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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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Ryde Pier Head Port Information

In this section for each port (tabs above) you can find useful information for ferry travel between Ryde Pier and Portsmouth Harbour including maps, transport links, (road and rail), rail station location, parking, and accessibility information for disabled people.

Map of Ryde Pier Head Catamaran Terminal

  • Ryde Pier Head Catamaran Terminal

Ryde Pier Head Catamaran Terminal

Ryde Pier Head
The Esplanade
Ryde
Isle of Wight
PO33 2HF

Ryde Pier Head - Catamaran Terminal

Public Transport:
National Rail services direct to the Catamaran Terminal (Ryde Pier Head Station is within the same interchange as the Catamaran Terminal). Southern Vectis bus services operate from Ryde Esplanade, a short walk along the pier or take the train.

For more information visit:
www.nationalrail.co.uk
www.islandbuses.info

Facilities:

  • Ticket Office
  • Costa Coffee
  • Toilets
  • Self service ticket machines for foot passengers


Car Parking

A toll charge of £1 will be payable on entry to the pier (cash only, coin operated machine) for cars, light vans and motorcycles.  No charge will be made for pedestrians or cyclists.  Parking Tickets must be purchased from the Pay & Display machines or the Ticket Office at Ryde Pier Head

 £ 
 from 01/10/13
Pier Toll and up to 1 hour parking            
 1.00
Up to 2 Hours  1.50
2-16 Hours
 6.00
16-24 Hours or part therafter
 8.00
Evening Special parking valid 16:00-05:00  4.00

Season Ticket Holders ONLY may buy 30 Day parking at the rates below - advance purchase only: 

Ticket held from 01/10/13
30 Day Season Ticket /Academic Season Ticket / book of 60 single Multilinks (incl. pier toll)  £65.00
90 Day Season Ticket (incl. pier toll)
 £63.00
Annual Season Ticket (incl. pier toll)  £58.50

Please see a member of staff regarding the purchase of the above 30 Day car park tickets and the issuing of your 'pier charge' card.

For the protection of the pier and its users a weight restriction of 3 tonnes applies as well as a height restriction of 2.25m.  A 10mph speed limit will also apply and will be strictly enforced by the use of average speed cameras.  Drivers exceeding this limit will be issued a fixed penalty notice of £80 and/or exclusion from Wightlink property and services.

 

Cyclists

Please be advised that the 10MPH speed restriction applies to all cyclists as well as vehicles, for health and safety reasons.
Following a recent incident all cyclists are reminded of the speed limit and that they MUST dismount their bicycles on the approach to and in the Terminal Buildings and also on the apporach to the entrance/exit to the esplanade.
Failure to observe the above restrictions and disregard for the safety of our customers will regrettably result in a ban from all Wightlink premises and vessels.

 

Costa Coffee

At our Ryde Terminal you will find our new Costa Coffee shop which serves a wide range of Costa delights including sandwiches and pastries.

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:

 

Friday 25th July 2014
From Portsmouth From Fishbourne
  0100
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 1930
1900 2000
2000 2100
2030 2130
2100 - additional sailing 2200 - additional sailing
2200 2300
2359

 


 

Saturday 26th July 2014
From Portsmouth From Fishbourne
  0100
0300 0400
0500 0600
0600 0700
0630 - additional sailing 0730 - additional sailing
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 - additional sailing 1730 - additional sailing
1700 1800
1800 1900
1830 - additional sailing 1930 - additional sailing
1900 2000
2000 2100
2030 - additional sailing 2130 - additional sailing
2100  2200
2359

 


 

Sunday 27th July 2014
From Portsmouth From Fishbourne
  0100
0300 0400
0500 0600
0600 0700
0700 0800
0800 0900
0900 1000
0930 1030
1000 1100
1100 1200
1130 1230
1200 1300
1300 1400
1330 1430
1400 1500
1430 1530
1500 1600
1530 1630
1600 1700
1700 1800
1730 - additional sailing 1830 - additional sailing
1800 1900
1900 2000
1930 - additional sailing 2030 - additional sailing
2000 2100
2100 2200
2359

 

 

Monday 28th July 2014
From Portsmouth From Fishbourne
  0100
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
2359

 



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