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Ryde Pier to feature on BBC1’s Countryfile

Wightlink’s historic Ryde Pier, used by hundreds of thousands of ferry passengers every year, will feature in a BBC1 Countryfile programme this weekend (6.20pm on Sunday 2 November). Presenter Matt Baker spent a day on Britain’s oldest pier with members of the Wightlink team and Project Manager Jerry Burch from Trant Engineering; the company which […]

October, 29th 2014 Read full Press Release »

Another new look for Wightlink flagship St Clare

Wightlink is announcing the latest phase of its £800,000 investment in refurbishing passenger areas on board St Clare, the company’s flagship on the Portsmouth to Fishbourne route. Deck four will be transformed during the ferry’s annual refit in January 2015, following £200,000 of improvements to deck five last year. Contractors Blumarine, who carried out the […]

October, 24th 2014 Read full Press Release »

Minister for Portsmouth visits Wightlink Ferries

Minister for Portsmouth Matt Hancock MP toured Wightlink’s passenger and car ferry terminals as part of his visit to the city today (13 October). He said he was impressed by the cross-Solent ferry company, which employs 600 people at peak times and recognised the importance of Wightlink to the economy of both Portsmouth and the […]

October, 13th 2014 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink launches new easy-to-use website

Wightlink has made a considerable investment in a new website which will go live on Wednesday 8 October 2014 at 9.00am. The website at www.wightlink.co.uk with its new look and streamlined navigation will make it easier for customers to use. Customers can now see at a glance the Service Status of Wightlink’s fleet on the […]

October, 7th 2014 Read full Press Release »

Fare changes at Wightlink Ferries

After listening to customers’ comments at Wightlink’s Meet the Managers and Customer Forum consultation meetings earlier in the year, Wightlink has decided to make some changes to its pricing policy. From 1 October 2014, vehicles popularly known as pickups or crew cabs* longer than five metres will be charged at the same rate as cars […]

October, 1st 2014 Read full Press Release »

Low vehicles (LV)

Up to 5.00m long
Up to 2.24m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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High vehicles (HV)

Up to 5.00m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long
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Low passenger vehicles (LP)

5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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High passenger vehicles (HP)

5.01m to 15m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Longer cars, pick-ups built on a car chassis, passenger vehicles with up to 7 seats and specially adapted disabled vehicles, 5.01m to 15m long.
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Low motorhome (LM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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High motorhome (HM)

Recreational vehicle 5.01m to 15m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Recreational vehicles built or adapted for sleeping which include fitted seating and kitchen facilities.
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Low commercial vehicles (LF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Up to 2.24m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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High commercial vehicles (HF)

Commercial vehicle 5.01m to 7m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Vans, pick-ups, trucks and other goods vehicles designed to carry heavy loads 5.1m and longer and have not been specifically constructed or adapted for the carriage of passengers.
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Freight rigid (FR)

Freight vehicle 7.01m to 12m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Single chassis freight vehicles designed to carry heavy loads.
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Freight artic (FA)

Freight vehicle over 12m to 19m long
Up to 4.2m high.
Tractor-trailer freight vehicle up to 44 tonne GVWR with a split chassis or separate unit designed to carry heavy loads.
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Minibus (MINI)

Passenger vehicles 5.01m to 8m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
Passenger vehicles with 8-17 seats.
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Coaches

Because we need to know additional information for coach bookings such as loaded and empty passenger numbers, please visit our Coach page to make your booking
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Motorcycle/trike/quad (MC)

Vehicles up to 3.5m long.
Motorcycles, Motorcycles with sidecars, three or four wheeled personal powered tricycle, TWIZY or quad bike up to 3.5m long.
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Bicycles and mobility scooters

Mobility Scooters must be battery powered.
Electric bikes must retain the ability to be pedalled by the rider.
Pushbikes, e-bikes and battery powered Mobility scooters travel free of charge when a customer purchases a foot passenger ticket.
No need to book separately.
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