Trade and Freight

Freight shipping to the Isle of Wight

Carrying freight to the Isle of Wight? A Wightlink ferry is the easy way to go:

  • Wightlink offers two convenient ro-ro routes, Portsmouth to Fishbourne and Lymington to Yarmouth, both offering easy connections to the mainland road network.
  • Day and night time crossings mean we’re ready to cross when you are.
  • Crossing time is around just 40 minutes.
  • Spacious Terminals make for easy manoeuvrability and boarding.
  • We’re equipped to handle abnormal loads and dangerous goods.

Choice of routes

  • Lymington-Yarmouth Crossing time 40 minutes
    Maximum Dimensions: Height: 4.75m (15’5″) | Width: 3.51m (11’6″)
    This route offers the shortest vehicle ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight, providing easy access to Central and West Wight.
  • Portsmouth – Fishbourne Crossing time around 40 minutes
    Maximum Dimensions: Height 4.65m (15’2″) | Width 4.1m (13’45”)
    This crossing is ideal for Central and East Wight and principal towns of Newport, Cowes, Ryde, Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor. The service operates all year round, day and night with an average of 29 return weekday sailings.The ferries on this route have double-width ramps and can accommodate extra-long or heavy loads, subject to sufficient spread of weight. Vehicles with an overall height in excess of the dimensions shown may also be accepted but you must contact us in advance.

Please complete this form to obtain a quote or make your booking.

If you have a general freight query please call our freight reservations office on 023 9285 5260
If your vehicle is outside any of the below dimensions please call our sales department on 023 9285 5210

18 metres in length
4 metres high
3 metres wide
44 tons maximum weight

Please note:

(a)If you choose Booking, this will be made by our team and you will be contacted immediately for payment.
(b) If we are unable to book you on your chosen sailing, we will book you on the nearest available sailing.

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Freight operator details

Freight operator
Contact name
House number/name & street
Town/city
Postcode
Country
Email
Telephone number

Travel details - outbound

Outbound route
Outbound date
Outbound time (nearest, times may vary)
If not available, earlier or later?
 Earlier Later Earlier or later

Travel details - inbound

Inbound route
Inbound date
Inbound time (nearest, times may vary)
If not available, earlier or later?
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Passenger & vehicle details

Number of passengers
Overall vehicle length (metres)
If we are unable to book you on your chosen sailing, we will book you on the nearest available sailing. Please tick box to confirm this (required)
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Bookings are FREE online

From Monday 1 February 2016, all trade bookings made by telephone with the Contact Centre will be subject to a £5 administration fee. Online bookings can be made free of charge.

If you want to set up an online account with us, please contact sales@wightlink.co.uk



Got questions? Call our Trade and Freight team on 023 9285 5260.

No show

From Monday 4 April 2016 we will be charging all business customers who do not turn up for their booked sailing without cancelling in advance. You will have to pay the full cost of the sailing.

Last year, more than 12,000 vehicles did not turn up for their booked sailing with Wightlink. That means our ferries have been sailing with empty space on board that we could have allocated to other customers.

It is easy to cancel your booking. You can do this online 24 hours a day if you have an account with us, you can call our dedicated Sales Support team during office hours on 023 9285 5260 or you can send an email to outofhours@wightlink.co.uk.

Nine out of ten customers already go online to manage their accounts efficiently with us. If you would more information about online accounts, or have any questions about the changes from April, please contact our Sales department at sales@wightlink.co.uk.

Dangerous/Restricted Goods

Find out more about the transportation of dangerous goods to and from the Island.

Abnormal Loads

All enquiries for quotation/shipment of abnormal loads exceeding 44 tons gross weight / in excess of 20m in length / in excess of 3m in width should be sent to abnormalloads@wightlink.co.uk.

Please select an outbound route

Please select an outbound date

Please select an outbound time

Please select a return route

Please select a return date

Please select a return time

Please select how you will be travelling

You must select a vehicle length

You must select a vehicle height

What size is my vehicle?

How many passengers are in this vehicle?

Please select at least one passenger

Find out the size of your vehicle by entering your registration number

At this time, this feature is only available for cars and vans

Registration number

E.g CU57ABC
Without any roofboxes, towbars, bicycle racks or trailers your vehicle should be:
Vehicle length

Vehicle height

Wrong details? Please click here to enter your vehicle sizes manually

Your vehicle registration number could not be found

Choose your vehicle size manually here, you can find your vehicle height and width at Parkers.

Without any roofboxes, towbars, bicycle racks or trailers your vehicle should be:
Vehicle length

Vehicle height

Wrong details? Please click here to enter your vehicle sizes manually

Is there anything on your vehicle which makes it longer or higher than the dimensions shown here, such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan?

Does your vehicle have a trailer or caravan?

Please select which type of vehicle you have

Below you will find all other vehicle types with some information around their size.
We recommend that you measure your vehicle before booking

Dangerous goods (including compressed gas etc. used for medical purposes) must be declared at least 24 hours before travel.

Camping gas canisters must be declared when you arrive at the port.

Please measure your motorcycle from your front wheel to the rear of your bike, including any extras which make the vehicle longer or taller such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan.
Please measure your vehicle from your front bumper to the rear of your car, and from the bottom of your tyres to the roof of your car, including any extras which make the vehicle longer or taller such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan.

What is the length and height of the vehicle?

Does your vehicle have a trailer or caravan?

This information will be added to your booking