Isle of Wight day trips

Whether you’re travelling on foot or by car, our three mainland ferry ports are perfectly placed for easy access to the Isle of Wight.

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Your Day Trip to the Isle of Wight

  • Award-winning sandy beaches
  • Theme parks, animal parks and historic sites
  • Beautiful countryside and natural delights
  • Walking and cycling
There is something for everyone, just across the water. Escape the everyday with Wightlink and spend a day in another world where there’s room to breathe.
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There’s always something to do on the Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is packed with exciting attractions, places to go a year-round calendar of events and festivals. From world-renowned music festivals to zoos and theme parks, the Island has got it all and Wightlink is the way to get you there.

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  • Buy your attraction tickets with your ferry tickets and benefit from savings and offers exclusively for Wightlink customers.

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The Isle of Wight is the place to be, let us take you there

Whether you’re travelling by foot, train, coach or car, getting to the Isle of Wight is easier with Wightlink:

  • The choice of three convenient routes – from Lymington and Portsmouth
  • More sailings each day* than any other cross Solent ferry operator
  • We’ve got the Island covered – Yarmouth in the West to Ryde and Fishbourne in the East
  • Crossings from only 22 minutes*
  • Great on board facilities – spacious lounges, refreshments and sundecks
*More sailings each day is based on the combined total of all three Wightlink routes. Number of sailings each day varies throughout the year. Portsmouth Harbour Station to Ryde Pier Head in 22 minutes. Portsmouth to Fishbourne in 45 minutes and Lymington to Yarmouth in 40 minutes.

Getting to the Wightlink ferry terminal

Family foot passenger day trip tickets Isle of WightIf you’re travelling by train from anywhere in the country, just head for either Portsmouth Harbour Railway station or Lymington Pier Railway Station.

Hop off the train in Portsmouth and it’s just a few steps to our Catamaran Terminal, from where we’ll whisk you over to Ryde in just 22 minutes. (Don’t forget to buy your ticket through to Ryde Esplanade or beyond if you don’t fancy a walk down the pier).

More information about Island Line train services can be found here.

More information about Southern Vectis bus services from Ryde Pier Head can be found here.

From Lymington Pier Railway station you are just a few minutes walk from our ferry terminal.

Island map with ferries

Foot passenger fares from the mainland to the Isle of Wight


CategoryDay returnValid for passenger returning by 4.30 am next dayReturnValid for passenger returning within 364 nightsSingleEvening FlyerValid for a return journey only. Outward journey must be taken after 4.00 pm and before 23.59 pm, return travel by 4.30 am next day.
Adult£15.40£21.00£10.50£13.00
Child (5-15)Children under 5 travel FREE£7.70£10.50£5.25£6.50
Senior Citizen (60+)^£11.50£15.70£7.85£9.70
Student (16+)*£13.00£17.70£8.85£10.70
CategoryDay returnValid for passenger returning by 4.30 am next dayEvening FlyerValid for a return journey only. Outward journey must be taken after 4.00 pm and before 23.59 pm, return travel by 4.30 am next day.
Family foot passenger(1 adult + 4 children or 2 adults + 3 children)£40.40£32.00

Information

*Student rate: A valid NUS/Student Rider/ISIC (International Student identity Card)/NUS Extra card or College/University photo ID cards with an expiry date.
^Senior Citizen (60+) rate:If you’re lucky enough to look younger than you are, you may be asked to produce proof of your age.



CategoryDay returnValid for passenger returning by 4.30 am next dayReturnValid for passenger returning within 364 nightsSingleEvening FlyerValid for a return journey only. Outward journey must be taken after 4.00 pm and before 23.59 pm, return travel by 4.30 am next day.
Adult£15.40£21.00£10.50£13.00
Child (5-15)Children under 5 travel FREE£7.70£10.50£5.25£6.50
Senior Citizen (60+)^£11.50£15.70£7.85£9.70
Student (16+)*£13.00£17.70£8.85£10.70
CategoryDay returnValid for passenger returning by 4.30 am next dayEvening FlyerValid for a return journey only. Outward journey must be taken after 4.00 pm and before 23.59 pm, return travel by 4.30 am next day.
Family foot passenger(1 adult + 4 children or 2 adults + 3 children)£40.40£32.00

Information

*Student rate: A valid NUS/Student Rider/ISIC (International Student identity Card)/NUS Extra card or College/University photo ID cards with an expiry date.
^Senior Citizen (60+) rate:If you’re lucky enough to look younger than you are, you may be asked to produce proof of your age.



