Ferry Travel Information
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.
Portsmouth Harbour Station Port Information
In this section for each port (tabs above) you can find useful information for ferry travel between Portsmouth Harbour-Ryde Pier (IOW) including maps, transport links, (road and rail), rail station location, parking, and accessibility information for disabled people.
Map of Portsmouth Harbour Catamaran Terminal
Portsmouth Harbour Catamaran Terminal
Portsmouth Harbour Catamaran Terminal
We have 2 terminals in Portsmouth: Portsmouth Harbour for the passenger catamaran service to Ryde Pier and the Gunwharf Terminal for the car ferry service to Fishbourne.
Portsmouth Harbour Station - Catamaran Terminal
If you are travelling on the catamaran service you can grab yourself a drink or snack to enjoy during the short crossing, either at the Coffee Quay situated in the Terminal or our new Costa Coffee cart which will appear during peak times.
National Express and local bus and coach services arrive directly outside the catamaran terminal at Portsmouth Harbour Station and The Hard Bus Interchange). National Rail / South West Trains, run direct trains to Portsmouth Harbour from London Waterloo to connect to our Portsmouth Harbour catamaran terminal. You can buy your South West Trains tickets online, at your nearest station or simply call 0845 6000 650.
Foot passengers do not need to book in advance. We do request, however, that you arrive 15 minutes prior to departure to allow time to purchase your tickets and board the catamaran. Please allow at least 10 minutes for connecting between trains and catamarans at Portsmouth Harbour.
- Ticket Office
- Coffee Quay
Parking in Portsmouth
There is a car park opposite the Car Ferry Terminal in Gunwharf Road (approximately a 10 minute walk to the Catamaran Terminal).
|Additional 24 hours|| 7.00
|Evening Special; valid for parking 18:00-23:59||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:
|Ticket held||from 04/03/13|
|7 Day Season Ticket||n/a|
|30 Day Season Ticket /Academic Season Ticket /book of 30 passenger Multilinks||65.00|
|90 Day Season Ticket||59.00|
|Annual Season Ticket||54.00|
We’re sorry, but our car park will be closed on the dates shown below.
This is so we can provide more check-in space for our customers and ease congestion in the City over busy periods.
|12:00||Wed 27 March-13||to||22:00||Fri 29 March-13|
|12:00||Fri 24 May-13||to||22:00||Sat 25 May-13|
|12:00||Wed 12 June-13||to||22:00||Fri 14 June-13|
|12:00||Fri 19 July-13||to||22:00||Sat 20 July-13|
|12:00||Fri 26 July-13||to||22:00||Sat 27 July-13|
|12:00||Fri 2 Aug-13||to||22:00||Sat 3 Aug-13|
|12:00||Fri 9 Aug-13||to||22:00||Sat 10 Aug-13|
|12:00||Fri 16 Aug-13||to||22:00||Sat 17 Aug-13|
|12:00||Fri 23 Aug-13||to||22:00||Sat 24 Aug-13|
|12:00||Fri 30 Aug-13||to||22:00||Sat 31 Aug-13|
|12:00||Wed 4 Sept-13||to||22:00||Fri 6 Sept-13|
Alternative car parks are marked on the map above - they are not operated by Wightlink and you are advised to check opening times and tariffs with the operators.Click for Portsmouth City Council Parking pages. Broad Street car park and Camber Quay car park are the closet to the Gunwharf Road car ferry terminal.
Gunwharf Quays Car Park
We have negotiated special rates with Gunwharf Quays for 24 hour parking for Wightlink Customers (on production of a valid Wightlink Ticket/receipt) of just £8.00 per 24 hour period (excluding festival dates).
Simply present your Wightlink ticket or receipt at the Gunwharf Quays Car Park Office, during office opening hours to take advantage of this offer. If not in possession of your ticket when travelling please ensure you ask for a receipt at our Ticket Office when collecting your tickets.
Office Opening Hours
Mon - 07:30 - Midnight
Tues - 07:30 - Midnight
Wed - 07:30 - 02:00
Thurs - 07:30 - Midnight
Fri - 07:30 - 03:00
Sat - 07:30 - 03:00
Sun - 07:30 - Midnight
If you have any queries then please contact the Gunwharf Quays Car Park directly on 02392 8368762.
Travel updates for Portsmouth to Ryde Catamaran
To be kept up to date on the latest travel information on our services please call our
reservations office on 0871 376 1000.
Outside of opening times please call 023 9285 5265 for updates. Please note that this number is NOT manned during reservations office opening hours and cannot make advance bookings and enquiries for future sailings.
On this page we will publish any disruptions that we are aware of in advance.
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