Foot passenger fares

Fares now available until 31 December 2016


Foot passenger fares from the mainland to the Isle of Wight

Travelling on foot? Welcome aboard. All three Wightlink Isle of Wight ferry routes are perfect for foot passengers and with a variety of combination tickets including onward transport you can save money too!

Getting to and around the Isle of Wight on foot

If arriving by train from anywhere in the country, just head for Portsmouth Harbour or Lymington Pier railway station. Both stations are right next to ferry terminals so we can whisk you across to the Isle of Wight in no time.

Once on the Island, there are easy onward transport links to all destinations. A comprehensive bus service is run by Southern Vectis that covers the whole Island so whether you’re arriving in Ryde, Fishbourne or Yarmouth, there’ll be a bus to pick you up.

Island Line train services run between Ryde Pier Head and Shanklin calling at Brading, Sandown and Lake which also connects with the Isle of Wight Steam Railway at Smallbrook Junction.

There are 200 miles of cycling routes on the Island for you to enjoy if you’re bringing your bike (bikes travel free with us!). If you’re more comfortable on two feet then you can enjoy over 500 miles of walking routes across the Island which are easily accessible from our terminals.

Drive less and see more on the Isle of Wight …

Foot passenger fares


Category Day returnValid for passenger returning by 4.30 am next day ReturnValid for passenger returning within 364 nights Single Evening FlyerValid for a return journey only. Outward journey must be taken after 4.00 pm and before 23.59 pm, return travel by 4.30 am next day.
Adult £14.60 £20.00 £10.00 £12.60
Child (5-15)Children under 5 travel FREE £7.30 £10.00 £5.00 £6.30
Senior Citizen (60+)^ £11.00 £15.00 £7.50 £9.40
Student* £12.40 £16.90 £8.45 £9.40
Category Day returnValid for passenger returning by 4.30 am next day Evening FlyerValid for a return journey only. Outward journey must be taken after 4.00 pm and before 23.59 pm, return travel by 4.30 am next day.
Family foot passenger(1 adult + 4 children or 2 adults + 3 children) £38.60 £26.10

Information

*Student rate: A valid NUS/Student Rider/UCAS/NUS Extra card (for apprentices) or IW College Student ID card.
^Senior Citizen (60+) rate:If you’re lucky enough to look younger than you are, you may be asked to produce proof of your age.



Category Day returnValid for passenger returning by 4.30 am next day ReturnValid for passenger returning within 364 nights Single Evening FlyerValid for a return journey only. Outward journey must be taken after 4.00 pm and before 23.59 pm, return travel by 4.30 am next day.
Adult £14.60 £20.00 £10.00 £12.60
Child (5-15)Children under 5 travel FREE £7.30 £10.00 £5.00 £6.30
Senior Citizen (60+)^ £11.00 £15.00 £7.50 £9.40
Student* £12.40 £16.90 £8.45 £9.40
Category Day returnValid for passenger returning by 4.30 am next day Evening FlyerValid for a return journey only. Outward journey must be taken after 4.00 pm and before 23.59 pm, return travel by 4.30 am next day.
Family foot passenger(1 adult + 4 children or 2 adults + 3 children) £38.60 £26.10

Information

*Student rate: A valid NUS/Student Rider/UCAS/NUS Extra card (for apprentices) or IW College Student ID card.
^Senior Citizen (60+) rate:If you’re lucky enough to look younger than you are, you may be asked to produce proof of your age.



Category Day returnValid for passenger returning by 4.30 am next day ReturnValid for passenger returning within 364 nights Single Evening FlyerValid for a return journey only. Outward journey must be taken after 4.00 pm and before 23.59 pm, return travel by 4.30 am next day.
Adult £18.40 £25.00 £12.50 £12.60
Child (5-15)Children under 5 travel FREE £9.20 £12.50 £6.25 £6.30
Senior Citizen (60+)^ £13.80 £18.90 £9.45 £9.40
Student* £13.80 £18.90 £9.45 £9.40
Category Day returnValid for passenger returning by 4.30 am next day Evening FlyerValid for a return journey only. Outward journey must be taken after 4.00 pm and before 23.59 pm, return travel by 4.30 am next day.
Family foot passenger(1 adult + 4 children or 2 adults + 3 children) £46.10 £31.10

Information

*Student rate: A valid NUS/Student Rider/UCAS/NUS Extra card (for apprentices) or IW College Student ID card.
^Senior Citizen (60+) rate:If you’re lucky enough to look younger than you are, you may be asked to produce proof of your age.


Great value… great connections… and a great day out.

Wightlink makes it easy to enjoy a wonderful day out on the Isle of Wight with outstanding value combination tickets exclusively for foot passengers.

How do I buy a combination ticket?

Simply purchase your tickets on the day of travel from the Wightlink Ticket Office.

  • Island Express

    Day return catamaran travel from Portsmouth to Ryde and a day’s unlimited travel on Island Line trains for only £19.80

    1 February 2016 – 31 December 2016 Adult Senior (60+) Child (5-15) Infants under 5
    Island Express £19.80 £16.50 £9.90 FREE
  • Wight Rover

    Day return ferry travel from Portsmouth to Ryde or Lymington to Yarmouth and a day’s unlimited travel on Southern Vectis buses from only £22.00

    1 February 2016 – 31 December 2016 Adult Child (5-15) Infants under 5
    Wight Rover from Portsmouth Harbour

    (Includes travel on Island Line Trains from Ryde Pier to Ryde Esplanade)

    £23.90 £11.95 FREE
    Wight Rover from Lymington £22.00 £11.00 FREE
  • Steam Liner

    Day return catamaran travel from Portsmouth to Ryde, travel on Island Line trains from Ryde Pier to Smallbrook Junction and the IOW Steam Railway for only £28.30

    1 February 2016 – 31 December 2016 Adult Child (5-15) Infants under 5
    Steam Liner £28.30 £14.15 FREE

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Group passenger fares

Groups of between 10 and 40 foot passengers travelling together on both the Outbound and Inbound routes get discounted fares to and from the Island.