CategoryDay returnValid for passenger returning by 4.30 am next dayReturnValid for passenger returning within 364 nightsSingleEvening FlyerValid for a return journey only. Outward journey must be taken after 4.00 pm and before 23.59 pm, return travel by 4.30 am next day.
Adult£19.00£25.60£12.80£13.00
Child (5-15)Children under 5 travel FREE£9.50£12.80£6.40£6.50
Senior Citizen (60+)^£14.20£19.40£9.70£9.70
Student (16+)*£16.00£21.60£10.80£10.70
CategoryDay returnValid for passenger returning by 4.30 am next dayEvening FlyerValid for a return journey only. Outward journey must be taken after 4.00 pm and before 23.59 pm, return travel by 4.30 am next day.
Family foot passenger(1 adult + 4 children or 2 adults + 3 children)£47.40£32.00

Information

*Student rate: A valid NUS/Student Rider/ISIC (International Student identity Card)/NUS Extra card or College/University photo ID cards with an expiry date.
^Senior Citizen (60+) rate:If you’re lucky enough to look younger than you are, you may be asked to produce proof of your age.


Great value… great connections… and a great day out.

Wightlink makes it easy to enjoy a wonderful day out on the Isle of Wight with outstanding value combination tickets exclusively for foot passengers.

How do I buy a combination ticket?

Simply purchase your tickets on the day of travel from the Wightlink Ticket Office.

  • Island Express

    Day return catamaran travel from Portsmouth to Ryde and a day’s unlimited travel on Island Line trains for only £19.80

    1 February 2016 – 31 December 2016AdultSenior (60+)Child (5-15)Infants under 5
    Island Express£19.80£16.50£9.90FREE
  • Wight Rover

    Day return ferry travel from Portsmouth to Ryde or Lymington to Yarmouth and a day’s unlimited travel on Southern Vectis buses from only £22.00

    1 February 2016 – 31 December 2016AdultChild (5-15)Infants under 5
    Wight Rover from Portsmouth Harbour

    (Includes travel on Island Line Trains from Ryde Pier to Ryde Esplanade)

    £23.90£11.95FREE
    Wight Rover from Lymington£22.00£11.00FREE
  • Steam Liner

    Day return catamaran travel from Portsmouth to Ryde, travel on Island Line trains from Ryde Pier to Smallbrook Junction and the IOW Steam Railway for only £28.30

    1 February 2016 – 31 December 2016AdultChild (5-15)Infants under 5
    Steam Liner£28.30£14.15FREE

Standard Foot Passenger Product Rules
 Online booking or amendmentInformation
Booking feeFREE 
Amendment feeFREEAny increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment
RefundableCancellations made within 24 hours of scheduled sailing are non-refundable.
Cancellation fee£5
Check in rules
  • Foot passengers must check in no later than 15 minutes before scheduled sailing with a valid ticket
  • Disabled Travel Scheme or Accessible Travel bookings must check in no later than 30 minutes before scheduled sailing but no earlier than one hour before scheduled sailing time
  • We will try to accommodate late arrivals (those up to 2 hours late), provided there is space to do so, on the next available crossing
  • Arrivals more than 2 hours after scheduled sailing time shall be classified as a No Show, and a new ticket must be purchased
Read the full Standard Foot Passenger Product Rules - including booking by Phone and Ticket Office

Family Foot Passenger Product Rules
 Online booking or amendmentInformation
Booking feeNot available to book online 
Amendment feeAny increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment
RefundableCancellations made within 24 hours of scheduled sailing are non-refundable.
Cancellation fee
Check in rules
  • Foot passengers must check in no later than 15 minutes before scheduled sailing with a valid ticket
  • Disabled Travel Scheme or Accessible Travel bookings must check in no later than 30 minutes before scheduled sailing but no earlier than one hour before scheduled sailing time
  • We will try to accommodate late arrivals (those up to 2 hours late), provided there is space to do so, on the next available crossing
  • Arrivals more than 2 hours after scheduled sailing time shall be classified as a No Show, and a new ticket must be purchased
Read the Full Family Foot Passenger Product Rule - including booking by Phone and Ticket Office

Special Tickets (Combination) – Foot passengers
 Online booking or amendmentInformation
Booking feeNot available to book online 
Amendment feeAny increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment
RefundableCancellations made within 24 hours of scheduled sailing are non-refundable.
Cancellation fee
Check in rules
  • Foot passengers must check in no later than 15 minutes before scheduled sailing with a valid ticket
  • Disabled Travel Scheme or Accessible Travel bookings must check in no later than 30 minutes before scheduled sailing but no earlier than one hour before scheduled sailing time
  • We will try to accommodate late arrivals (those up to 2 hours late), provided there is space to do so, on the next available crossing
  • Arrivals more than 2 hours after scheduled sailing time shall be classified as a No Show, and a new ticket must be purchased
Read the full Special Tickets Foot Passenger Product Rules - including booking by Phone and Ticket Office

Getting to the Wightlink ferry terminal

car = 7 passenger day trip ticketsBringing your own wheels? Our Portsmouth Gunwharf Terminal is easily accessed from the UK motorway network and our comfortable ferry will get you across to Fishbourne in around 45 minutes.

