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 £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
  Information Online booking or amendment Call Centre booking or amendment Ticket Office booking or amendment
Booking fee   FREE FREE FREE
Amendment fee Any increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment FREE FREE FREE
Refundable Cancellations made within 24 hours of scheduled sailing are non-refundable.
Cancellation fee £5 £5 £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

Family Foot Passenger Product Rules
  Information Online booking or amendment Call Centre booking or amendment Ticket Office booking or amendment
Booking fee   Not available to book online Not available to book by phone FREE
Amendment fee Any increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment FREE FREE
Refundable Cancellations made within 24 hours of scheduled sailing are non-refundable.
Cancellation fee £5 £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 Family Foot Passenger Product Rule

Special Tickets (Combination) – Foot passengers
  Information Online booking or amendment Call Centre booking or amendment Ticket Office booking or amendment
Booking fee Not available to book online FREE FREE
Amendment fee Any increase in ticket costs must be paid at time of amendment. FREE FREE
Refundable Cancellations made within 24 hours of scheduled sailing are non-refundable.
Cancellation fee £5 £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 Special Tickets Foot Passenger product rule

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. If you are set-up online you can cancel your booking online. Just go to My bookings, find the right booking and click “Cancel”.

If you’re not set-up online, please Contact us as soon as possible quoting your booking reference number.

Refund conditions apply:

  • Part-used ticket where outgoing journey has been made – no refund.
  • Cancellations made within 1 hour of scheduled sailing – no refund
  • Standard tickets – £5 cancellation fee per booking
  • Economy, Special Offers or Promotional tickets – no refund

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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.

If you arrive more than two hours late, but on the same day your ticket is booked for, your booking will be classed as a “no show”. However, our team will allow you to rebook onto another sailing that day if there is space. You must pay a £5 amendment fee to change your booking plus any additional fare if the new crossing is more expensive.

If you are unable to rebook your ticket (because there is no space) or you do not arrive for your sailing on the day your ticket is booked for then your booking is void and you cannot use this to travel. 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. You must pay a £5 amendment fee to change your booking plus any additional fare if the new crossing is more expensive. There is no amendment fee if you modify your booking yourself online.


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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.

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