also offer online bookings for ferries to France. Choose from P&O Ferries from Dover to Calais, or Brittany Ferries serving the Western Channel ports.

For passengers looking to travel to Holland or Belgium North Sea Ferries from Hull provide a daily service from Hull to Rotterdam and Hull to Zeebrugge via P&O Ferries.