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Timetable changes

One-day closure of Portsmouth Car Ferry Terminal
Portsmouth <> Fishbourne
Wednesday, 24 May, 2017 - Wednesday, 24 May, 2017

One-day closure of Portsmouth Car Ferry Terminal

On Wednesday, 24 May 2017 our Portsmouth Car Ferry Terminal will be closed for most of the day and sailings will be operating to and from the Portsmouth International Port (Cruise and Cross Channel Ferry Terminal).

  • Diversion starts: from 7.00 am Fishbourne to Portsmouth and 8.30 am Portsmouth to Fishbourne
  • Last diverted sailing: 5 pm Fishbourne to Portsmouth and 6.30 pm Portsmouth to Fishbourne

We will only accept booked vehicles during this time and foot passengers can only travel on our Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier Head passenger catamaran route.

Weds, 24 May Weds, 24 May
03.00 01.00
05.00 04.00
06.00 06.00
07.00 07.00 **
08.30 * 08.00 **
09.30 * 10.00 **
10.30 * 11.00 **
11.30 * 12.00 **
12.30 * 13.00 **
13.30 * 14.00 **
14.30 * 15.00 **
15.30 * 16.00 **
17.30 * 17.00 **
18.30 * 19.00
20.00 20.00
22.00 20.50
23.59 23.00

* Departing from the Portsmouth International Port, crossing time approximately 60 minutes.

** Arriving at the Portsmouth International Port, crossing time approximately 60 minutes.

Good to know…

  • Remember to follow the signs for Cruise and Cross Channel Ferries when driving into Portsmouth, rather than signs to Isle of Wight Ferries.
  • Always check-in on time and arrive at the port at least 30 minutes before the departure of your sailing.
  • You will travel through security at the Portsmouth International Port and this may involve a search.
  • You do not need a passport to enter Portsmouth International Port and drive onto the ferry. You will only need a passport if you are travelling in a freight vehicle (such as a lorry or van) and wish to access the terminal facilities.

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Impact on services & sailings: extra services added

This timetable update was added: May 11, 2017

Travel information

Portsmouth Car Ferry Terminal Car Park Closure – now closed to season ticket holders
Portsmouth <> Fishbourne, Portsmouth <> Ryde
Tuesday, 13 September, 2016 - Saturday, 1 July, 2017

Commencing 13 September 2016 the car park at Gunwharf Road will be closed to the public throughout improvements works at Portsmouth Car Ferry Terminal.

Wightlink are now unable to sell Parking season tickets until late summer. This is because parking and space at our car park will be extremely limited over the next stage of our terminal improvement works.

Alternative parking is available at our Lymington terminal. We will advise passengers if we’re aware of any alternative parking arrangements that can be made.

We’re very sorry for the inconvenience this will cause.

Where are the nearest alternative car parks?
The closest car parks are at Gunwharf Quays (7 minute walk) and Wickham street (11 minute walk)

Impact on services & sailings: travel information

This timetable update was added: September 9, 2016

Wightlink Travel Updates

We know how important it is to you that our ferries are on time and we continue to place service as one of our top priorities so you can get to where you need to be on time.

We update our Service Status, found on the home page of our website, every morning to ensure you have the most up to date information and continually review it throughout the day so you can access the latest information at all times.

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Portsmouth - Fishbourne

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Lymington - Yarmouth