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Which route is best for you?

If you are on foot, Portsmouth to Ryde is a quick and convenient crossing for foot passengers and has great rail and coach connections.

The Lymington route is the faster of the two car ferry routes and drops you on the doorstep of the New Forest or the IOW’s west coast.

Portsmouth to Fishbourne boasts excellent road connections to the rest of the UK and the East of the IOW. All three routes are quick and comfortable.

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Routes and Destinations

For all of our Isle of Wight ferries we have timetables, route maps and extensive information about how to get to ports and the facilities.


Portsmouth - Fishbourne Ferry

Here are the details of the car and passenger ferry route between Portsmouth and Fishbourne.

Portsmouth - Fishbourne Ferry Info

Lymington - Yarmouth Ferry

Here are details for the ferry route between Lymington and Yarmouth.

Lymington - Yarmouth Ferry Info

Portsmouth - Ryde Catamaran

Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head foot passenger Catamarans

Portsmouth - Ryde Catamaran Info

Travel updates for Isle of Wight Ferries

Service Status Updated 30/07/2014 


Portsmouth  Fishbourne

All services are running to advertised timetables


Portsmouth – Ryde Catamaran 

All services are running to advertised timetables


Lymington – Yarmouth 

All services are running to advertised timetables


St Helen comes back into limited service - Friday 25 July

Wightlink will today bring St Helen back into limited service.  The company has been co-operating with the Marine Accident Investigation Branch and Maritime Coastguard Agency investigations since the incident involving St Helen on the evening of Friday 18 July.  Wightlink is also conducting its own investigation.

Following consultation and with full approval of the authorities, from today St Helen will be used to support the revised timetable which Wightlink is running on its Portsmouth to Fishbourne route.  The mezzanine decks will not be used.

Chief Operating Officer John Burrows explains

“The safety of our customers is always our priority at Wightlink.  Bringing the St Helen back into limited service, with her mezzanine decks safely secured out of use, will help us to get as many people to and from the Isle of Wight as possible.  All of our ships undergo regular, planned maintenance and, even though St Helen’s mezzanine deck is of a different design to our other vessels, we have taken the precaution of having all our mezzanine decks independently inspected and we will continue to check them daily”.

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