Standard Foot Passenger Product Rules
  Online booking or amendment Information
Booking fee FREE  
Amendment fee FREE Any increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment
Refundable Cancellations made within 24 hours of scheduled sailing are non-refundable.
Cancellation fee £5
Check in rules
  • Foot passengers must check in no later than 15 minutes before scheduled sailing with a valid ticket
  • We will try to accommodate late arrivals (those up to 2 hours late), provided there is space to do so, on the next available crossing
  • Arrivals more than 2 hours after scheduled sailing time shall be classified as a No Show, and a new ticket must be purchased
Read the full Standard Foot Passenger Product Rules - including booking by Phone and Ticket Office

Family Foot Passenger Product Rules
  Online booking or amendment Information
Booking fee Not available to book online  
Amendment fee Any increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment
Refundable Cancellations made within 24 hours of scheduled sailing are non-refundable.
Cancellation fee
Check in rules
  • Foot passengers must check in no later than 15 minutes before scheduled sailing with a valid ticket
  • We will try to accommodate late arrivals (those up to 2 hours late), provided there is space to do so, on the next available crossing
  • Arrivals more than 2 hours after scheduled sailing time shall be classified as a No Show, and a new ticket must be purchased
Read the Full Family Foot Passenger Product Rule - including booking by Phone and Ticket Office

Special Tickets (Combination) – Foot passengers
  Online booking or amendment Information
Booking fee Not available to book online  
Amendment fee Any increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment
Refundable Cancellations made within 24 hours of scheduled sailing are non-refundable.
Cancellation fee
Check in rules
  • Foot passengers must check in no later than 15 minutes before scheduled sailing with a valid ticket
  • We will try to accommodate late arrivals (those up to 2 hours late), provided there is space to do so, on the next available crossing
  • Arrivals more than 2 hours after scheduled sailing time shall be classified as a No Show, and a new ticket must be purchased
Read the full Special Tickets Foot Passenger Product Rules - including booking by Phone and Ticket Office

Regular travellers

Popular FAQ

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You can normally change your booking with us if it was made directly with Wightlink and you modify the booking at least one hour before your sailing is scheduled to depart.

If your booking was made by a tour operator or another supplier, you must contact the supplier you made your booking with. We are sorry but our staff are not able to amend or cancel your booking.

You can modify your booking. with no amendment fee online if you have not yet made the outgoing journey. If you have not set up a customer ID online, please email your customer number and email address to us here on the Booking enquiry form.

For Economy vehicle fares there is a £5 amendment fee for changing your booking using the telephone or ticket office service.

For Standard and Motorcycle fares there is no fee for changing your booking using the telephone or ticket office service.

All alterations are subject to availability and the Product Rules of the ticket you purchased. An additional fare will be payable if you choose a sailing that costs more.


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Yes. Discounted fares are available for groups of 10 or more foot passengers travelling together on the same sailing. Groups of 15 or more cars can also benefit from discounted rates on certain sailings. You can find out more here


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If you arrive for your booked sailing too late to check in on time, our staff will try to get you on the next possible sailing, but this is not guaranteed.

Vehicles arriving at port more than 2 hours after scheduled sailing time will be classed as a “no show” booking though a revision to your booking can be made, subject to availability, if you travel before 23:59 on same day. Payment for any increase in booking costs is required before sailing and amendment fees may apply. If there is no availability and you decide to travel on a subsequent day, you will need to buy a new ticket (no refunds will be considered).

If you think you are going to miss the check-in period for your sailing we recommend you contact us, if possible, to modify your booking. Provided you contact us at least one hour before the departure of your sailing we will try and change you sailing time to the next available service. There is no amendment fee if you modify your booking yourself online, but there may be an additional fare to pay if the new sailing is more expensive.


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Vehicles: Please arrive at the port between 30 and 60 minutes before departure time with a valid ticket for travel. A member of the Wightlink team will welcome you at the gate, check your ticket and direct you to the appropriate ticket lane.

Your ticket may be checked again before boarding and you will be advised when to drive aboard and where to park.

Foot passengers: Please arrive at the Terminal at least 15 minutes before departure with a valid ticket for travel. If arriving by train at Portsmouth Harbour or Ryde Pier Head you should allow at least 10 minutes to connect between the train and catamaran.

Simply wait in the Terminal and an announcement will be made when boarding starts. Your ticket will be checked before embarkation.

Please note that ships may have to sail a little before or after advertised sailing times.


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Pushbikes, e-bikes and battery powered Mobility Scooters travel free of charge when you purchase a foot passenger ticket.

Bicycles

Bicycles and mobility scooters

Mobility Scooters must be battery powered.
Electric bikes must retain the ability to be pedalled by the rider.
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Pushbikes, e-bikes and battery powered Mobility scooters travel free of charge when a customer purchases a foot passenger ticket.

No need to book separately.

Wightlink’s General Conditions for the Provision of Ferry Services

Visit our Terms & Conditions for more details.

* Terms & Conditions: Each foot passenger can bring one bicycle on free of charge. Vehicles carrying bicycles will be charged an additional cost if the bicycles add additional height or length to your vehicle – see our vehicle size guide for details.

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