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Portsmouth - Ryde Foot Passenger Catamaran

Our fastest passenger connection is provided by our comfortable catamarans between Portsmouth Harbour and Ryde Pier Head.  

The catamarans connect the railway stations at either end of the service in approximately 22 minutes.

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Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier (IOW)

See above for port information including maps, transport links, (road and rail), rail station location, parking, and disabled access.

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Historic Portsmouth is one of the UK's busiest ports and historic attractions. Here you'll find maps, rail connections, transport links, parking, and terminal information.



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Travel updates for Portsmouth to Ryde Catamaran

Service Status Updated 28/07/2014 


Portsmouth  Fishbourne

Please see below the revised timetable running between 25-28 July


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”.


Portsmouth – Fishbourne – 25/26/27/28 July 2014 


We’ve had to make some changes to our Portsmouth–Fishbourne car ferry service this coming weekend (25/26/27/28 July). This is due to carrying out a thorough investigation of the problem with St Helen’s mezzanine deck. We will continue to provide a frequent service and are running nine additional return sailings whilst we await the return of St Helen.Please check in 30 minutes before your booked sailing. Affected customers are being prioritised on the next available departure. We’d like to take this opportunity to apologise for the inconvenience caused by the unavoidable changes. 

The timetable will be:

Monday 28th July 2014
From Portsmouth From Fishbourne
0300 0400
0500 0600
0600 0700
0630 0730
0700 0800
0800 0900
0830 0930
0900 1000
1000 1100
1030 1130
1100 1200
1200 1300
1230 1330
1300 1400
1400 1500
1430 1530
1500 1600
1600 1700
1630 1730
1700 1800
1800 1900
1830 - additional sailing 1930 - additional sailing
1900 2000
2000 2100
2030 - additional sailing 2130 - additional sailing
2100 2200


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