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Portsmouth to Fishbourne Car & Passenger Ferry

This crossing is approximately 45 minutes aboard our
largest ferries and connects Central and East Wight with
the mainland. There are café-bar facilities, spacious
lounges, observation decks and frequent round-the-clock
sailings all year.

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Fishbourne Ferry Port Information

In this section for each port (tabs above) you can find useful information for ferry travel to the Isle of Wight including maps, transport links, (road and rail), rail station location, parking, and accessibility information for disabled people.

There are no direct public transport services to the Fishbourne Terminal but a Southern Vectis bus service operates from Kite Hill which is about 15 minutes walk from the Terminal.

Map of Fishbourne Ferry Terminal

  • Fishbourne Ferry Terminal

Fishbourne Ferry Terminal

Fishbourne Lane,
Isle of Wight,
PO33 4EU

Public Transport:

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.

For more information:


  • Ticket Office
  • Café
  • Toilets

Parking at Fishbourne

Limited parking facilities are available within the Terminal  

£ from 01/10/13
16-24 hours  or part thereafter                                                 
Evening Parking (16:00-05:00)  4.00

30 Day Parking Season Tickets are available to Foot Passenger Multilink Ticket and Season Ticket Holders at the following rates depending on the ferry ticket(s) held:

 £ from 01/10/13
7 Day Season Ticket   n/a
30 Day Season Ticket /Academic Season Tickets /book of 60 single passenger Multilinks   65.00
90 Day Season Ticket
Annual Season Ticket   58.50

PLEASE NOTE: At peak times car parking within the Terminal will be restricted

Travel updates for Portsmouth to Fishbourne Ferry Route

Service Status Updated 22/07/2014 


Portsmouth  Fishbourne

Unfortunately we've had to cancel the 17.30 Portsmouth to Fisbourne sailing.  All of our other sailings are currently running as timetabled.   

Please check in 30 minutes before your booked sailing.  Affected customers are being prioritised on the next available departure.   We would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the inconvenience caused by the unavoidable changes.  


Portsmouth – Ryde Catamaran 

All services are running to advertised timetables


Lymington – Yarmouth 

All services are running to advertised timetables



Statement from Wightlink Ferries – Saturday 19 July: 12:00

Wightlink Ferries conducted full safety checks on its other ferries overnight following the incident which affected the St Helen last night.  Engineers inspected and tested the mezzanine decks before returning the ships to service.  St Helen remains out of service.
The checks follow the incident which affected St Helen’s car deck at 22:16 on Friday 18 July.  The 21:30 St Helen car ferry sailing from Portsmouth Gunwharf arrived at Fishbourne with 181 passengers and 11 crew on board and, as part of the usual disembarkation process, after vehicles on the lower deck had left the ship, the starboard forward mezzanine deck with nine cars on board was lowered. When it was a short distance from the deck below, it dropped a few feet and made contact with the lower deck.

As a precautionary measure, three passengers and one crew member were taken to St Mary’s Hospital by the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.  All four have been discharged. A member of Wightlink’s management team attended the hospital to support customers.
As well as conducting its own investigation, Wightlink will be cooperating fully with the Marine Accident Investigation Branch and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency investigations.  While those investigations are underway, Wightlink will not be making further comment on the possible cause of the incident.

St Helen, in common with all Wightlink ferries, is inspected regularly by external surveyors. The last independent engineering survey of the ship, including its mezzanine decks, took place in May 2014 following her annual maintenance and refit.
No significant disruption is expected as a result of the incident, however as a result of St Helen being out of service, minor delays are expected from Portsmouth Gunwharf between 10:00 and 14:00 and from Fishbourne between 11:00 and 13:00 today.

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