How to get to us
Wightlink sails between the mainland and the Isle of Wight up to 230 times a day on three routes: our car ferries cross between Lymington and Yarmouth and from Portsmouth to Fishbourne in as little as 40 minutes, while modern catamarans zip over to Ryde from Portsmouth in approximately 25 minutes. Our terminals are easily accessible from all parts of the UK and here you’ll find details on how to find us!
Situated on the south coast of the country all our ports are easily accessible by road and provide the most access to the Isle of Wight either via the beautiful New Forest, crossing from Lymington over to Yarmouth on the western side of the Isle of Wight or via Portsmouth and heading over to either Fishbourne or Ryde providing access to the northern and eastern sides of the Isle of Wight.
For your Sat Nav or route finder
Lymington Car Ferry Port – SO41 5SB
Portsmouth Gunwharf Car Ferry – PO1 2LA
Portsmouth Harbour Foot Passenger Catamaran – PO1 3PS
Fishbourne Car Ferry Port – PO33 4EU
Yarmouth Car Ferry Port – PO41 0PB
Ryde Pier Head Foot Passenger Catamaran – PO33 2HF
Lymington Car Ferry Port – SO41 5SB
From A27/A3/M27, continue on M27, at junction 12 exit onto M27 West towards Southampton/Fareham.
From M3/M27, continue on M27, at junction 13 exit onto M27 towards West/So'ton Docks/Bournemouth.
At junction 1, exit toward Lyndhurst/A337. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto A31 heading to Cadnam/Totton/A336/Lyndhurst/A337. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Lyndhurst Rd/A337 continue for appx 3.4m. At the traffic lights in Lyndhurst turn left onto the High St/A35. Turn right onto Gosport Ln/A35. Continue down the lane and keep left at the fork, continue to follow A337 (7m), go through 1 roundabout. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto marsh Ln/B3054. Turn left onto bridge Rd/B3054 annd then turn right onto Undershore.
Portsmouth Gunwharf Car Ferry Port - PO1 2LA
From A3, continue onto A3(M), take exit onto A27, continue onto M27 (signs for Southampton/Fareham/Portsmouth/M275). At Junction 12 exit onto M275.
From M3/M27, continue on M27, at junction 12 exit onto M275 towards Portsmouth (W).
From A27, continue onto M27 (signs for Southampton/Fareham/Portsmouth/M275). At Junction 12 exit onto M275.
Continue onto A3, from here the Gunwharf Car Ferry Terminal is signposted (follow IOW Car Ferry signs),
go through 1 roundabout, at the next roundabout take the 2nd exit onto market Way/A3, go through 1 roundabout.
At cross roads go straight across, at the next set of traffic lights keep left and continue to follow A3.
On one way system keep right (past University building) and take a sharp right onto St Michael's Rd/A288 and turn immediately left onto Cambridge Rd/A3,
follow road and at the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto St George's Rd/B2154, continue along the road, the road bears to to the left and becomes Gunwharf Road.
The Portsmouth Gunwharf Ferry Terminal is on the right hand side.
By Coach / Bus
Lymington Car Ferry Terminal - National Express services run to and from Lymington Town Centre and The Hard Interchange in Portsmouth from destinations all over the UK mainland.
Portsmouth Gunwharf Car Ferry Terminal is a 10 minute walk from Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station and The Hard Interchange bus station. Bus and coach services run directly to the Portsmouth Harbour Catamaran Terminal (Portsmouth Harbour Station and The Hard bus station are within the same interchange as the Catamaran Terminal).
In the summer a shuttle bus operates between the Portsmouth International Port and The Hard Interchange for connections to the catamarans.
Portsmouth Harbour Foot passenger Catamaran - National Express and local bus and coach services arrive directly outside the catamaran terminal at Portsmouth Harbour Station and The Hard Bus Interchange.
Fishbourne Car Ferry Terminal - There are no direct public transport services to the Fishbourne Terminal. A Southern Vectis bus service operates from Kite Hill which is about 15 minutes walk from the Terminal.
Yarmouth Car Ferry Terminal - Southern Vectis bus services operate from outside the terminal on Bridge Road.
Ryde Pier Head Foot Passenger Catamaran - Southern Vectis bus services operate from Ryde Esplanade, a short walk along the pier or take the train.
For more information about getting around the Isle of Wight by bus visit: www.islandbuses.info
Several railway companies run direct trains to Portsmouth Harbour from destinations such as London Waterloo, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff and Southampton.
These services run directly to the Portsmouth Harbour Catamaran Terminal (Portsmouth Harbour Station and our Catamaran Terminal are within the same interchange) so getting across the the Isle of Wight is easy. You can get from London Waterloo to Ryde on the IOW in just over 2 hours.
On the Isle of Wight, Island Line services run directly to the Ryde Pier Head Catamaran Terminal (Ryde Pier Head Station is within the same interchange as our Catamaran Terminal) from Shanklin.
Just ask for a through ticket from your local station to any Island destination!
National Rail run trains to Lymington Pier and is located in close proximatey to the Lymington Car Ferry Terminal. Lymington Pier is well connected with a branch line connecting to the mainline London - Southampton - Bournemouth service at Brockenhurst.
For more information visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk
From the Island
You can book your rail travel at our Ryde Pier Head ticket office at the same time as your ferry crossing, enabling you to travel anywhere in the country on one ticket. You can get railcard discounts too if you have one.
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