Season Ticket

Travel from £3.49 per sailingSeason tickets offer convenient and economical travel for regular foot passengers travelling to or from the Isle of Wight.

  • Unlimited, discounted travel
  • Valid on all sailings
  • Convenient, pre-paid ferry travel
  • The more you sail, the more you save
  • Considered as pre-booked (if you check-in 15 minutes before departure)

With our Annual season ticket you can travel from as little as £3.49 per sailing (*based on an assumed usage of 253 days per year).

Quick facts

  • Valid for one named user
  • Pay by Direct Debit (Annual and Academic Season Ticket only)
  • Additional benefits for Annual and 90 day Season Ticket holders
  • Top-up and manage your account online

Benefits for 90 day and Annual Season Ticket holders

  • Adult Annual Season Ticket – Extra 30 days of foot passenger travel and 2 FREE complimentary vehicle return tickets (valid 12 months)
  • Child Annual Season Ticket – Extra 30 days of foot passenger travel
  • 90 day Season Tickets – Extra 7 days of foot passenger travel
  • Special parking rates for 30 day or longer season ticket holders

Prices valid for travel from 4 January 2016

Pass type 7 days 30 Days 90 Days Annual
Adult £56.70 £204.00 £528.00 £1766.00
Child(5-15) £28.35 £102.00 £264.00 £883.00
Student 18+ £48.20 £173.00 £449.00  
Student (16-18) £28.35 £102.00 £264.00  

Academic season tickets

Academic Season Tickets are designed for teachers or lecturers full time at school, college or university and are valid from 1 September 2016 to 31 July 2017.

Pass type Academic Season Ticket
Student / Teacher / Lecturer £805.00

Direct Debit season tickets

Spread the cost of your season ticket with convenient direct debit payments.

Pass type Total Initial Instalments
AdultAnnual £1870.00 £385.00 +9 payments of£165.00
Child(5-15) Annual £933.00 £195.00 +9 payments of £82.00
TeacherAcademic
1 Sep 2016 to 31 Jul 2017
£854.00 £170.00 +9 payments of £76.00

Season Ticket product rules

How can I get a Season Ticket?

Season tickets can be bought from all Wightlink Ticket Offices.
You’ll need to bring:

Season Ticket Photo IDto be shown at time of purchase and for travel Passport photo also required Application form and additional requirements
Adult, Child (5-15) Annual and 90 day Season Ticket only N/A (we reserve the right to ask for proof of age for child Season tickets)
Direct Debit Completed Direct Debit application form.
Student (16-18) 90 day Season Ticket only Completed application form which has been stamped and verified by the school / college
Student (18+) Valid NUS/Student Rider/UCAS/NUS Extra card (for apprentices) or IW College Student ID card.
Academic Completed application form which has been stamped and verified by the school/college/university

Photo ID
We accept photo driving licence, Passport or HM forces ID cards. Alternatively, bring a passport sized Photo ID card with you at the time of purchase and we can issue a Wightlink Photo ID card to use with your Mutlilink Pass or Season Ticket.

Popular FAQ

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No, passengers with season tickets do not need to book their individual crossings. If you arrive to check in 15 minutes before departure you will be given the same priority for the next sailing as a pre-booked passenger.


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Annual, 90 day and Academic Season tickets: Please bring a passport sized photo with you at the time of purchase. You will be issued a temporary Season ticket to use while a plastic Season ticket is issued with your photo on.

All other Season tickets: We accept photo driving licence, Passport or HM forces ID cards. Alternatively, bring a passport sized Photo ID card with you at the time of purchase and we can issue a Wightlink Photo ID card to use with your Season ticket.


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Please arrive at the terminal at least 15 minutes before departure with your season ticket ready. 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.

If it’s busy we may call holders of season tickets forwards, to ensure you are given priority boarding.

If you do not arrive 15 minutes before departure we will do our best to accommodate you on the next sailing but space will not be guaranteed.


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Yes, you will be given priority boarding over unbooked customers on busy sailings, to ensure you have a space on the vessel. To gain priority boarding you must check-in on time, 15 minutes before departure.

  • Annual Adult Season Ticket Holders (including direct debit) also get 30 extra days of foot passenger travel and two complimentary vehicle returns. Complimentary tickets are valid for 365 days from date of issue and on collecting the tickets the valid season ticket must be shown.
  • Annual Child Season Ticket Holders get 30 extra days of foot passenger travel.
  • 90 day Season Ticket Holders get 7 extra days of foot passenger travel.

30 day (or longer) Season Ticket holders can also purchase 30 day parking permits at the following rates:

How much does it cost?
For 30 Day Season Ticket, Academic Season Ticket or Book of 60 single passenger Multilink Ticket holders £67.00
Monthly
For 90 Day Season Ticket holders £65.00
Monthly
For Annual Season Ticket holders £61.00
Monthly

All parking permits include a proximity card to access Ryde Pier for free. You will need to show your season ticket in order to purchase a Parking Permit..


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This depends what sort of season ticket you have:

  • 7 days / 30 days – no refunds.
  • 90 days – refund of complete unused weeks less 3 weeks (excluding any free period).
  • Annual – refund of complete unused months less 1 month (excluding any free period).
  • New Job Starters (same as 7, 30 or 90-days Season ticket).
  • Academic – refund of complete unused months less 1 month.

Refund of Season tickets paid for at time of purchase should be returned with a letter of request to: Contact Centre, Wightlink Ltd, Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA. Letter must include sort-code, bank account number and signature.

Any seasons tickets paid for by Direct Debit should be returned to Credit Control, Wightlink Ltd, Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA. Direct Debits must not be cancelled without prior agreement with our Credit Manager until the ticket is fully paid.

Season tickets issued on a credit account should be returned to Sales Department, Wightlink Ltd, Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA and any applicable amount will be credited to the account.


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Yes, if you have temporarily mislaid your Season ticket or cannot produce your Season ticket when requested, you will need to purchase a full price ticket to travel and we will not offer a retrospective refund.

If you have lost your season ticket you can also ask for this to be reissued for a £5 fee. You may need to show ID (such as a passport or driving licence) to do this. Once a ticket is reissued this will mean the lost ticket will no longer work, so if you find your lost ticket make sure you don’t use it by accident!


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If you have lost your season ticket bring photo ID (such as a passport or driving licence) to any Wightlink ticket office and they will be able to reissue this for you. There is a £5 fee to reissue lost tickets.

Once a ticket is reissued this will mean the lost ticket will no longer work, so if you find your lost ticket make sure you don’t use it by accident!


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Yes and bicycles are carried free of charge when the rider buys a Foot Passenger ticket. Please note that space for bicycles is limited on our catamaran service.


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Photo ID

We accept photo driving licence, Passport or HM forces ID cards. Alternatively, bring a passport sized Photo ID card with you at the time of purchase and we can issue a Wightlink Photo ID card to use with your Season Ticket.

Logging into your Season Ticket account

First you will need an online account that’s connected to your Season Ticket. If you’ve not already set up for this then fill out the Multilink and Season Ticket online setup form and we’ll get you set up. You can then login online.

Topping-up your Season Ticket

You can top-up your Season Ticket online, by phone, or by visiting our Wightlink Ticket Office.

Please note: Once you have purchased a Season Ticket, it cannot be topped-up to a different duration and the Season Ticket will be extended by the relevant duration from date of top-up.

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