Should I book in advance? And if so, how far?

Foot passengers: We recommend you book in advance to secure your place, but there is no difference in price if you buy your ticket on the day (please allow yourself enough time to purchase your tickets before travelling).

Season ticket holders: Once you have your season ticket, you do not need to book your individual crossings in advance (you are considered as pre-booked if you check-in at least 15 minutes before departure).

Car Ferry Services: You should make an advance booking for cars and motorcycles and it is essential to do so for travel over holidays. Online bookings can be made up to one hour before the scheduled sailing time (availability permitting).

Cyclists: Advance reservations for bicycles are not required and these are carried on all services, space permitting, free of charge.

How far in advance should I book?

We always advise customers to book as early as possible to secure the best vehicle fares.
You can book up to these dates at present:

Route Book up to
Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Foot Passenger

2 January 2018

Portsmouth to Fishbourne

2 January 2018

Lymington to Yarmouth

2 January 2018