If you’re coming from the West, you may find our Lymington to Yarmouth car ferry suits you better. Once again, it’s easy to get to and because it’s the fastest car ferry crossing to the Island, you’ll be at your holiday accommodation in no time at all.

Island map with ferries

Car driving distance map to the Wightlink Terminal

Wightlink Flexi-Pricing … matching demand with capacity

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Wightlink passenger vehicle fares vary depending on the day and time of travel, capacity available on board the ferries at the time of checking availability and vehicle size. They include up to 7 people in one vehicle (or 2 on a motorcycle).

Wightlink Flexi-Pricing keeps our ferry fares as attractive and competitive as possible:

  • The sooner you book and the more flexible you can be, the more likely you are to pay a lower fare.
  • Fares generally rise the closer you get to the sailing date.
  • Prices for a specific crossing may increase or decrease in line with demand. To secure the fare quoted at the time of checking, it should be booked immediately.
  • Limited-time Promotional fares on selected crossings may be lower than those originally charged.

Cars, Small vans, Large cars and Motorhomes

Standard Ticket Product Rules
 Online booking or amendmentInformation
Booking feeFREEBooking fee is non-refundable
Amendment feeFREEAny increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment
RefundableCancellations made within 24 hours of scheduled sailing are non-refundable.
Cancellation fee£5
Check in rules
  • Vehicles must check in at least 30 minutes (but no longer than 1 hour) before scheduled sailing time
  • We will try to accommodate late arrivals (those up to 2 hours late), provided there is space to do so, on the next available crossing
  • Arrivals more than 2 hours after scheduled sailing time shall be classified as a No Show. Subject to availability you may amend your booking for travel before 23:59 the same day
  • Any increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment
  • ‘No Shows’ that cannot be accommodated before 23.59 on the same day or who choose to travel on a subsequent day, must purchase a new ticket
Read the full Standard Ticket Product Rules - including booking by Phone and Ticket Office

Economy Ticket Product Rules
 Online booking or amendmentInformation
Booking feeFREEBooking fee is non-refundable
Amendment feeFREEAny increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment.
Amendment fee is non-refundable.
Refundable 
Check in rules
  • Vehicles must check in at least 30 minutes (but no longer than 1 hour) before scheduled sailing time
  • We will try to accommodate late arrivals (those up to 2 hours late), provided there is space to do so, on the next available crossing
  • Arrivals more than 2 hours after scheduled sailing time shall be classified as a No Show. Subject to availability you may amend your booking for travel before 23:59 the same day
  • Any increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment
  • ‘No Shows’ that cannot be accommodated before 23.59 on the same day or who choose to travel on a subsequent day, must purchase a new ticket
Read the full Economy Ticket Product Rules - including booking by Phone and Ticket Office

Vehicle sizes

The vehicles size is the true maximum length and height, including any tow-bars, overhanging items and roof loads (e.g. a top box or bicycles).
Be sure to select the correct vehicle size so that you get the best fare for your journey.

Cars and Vans

Low vehicles (LV)

Up to 5.00m long
Up to 2.24m high
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Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long

High vehicles (HV)

Up to 5.00m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
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Cars, small vans and any other vehicle up to 5m long

Large cars

Low passenger vehicles (LP)

5.01m to 15m long
Up to 2.24m high
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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.

High passenger vehicles (HP)

5.01m to 15m long
Over 2.24m to 4.2m high
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high passenger vehicles isle of wight
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.

Motorhomes

Low motorhome (LM)

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

High motorhome (HM)

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

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Wightlink’s General Conditions for the Provision of Ferry Services

Visit our Terms & Conditions for more details.

*Car +7 passengers Day Return for £58.00 – based on outward time of 08:00, return 17:00 from Portsmouth to Fishbourne on 1 September 2016. Price quote generated on 9 August 2016. Prices are subject to availability and change. Bring your bike for free – Each foot passenger can bring one bicycle on free of charge. Vehicles carrying bicycles will be charged an additional cost if the bicycles add additional height or length to your vehicle – see our vehicle size guide for details.
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